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 Footman 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.