Friday, June 27, 2008

A Golden Afternoon

As everyone knows, July 4 1862 was the day that the Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson took the three Liddell sisters rowing on the River Thames, telling them the stories that later became Alison's Adventures in Wonderland. That book was published exactly 3 years later, on July 4 1865. The book was an immediate sensation and has never been out of print since that day. In honor of this momentous day in literature, the U.S. federal government gives everyone the day off on July 4, and cities and towns throughout the nation launch fireworks and bottle rockets in celebration.

Because I'm nothing if not a literary patriot, I've been enjoying this re-mixed dance track and video by a fellow called "Pogo." This wonderment of electronica is composed using sounds exclusively recorded from the Disney film 'Alice In Wonderland'. Happy 4th of July!

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