Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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Alanis Morissette – Thank U

A evening pause: Performed live 1999. The words are worth considering:

How ’bout no longer being masochistic
How ’bout remembering your divinity
How ’bout unabashedly bawling your eyes out
How ’bout not equating death with stopping

Hat tip Dan Morris.


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  • BtB’s Original Mark

    Seems like a slow news day in Space, and since Synchronicity abounds, of course there is music named specifically for this phenomenon. Check out Basic Astronomy’s “Slow News Day”. This is a link to one of the tracks – ‘Rats Leaving’.

    ‘Slow News Day’ has excentrical production values so it reminded me of BtB. The album wanders through a mixture of British folk and 70s electronic. As you listen to ‘Rats Leaving’, remember that Individual movement & insouciance can do battle with melancholy producing Monkey Kings. The individual may power through.

    If you want to learn more about the musician who writes under the moniker Basic Astronomy, and who has a radio show with creative and eclectic & vintage space electronica, then visit:

  • wayne

    excellent selection.

    {behind the scenes, things were going terribly wrong}

    Alanis Morissette –
    “Reasons I Drink” (Feb, 2020)

  • James Street

    I first heard Alanis Morissette’s “Thank U” in the soundtrack to Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen’s 2010 movie “The Way”.

    It’s a heart warming movie about a group of strangers who meet walking the El camino de Santiago religious pilgrimage in Spain.

    A very good movie I recommend.

  • James Street: A Spanish ‘Canturbury Tales’?

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