2. Changed name first to The Army, and then Sands (no "the"). Managed by Brian Epstein and Robert Stigwood. Lost members to Procul Harum and the Jeff Beck Group.
3. I've seen a couple of places that interest in the band waned after Brian Epstein's death in August 1967. Two members of the band went on to form Sundragon, and then seem to have disappeared.
4. The single was released in 1967 on Reaction Records, #591017. Listen to the Sky was actually bottom-side, the top-side being the Bee Gees tune "Mrs. Gillespie's Refrigerator".
5. The song was written by Ian McLintock. Since a lot of 60s psych-poppers seem to be doing stuff lately, I searched to see if I could find him, but the last mention I find is an Ian McLintock that produced Be-Bop Deluxe's Axe Victim, a proggy record from 1974. Notes someone has written about that album say that McLintock has been unknown since then.
6. It's really a brilliant piece of pop-sike, with multiple parts, great harmonies, a slightly proggy bass-line, and those beautiful mid song stops (how come you don't here those mid song pauses as much anymore at the end of choruses?)
7. The ending is actually a rendition of Gustav Holst's "Mars, the bringer of War" from the Planets suite. You can see that symphony here. Jump to about minute two for to see what they are riffing off of.
8. While we're on the references thing, I find it interesting the guitar at the begginning seems to reference a baroque meoldy to me (Pachebel/Bach-like to my ears at least -- is it a direct quoting of something, does anybody know?) and the end is a rendition of Holst.
9. Lyrics -- I like the bit about the socks. Such an English pop-sike touch.
Designed Persona Project, an early student-produced online encyclopedia. English Composition 101 students in multiple classes collaborated on a wikipedia-like project to make biographical material freely available on the web (1997) [Press Release, 1997]
Created the first Macromedia Flash-based pre-literacy games. Games were keyed to specific state-level learning outcomes, with outcome mapping provided to K-3 clients. Site purchased by Houghton Mifflin several years after launch (1999) [Game Goo site]
Coded and co-designed Columbia Online, the first fully online, simulation-based course offerings of Columbia University (2000-2002) [Columbia Press Release]
Won Brandon Hall Gold Medal for best use of media in custom corporate educational software. Video of scenario characters was used to provide just-in-time support of performance task in series of web delivered modules (2003)
Wrote code for first search interface for the Early American Newspapers Project for NewsBank (2005)
Co-founded New Hampshire's first online Democratic political community. Site was chosen as one of nine feeds synicated by Newsweek's Ruckus project, featured in a front page article in the Wall Street Journal, and named by The Hill as one of the most influential state blogs in America. (2006- ) [Wall Street Journal Article]
Co-authored Keene State's Academic Technology Plan (2007-2008)
Provided political analysis for WCBS in New York, and the New York Times (2008)
Served as the OpenCourseWare Consortium's first Director of Community Outreach (2008-2009)
One of 40 selected participants in Union Ventures Hacking Education roundtable (2009)