Nuggets 347 – Asleep on the Moon

In July 1969 I was 7. I pressed my nose up to our black and white Thorn TV to watch Apollo 11 land on the moon. After bouncing around in their bright white moon suits they retreated to the lunar lander, tidied things away, then slept. I remember thinking how odd it must have been to sleep so far away from home in that bleak place.

11 July 1969

12:54 a.m.– After checking with Mission Control to make sure all chores have been completed, experiments set up, and photographs taken, Aldrin starts back up the ladder to re-enter the LM.

1:09 a.m.– Armstrong joins Aldrin in the landing craft.

1:11 a.m.– The hatch is closed. The astronauts begin removing the portable life support systems on which they have depended for two hours and 47 minutes.

5 a.m.– Astronauts are told to go to sleep, after attending to final housekeeping details and answering a number of questions concerning the geology of the Moon.

https://history.nasa.gov/ap11ann/apollo11_log/log.htm

On the 50th anniversary of that expedition I again thought about the astronauts sleeping on the moon. Here is my soundtrack to their uneasy slumber.

#arthur-russell, #bitchin-bajas, #brian-eno, #claps, #grouper, #james-yates, #johanna-billing, #low, #lust-for-youth, #malibu-wands, #mark-mcguire, #mark-peters, #midday-veil, #panabrite, #scntfc, #sumsun, #ulrich-schnauss, #white-fold, #wolfgang-riechmann

Nuggets 341 – Baby Baby II

Here is part two of my baby infused mixes. If I had to choose a favourite track, it would be Baby I Need Your Loving – a wonderful wall of sound track that has been remastered in stereo with the Supremes instead of Levi Stubbs and the rest of the Four Tops. I wager that the Wrecking Crew were involved.

What’s your pick?

For those who are curious about the picture above, you can read more about Donnie and Joe or watch this doco.

Finally, I have included a song from the fabulous Pizzicato Five. The video isn’t the tune from this playlist, but it’s pretty fab.

"Baby Where You Are" – Mountain Man Live from Luck Mansion
Stereolab Live 15/11/2001 ~ 4. Baby Lulu
Pizzicato Five│Twiggy Twiggy
The Band & Bob Dylan – Baby Let Me Follow You Down (HD)
Lush – 500 (Shake Baby Shake) live
George McCrae – Rock You Baby [+Interview] Soul Train 1974

#alemayehu-eshete, #allo-darlin, #alvvays, #angharad-drake, #bob-dylan, #camera-obscura, #carla-thomas, #cat-power, #cher, #dm-stith, #donnie-joe-emerson, #dusty-springfield, #george-mccrae, #irene, #kate-nash, #lush, #marissa-nadler, #mountain-man, #pizzicato-five, #stereolab, #the-beatles, #the-funkees, #the-supremes, #tony-joe-white, #uncle-tupelo, #until-june