edit: I cannot attend this show due to illness.
LIVE at 12:00 AM (ET) Saturday morning! It’s Robert Daniels and Jason Drury on VISIONS IN SOUND with music from BLADE RUNNER! Tune in on your dial to 98.5 or internet to CKWR. You folks in the UK can tune in as you enjoy some morning java!
As to my own involvement, I’ve come down with a mystery cold-like illness. Whether I can make it to the station or not remains a question mark at this point in time. I’d certainly like to. Even if I’m “well enough” to go, I can’t risk passing this on to anyone else. But you should still listen, if I’m there or not! Rob and Jason always do an entertaining show with great music.
I’d love to share my own stories of this movie. Seeing the comic book in a convenience store. Thinking the title was cool if ambiguous. But wishing Harrison Ford would get back to playing Han Solo or Indiana Jones already! (As kids, we really did think it was that simple.) I didn’t see the movie for many years later, when it was showing on one of the new pay TV channels. Family friends the Lazbys were over, and it didn’t make sense to anybody! The thing I remember the most about that viewing was the guy selling eyeballs. I think that’s the moment all of us pretty much gave up trying to enjoy it.
But times and perspectives change.
Blade Runner’s visual impact came later. The first and most obvious example was Iron Maiden’s Somewhere In Time album. The front and back cover art are smorgasbords of Blade Runner visuals. Numerous films have attempted to rip off Ridley Scott’s remarkable cityscapes, notably George Lucas in Attack of the Clones.
Listen in THIS Saturday 12:00-2:00am (ET).