Tuesday, July 21, 2009

And The Stars Look Very Different Today


What was I thinking? No space-posts! And me a hard-coded astro-nutter from the minute I knew what any of it meant..

A couple of questions though, and don't get me wrong these aren't in any way conspirasist cyber-babble. Just general confusion, a blind-spot on the mechanics of the act, and not having read anything more detailed than the usual timeline of events..

How did the Eagle blast of when it was so low on fuel? Were there landing and take off tanks?

How did Eagle dock with the control module?

Is Moon Dust worth a punt?


David Bowie - Space Oddity (very early demo version)offline

Paul Weller - Kosmos offline





23 comments:

Davy H said...

1. Yes
2. Skill and gravity
3. Very much so
July 21, 2009 10:37 AM
bleecher said...

some great high res pics here on google-moon
http://www.google.com/moon/#lat=0.655754&lon=23.471664&zoom=18&apollo=a11

its used to show cheese on full zoom in...but sadly the googleboffins have lost their GSOH
July 21, 2009 10:39 AM
bleecher said...

oh and secondly ... blasting off in a very low gravity environment wouldn't take much thrust/fuel

a fart in a space suit wud just about do it i rekon .....
July 21, 2009 10:43 AM
Planet Mondo said...

I'll be nipping to Camomile Library to grab MD today Davy - have a top space-walk on your day out today..

A - Google Moon!!! Where did that come from? Can you visit the dark side?

B - Must steam up your visor though?

PS have you checked the super-duper early Bowie tune - great pre-amble 'some of it is being considered as single material, but we'll leave that up to you'
July 21, 2009 11:31 AM
Davy H said...

I've already given my copy of Moondust away, otherwise could have sent you it.

Tip-top Davy Jones demo Houston.
July 21, 2009 12:05 PM
bleecher said...

google moons been about for .... ummmmm .... moons.... the appolo series landing and exdedition plotting is amazing tho....all high res photos and mostly in colour too ... you soo have so look

oh yeah the music.. wat can i say? mr bowie and mr weller in one post? i think i just came a little
July 21, 2009 12:17 PM
Planet Mondo said...

Speaking of Bowie I must check his young'uns new film Moon.

Have you been at the Space Dust today Bleech?
July 21, 2009 1:04 PM
Mrs Mondo said...

C'mon Mr M - even our kids know about Google Moon! (They were just talking about Google Mars over tea the other night - I think you must have been on another planet..?) ;-) xx
July 21, 2009 1:48 PM
Keith said...

I've always been intrigued by space. I was really interested to see all the stories yesterday about the 40th anniversary of man walking on the moon. Cool tunes by the way.
July 21, 2009 2:29 PM
Planet Mondo said...

Google Moon! Google Mars !?! what about Google Mondo? x

Thanks Keith today's post was a last minute switcharoo, If you were here earlier you'd have seen a diff' post for about 30 mins (my first vinyl rip)- I'm going have to do a more planned post, perhaps Funky Friday - 'Moony Tunes'..
July 21, 2009 4:07 PM
Furtheron said...

You know that second picture - the one of Neil Armstrong on the moon... just makes me think maybe the "it was all fake and shot on a set in the desert" may be right... :-)
July 21, 2009 4:09 PM
Planet Mondo said...

It was a fake F-RON check the 'conclusive proof' here.
July 21, 2009 4:18 PM
Simon said...

Oh dammit, who mentioned spacedust? I love that stuff. I had a crunchie ice cream the other day, and to get that thank crunchie it's friday fizz the chocolate on the outside has space dust in it!

As Mrs Simon says 'it's the little things...'
July 21, 2009 5:20 PM
Gabbi said...

Wonderful space post! Amazing photographs and music...

I know all the conspiracy theories are out there, but I still like thinking it's true. Such a great bit of history.
July 21, 2009 10:15 PM
Planet Mondo said...

Loved spacedust Simon - did you ever try holding as much as you could, at the back of your throat for as long poss? No! You should. Did you ever get a bit on your eye though..yikes!!

I've no doubt about the landings happening Gabbi, that link above is to a fab send up of the conspiracy theories - have a peep, fantastico..
July 21, 2009 10:35 PM
Mick said...

Loved that Bowie demo. Space Oddity was my favourite song 40 years ago and this version makes it sound fresh again.
July 22, 2009 6:13 PM
Planet Mondo said...

I've got the Demos of Ziggy Stardust and Lady Stardust with just Bowie on Guitar for ZS and piano for LS

Drop a line Mick if you want copies
July 22, 2009 7:31 PM
Mick said...

Thanks for the offer. If they are from the Ziggy Stardust CD with bonus tracks I've got them. In fact, your post made me consider posting them. The Ziggy demo is particularly nice. I think LS is one of the other tracks and I can't find the CD at the moment.
July 22, 2009 8:09 PM
Planet Mondo said...

Those Rykodisco reissues were fab - have you checked the Transformer remastered edition (I got it for 2.99) comes with the demo of Perfect Day - just Lou and an acoustic

Here check these out Mick - top quality unreleased Bowie demos from 1970..
July 22, 2009 9:20 PM
Mick said...

Thanks for the links, PM. One thing I forgot to ask - what year is that Space Oddity demo from? It sounds more like the finished product than the Love You Till Tuesday version so I'm guessing 1969.
July 22, 2009 10:34 PM
planet mondo said...

I think you're right Mick - hard to find definitive dates and info on it - but 69 seems to be the year

There's some details here , but the version I've posted is taken from the Sound and Vision box set - well worth a grab if you haven't yet..

I had a fab Bowie booty somewhere where he's demoing something and John Peel walks in
July 22, 2009 11:07 PM
Blank Stares and Cricketclaps said...

Is this post a tribute to that lovely film Capricorn One?
July 23, 2009 5:39 PM
Planet Mondo said...

I've no doubt it happened - my Q's are rooted in confusement not conspiracies
July 23, 2009 8:03 PM

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