I wanted to post this video (and companion videos) first thing Monday morning, but ran into a series of “technical difficulties,” which somehow now seems entirely appropriate for the subject matter… Space! On the eve of Commander Chris Hadfield’s return to earth after completing his mission on the International Space Station this video started making it’s way on the internets… What I love is that what Bowie might have meant as a curious confusion about why we were going to space, Hadfield sings with soul and deep understanding. “Planet Earth is blue, and there’s nothing left to do…”
I’m sorry but every time I think of “Space Jam” I think of Michael Jordan and the Warner Brothers cartoon characters… that said here’s Commander Hadfield’s collaboration with fellow Canadian Ed Robertson from the Barenaked Ladies and the Wexford Gleeks: Space Jam: “I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing).” Enjoy.