A little spaced-out travelin’ music, in Neil’s honor

I had this in the queue last week, to mark the memorial service of astronaut Neil Armstrong at the National Cathedral in Washington, but unfortunate events forced a change of plans. I love the artist, Diane Krall (wife of Elvis Costello), as well as the song, and thought it was a small bit of genius to invite her to play and sing at the Armstrong service.

She does a great, wistful interpretation here, perfect for the occasion, and too good to let go by the wayside.

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They BOTH suck

September 21st, 2012
3:36 pm

Jm

September 21st, 2012
3:37 pm

What, not the Sinatra version? :)

Happy Friday. Music Midtown….

stands for decibels

September 21st, 2012
3:39 pm

Space dudes? This tune came immediately to mind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2uq_rTNBmU

If we can sparkle he may land toni-i-ite…

(if memory serves, this was the first tune I’d ever heard from the Thin White Duke, over the FM band, as a still-young lad…)

They BOTH suck

September 21st, 2012
3:41 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 21st, 2012
3:42 pm

The only bit from the impressionist worthy of note (pun intended)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LXl4y6D-QI

DebbieDoRight - A Do Right Woman

September 21st, 2012
3:43 pm

This is for Mitt – From the 47%ers.

RESPECT — Just a little bit!

stands for decibels

September 21st, 2012
3:44 pm

it was a small bit of genius to invite her to play and sing at the Armstrong service.

indeed, it was.

Jm

September 21st, 2012
3:45 pm

They BOTH suck

September 21st, 2012
3:49 pm

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

September 21st, 2012
3:53 pm

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

September 21st, 2012
3:55 pm

getalife

September 21st, 2012
3:56 pm

Ground control to Major Tom…………

Very sad .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG-ja6wpOa0&feature=related

They BOTH suck

September 21st, 2012
4:03 pm

Normal Free, Pro Human Rights Thug...and liking it!

September 21st, 2012
4:13 pm

Normal Free, Pro Human Rights Thug...and liking it!

September 21st, 2012
4:15 pm

DebbieDoRight - A Do Right Woman

September 21st, 2012
4:17 pm

From Mitt TO the 47%ers –

Money Changes Everything

They shake your hand and they smile
And they buy you a drink
They say we’ll be your friends
We’ll stick with you till the end
Ah but everybody’s only Looking out for themselves
And you say well who can you trust
I’ll tell you it’s just Nobody else’s money -

Money changes everything
Money changes everything
We think we know what we’re doin
We don’t pull the strings
It’s all in the past now
Money changes everything

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

September 21st, 2012
4:17 pm

Well, if you’re going to include songs about the moon, you got to include something from old Conway:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dpba4DB6-I

They BOTH suck

September 21st, 2012
4:22 pm

Redneck

Cool selection

FrankLeeDarling

September 21st, 2012
4:26 pm

This cover by Devo pretty much sums up MItt Romney for me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2M9jaulods

Normal Free, Pro Human Rights Thug...and liking it!

September 21st, 2012
4:27 pm

Since tomorrow is the first day of all, From “War of the Worlds”…”Forever Autumn…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QAf5aE-YMw&feature=fvwrel

G Mare

September 21st, 2012
4:35 pm

Thanks for the Puple People Eater, Normal. Brings back girlhood memories!

Normal Free, Pro Human Rights Thug...and liking it!

September 21st, 2012
4:37 pm

My pleasure G Mare, it did for me too!

Normal Free, Pro Human Rights Thug...and liking it!

September 21st, 2012
4:39 pm

FrankLeeDarling

September 21st, 2012
4:44 pm

Here is my song for the amazing Mr.Neil Armstrong
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhUiK6dzp-w

Tom Middleton

September 21st, 2012
5:03 pm

USMC

September 21st, 2012
5:04 pm

Big Trouble Breaking for the Obama Camp! :-)

Unemployment rates rise in some election swing states…
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/21/us-usa-states-employment-idUSBRE88K0WD20120921

skydog

September 21st, 2012
5:08 pm

…….sorry, this is the only celestial song that was`nt already taken.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZjxoZdWblI

TITPB

September 21st, 2012
5:08 pm

Not going to be it today… :-)

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 21st, 2012
5:09 pm

Tom Middleton

September 21st, 2012
5:13 pm

skydog

September 21st, 2012
5:15 pm

godless heathen

September 21st, 2012
5:19 pm

Well DDR hocked a luggie into the punch bowl at #6.

