Re: Name that asteroid! *

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#1 Fri, 1994-10-07 06:24
Peter M Roberts
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Re: Name that asteroid! *

Please correct me if I'm wrong....I was under the impression, based on an interview I read with Sun Ra some years ago (can't remember where, but I'll try to dig it up), that Ra despised being referred to by the name Herman Blount, and strongly denied that this was his given name. If this is true, I feel his memory would best be served by NOT naming an asteroid Blount in his honor. Granted, that probably WAS his given name, but I wonder what name Ra would have chosen if he had been given the choice. Perhaps some of the Arkestra members should be consulted? What about "Thoth" or "Le Sony'r Ra"? I'll try to think of some others.

Peter Roberts