(urth) The Soundtrack
walters at doubtfulpalace.com
Mon Apr 23 19:37:08 PDT 2007
Sorry to be responding to this thread so late, but I just got back
from a month's vacation.
I have a couple of Wolfe-related music items in my collection:
1. Turtle Island String Quartet, BY THE FIRESIDE, "Row, Brothers, Row":
"'Row, Brothers, Row' is an old river chant from a million years in
the future, inspired by the work of author Gene Wolfe. It's a tribute
to perseverance in the face of opposition, and unexpected friends."
2. Proof Of Utah, IT DOESN'T MATTER MUCH:
This LP bears the following item on its sleeve:
You know that another week'll
Take us to the _fin de siecle_
So why'd we let the movie houses
Duck out of running Mickey Mouses?
That flash up in the corner means
Last reals flashing onto screens;
The news is reeling--needs a crutch
We say It Doesn't Matter Much,
But wouldn't mind a Porky Pig
Now that the fox has played her gig
--Gene Wolfe (Oct. 1985)
I don't know what the story is behind this.
Also, I've written a couple of Wolfe-inspired tracks myself: "House
Absolute" and "War Beneath The Tree."
Tim Walters | http://doubtfulpalace.com
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