This weekend’s music thread is about flying and the freedom and adventure it represents, songs that soar, winds that blow and that final frontier, space.

2000 Light Years From Home – Rolling Stones

Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Space Truckin’ – Deep Purple

Superman – The Kinks

Space Oddity – David Bowie

Fly Like an Eagle – Steve Miller Band

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KillgoreTrout
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Sinatra–Come Fly With Me;

KillgoreTrout
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Harry–The Moonbeam Song;

foodchain
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foodchain

KT, Harry is such a treat. Makes breathing deep and listening so much easier. I’m not saying it well, but he makes me always feel better

KillgoreTrout
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FC, it’s that really smooth voice that does it. It is really evident in the Moonbeam Song.

foodchain
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foodchain

Being together, Guess Who, “Share the Land”

foodchain
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foodchain

Rolling Stones, “Moonlight mile”

KillgoreTrout
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Great pick FC. Great song.

foodchain
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foodchain

Someone has to do the oldies: Cat Stevens, Moon Shadow

foodchain
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foodchain

Ahhh, Neil Young, Harvest Moon, sweet romantic;

AlphaBitch
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AlphaBitch

The Jimmy Buffett version of “Trip Around the Sun”. Followed by the version of Stephen Bruton, who co-wrote the song and who sang it best. Stephen quit riding around the sun a couple of years ago, and I miss his music dearly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaKqwvGa6Bw

followed by Bruton – at least listen to his interview. He was a master songwriter.

foodchain
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foodchain

AB, riding around the sun is a keeper concept. Tomorrow morning I’m sitting with coffee and listening to the whole of this.

AlphaBitch
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AlphaBitch

Food: I wish you could have had the pleasure of hearing Stephen live. I once described him as the “cutest white man alive”. He fell off his white horse to me, but he was still cute and a great writer. Check out others on YouTube. My fave was always Top Hat; some of the lyrics were “I’ve got a big top hat with a crown of thorns, just like you-know-who” and of course the chorus “you can kiss my ass till my hat pops off; goodbye, I’m headed south”. Words to live by IMHO.

LFer
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LFer

Harry Nilsson – Spaceman
https://youtu.be/3j8LDZreZ7M

KillgoreTrout
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Klaatu–Anus of Uranus;

KillgoreTrout
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Pink Floyd–Learning To Fly;

kesmarn
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I’ll Fly Away from Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?

foodchain
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foodchain

Oh wow! Fun to find this: Les Paul and Mary FOrd, “How High the Moon”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0ffdwBUL78

AND, Nick Drake, my son’s find, performing “Pink Moon”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXnfhnCoOyo

AND R.E.M. “Man in the Moon” about Andy Kaufman

KillgoreTrout
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FC, I have to admit that I prefer Jeff Beck and Imelda May’s cover of this great song. Imelda is my future wife. (I wish)

kesmarn
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You’ll have to buy me a root beer for introducing you to your fiance, KT. 🙂

KillgoreTrout
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I owe you a case, at least!,:)

foodchain
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foodchain

Kes, great movie and great music. And as KT will vouch, one of the greatest phrases? “I swear I thought you was a toad!” Once I take the tree down (not until it begs to be taken out), I think it would be fun to rewatch this movie.

KillgoreTrout
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FC, One of my favorite lines is at the end when the “governor,” declares, “I think I’ll make you boys my brain trust!” Too funny!

kesmarn
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KT and foodchain, that is a terrific movie, isn’t it? Everything about it — the story line, the visuals, the music — the George Clooney — is as close to perfection as you can get.

KillgoreTrout
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KillgoreTrout
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A lot of good music in that movie. And another great film from the Coens.

KillgoreTrout
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Yes–Starship Trooper;

KillgoreTrout
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Klaatu–Around The Universe In 80 Days;

KillgoreTrout
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The Lads–Across The Universe;