USMC

September 21st, 2012
5:22 pm

DebbieDoRight - A Do Right Woman

September 21st, 2012
5:23 pm

Hey at least I posted MUSIC! Duh

Anyway, i don’t know any “moon songs”. My generation just liked to jam out.

DebbieDoRight - A Do Right Woman

September 21st, 2012
5:25 pm

And stop tattling godless — you’re worse than my 9 year old nephew!

godless heathen

September 21st, 2012
5:26 pm

DebbieDoRight - A Do Right Woman

September 21st, 2012
5:26 pm

OMG! Faux News………. :roll:

skydog

September 21st, 2012
5:27 pm

They BOTH suck

September 21st, 2012
5:27 pm

Normal Free, Pro Human Rights Thug...and liking it!

September 21st, 2012
5:29 pm

back in the day I used to fly to the moon on this…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyPYM5uUViI

They BOTH suck

September 21st, 2012
5:29 pm

They BOTH suck

September 21st, 2012
5:31 pm

godless heathen

September 21st, 2012
5:34 pm

Debbie, it was great song though. ;)

How about this one for the 47% ers.

http://youtu.be/NM4-DPitl68

skydog

September 21st, 2012
5:34 pm

There is some little green men in there somewhere.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHCdS7O248g

godless heathen

September 21st, 2012
5:35 pm

BOTH: +1 for Doctor Hook

godless heathen

September 21st, 2012
5:39 pm

Tom Middleton

September 21st, 2012
5:41 pm

Atlanta Mom

September 21st, 2012
5:42 pm

A while back Jay put up music by the Carolina Chocolate Drops. If you enjoyed it, they will be at the Variety Play House November 30. That’s in Little Five Points, an excellent venue for music
http://www.variety-playhouse.com/page/4/

They BOTH suck

September 21st, 2012
5:44 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ3DWa_QLO4

Everyone have a great night and an even better weekend.

Peace

later

godless heathen

September 21st, 2012
5:47 pm

Thanks for the Heads-up Mom. I would love to see them.

Tom Middleton

September 21st, 2012
5:49 pm

Atlanta Mom

Saw ‘em here in Birmingham a little while back and got all their autographs. They are awesome and still getting better! :)

G Mare

September 21st, 2012
5:50 pm

Sky dog, thanks for Bad Moon – one of my favs!

Atlanta Mom

September 21st, 2012
5:53 pm

skydog

September 21st, 2012
6:02 pm

I played this one last week and it`s been stuck in my head all week. Van makes songwriting seem so easy. Get a piece of paper, walk down the street, and add a little music, so simple a Bill Orvis could do it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYyVxQgnhDo

DebbieDoRight - A Do Right Woman

September 21st, 2012
6:03 pm

godless – that welfare song was deep! Thanks.

Tom — I’m a big Aretha fan, I hadn’t heard that one though. Thanks to you too!

G Mare

September 21st, 2012
6:03 pm

Tom M., WOW! Don’t know what is has to do with the moon, but JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH gets me out of the recliner! Thanks. And I thought the movie was hilarious, too.

skydog

September 21st, 2012
6:11 pm

G Mare

September 21st, 2012
6:12 pm

SEXY EYES put me in mind of HUNGRY EYES from DIRTY DANCING.

