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2013-02-08 08:47:56 PM
Hadfield and the tech to make it happen are awesome. This song...meh.
 
2013-02-08 08:51:04 PM
This post OOZES of nerd, so I'm only posting here so I can find it later.
 
2013-02-08 09:23:13 PM
It's official. Hadfield has officially surpassed Richard Garriott as the coolest mofo who's ever been to space.

Canada's doing this this, world!!!

That's right.

Canada, fark yeah!
 
2013-02-08 09:32:38 PM
In space no one can--- oh wait, I guess they can.
 
2013-02-08 09:42:32 PM
This has to be one of the coolest things ever. As a space geek and a musician, seeing something like this warms my heart.
 
2013-02-08 09:45:06 PM
Were they going for a Neil Young feel? If so, nailed it.
 
2013-02-08 09:47:53 PM
I'm not sure how a drum kit, a professional musician, a studio, and get this A CHORUS are counting as "in space"

But this is just one more brick in the wall for the sad, sad state of space science. We didn't record shiat like this in the 60's and 70's because we were too bust BEING ON THE MOON WHERE THERE'S NO AIR TO PLAY MUSIC.

And who's gonna mine an asteroid for me, eh? With enough asteroid mining, we can bring back heavy elements in such quantity platinum will replace aluminum as a disposable beverage container and the streets will run red with rust because metallic iron will be so plentiful we'll just toss ore back into the ground.
 
2013-02-08 09:51:35 PM
Yo Canada!  Waited to post to the thingie re Shatner speaking to Cdr Hadfield. Now wish I could HEAR this -- mayhap l8r.
 
2013-02-08 09:56:43 PM
I'm waiting for Live From the Mars Hotel...

Seriously. Best working class science fiction, ever. Live From the Mars Hotel is one of the best SF stories about musicians up in the black.
 
2013-02-08 10:13:33 PM
Flyin' into space
To shoot that douchebag in the face.

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-02-08 10:14:39 PM

Ishkur: It's official. Hadfield has officially surpassed Richard Garriott as the coolest mofo who's ever been to space.


This video pushed him across that line for me.

Check out his other less-goofy ones, too.
 
2013-02-08 10:30:33 PM
Yo, BronyMedic, say what?

Is them fightin' words or are you just snarkin' around?
 
2013-02-08 10:34:28 PM

Kittypie070: Yo, BronyMedic, say what?

Is them fightin' words or are you just snarkin' around?


It's...it's a quote. -blink-

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-08 11:04:16 PM
Ahh, snark.

Velly good. You are reprieved ;3
 
2013-02-08 11:13:54 PM
Space scares me, man. It's just, like, so big, you know?
 
2013-02-08 11:15:52 PM
It ain't no Sy Snoodles....
 
2013-02-08 11:20:20 PM
this was meant to be the first song played on Mars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0gC6fSvex4
 
2013-02-08 11:22:26 PM
So Hadfield is singer, songwriter, photographer, blogger, and, oh yeah, an astronaut. My list of skills looks pretty small right now.
 
2013-02-08 11:25:17 PM
Can I do one of those  arms down space bait?
 
2013-02-08 11:28:19 PM
Whatsa matter spaceman, David Bowie not good enough to write a song with?
 
2013-02-08 11:40:46 PM

Blurredplacebo: this was meant to be the first song played on Mars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0gC6fSvex4


Maybe that's why they shot it down
 
2013-02-08 11:44:09 PM
I just finished up practicing my earthbound guitar, checked FARK and now I bow down:   "I'm not worthy..."

I wonder if he'll leave the guitar in orbit for the next crew?
 
2013-02-08 11:46:17 PM

sno man: Hadfield and the tech to make it happen are awesome. This song...meh.


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2013-02-08 11:48:11 PM

Glockenspiel Hero: I just finished up practicing my earthbound guitar, checked FARK and now I bow down:   "I'm not worthy..."

I wonder if he'll leave the guitar in orbit for the next crew?


Can you imagine what it'd go for at auction if he did bring it back?
 
2013-02-08 11:53:16 PM
Odds are it's a space oddity.

t2.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-08 11:59:47 PM
Ok, the geek in me is going SQUEEEEEEEE right now. So the song isn't phenomenal. So what.
It was a decent to good song, I liked the melody, and there was something else...what was it....
oh yeah - it was the FIRST FARKING SONG composed and recorded - in any part - in SPACE!
 
