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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later. Support Elizabeth on Patreon.


  1. Austin George Loomis
    October 1, 2019 @ 9:42 pm

    The opening of the first McDonalds in Beijing (1992)

    You sure about that? The red-and-white-striped shirts suggest the House of the Venerable and Inscrutable Colonel, possibly the Shanghai location. Also, the image has gotten entangled with the first video link, and I’m not necessarily sure that’s working as intended.


    • Elizabeth Sandifer
      October 1, 2019 @ 9:52 pm

      May I direct your attention to the menu board with its picture of a carton of fries.

      (The image entangling with the link is odd, but not problematic.)


  2. lenny face
    October 2, 2019 @ 1:51 am

    Fantastic recording!


  3. Peeeeeeet
    October 3, 2019 @ 8:37 pm

    This is a fun song to experiment with on the piano – the drone-like fifths in the verse making the chorus feel fuller by comparison. The descant harmony in the “official” sheet music allows for some mischief as to the top line, though that’s somewhat obscured on the album arrangement. I’ll get more into that once you get to BFP – Hey Jupiter in particular allows for some fun experiments in that direction. Stanley’s production in general is probably the reason I stick LE on less than UTP these days. There’s nothing technically wrong with it, it’s just a but too reverby. That said, I do get a bit of a Proustian rush when I do put it on, since I jumped on the Tori train at a time when the LE CD was about all that was readily available here in the UK.

    My main feeling about this song is that it reminds me of the Amiga game Stunt Car Racer. There’s no erudite reason for this, I was just playing that game a lot when I got the album and it didn’t have background music so it made sense to combine the two. I think you want me to touch me, and also hit that next gap at exactly 170mph to avoid a major fault.


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