Auto-Tuned Opening Lines - The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
More than a few of the booksellers in our store are admirers of Ray Bradbury’s books and we were very sad to hear of his death. We recorded this song about a month ago but didn’t want to put it up as last week as, quite frankly, we think it might have seemed opportunistic. So, here, in our own way of tribute to one of the best modern writers there’s been, is the auto-tuned Illustrated Man.
It was a warm afternoon in early September
when I first met the Illustrated Man.
Walking along an asphalt road,
I was on the final leg of a two weeks’ walking tour of Wisconsin.
Late in the afternoon I stopped, ate some pork, beans, and a doughnut,
and was preparing to stretch out and read
when the Illustrated Man walked over the hill
and stood for a moment against the sky.
I didn’t know he was illustrated then.
I only know that he was tall, once well muscled,
but now, for some reason, going to fat.
I recall that his arms were long, and the hands thick,
but that his face was like a child’s, set upon a massive body.
He seemed only to sense my presence,
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