With Just A Hint Of Mayhem

Music trivia, useless info, extra added random stuff and the odd rant from me

” When I am king, you will be first against the wall” October 10, 2010


Today dear readers it is 10th October 2010. On the surface quite an insignificant date, however if you represent it as 101010 it becomes the binary number that equates to the number 42. If you have read Douglas Adams‘ excellent ‘The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy‘ you will understand the meaning and importance of this number, if you haven’t read it, well why not? But fear not you still have time to read it before the day is out!

It is a day to celebrate all that is 42; ride the number 42 bus, buy the song that is number 42 in the chart, eat 42 biscuits, kiss your loved ones 42 times, drink 42 gin & tonics, run 42 yards, undertake 42 random acts of kindness, (I should thank Danny Wallace for that one), herd 42 cats and basically any other 42 related activity you can think of. Perhaps at 10 minutes and 10 seconds past 10 o’clock in our respective time zones we should all shout 42. To learn more of this wondrous day and become enlightened as to the answer to the ultimate question as to what is the meaning of life, the universe and everything visit the 42Day website. For those of you with a cynical or nervous disposition I should point out that this is not a cult nor is it Scientology (personally I think Scientology is a cult, but Tom Cruise and John Travolta say it’s not, so who am I to argue?)

Obviously as I’ve said 42 times now, this is a music blog so let’s get on with that bit now. Douglas Adams was a music fan and there is a fictional band called Disaster Area included in the Hitchhikers Guide, he describes them as “not only the loudest rock band in the galaxy, but in fact the loudest noise of any kind”. The finale of their act involved sending a spaceship into the sun, which may have taken it’s influence from Pink Floyd‘s “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun” Adams actually appeared on stage with the Floyd on his 42nd birthday!

To finish here are a couple of Hitchikers related things;

Something About You” – Level 42 – An obvious one this as the band were named directly after the importance of 42 in the book.

Paranoid Android” – Radiohead – Marvin The Paranoid Android was one of the main characters in the book.

 

 
Words We Women Write

~ we do what we like and we like what we do

If This Is Blogging I want My Old Job Back

Brought Up In The Time Of Cassettes. Navigating The Digital Age

A Mouse's Fart

Pleasing some of the people some of the time

Mik Mob's Music Mass

share YOUR favourite tunes with The Mob

The Immortal Jukebox

A Blog about Music and Popular Culture

snowglobedweller

Adventures in New York City and beyond...

Gotta Find a Home:

Conversations with Street People

made of tickytacky.

nostalgia unreal

Carissa's world

A journey from one world to another...from feeling like a child to acting like a woman...

The Quiet Fantasy Book Blog

Fantasy Reviews and Blogs

Our Cluttered Souls

Join us as we bare our soul to you through our stories and thoughts.

Diotima's Ladder

philosophy and fiction discussed

mtaggartwriter

Read on, it's good for the brain.

Capt Jills Journeys

She sails the seven seas in search of FREEDOM

Art and Finance

Finance for Non-Finance People

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 736 other followers

%d bloggers like this: