Friday, November 23, 2007

Before He Was a Sir

Here's a Time magazine profile of Mr. Clarke and his (very optimistic) outlook on man's technological prospects.

No doubt this was a little cross-promotion with MGM and the 2001: A Space Odyssey publicity machine.

See you next week!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

2001: What Newsweek Had to Say

From its April 15, 1968 issue, here's what Newsweek had to say about 2001.
Since it's my theory that 2001: A Space Odyssey is both less complicated and MORE complicated than most of us think, who can blame the folks of 1968 for scratching their heads.
I mean, it's not as if this were a WWII movie or a Burt Lancaster western!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Inside the 2001 Soundtrack LP

Medical bulletin: If all goes well, we should be able to bring Joyce home tonight. I'm waiting until the doctor makes his evening rounds and, we hope, OKs her to come home.

So, feel free to also look at the inside of the LP package. As you can see, MGM records was pushing "the wonder of it all."

Enjoy your own wonders, and we'll chat again soon. Thanks for your prayers!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Wore That Sucker Out!

Since my wife was rushed to the hospital this afternoon, I'm only going to take a second to say, the title for today's post applies to the 2001 soundtrack album (see the scans) and NOT to sweet Joyce's heart!

The docs say that with a little blood thinning she should be fine. The pains she felt were NOT a heart attack at all.

Pray for us as you also wonder HOW MANY TIMES I must have played this record, judging by the worn-out center hole!
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