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dmfalk

Canadian Space Otter-ty

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On 20 July 1969, a young British singer/songwriter, who to that point, had very little success in the music business, penned a song in response to the Moon landing (much as another British songwriter did, 6 years before, for the launch of Telstar, and the first trans-Atlantic satellite TV linkup), recorded it a week later, but didn't strike gold with it until 1972, when it topped the US charts...

That song, with lyrics reworked for the occasion, was recently rerecorded onboard the International Space Station by Canadian ISS commander Chris Hadfield, a musically-inclined astronaut with songs in his own right, to mark his departure from the ISS and return to home.

That video, just released a day ago, has already gone viral, with nearly 2 million views.

Here's a link to his version of David Bowie's Space Oddity,

À salut, Commander, and welcome home!

d.m.f.
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Added: 5 years, 4 months ago
 
LupineAssassin
5 years, 4 months ago
dmfalk
5 years, 4 months ago
I remember when Space Oddity hit the airwaves, here... And I liked it. :) Been following Bowie ever since. :)

Also around that time, one of my favourite jazz crossover pieces also topped the charts-- Deodato's "Also Sprach Zarathustra", as a (late) tie-in to Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (which Bowie's song is also named for)...

d.m.f.
LupineAssassin
5 years, 4 months ago
His new album is amazing.
dmfalk
5 years, 4 months ago
Yes, I need to, too- His first new album in a decade...

d.m.f.
LupineAssassin
5 years, 4 months ago
His new music video is.... WOW!
shadycat
5 years, 4 months ago
Very, very cool. I'm shocked at some of the negative comments on Youtube. How is this anything but a positive? Haters gonna hate, but Damn.
dmfalk
5 years, 4 months ago
Trust me on this-- Furry is NOTHING compared to the drama-llamas on YouTube! :(

d.m.f.
(And yes, I do have a YouTube channel-- No uploads, but lotsa +faves...)
LupineAssassin
5 years, 4 months ago
Very true. I USED to have a YouTube account, but trolls got it terminated; now I can't start a new account cos those fucking assholes made sure I got IP-banned. Fucking ingrates!! ><
dmfalk
5 years, 4 months ago
*nodnod* :P

d.m.f.
LupineAssassin
5 years, 4 months ago
No worries. I know who I am. ;)
dmfalk
5 years, 4 months ago
Yes-- Agent Double-O-Wolf, Brooklyn's own secret agent, licensed to thrill... ;)

d.m.f.
LupineAssassin
5 years, 4 months ago
♥♥♥♥ Thank you. :)
dmfalk
5 years, 4 months ago
;)

d.m.f.
CyberCornEntropic
5 years, 4 months ago
Many YouTube commenters aren't thinking about the quality, thoughtfulness, or positivity of videos.  All they're focused on is how smart their mouths can get.  They're kind of like some teens that way.
dmfalk
5 years, 4 months ago
Some, perhaps, but not most- And most of the practitioners of same are adults (even older than myself) who never "grew up"... :P

d.m.f.
CyberCornEntropic
5 years, 4 months ago
Sort of like trying to recapture their youth, although this would have required them to have grown up between then and now.
Spuug
5 years, 4 months ago
This was in a local newspaper a day or two ago.
dmfalk
5 years, 4 months ago
I think this has hit all media globally since Cmdr. Hadfield posted his video before he left the ISS over the weekend. It would account for the now-nearly 13 million views it has had, just on Hadfield's channel alone. (It's on other channels, including the Canadian manufacturer of the acoustic guitar he used.)

d.m.f.
(somewhere lost in the redwoods of northwestern California)
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