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commonpeople
Jul 26, 2006, 01:28 PM
From the Mighty Mouse page at Apple:

http://www.apple.com/mightymouse/

"Time is round. Space is curved. Why should your mouse be linear?"

From lyrics to Queen Elvis by Brit surrealist folk-rock musician Robyn Hitchcock:
http://www.jh3.com/robyn/base/song.asp?squid=492

People get what they deserve
Time is round and space is curved
Honey, have you got the nerve
To be Queen Elvis?

Both feature the near identical 'Time is round and space is curved'. Coincidence?

Of course, Einstein could lay claim to having thought of the inspiration for this catch-phrase first. Maybe Apple and Hitchcock both read the same Einstein monographs.

Unspeaked
Jul 27, 2006, 02:15 PM
And that's not even one of Robyn's more popular albums...

commonpeople
Jul 27, 2006, 02:40 PM
And that's not even one of Robyn's more popular albums...

But it is one of my favorites of his. Clean Steve is a mineral man!

Unspeaked
Jul 27, 2006, 02:47 PM
But it is one of my favorites of his. Clean Steve is a mineral man!

It's brilliant; some of his best lyrics ever.

"One Long Pair of Eyes"...? Brilliant!

"Autumn Sea"...? Brilliant!

"I know who wrote the book of love/it was an idiot/it was a fool/it was a slobbering fool with a speech defect and a shaking hand/and he wrote my name/next to yours/but it should have been David Byrne or somebody..."

commonpeople
Jul 27, 2006, 03:59 PM
It's brilliant; some of his best lyrics ever.

"One Long Pair of Eyes"...? Brilliant!

"Autumn Sea"...? Brilliant!

"I know who wrote the book of love/it was an idiot/it was a fool/it was a slobbering fool with a speech defect and a shaking hand/and he wrote my name/next to yours/but it should have been David Byrne or somebody..."

I'm more of a Hitchcock nerd than you because I know that you're referring to 'Queen Elvis' the album- whereas I'm referring to 'Queen Elvis' the song, which is off the album 'Eye'.

But yes, the songs you mention are classics. Have you tried dl'ing the legal! bootlegs off of the internet archive?

http://www.archive.org/details/RobynHitchcock

mkrishnan
Jul 27, 2006, 04:08 PM
I only really knew Robyn Hitchcock from a long time ago on 120 Minutes on MTV, but Perspex Island was a great CD. :)

yeproc
Aug 23, 2006, 02:01 PM
robyn hitchcock has a new album coming out with some of the guys from minus 5 and REM. if you're one of the first 500 to pre-order it at yeproc.com, you get a bonus disc with two live tracks and an unreleased song.

you can listen to "adventure rocket ship" here: http://www.yeproc.com/upload/media/view_media.php?id=295