Sad Clown doing Space Oddity

When my favorite seven foot clown vocalist does my favorite musician:

My Science Fiction Tunes

Just for chucks and giggles, I’ve put together a playlist of some of my favorite science fiction songs that I’ve redone. As usual, there’s no vocals.  You have to sing them yourself.  See how many you can actually remember ( or ever even knew ) the words to:

Ziggy Stardust – Alien “Invasion”

The Man Who Sold the World – Afterlife

Starman – Aliens

Space Oddity – Space Travel

Science Fiction, Double Feature – A song about sci-fi. Duh.

Saviour Machine – Artificial Intelligence

Rocket Man – Space Travel

Oh! You Pretty Things – Making movies about science fiction

Moonage Daydream – Possibly android sexual gratification

Memory of a Free Festival – Alien contact

Me, I disconnect from you – Androids

Little Neutrino – Physics

Life on Mars! – A song about a movie about going to Mars.

Down in the Park – Future visions

Cat People – Eternal Life

Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Crafy – Alien Contact

Ashes to Ashes – Space Travel

Are Friends Electric? – Androids

Also Spach Zarathustra – AKA, theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey

Joy – Used extensively during the Apollo missions

Enjoy.  And don’t forget, I only do these for fun.

Get the much better, sometimes much different, originals here:

David Bowie’s Time

This post is mainly testing to see how my new post to Twitter plugin works. It’s OK I suppose. But, this gives me reason to post probably my favorite memory of Bowie.

The first time I saw Bowie that I remember, was probably on Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert around 1975. 1975 was a period of transition in music. You had the aging and fading hippies, the onset of disco, and probably the peak of glam. Most of the tv broadcasts focused on the aging stars. This show was noted as the last public performance of the Byrds. Boring. Boring. Boring. Then, stuck in the middle of a bunch of tie-dyed hippies was this:

David Bowie’s Time by MoonageWebdream

I was hooked by that ONE song. So, a couple of days after the show, I marched to my local head shop in pursuit of that ONE song. The stoner running it knew who Bowie was, and that was about it. So, I bought the first two albums he suggested, Young Americans and Changesonebowie. That ONE song wasn’t on either album. So I went back and got Station to Station and Hunky Dory. Still no luck. Went back again and got Pin Ups and The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. Still no luck. Finally went back and got Space Oddity and Aladdin Sane.

By that point, whether I liked it or not, I was the biggest Bowie fan in seven states. It was worth it tho. To this day Time is probably my second favorite Bowie song.

Space Oddity, the original motion picture

Most people consider the RCA/Mick Rock video of a shock-red-haired androgynous Bowie as the original Space Oddity video. A lot of sources will cite it as such. However, about three years before that, while he was still David Jones, he actually prepared a demo for Space Oddity that is a hoot to me to this day. This is a very young Bowie showing some of the almost child-like imagination that seemed prevalent through his early years. I actually like it more than the glitzier RCA version of 1972. If anyone has better information on this video, I’d love to have it here. Here it goes: