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Re: (TV) Re: 'Hypno-eye'/booklet info

>From the MM booklet:

For the back, Tom had his mind set on a spiral image.

"To me a record jacket is just an advertisment and the funniest ad I ever saw,
when I was in the sixth grade, was a thing called the hypno-eye, which was
some swirly toy - when you pressed a button it looked like the eye was
swirling.  The art director came to NY to set up the cover, and I said I want
some corny, weird spirally shape for the back cover if you can find somebody. 
A week later all this demo artwork showed up in the mail from these different
L.A. artists who had done spirals- the one we used was the nicest looking
one." Tom

--- On Tue, 5/17/11, Jesse Hochstadt <jesseh58@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Jesse Hochstadt <jesseh58@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: (TV) Re: 'Hypno-eye'
To: tv@obbard.com
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 3:00 PM

What a wonderful set of associations, Joe. (Spiral galaxies - exactly!) And so
in tune with Tom's lyrics and obsessions. I especially like the James Bond
image, given Tom's fondness for spy themes, both musical and lyrical. Assuming
Tom had some role in choosing the image, he may have liked it for all the
reasons, even if unconsciously (to engage in some cheap and unprovable [prove
it!] psychological speculation).

- Jesse

----- Original Message ----
> From: Joe Hartley <jh@brainiac.com>
> To: tv@obbard.com
> Sent: Tue, May 17, 2011 3:34:46 PM
> Subject: Re: (TV) Re: 'Hypno-eye'
> On Tue, 17 May 2011 12:04:56 -0700 (PDT)
> Jesse Hochstadt <jesseh58@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > I  never thought of a Hypno-coin. The MM back cover was always suggestive
> > of a time-lapse photograph of stars swirling around a fixed star in the 
> > Can't you get that with the North Star, astronomer Joe Hartley?
> If you point a camera at the celestial north pole (just -> <-  this
> far away from the north star) and open the camera for a very long 
> you indeed get star trails:
>     http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap961201.html
> The back cover also resembles  some spiral galaxies, like M81 in the Big 
> http://geology.com/nasa/nasa-universe-pictures.shtml
> But it  also resembles rifling in a gun barrel, like you see at the start
> of James  Bond  movies:
> http://physics.info/rotational-kinematics/rifle-bond.jpg
> I  also see how it could be a moon reflected in a  puddle:
> http://www.123rf.com/photo_5384676_water-puddles-on-a-dark-night.html
> I'm  not necessarily inclined to take anything Tom says in an interview
> as hard  truth.  I can see him saying stuff that just pops into his head
> to make  things more interesting.
> I wonder if we can track down Billy Lobo, who  did the back cover, and get
> his take on this.
> --
> ======================================================================
>         Joe Hartley - UNIX/network Consultant - jh@brainiac.com
>  Without deviation from the  norm, "progress" is not possible. - FZappa
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