2013-02-09 12:04:51 AM
If NASA were smart, they'd find a way to keep Hadfield up there permanently. He's probably generated more interest in a couple of months on the ISS than NASA's had in the last ten years.
 
2013-02-09 12:14:10 AM

phrawgh: Odds are it's a space oddity.


I hear hes into costumed arching these days
 
2013-02-09 12:23:58 AM

Grimble Crumble: Glockenspiel Hero: I just finished up practicing my earthbound guitar, checked FARK and now I bow down:   "I'm not worthy..."

I wonder if he'll leave the guitar in orbit for the next crew?

Can you imagine what it'd go for at auction if he did bring it back?


Given the relative esteem the general public has for Astronautery (bite me, it's totally a word), I'm going to go out on a limb and say "As much as some random Strat that Yngwie picked up once, with two of the zeroes knocked off."
 
2013-02-09 12:25:30 AM
That is totally metal.
 
2013-02-09 12:27:03 AM

Lokasenna: Astronautery (bite me, it's totally a word)


Lo, there is much squeeing.
 
2013-02-09 12:28:42 AM
Music in the vacuum of space?

BRUTAL
 
2013-02-09 12:33:43 AM

Theropod76: If NASA were smart, they'd find a way to keep Hadfield up there permanently. He's probably generated more interest in a couple of months on the ISS than NASA's had in the last ten years.


Isn't there a limit to how long a human can stay up there and not have "lack of constant gravity" problems?  I know they exercise and vitamin, but there's a lot of loss of tension on the body due to *no farking gravity*.  There's a reason six months is the standard tour, I thought.
 
2013-02-09 12:38:12 AM

sno man: Hadfield and the tech to make it happen are awesome. This song...meh.


I....actually liked it.

/ easy to please
// eclectic taste in music
 
2013-02-09 12:51:27 AM

Ishkur: It's official. Hadfield has officially surpassed Richard Garriott as the coolest mofo who's ever been to space.

Canada's doing this this, world!!!

That's right.

Canada, fark yeah!


Finally a reason to be proud to be Canadian. They need to sing this before the hockey game starts.
 
2013-02-09 12:55:32 AM
Best quote yet: "With every week that passes, Chris Hadfield becomes a bit more awesome.
Is there no limit?"

Lets hope not. He is fast becoming the most memorable astronaut in Canadian History. My kids think he is superman and are constantly looking to see what he is up to (no pun intended). Can't wait to show them this in the morning!!!
 
2013-02-09 01:11:13 AM

James F. Campbell: Space scares me, man. It's just, like, so big, you know?


Space, is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space!
 
2013-02-09 01:45:23 AM
I actually sang jazz last week with a retired astronaut, getting a kick etc.

/Why, yes, it  was "Fly Me to the Moon"
//Hadfield kicks so much ass
 
2013-02-09 01:54:00 AM
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/sorry I only just got and beat this recently
//o/~ well here we are again... o/~~
 
2013-02-09 01:58:39 AM

almandot: [img6.imagebanana.com image 300x168]

/sorry I only just got and beat this recently
//o/~ well here we are again... o/~~


There's always room for the space core.
 
2013-02-09 02:07:55 AM
fake
 
2013-02-09 02:47:38 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Were they going for a Neil Young feel? If so, nailed it.


They were more likely going for a Barenaked Ladies sound. Nailed that.
 
2013-02-09 02:47:47 AM

Begoggle: fake


just like your sex life
 
2013-02-09 02:50:36 AM

capt.hollister: cameroncrazy1984: Were they going for a Neil Young feel? If so, nailed it.

They were more likely going for a Barenaked Ladies sound. Nailed that.


farkin Canadians.
 
2013-02-09 03:12:09 AM
Canada is no place to raise your kids.

In fact, it's cold as hell.
 
2013-02-09 03:23:33 AM

Don't Lag Me Bro: So Hadfield is singer, songwriter, photographer, blogger, and, oh yeah, an astronaut. My list of skills looks pretty small right now.


He's also a fighter pilot, a test pilot, and speaks Russian and French.
 
2013-02-09 03:47:07 AM

capt.hollister: Don't Lag Me Bro: So Hadfield is singer, songwriter, photographer, blogger, and, oh yeah, an astronaut. My list of skills looks pretty small right now.

