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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:03 pm
by Adam Blake
It IS full of stuff going on, and it makes ME feel excited. I'm glad it has the same effect on you!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:03 pm
by Dominic
Adam Blake wrote:Thanks for your continuing interest, Dayna. The Todal is a character from a children's book called "The Thirteen Clocks", written by James Thurber who was, I believe, from Ohio.

We had a book called "The Thirteen Clocks & The Wonderful O" when I was growing up. I remember the cover, possibly a Ronald Searle design, but can't remember the stories.

I do remember some of Thurber's cartoons from the New Yorker etc., especially this one:
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And yes, he was born in Columbus, Ohio.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:08 pm
by Dominic
I wrote:We had a book called "The Thirteen Clocks & The Wonderful O" when I was growing up. I remember the cover, possibly a Ronald Searle design, but can't remember the stories.

I think this is a slightly later edition as it's dropped the "O":

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:20 pm
by Dayna
This is interesting. Thanks.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:10 pm
by Adam Blake
Dominic, thank you. Thurber's cartoons are the best cure for depression I know...

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:40 pm
by Dominic
Don't thank me, thank my grandfather. He used to give me cartoons from the New Yorker by Thurber, Addams etc. and postcards collected from galleries around the world. I still have a Hundertwasser postcard given to me on my 6th or 7th birthday!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:17 pm
by Adam Blake
That is so f**ing cool!! Hundertwasser was a genius!

Anyway, I earnestly advise re-reading "The 13 Clocks".

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:39 pm
by Dayna
Do you mind me asking more questions?

I never stop wanting to learn about things.

When I Was On Horseback.

What is that instrument you guys used?

My computer told me you are the one that composed Todal Gleeps too.

I like Scissorbell. The combination of the bell sounds with your guitar is good.

PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:03 pm
by Adam Blake
I don't mind you asking questions if Charlie doesn't mind us doing it here on the forum.

The instruments used on "When I Was On Horseback" are bass and drums and a 12 string electric guitar with an overdubbed track of droning feedback played by me and some ghostly organ played by Hami. The tune itself is a traditional Irish folk melody that I first heard on a Steeleye Span record about 30 years ago. I always loved it and thought the Velvet Underground should have done it. The Dunes version was my attempt to bridge that gap.

"The Todal Gleeps" was a group composition - we can all be held responsible!

"Scissorbell' - the bells come from a sample that Hami made into a tape loop that we improvise to.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:23 pm
by Adam Blake
Folks: bringing psychedelia back to Ladbroke Grove after a temporary absence of 35 years or so, we're playing on Friday March 21st at the Inn On The Green, under the Westway, yes, mere yards from where the likes Hawkwind and Quintessence were known to give headaches to the neighbourhood in the name of mind expansion...

Do come down if you feel up to it.


http://www.lunardunes.com/invites/gig_flyer.pdf

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:43 pm
by Dominic
Charles Hayward as support is definitely a bonus - I'll see if I can make it this time.

edit: Just realised it's Good Friday - I might be out of town.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:06 am
by Dayna
Hope it all goes well again.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:10 pm
by Dayna
So how did it go last night?

PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 7:10 pm
by Dayna
I've got this whole CD on my iPod now. I was out walking at the lake, in the campgound area & felt so relaxed, it was like I was walking in a dream world.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:46 am
by joel
Is there any new news for Lunar Dunes?
Difficult second album in the works, Japan tour etc...