Countess Chocula

Online digs of author Susie Salom.

Delectable folly of imagination.

In my limited flights of fancy, this is what time travel sounds like. Not that when my mind wanders to the edges of time as we experience it, I hear this song. Rather, the first 45 seconds consistently evoke that tantalizing blur whenever I do listen to it.

Mini-moi says I’ve ruined it for her. That it was once a good song but I’ve just played it too much.



  1. This never gets old for me! What’s that voice saying, something about an imperial vortex?

    • Countess Chocula

      18 May 2017 at 5:13 pm

      Fresh as a daisy for moi. It even sometimes makes my eyes slide shut in a sort of gentle rapture.

      The line, I think, is, “Strange object imaged in the imperial vortex.”

      Though my favorite is, “Object entering our control range. Approaching the Sea of Fire.”

      Bring it through safely. Land it.

  2. Cool. When the strings kick in, it reminded me of the first track in this collection, which will always bring back the image of Sagan sailing through the stars.

    • Countess Chocula

      18 May 2017 at 5:16 pm

      Can you believe I’m now kind of inwardly opposed to Carl Sagan after reading a dismissive, arrogant response he purportedly had about a gvrnmnt-spnsrd prgrm on clairvoyance and telepathy?

      • No one’s perfect! He got his sense of wonder from other stuff. The important thing is he shared it and brought us along.

  3. I can hear the sound waves infiltrating the time space continuum. Also, I’ve never watched Flash Gordon. I know!

    • Countess Chocula

      18 May 2017 at 5:21 pm

      Okay, so the thing about the 1980 Sam Jones Flash is that he is SUCH an unadulterated hero and I love that.

      “Promise me if you kill me you’ll team up with Vultan and fight Ming.”

      He’s just so altruistic and, at core, pure benevolence. Singin’ my song. πŸ’–

      The film is a massive Gouda wheel but a palatable one. I say invite people over, pop some popcorn, pour everyone a tumbler of something fizzy and go for it.

  4. Cool! I’ve never really dug down past the title track (other than when watching the movie). That opening reminds me of another one from the same era.

    Speaking of that synthy era, I was majorly obsessed with “Radio Ga Ga” (and its Fritz Lang video) when it first came out. The only “cassingle” I ever bought. πŸ™‚

    • Countess Chocula

      18 May 2017 at 5:23 pm

      Stevo, that is one of my all-time favorite Queen songs. All-time.

      I bought a lot of singles on cassette, now I think of it. I wonder if it was a timeframe thing …

  5. Y’know what’s weird? I don’t care for Queen.

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