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    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    Well, I must admit.

    I don't own a single album on that list.
    In a quick scan I counted 16*. There are at least 7 I've got on two different formats. I have also owned a couple of Wishbone Ash albums in the past () but I can't recognise them on that list.

    *Edit: For the curious, they're all Floyd, Genesis, or Gabriel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    The halcyon days when the BBC’s main science programme was watched by musicians who were then inspired to write songs about what they’d seen: Horizon - BBC Two England - 6 May 1974 - BBC Genome
    The halcyon days when I used to watch it and it was still worth watching.

    Long long ago and far far away, they did things differently then.

    Though I find it odd to think of Calvert or Brock or both watching Horizon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorStrangelove View Post
    The halcyon days when I used to watch it and it was still worth watching.

    Long long ago and far far away, they did things differently then.
    Indeed. When I was searching for that episode on the BBC Genome site, it was disheartening to read through the programme summaries from 1968 through the 1970s and reflect on how good it used to be, and how lacking TV is in science programmes of that quality nowadays

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    Though I find it odd to think of Calvert or Brock or both watching Horizon.
    Not much stranger than one or both of them reading Herman Hesse’s Steppenwolf, which is quoted wholesale in the eponymous track on Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music. Though Timothy Leary recommended Hesse's novels in his writings, so maybe that’s how they found it

    But I’m sure Michael Moorcock was an avid Horizon viewer; perhaps he got them into it

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    The 3D representation of the Runway Palette is "interesting" - especially the groupings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    Indeed. When I was searching for that episode on the BBC Genome site, it was disheartening to read through the programme summaries from 1968 through the 1970s and reflect on how good it used to be, and how lacking TV is in science programmes of that quality nowadays



    Not much stranger than one or both of them reading Herman Hesse’s Steppenwolf, which is quoted wholesale in the eponymous track on Astounding Sounds, Amazing Music. Though Timothy Leary recommended Hesse's novels in his writings, so maybe that’s how they found it

    But I’m sure Michael Moorcock was an avid Horizon viewer; perhaps he got them into it
    One or other of them was into Roger Zelazny's oevre with "Jack of Shadows", "Damnation Alley" etc.
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