Tom Middleton

September 21st, 2012
6:13 pm

DDR

Yeah, Aretha had a preacher father and learned to sing in church. There is something spiritual about every note she sings (and writes). :)

Tom Middleton

September 21st, 2012
6:14 pm

G Mare

Didn’t see the movie, but the clip is almost legendary.

skydog

September 21st, 2012
6:22 pm

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 21st, 2012
6:23 pm

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

September 21st, 2012
6:30 pm

Well, it’s the time of year sorta between summer and winter. Most of the best days are behind you and you’re almost dreading the months to come. People you never thought of dying do, and young people you always thought of as young get old. After a while you get a few years on you, and sometimes you get up in the morning with a feeling you forgot to do something in your life. Or maybe you just want a do-over. Anyhow, this song sorta says that to me. It’s been running thru my head for the past couple weeks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVLonpBtkH0

Tom Middleton

September 21st, 2012
6:32 pm

These guys used to come to Birmingham when I was in high school. That was a loooong time ago and there must have been many incarnations of their group since, but the music is still good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkcd9Ps25eA&feature=related

godless heathen

September 21st, 2012
6:32 pm

Kam By far the best time of the year. Superb A/V experience in that 6:23 posting.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 21st, 2012
6:40 pm

gh

Just got my seeds for greens in the ground. Already starting to get cool mornings up here in the Mtns. and acorns been falling for a couple of weeks now. Pretty soon the leaf peepers will be wandering around up here. Definitely my favorite time of the year.

godless heathen

September 21st, 2012
6:45 pm

I haven’t been deer hunting in at least 10 years, but for some reason, I’m getting the hankering to go this year. TomorrowI will be up at the farm completing a nice comfortable deer watching/observing/photographing/and maybe shooting perch. I miss sitting in the woods on a clear October evening with a good book, binoculars, and a rifle. The good book may be the reason I don’t have any trophies on the wall. :)

skydog

September 21st, 2012
7:03 pm

My favorite bass player. She knows how to pick guitar players too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeT1sXLzAko

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 21st, 2012
7:11 pm

My favorite bass player. A babe that played for the Prez.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loHQdupqcFY

skydog

September 21st, 2012
7:24 pm

The Jimi Hendrix of bass players. Bootsy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oeaeGmqL2M

Erwin's cat

September 21st, 2012
7:34 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFwaf1uXtUM

I am reacquainting myself with these Brits

BTW thanks everyone for keeping me sharp, dinner party politics is a more fun compared than what it used to be…for fun I can take either side of an argument :D

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 21st, 2012
7:44 pm

A cat in a box at a dinner party?

Only by opening the box may we determine if the cat even drinks the apéritif.

G Mare

September 21st, 2012
8:06 pm

Hey, Heathen, how about posting MOON RIVER again? Yeah, I could probably find it on my own, but it’s more fun (cooler?) to experience it here.

BTW, I don’t know the why of your blog name, but I like it.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 21st, 2012
8:14 pm

G Mare

Not Moon River, but I believe you may enjoy this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKB_RpYvDNM

Mick

September 21st, 2012
8:18 pm

moonbat betty

September 21st, 2012
8:21 pm

For RC:

Walkin’ after midnight.

Out in the moonlight…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RICeErc0ni8

moonbat betty

September 21st, 2012
8:23 pm

moonbat betty

September 21st, 2012
8:28 pm

moonbat betty

September 21st, 2012
8:33 pm

booyaaa

its a wonderful night for a moondance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lFxGBB4UGU

Mick

September 21st, 2012
8:34 pm

moonbat betty

September 21st, 2012
8:35 pm

godless heathen

September 21st, 2012
8:37 pm

mb betty: Great Patsy Cline. The queen of country.

This one G?

http://youtu.be/uirBWk-qd9A

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

September 21st, 2012
8:39 pm

And speaking of beautiful, this one was one of the weirdest songs ever to come out of the early 70s. I was alot younger then, and I recall people couldn’t get enough of it. It helped make Neil Diamond’s career. Anyhow, wish y’all could be up here at Billy Bob’s:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDR5oRVarq8

Mick

September 21st, 2012
8:39 pm

godless heathen

September 21st, 2012
8:42 pm

Where the ef is josef? I had this one picked out for teach.
(Remember, if detected early diastema is curable.)

