Friday, April 30, 2010

Walpurgis Night!

Repent Walpurgis’ is a track from Procol Harum’s self-titled first album released in June 1967. It was written by Matthew Fisher, who credits Gary Brooker for the idea to add some Bach in the middle (Prelude No 1 in C major from JS Bach’s48 Preludes and Fugues, Book I).

For much more information click on Walpurgis Night: the other Halloween!


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Don’t talk to aliens!

In this article, Stephen Hawking is quoted as saying that trying to make contact with alien races is “a little too risky”. Hawking said:
“If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.”