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Monday, July 15, 2019

Music Monday

The whole world held its collective breath.  On July 16, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins boarded a Saturn V rocket.  "10...9...8..7...6...5...4...3...2...1.  We have liftoff...."   On July 20, we heard Armstrong say "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed."  Men had landed on the moon !  and the next day, Armstrong walked on the moon.  "That's one small step for  [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." the astronauts returned to Earth on July 24.  

The astronauts were honored with a NYC ticker tape parade down the Canyon of heroes on August 13.

In honor of the events of 50 years ago, my music theme this week is all about space and space travel.

Nothing like a little 2001: A Space Odyssey to start things off.  Classic film from 1968, with an easily recognizable score.

On July 11, 1969, a struggling folk singer named David Bowie released a single for a new song called "Space Oddity", and the rest is history. Let's hear from Bowie  now.

A big hit in the 70's, Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk:

Let's add a bit of humor:

You knew I'd have to include this one:

And to close it out....the obvious....and a classic....


  1. Robin,

    How long were you without power over the weekend? We notice on the net that NYC had a blackout I think due to a transformer fire. I thought, how terrible that was for folks up there with the heat of summer. It's never a good time for one to be without electricity but honestly, I'm not sure which is worse summer or winter?

    Anywho, I love your theme for today. It's wild it's been 50 years since Armstrong took that historical leap for mankind on the moon. Fabulous playset tribute to the crew of Apollo 11 and the American Space Program. Thanks for hitting the 4M dance floor and have a boogietastic week, my friend!

  2. Great theme! I love Sinatra and all the other songs are good too. Have a nice week.

  3. thanks for asking, Cathy. I live in the suburbs, I never lost power.and my daughter who lives in Manhattan is on the East Side, which was unaffected. We were fortunate.

  4. "Disco Star Wars." I actually liked that. I like all of these, really...

  5. Beautiful songs. Enjoyed them all. Great theme.

  6. I've always liked Space Oddity and Rocket Man. Great choices and a fun theme!

  7. This was wonderful! I was actually planning a "moon" themed post for this week until the blackout came along - but it wasn't anywhere near as good as yours. (I'll still try to sneak in some Moon songs for next Monday). I have the Meco album. But Monty Python made it for me! Enjoyed! Alana

  8. Great minds think alike, Alana. We’ve been on the same page more than once.

    But I very much understand why you posted about the blackout.

  9. Good tie-in and selection. I love the theme from Space Odyssey! I didn't realize David Bowie's song was that long ago. God I am old!!