He's also a fighter pilot, a test pilot, and speaks Russian and French.


capt.hollister: Don't Lag Me Bro: So Hadfield is singer, songwriter, photographer, blogger, and, oh yeah, an astronaut. My list of skills looks pretty small right now.

He's also a fighter pilot, a test pilot, and speaks Russian and French.

A pathological liar, in other words.

 
2013-02-09 03:55:01 AM
I will be impressed when someone records a song at the bottom of a shyte filled septic tank with nothing more than a guitar, pair of sneakers, jeans and a microphone.
 
2013-02-09 04:21:24 AM

Strongbeerrules: capt.hollister: Don't Lag Me Bro: So Hadfield is singer, songwriter, photographer, blogger, and, oh yeah, an astronaut. My list of skills looks pretty small right now.

He's also a fighter pilot, a test pilot, and speaks Russian and French.

A pathological liar, in other words.


It's all true. We are not worthy.

/Did I mention he also worked on special projects for Nasa and was an exchange officer in the US Navy ?
 
2013-02-09 04:31:46 AM
this song blows
 
2013-02-09 04:53:11 AM
space rocks

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2013-02-09 05:53:26 AM
Theres a lot of hot in that choir....
 
2013-02-09 06:26:32 AM
The song is alright, but more importantly there is a whole lot of hittable in that choir.
 
2013-02-09 07:24:41 AM

capt.hollister: Strongbeerrules: capt.hollister: Don't Lag Me Bro: So Hadfield is singer, songwriter, photographer, blogger, and, oh yeah, an astronaut. My list of skills looks pretty small right now.

He's also a fighter pilot, a test pilot, and speaks Russian and French.

A pathological liar, in other words.

It's all true. We are not worthy.

/Did I mention he also worked on special projects for Nasa and was an exchange officer in the US Navy ?


So - he's essentially the closest thing to Buckaroo Banzai I'm likely to see in my lifetime?
 
2013-02-09 07:46:17 AM

MayoSlather: hitta


Giggity gleek.
 
2013-02-09 08:02:15 AM
That unavoidable video ad didn't rock.  Thanks, Digg!
 
2013-02-09 08:15:42 AM
That was pretty cool.  Not musically great but pretty cool given the when & how of the song.  Certainly worth another listen or three.

I'm just wondering how he managed to convince TPTB to let him take a guitar into space*.  Something small like a harmonica I could see or a couple of drumsticks & improvise a kit up there.  However the amount of space (volume) that a guitar takes up...wow.  As was mentioned upthread, I hope that he leaves it up there for the next crew.

*I remember that in one of Heinlein's books the kid in the story took along his accordion by claiming it to be needed for 'cultural relaxation' or some such doublespeak.  Maybe Hadfield tried that & got away with it.  Regardless, cool story.  Thanks subby
 
2013-02-09 08:30:33 AM

Don't Lag Me Bro: So Hadfield is singer, songwriter, photographer, blogger, and, oh yeah, an astronaut. My list of skills looks pretty small right now.


Then be very scared of Julie Payette.

Speaks 6 languages, plays piano, sings with Tafelmusik Baroque orchestra,  fighter pilot, has a commercial pilot license, electrical engineer, computer science engineer, deep sea diver, and has a bucketful of honorary degrees.  Oh yeah, and she's an astronaut. And easy on the eyes to boot.
 
2013-02-09 08:39:49 AM

CluelessMoron: Speaks 6 languages, plays piano, sings with Tafelmusik Baroque orchestra,  fighter pilot, has a commercial pilot license, electrical engineer, computer science engineer, deep sea diver, and has a bucketful of honorary degrees.  Oh yeah, and she's an astronaut.


I can do that but I don't wanna.
 
2013-02-09 09:15:06 AM

phrawgh: Odds are it's a space oddity.

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I'm just looking for an excuse to post this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmiuLa2jJvA
 
2013-02-09 09:24:20 AM

CluelessMoron: Then be very scared of Julie Payette.

Speaks 6 languages, plays piano, sings with Tafelmusik Baroque orchestra,  fighter pilot, has a commercial pilot license, electrical engineer, computer science engineer, deep sea diver, and has a bucketful of honorary degrees.  Oh yeah, and she's an astronaut. And easy on the eyes to boot.