http://youtu.be/g5FnGoheN94

stands for decibels

September 21st, 2012
8:48 pm

Anyone post the Beatles’ “Mr. Moonlight” yet? Well, in any case, here’s the original, which (I’m a little ashamed to admit), I’ve never heard, until now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1CXyJntsZg

godless heathen

September 21st, 2012
8:55 pm

sfd: Very nice. So much has happened in music since the days of the Beatles that it seems that today they are under-appreciated.

stands for decibels

September 21st, 2012
9:01 pm

I’m a little ashamed to admit I knew nothing of this “Piano Red” fella who’d performed that original version linked @ 8.48. Per wiki, he was an Atlanta-area native who was performing from the 30s through the 80s (!), and he’d been a popular local DJ.

Wonder if anyone here ever saw him live?

stands for decibels

September 21st, 2012
9:05 pm

Anyway, learning that Piano Red was a.k.a. “Dr. Feelgood,” got me thinking of the British pub-rock band of the same name, which is a good excuse to post one of their tunes…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvCRKJc8xF4

(yes, I’m very fond of British bands popular in their home country, that couldn’t get urinated on if they were on fire here in the States. yer Jam, yer Buzzcocks, etc…)

stuff-to-do awaits. Excellent rest-of-the-evening, all.

skydog

September 21st, 2012
9:18 pm

Hey stands – When you posted above about Piano Red and Mr Moonlight I got to remembering one time about 15 years ago. My son was involved with the Atlanta Blues Society and a teen music program.
They would bring in a guest each month for the jam. One time an old black guy came in and sang with the kids. He told a story about about writing Mr Moonlight and how the kids needed to concentrate on writing music, not just playing. He said. “I wrote one song that got big and it has kept me in Cadillacs for 40 years”.
At the time I had heard of Piano Red and I would have remembered seeing him. It was this guy.
http://clatl.com/cribnotes/archives/2010/08/12/remembering-piano-red-roy-lee-johnson-pays-homage-to-an-old-friend

G Mare

September 21st, 2012
9:27 pm

Kam, MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT was never a favorite, but if memory serves, he was among, if not the first of his race to have his own show – 15 minutes! Yeah, even the network news was only 15 minutes. Thirty minute shows were quite the innovation, back in the day. Of course, all THREE networks/channels signed off at midnight with the inspirational poem, HIGH FLIGHT. No, I wouldn’t go back to those days; I like the myriad choices I have now, 24/7. But then, I guess I couldn’t miss what I didn’t know. But since I DO know, I would miss sexy Mark Harmon on NCIS & Chris Matthews & Rachel Maddow, & Colbert, & Stewart. Okay, end of trip down Memory Lane. Suggestion: do search for poem HIGH FLIGHT.

G Mare

September 21st, 2012
9:34 pm

Yeah, that one, Godless. Thanks.

Old Goober

September 21st, 2012
9:34 pm

. . .I would miss sexy Mark Harmon on NCIS, , ,

Oddly, few people know that Mark Harmon, before he began his acting career, was the starting quarterback at UCLA.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

September 21st, 2012
9:47 pm

Anyone seen Aquagirl ?

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

September 21st, 2012
9:49 pm

Liberal Pariah

September 21st, 2012
9:52 pm

Piano Red was a staple in the original Underground Atlanta.

G Mare

September 21st, 2012
9:54 pm

Old Goober, I think that was his dad, Tom Harmon. I could be wrong, of course. Sexy nevertheless. :)

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

September 21st, 2012
9:57 pm

MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT was never a favorite

OK, my bad.

I was first exposed to that song in the 1987 film Baby Boom, and I always enjoyed NKC’s lyrical style, but — whetevs.

Ellington and Coltrane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCQfTNOC5aE

skydog

September 21st, 2012
10:00 pm

It was Mark, G Mare. I remember right after his UCLA days he was a substitute teacher in a movie.

Liberal Pariah

September 21st, 2012
10:03 pm

Old Goob is right. He quarterbacked at UCLA and then married Mindy of Mork and Mindy. Some people just live right.