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When I saw this story of an astronaut playing her flute on the Space Station, my first thought was whether the flute came with memories of another life lived long ago on a dead planet. And then whether the acoustics are better in the access tubes above Engineering.

And then I saw that she played "Bluenose" by Stan Rogers. Stan Rogers played in space. How cool is that? I think Stan would have approved.

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Date: Feb. 11th, 2011 12:03 am (UTC)
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I think you should see this. Back in the 80s, Jean-Michel Jarre wrote a piece in which Ron McNair was to contribute a saxophone part, recorded on the shuttle. Sadly, it was not to be.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k0e-hauJ1U

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Date: Feb. 11th, 2011 01:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dewline.livejournal.com
In this sense of approval, you are not alone.

Speaking as one with a couple of Rogers' albums on his CD shelving, and with Paul Gross' cover performances of Rogers' music on Due South to thank for that.

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Date: Feb. 11th, 2011 12:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] osewalrus.livejournal.com
Heh. Would have been cool to play "The Inner Light" as arranged by On the Mark.

I, of course, wonder if NASA pays a public performance royalty. I'd love to see BMI try to collect.

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Date: Feb. 11th, 2011 09:05 pm (UTC)
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I'm going to have that song running through my head all day, even though I can't actually watch the video till I'm home from work.

Somehow, I'm okay with that.

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