Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The music of the spheres

'Genius' is a debased word, but Oliver Postgate had it to spare. I salute his memory with a raised glass of green soup.

PS: Cracking Martin Rowson cartoon in the Graun.


Steerforth said...

Aside from the eccentric genius of his creations, Oliver Postgate had a wonderful voice that made me feel as if I was being tucked-up in a warm, cosy bed.

Betty said...

Not particularly a fan of Bagpuss, but for The Clangers alone, Postgate deserves respect.

What a fierce bitch :(

Marsha Klein said...

I agree, Betty - The Clangers was inspired.

when I heard this on the radio this morning, my first thought was 'I bet Tim posts about this'.

wv=toped (I wish!)

garfer said...

I fear that I am slowly turning into Bagpuss.

I suspect that you may be Bangkok's answer to Professor Yaffle.

Anonymous said...

I've always been a fan of pink knitted mice.

Annie said...

Aw. That was really beautiful.

Tim F said...

It was great, wasn't it, Steerforth? He was everyone's bonkers granddad.

He was 83, Betty. But it's like Humph - we thought he'd go on forever.

Happy to be so predictable, Marsha.

I think my resemblance to Professor Yaffle was first pointed out when I was about eight, Garfer. It's a badge I wear proudly.

And I'm sure they're quite fond of you, Billy.

Yes, Annie - the entire blogosphere is dissolving in a puddle of dewy-eyed nostalgia.

Anonymous said...

What a great life's work. And, yes, marvellous, marvellous voice. May he rest in peace.