odd diversion from space

even if you have seen it before, worth another look
The expression "winning the Internet" was never so apt as its use this week to describe a space oddity: the Canadian astronaut departing from the Intenational Space Station recording
a music video featuring him singing and playing guitar to,David Bowie’s "Space Oddity" about the immortal (I can dream, can’t I?) Major Tom and his radio sidekick, Ground Control.

A wonderful song, of course, especially for people of a certain age (I am looking at me, Manhattan Loft Guy).  To say that this is an otherworldly rendition is trite, but true. Gotta love a singing astronaut, not to mention that the ISS has a guitar on board. (It was edited and mixed here on earth, with piano track added ‘locally’.)

If you have not seen it, you must. If you have, you may as well watch it again. Commander Hadfield wins the internet! It had been viewed over 13.5 million times as of a littlw while ago. (Who are the 3,128 people who gave it thumbs down??)

 © Sandy Mattingly 2013



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