Somebody at Apple is a Robyn Hitchcock fan

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by commonpeople, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    And that's not even one of Robyn's more popular albums...
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    But it is one of my favorites of his. Clean Steve is a mineral man!
     
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    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..."
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    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
     
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    I only really knew Robyn Hitchcock from a long time ago on 120 Minutes on MTV, but Perspex Island was a great CD. :)
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    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
     

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