Gems 9.85

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

Image by PlacidPlace, Pixabay

Here am I floating round my tin can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there’s nothing I can do

Written by: David Bowie

‘Major Tom’ is a fictional character created by David Bowie for this song in 1969. That same year marked the first moon landing, so space was “in”; this was a year after Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey, co-written with Arthur C. Clarke.

The song is a “lost in space” story, which generated later more songs and sequels about the character by David Bowie (“Ashes to Ashes” and “Hallo Spaceboy”) and even other artists (Peter Schilling’s 1983 “Major Tom (coming home)”, (K.I.A.’s “Mrs. Major Tom” and possibly Elton John’s “Rocket Man”. The last one is also produced by Gus Dudgeon, who filled in for Bowie’s usual collaborator Tony Visconti once he refused to work in “Space Oddity” feeling it was a novelty song, a publicity stunt to cash into the Apollo missions (“this is not ‘Space Oddity’, it’s Ernie the Milkman”).”

Genius Lyrics, Space Oddity by David Bowie, 1969

Happy Weekend.

Next week I’ll be featuring quotes from Shahroo Izadi’s (The Kindness Method) interview on Steven Bartlett’s podcast, Diary of a CEO. If you want to get a jump on the quotes, I’ve transcribed the interview and proofed most of it here: The Kindness Method

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