Tuesday, August 18, 2009

CSFF Blog Tour vs Tuesday Tunes

This month the CSFF Blog Tour is Offworld with Robin Parrish, having returned from Mars to find everybody has vanished, and since we've done those two, you will be relieved not to have to sit through another dubious Top Ten.

At least, you would, but Ms Miller seems to like them, and that's good enough for me. So here it is, your Top Ten Astronaut Songs:

10. Duran Duran: Astronaut
It's Duran Duran, but from 2004. I know, it sounds like science-fiction...
9. The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band: I'm The Urban Spaceman
If you haven't encountered the Bonzo's, well, the name should give you an idea of what to expect.
8. Snow Patrol: I Am An Astronaut
I'll be checking out this album - a compilation of childrens songs written and performed by decent bands. Follow the link if you have kids!
7. Babylon Zoo: Spaceman
Those Levi's people have a lot to answer for - one-hit wonders like this for a start...
6. The Killers: Spaceman
Not a Babylon Zoo cover, thankfully.
Röyksopp: In Space
This one has turned out to be quite electronica heavy, the first slice coming from Norway...
4. Kraftwerk: Spacelab
...and the second from Germany, from the form's original masters.
3. David Bowie: Space Oddity
Well, it's a classic, pure and simple.
2. Jean Michel Jarre: Last Rendez-Vous (Ron's Piece)
This was written by Jarre to be the first piece of music played in space, by sax playing astronaut Ron McNair. He never got to record his part, which he planned to do during the Space Shuttle Challenger's 10th mission, leading to the track being renamed in his honour.
1. Lemon Jelly: Space Walk
This is very cool. Samples from a proper space walk (I assume) over a nice mellow piece of, yes, electronica, infused with a touch of guitar. Beautiful. Just beautiful.

Now take your protein pills and put your helmet on, it's time to continue the tour:
Brandon Barr Jim Black Justin Boyer Keanan Brand Gina Burgess Canadianladybug Melissa Carswell Valerie Comer Karri Compton Amy Cruson CSFF Blog Tour Stacey Dale D. G. D. Davidson Jeff Draper April Erwin Karina Fabian Linda Gilmore Beth Goddard Todd Michael Greene Katie Hart Ryan Heart Becky Jesse Cris Jesse Jason Joyner Julie Carol Keen Krystine Kercher Dawn King Melissa Meeks Rebecca LuElla Miller Mirtika Eve Nielsen Nissa John W. Otte Lyn Perry Steve Rice Chawna Schroeder James Somers Speculative Faith Stephanie Rachel Starr Thomson Steve Trower Fred Warren Dona Watson Elizabeth Williams

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