Silver Machine - William Shatner

mike c insect.brain at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 15 20:23:51 EDT 2012

and NO!!! never was a smack user!!!

On 9/14/12, Carl Edlund Anderson <cea at> wrote:
> On 14 Sep 2012, at 09:25 , Jonathan Jarrett
> <jjarrett at CORIOLIS.GREENEND.ORG.UK> wrote:
>> On Wed, 6 Jun 2012, Carl Edlund Anderson wrote:
>>> On 06 Jun 2012, at 11:27 , Patrick Charles wrote:
>>>> Rutger Hauer doing the Siege & Investiture...
>>> Woah! :)
>> 	Amen!
>>> For, like, 15 years I've been musing over a song inspired by Hauer's
>>> "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe ... Attack ships on fire
>>> off the shoulder of Orion; I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the
>>> Tannhäuser Gate" from the "Tears in Rain" solioquy at the end of Blade
>>> Runner.  I think Jon Jarrett and I were kicking the idea around at some
>>> point; I more or less remember the riffs around which something was going
>>> to be built.  I was going to steal some ideas from Lemmy's "The Watcher"
>>> and "Make 'Em Blind" (e.g. "We come in blazing rockets/We bring you greed
>>> and slavery/No alien utopia/Will long survive our bravery"). Anyway, I
>>> always wanted to know how those attack ships ended up on fire off the
>>> shoulder of Orion, and it seemed like whatever that story was would be
>>> worth a song.. :)
>> 	We were, indeed, kicking the idea round; I more or less remember the
>> verse riff you were toying with and still have the lyrics I wrote on the
>> home machine, though as I recall them, sadly, they don't quite match your
>> stated aims above ;-)
> Well, we could always revisit the lyrics -- could make it an Espada Negra
> song ....
> Speaking of which ....
> Cheers,
> Carl
> --
> Carl Edlund Anderson

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