Writer Arthur C. Clarke dies at 90. From the Obituary on Wired News:

“Sometimes I am asked how I would like to be remembered,” Clarke said recently. “I have had a diverse career as a writer, underwater explorer and space promoter. Of all these, I would like to be remembered as a writer.”

From 1950, he began a prolific output of both fiction and nonfiction, sometimes publishing three books in a year. [..] Some of his best-known books are “Childhood’s End,” 1953; “The City and The Stars,” 1956; “The Nine Billion Names of God,” 1967; “Rendezvous with Rama,” 1973; “Imperial Earth,” 1975; and “The Songs of Distant Earth,” 1986.

Fields of Rock

Yep, it’s that time of year again, the announcements for this years festival season. So far I’m quite impressed with the line-up for Fields of Rock. They’ve got Monster Magnet, who I’ve wanted to see for quite some time now. I almost got to 2 years ago, even bought the tickets. But unfortunately that was the year the singer took an overdose and the tour was cancelled. Also on Fields Of Rock is Judas Priest, which I’m sure would be very cool to see live.

Or maybe Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium, which has Novembers Doom, who I’ve also never seen but would really like to. I’ll just wait and see what else gets announced. The good thing is, a lot of bands tend to play shows nearby on their own, since they’re in the neighbourhood anyway.