Monday, January 30, 2006

The War of the Worlds mp3 tracks for downloading

I put a couple of tracks up online for downloading. That music player at seems to be such a pain (especially for slow connections). For some reason I kept getting an error when I attempted to upload Forever Autumn from my mp3 player to my comp. If anyone wants that particular track, let me know and I'll find a way to put it up as well.

On second thought, I think I'll add in Brave New World, too, as it features the Artilleryman, a character which, on the surface, provides a perfect foil to Parson Nathaniel. (The Spielberg movie equivalent of the artilleryman, something of an abomination, is Ogilvy played by Tim Robbins.) Comparing the parson in Spirit of Man to the artilleryman in Brave New World brings to the fore the suggestion that while the two have differing approaches to the crisis (i.e., the imminent annihilation of humankind by Martians), both are in fact, afflicted albeit with varying strains of madness. Interesting concept, that. For don't we owe the world as we now know it, largely to mad men?

The Eve of the War (10 MB): The smashing opening track
Spirit of Man (13 MB): Parson Nathaniel starts to go cuckoo
Brave New World (14 MB): In the end, more of a dreamer than a doer

[Martian fighting machine workbook sketch by Michael Trim, 1976]

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