. Ballard had a “Mallory” in The Day of Creation , the name of a doctor, a river, and the source of his hallucinations (“The Mallory moved among the dunes, a faint thread only a few inches deep.”) Numan has mentioned Ballard as an influence, but that novel came several years after the song. There is a medical term, “Mallory bodies,” for inclusion bodies “found in the livers of people suffering from alcoholic liver disease.” But that’s the liver, not the heart — and a drinking reference wouldn’t seem to fit with Numan’s gloomy robot asceticism. There is a Mallory metal, an alloy of tungsten, with a “primary use as a balance weight.” But a metal heart wouldn’t feel and couldn’t “fail.” Numan’s self-aware robot is fragile and learning, “frightened by the liquid engineers.”
This is a list of songs about Los Angeles , California : either refer to, are set there, named after a location or feature of the city, named after a famous resident, or inspired by an event that occurred locally. In addition, several adjacent communities in the Greater Los Angeles Area such as West Hollywood , Beverly Hills , Santa Monica , Pasadena , Inglewood , and Compton are also included in this list despite being separate municipalities. The songs listed are those that are notable or are by notable artists.
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary Director and aviator Howard Hughes ' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.