Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Morning Zen


As always, I'm on the road again.  But here's a video to make your Friday morning brighter.  It's the first music video ever made in Earth orbit.  Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield sang a modified cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" in the International Space Station and the results are pretty good.

Still.  As an American -- a U.S.A. American, I mean -- it kind of grinches me that Canada beat us to this one.  We used to be top dog when it came to pop culture.

I can just hear Rob Sawyer gloating.

You can read about the accomplishment in more detail here.



Lars said...

Actually it was always the British to whom the world turned its eyes when it came to pop culture.

And face it, American popular music relied pretty heavily upon Canadian imports such as Joni Mitchell, Niel Young etc. etc. Hadfield is simeply expressing a national predilection.

Mark Pontin said...

It's a song written by a Brit, too.