Wow, I hope I can be that accomplished and still look that good by the time I'm 49.

Wait, I'm six months older than she is.

<looks in mirror>

Well, crap.
 
2013-02-09 09:28:49 AM
Music, what are you doing in space?
 
2013-02-09 10:48:18 AM
Very cool.
 
2013-02-09 10:56:30 AM
 
2013-02-09 11:07:51 AM
Gag me with a farkin' spoon...
 
2013-02-09 11:44:21 AM

CluelessMoron: Then be very scared of Julie Payette.

Speaks 6 languages, plays piano, sings with Tafelmusik Baroque orchestra,  fighter pilot, has a commercial pilot license, electrical engineer, computer science engineer, deep sea diver, and has a bucketful of honorary degrees.  Oh yeah, and she's an astronaut. And easy on the eyes to boot.


So she's a female version of Buckaroo Banzai then? That's.....actually pretty cool.
 
2013-02-09 11:50:07 AM

Strongbeerrules: Canada is no place to raise your kids.

In fact, it's cold as hell.


But... but I was told Ontari-ari-ari-o is a place to stand and a place to grow.
 
2013-02-09 11:53:54 AM

Forbidden Doughnut: CluelessMoron: Then be very scared of Julie Payette.

Speaks 6 languages, plays piano, sings with Tafelmusik Baroque orchestra,  fighter pilot, has a commercial pilot license, electrical engineer, computer science engineer, deep sea diver, and has a bucketful of honorary degrees.  Oh yeah, and she's an astronaut. And easy on the eyes to boot.

So she's a female version of Buckaroo Banzai then? That's.....actually pretty cool.


She's good at driving into road signs or mountains?
 
2013-02-09 12:02:51 PM
bare naked ladies sucked ass when they sang that stupid universe song on big bang theory.  and they sucked even more ass when they sang "it's been ONE week!!"
what are we supposed to do, pretend they don't suck and listen just cause it's SPACE

fark u and fark all of u
 
2013-02-09 12:23:51 PM

capt.hollister: cameroncrazy1984: Were they going for a Neil Young feel? If so, nailed it.

They were more likely going for a Barenaked Ladies sound. Nailed that.



Really? I was going to say it sounds like The Weakerthans. But that could just be the Winnipeg in me, everything sounds vaguely Weakerthan-NeilYoung-Guess Who-ish
 
2013-02-09 12:39:11 PM

Fano: Music in the vacuum of space?

BRUTAL




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2013-02-09 01:42:43 PM
Does anyone else think that, when Hadfield is back on terra firma, we should organize some kind of covers-every-skill-you-possess competition between him and Bruce Dickinson?

To clarify, THE Bruce Dickinson.

You could throw in Julie Payette to make it a team game, not sure who Bruce would get, and Richard Branson could be the relatively-boring underdog that the marketing department tries to get us to root for.
 
2013-02-09 03:17:14 PM

StoPPeRmobile: Fano: Music in the vacuum of space?

BRUTAL

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Only if you need complete echo-systems wiped-out and planets re-booted.

Lokasenna: Does anyone else think that, when Hadfield is back on terra firma, we should organize some kind of covers-every-skill-you-possess competition between him and Bruce Dickinson?

To clarify, THE Bruce Dickinson.

You could throw in Julie Payette to make it a team game, not sure who Bruce would get, and Richard Branson could be the relatively-boring underdog that the marketing department tries to get us to root for.


The Bruce speaks quite decent French, a plus in this company. However, he is an avid train spotter and while plenty geeky, I'm not sure it's really an important skill...
 
2013-02-09 03:24:18 PM
capt.hollister:

Lokasenna: Does anyone else think that, when Hadfield is back on terra firma, we should organize some kind of covers-every-skill-you-possess competition between him and Bruce Dickinson?

To clarify, THE Bruce Dickinson.

You could throw in Julie Payette to make it a team game, not sure who Bruce would get, and Richard Branson could be the relatively-boring underdog that the marketing department tries to get us to root for.

The Bruce speaks quite decent French, a plus in this company. However, he is an avid train spotter and while plenty geeky, I'm not sure it's really an important skill...


I imagine it would imply some degree of skill for any challenge along the lines of Memory, for starters.

