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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sirens of Titan/Al Stewart

Based on Kurt Vonnegut's second novel The Sirens of Titan, published in 1959, this song from Al Stewart's Modern Times album (1974) features the book's protagonist, Malachi Constant; the papery Mercurian life forms known as Harmoniums; various interplanetary locations; and a line taken directly from the text--Malachi's fatalistic conclusion that "I was the victim of a series of accidents, as are we all." Nothing to base your term paper on, but a bouncy tune that you'll appreciate more if you've read the book.


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