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SF MUSIC: Did Christopher Franke rip off Vangelis?

Kevin Long's picture

Driving in the car the other day, listening to "The City" by Vangelis, I noticed something. Firstly, I noticed this is one of his lesser outings - far inferior, to, say, Direct - and that it had been 10 or 15 years since I'd even bothered to listen to it. Secondly, I noticed a theme that comes in about three minutes into the final track on the album, "Procession"

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Science Fiction University:The Purpose of Art: Part Twelve: Listening to Music

Charlie W. Starr's picture

 There’s a uniqueness to music which makes it hard to pin down. Music expresses, but it doesn’t always express ideas. We will listen to music with lyrics differently than purely instrumental music. Where most other art enters our minds through the eyes, music enters through the ears. It’s unlike any other art form. How do we listen to it well?

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INTERVIEW: Patrick Hughes talks to us about “Black Stabbath, Volume 1”

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A short while back I reviewed the debut CD from “Black Stabbath,” a one man noise-project from Patrick Hughes. (Which you can read here http://www.republibot.com/content/science-fiction-music-review-%E2%80%9C... ) Mr. Hughes is with us today to tell us more about his project, his influences, and stuff like that there. Pat, thanks for agreeing to let us interview you!

GREETINGS - I PINCH MY CHITIN CLAW TO YOUR METAL PROBE - AND EXTEND TYPICAL SALUTATIONS AND PLEASANTRIES TO REPUBLIBOT. (Please read that in a creepy robot voice.) (To yourself.)

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ORIGINAL FICTION: "New York Time Slip" by Richard Anderson

neorandomizer's picture

Penny was almost in a trance as the music washed over her. Reading about or listening to a recording of this performance could not reproduce or explain the emotional and physiological reaction she and the rest of the audience were having. It was fortunate that the stream had carried her here.

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Bad songs in Good Shows (And Movies)

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Back in 1969 or so, The Monkeys passed on a little song called "Sugar, Sugar," saying it was too bubblegum for them to record. The song was later picked up by the producers of "The Archies," and it became the first-ever hit song from a cartoon. This resulted in nearly a decade of crappy Saturday morning cartoons involving bands who solve crimes (Josie and the Pussycats, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kids, Charlie Chan and the Amazing Chan Clan, the animated Star Trek*, Jabberjaw, etc.) or have bands traveling along with them (Around the World in 80 Days, Dr.

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