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rengeek fucking silence

we all salute the satellite

Did you know Al Stewart has other songs? Some of 'em are pretty good, too.

Too Many Necromancers aka The Shaded King aka This Thing Needs A Different Title

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Reason for stopping: Seriously, it's 11:30 at night. That took all damned day. 
Research:
Thank you Celestia, Bright Stars Catalogue, etc.

I've spent all day on the orbital mechanics of a fantasy planet. This had better be the greatest race-the-sunrise chase since PITCH BLACK, is all I'm saying.

Exercise: yoga. the dog did not get walked because I think his bad shoulder is acting up. Poor dog.
Mean things: really? That much UV output? ...awesome.
Things not actually needing names:  Beta Persei A, B, and C.
Things that did get named: --
Darling:  --
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Tyop: --

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I've spent all day on the orbital mechanics of a fantasy planet. This had better be the greatest race-the-sunrise chase since PITCH BLACK, is all I'm saying.

Now I want to see the work. Orbital mechanics are awesome.
Did you know Al Stewart has other songs? Some of 'em are pretty good, too.

Get Indian Summer Live. Every bit of it is just fucking brilliant. I Am The Eyes Of Nostradamus, for example.
I can only name one Al Stewart song, which is (I think) the same one we can all name. "The Year of the Cat" is a pretty epic song, though.

And that reminds me, I need to watch "Pitch Black" again. Although I don't need to watch "Chronicles of Riddick" again, because that movie never happened. It's like "Highlander 2". Never happened! Nope! I don't know what you're talking about.
There can be only one.
If you're going by the metric of "what Americans noticed", there were actually TWO Al Stewart songs. The other one is Time Passages, which peaked at #7 on the US singles chart.
There's some good stuff sprinkled throughout Stewart's career.

(e.g., Jimmy F. Page does the guitar work on Stewart's second album (Love Chronicles).)
Al Stewart *facepalm* haven't listened to him since 1976. Nostradamus.
Al Stewart has about 400,000 songs, as far as I can tell. I seem to have most of them in my CD and vinyl collection. I've been known to try and sing his Hipposong in public,
:) I love the Hipposong
Go tell that to Lord Grenville... :)
...that whooshing sound was your joke going OVER MY HEAD.
Thanks!

I like the Road to Moscow one.
see, I've been listening to Al Stewart since I was about 5 years old [have recently become the Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything - and I can write it that way here because ya'll will GET IT] because I'd go on driving trips with my dad and he'd play music you could sing along to - and a lot of Al's stuff is also story-telling. I saw him live with Peter White when I was in college - brilliant show. Gotta love a musician who has a PhD in history :D
Al Stewart's most recent album (other than a live one, I think) is "Sparks of Ancient Light" (The link goes to samples at Amazon.com.). It's excellent. I highly recommend it.

And he still tours. We saw him in Denver last December.