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.

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Nuggets 277 – Girls 6

This is one of my favourite mixes. Sad to report that that there are no videos available for most of the older tracks… You will have to use your imagination.

That’s Della Humphrey in the photo above looking fabulous in the late 1960’s. She features in the last song in this mix ‘ “Don’t Make the Good Girls Go Bad”. There is an interview with Della in the write up below.

Getting Mighty Crowded – Betty Everett

A Whole New Plan – Jo Ann Garrett

What’cha Gonna Do About ItDoris Troy

 

Oh No Not My BabyMaxine Brown

The Jerk – The Larks

The song of the dance.

Lungomare – Lust For Youth

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Holding You Back & Ashes and Embers – The Casket Girls

Named for the French woman brought over to the USA as mail order brides.

The acoustic / piano versions of their songs on the album “Piano’ are excellent. See below.

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Lust & Violence + Elliott – Terror Bird

Interview

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Sister Wife – Alex Winston

Love the voice, but according to this account it is fortunate that she can still sing.

Keep Falling – Summer Camp

More about the band and this album on The Quietus.

The Greater Good – The Leaf Library

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The Party – Betty And The Werewolves

1997, Passing In The Hallway – Martha

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Dream House – Amanda X

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Atop a Cake – Alvvays

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Girls XL & Hazardville – Potty Mouth

https://youtu.be/0lEd6SebiSg


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It All Means Nothing – Screaming Females

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Adderall – The Coathangers


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Killer Bangs – Honeyblood

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Rochelle Rochelle, Earthbound and Loose – Butter The Children

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Cry About It – Bad Banana

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Longtime fan of everything the Crutchfield twins make. Here is a track from one of their earlier bands. As you can read here they are are all grown up now and have their own bands – Katie as Waxahache and Alison as Swearin’ .

A Common Place – Libyans

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Don’t Make The Good Girls Go Bad – Della Humphrey

A classic. Here is the story of Della.

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