Monday, May 13, 2013

This is too cool for words!!! ( really )

Canada's Chris Hadfield, who is set to return to Earth on Monday, decided that singing David Bowie's classic "Space Oddity" might be an appropriate way to cap off one of the most heavily-publicized space missions in recent memory.
Hadfield, who has already proven his musical mettle more than once during his stint on the International Space Station, posted a video on Sunday of him singing Bowie's 1969 song about an astronaut "sitting in a tin can, high above the world" but adds a few of his own lyrical modifications.
Let's face it. There's a certain poignancy to seeing and hearing the song covered by a man who is actually in space. Someone who can "float in a most peculiar way" and can actually say with certainty that "the stars look very different today." It's an added bonus that he can actually pull it off.
Of course, Hadfield didn't do it alone. He got the help of Canadian musician Emm Gryner and producer Joe Corcoran. Gryner explains on her blog:
"I came up with a piano part. i then enlisted my friend, producer and fellow Canadian Joe Corcoran to take my piano idea and Chris' vocal and blow it up into a fully produced song. Drums! mellotrons! fuzz bass! We also incorporated into the track ambient space station noises which Chris had put on his Soundcloud. I was mostly blown away by how pure and earnest Chris' singing is on this track. Like weightlessness and his voice agreed to agree."
David Bowie's official Facebook page also gave a salute to Hadfield for his cover. "It’s possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created," the page's manager wrote.
Chris Hadfield is an amazing human being - with many many accomplishments - but he just went up even higher in my estimation with this video - what an extraordinary man!!!

He was 9 years old when he saw the Apollo Moon Landing - a Canadian boy raised on a Corn Farm - dreams really do come true, don't they Chris?
Watch this - you can't help but feel good!
With all the bad news out there - this is such a great way to start your day!

He bid a dramatic farewell on Sunday with his own, revised version of David Bowie's "Space Oddity,'' recorded at the space station and posted to YouTube.
It's believed to be the first music video made in space, according to NASA.

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  1. I saw a quick clip of this today and told myself to find it! So glad yo posted. I think it's brilliant!

  2. Everything about this is uplifting. It's all about dreams, aspirations and reaching goals. He's made space exploration feel like fun and excitement again!

  3. Hi Suzan,
    This is amazing! Thank you for sharing it. Have a great week.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  4. I saw this last night and think it is awesome. Thanks for posting this.

  5. Yes, totally cool! Love stories like this. Do we dare pursue our dreams?

  6. If Richard Branson gifted you a ride on the Virgin Space Mobile, would you go?

  7. Oh we LOVED it here-Jada and Scully were nose pressed to the monitor screen-Scully even gave Chris a lick-kiss. Awesome morning moment, thanks for sharing it.

  8. Saw this on TV yesterday...he's awesome!

  9. I saw this and it's amazing!!! Pretty awesome, actually. Thanks for sharing pretty Suzan. Thank you for visiting me, you make my day! Big hugs,

  10. Hey Suzan, I came across this interview of Anthony Bourdain. And since I know you kinda like him, here's the link below. :)

  11. Very cool Suzan. Thanks for sharing it!

  12. OMG I just saw this earlier today and it's amazing, Suzan. Glad you shared it here with your readers--this is something I think everyone will enjoy!

  13. Thanks for sharing this, it is amazing what they can do today! Have great rest of the week.


  14. Do you have a desire to go to space?



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