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Tronesis, 1? May 2, 2009

Filed under: Pink Floyd/Syd Barrett,SID's 1st Oz,Tronesis — baker Blinker @ 8:47 am

“Hucka D., I’m going to give you one of your wishes and let you talk about Tronesis.”

Hucka D.:

Thank you baker b. I wish this quite much. Not as much as last spring but still let’s attempt it.

bb:

Do you want to start?

Hucka D.:

Tronesis is a audiovisual symbiosis of the 1982 movie Tron and the 1974 album Lamb Lies Down On Broadway. It is, in essence, a trace of a real movie made about the same time as Tron based on the *album*.

bb:

This would involve Peter Gabriel’s discussions with director William Friedkin about a possible movie about the album during its pre-production. Although some trial script drafts were created, nothing came of it and Friedkin moved on to create the movie Sorcerer.

Hucka D.:

Right. That movie, however, got off the ground in another reality and was released about the same time as the movie Tron. That’s the base (resonance) for the Tronesis synchronicity. Bleedthroughs have occurred, as picked up through your synch. That’s what interests me, these pockets of (resonance). And what they point to.

bb:

As I was just telling the “other” Flynn, Blackbird plays an important role in this synchronicity.

Hucka D.:

Bleeds into Carrcass-1 as well, then, you see. And also no chance that Graham chose the blackbird as a logo for his gallery before giving it up and allow you to expand your *Chro* gallery, which you know stands for Crow. Bakers works are in Chro now, and it actually tells the story of the 2 Bakers, 2 aspects of yourself (animus, anima) in the exhibit “Where Are We On That?”. Chro is the 13th hidden around and behind the 12. Blackbird come out of the sky…. sure can fly.

bb:

I was also just telling the other Flynn that one of the more profound moments of the sychronicity is when the character *Ram* dies or fades out at the *exact* moment that the *Lamb* album ends by fading out at the end of the song “It”.

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Hucka D.:

I believe “It” stands for the user power that Jeff Bridges — Flynn — had in the movie. He could not save Ram from dying, though. Ram/Lamb had to die in order to be born again.

bb:

Maybe you should explain the 4 cues of the synchronicity, and how… you know the synch better than me now, after all…

Hucka D.:

The playing sequence of the movie Tron is not altered in the synchronicity, although it is edited. The playing sequence of Lamb Lies Down On Broadway within the synchronicity is, in contrast, greatly altered, although in 4 large blocks. These correspond to the cues, and, roughly, to the 4 sides of the original, double album when it was released as 2 vinyl records in ’74. The first side of the album is played as a whole within the synchronicity. However it only appears at the end of the movie Tron in the synch. Roughly again, the sides of the album are played in this order within the synchronicity: 2-4-3-1. The 4th and last side ends with the death/fading out of Ram in the movie, as you have pointed out. Ram dies with Lamb, but this occurs only at the halfway point in the synchronicity. The synchronicity actually ends with the song “In the Cage”, the next to last song on side 1.

bb:

“In The Cage” is also a piece by Charles Ives, as mentioned before in this blog.

Hucka D.:

2-4-3-1. The general weakness of the Lamb album is that it starts very strong but ends not as strong. This was pointed out by the band members themselves. The synchronicity is partially created, or *allowed*, to compensate for this, even out the strength and weakness and allow it to end on a strong note (In The Cage). This is partially why the re-ordering was allowed to take place.

bb;

Interesting, perhaps, that both “John” and “Cage” are prominently featured words in that song. John Cage, who, along with Ives, may represent the most important American musicians of the 20th Century.

Hucka D.:

Amer*e*can (smiles).

bb:

That song ties it with SID’s 1st Oz as well, and the lyrics of Barrett’s “Long Gone” with “And I borrowed a page from a leopard’s cage…” Ives was inspired to write “In The Cage” because of a caged leopard.

Hucka D.:

The parrot flew into the tv screen at “opening dawn of her face”, when Toto was opening the window to attempt to follow Dorothy to the electric shock institute headed by Worley.

bb:

Do you want to say anything else about Tronesis tonight?

Hucka D.:

The tube is the frisbee.

bb:

Thank you.