Also, Brian May totally has to be his partner.
 
2013-02-09 03:44:04 PM

capt.hollister: Lokasenna: Does anyone else think that, when Hadfield is back on terra firma, we should organize some kind of covers-every-skill-you-possess competition between him and Bruce Dickinson?

To clarify, THE Bruce Dickinson.

You could throw in Julie Payette to make it a team game, not sure who Bruce would get, and Richard Branson could be the relatively-boring underdog that the marketing department tries to get us to root for.

The Bruce speaks quite decent French, a plus in this company. However, he is an avid train spotter and while plenty geeky, I'm not sure it's really an important skill...


Being Canadian, Hadfield can also skate and play hockey.

Hadfield > all.
 
2013-02-09 04:52:21 PM

Ishkur: capt.hollister: Lokasenna: Does anyone else think that, when Hadfield is back on terra firma, we should organize some kind of covers-every-skill-you-possess competition between him and Bruce Dickinson?

To clarify, THE Bruce Dickinson.

You could throw in Julie Payette to make it a team game, not sure who Bruce would get, and Richard Branson could be the relatively-boring underdog that the marketing department tries to get us to root for.

The Bruce speaks quite decent French, a plus in this company. However, he is an avid train spotter and while plenty geeky, I'm not sure it's really an important skill...

Being Canadian, Hadfield can also skate and play hockey.

Hadfield > all.


Those are both ways in which Chris Hadfield can walk on water !
 
2013-02-09 05:04:19 PM

Ishkur: capt.hollister: Lokasenna: Does anyone else think that, when Hadfield is back on terra firma, we should organize some kind of covers-every-skill-you-possess competition between him and Bruce Dickinson?

To clarify, THE Bruce Dickinson.

You could throw in Julie Payette to make it a team game, not sure who Bruce would get, and Richard Branson could be the relatively-boring underdog that the marketing department tries to get us to root for.

The Bruce speaks quite decent French, a plus in this company. However, he is an avid train spotter and while plenty geeky, I'm not sure it's really an important skill...

Being Canadian, Hadfield can also skate and play hockey.

Hadfield > all.


Though our countrymen might tar and feather me for saying so, I'd wager that playing football (the kind where you actually use your feet, and not your hands) will do more good in an international setting than ice lacrosse.
 
2013-02-09 05:13:55 PM
Not bad, not even a time delay.
I wonder what the other astronauts were doing/thinking when this was going on.
I wonder how many takes they did.
I wonder who financed this non-science effort.
I'm spent.

fzumrk: I'm just looking for an excuse to post this:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmiuLa2jJvA

-=-
Sweet.
 
2013-02-09 05:31:26 PM

Lokasenna: I'd wager that playing football (the kind where you actually use your feet, and not your hands) will do more good in an international setting than ice lacrosse.


Only because it has the lowest barrier to entry.

In terms of sheer coordination and athleticism required to play it at an optimum level (ie: to enjoy playing it with peers), hockey is probably the most difficult sport in the world.
 
2013-02-10 05:24:08 AM
I wonder who had the first wank in space?
 
2013-02-10 06:58:13 AM
 
2013-02-11 08:06:39 AM

Don't Lag Me Bro: So Hadfield is singer, songwriter, photographer, blogger, and, oh yeah, an astronaut. My list of skills looks pretty small right now.


In his spare time he also flies WWII and Korean War era fighters for Vintage Wings of Canada.
 
2013-02-11 01:08:07 PM

Ishkur: Lokasenna: I'd wager that playing football (the kind where you actually use your feet, and not your hands) will do more good in an international setting than ice lacrosse.

Only because it has the lowest barrier to entry.

In terms of sheer coordination and athleticism required to play it at an optimum level (ie: to enjoy playing it with peers), hockey is probably the most difficult sport in the world.


I would disagree. MMA and Soccer are the two most difficult sports in terms or required athleticism (IMO)
 
2013-02-11 01:13:25 PM

dready zim: I wonder who had the first wank in space?


Fyodor Yurchikhin was the first to Choke the Chikhin in Space.
 
2013-02-11 02:27:13 PM
A million suns shine down
But I see only one
When I think I'm over you
I find I've just begun
The years move faster than the days
There's no warmth in the light
How I miss those desert skies
Your cool touch in the night

Benson, Arizona, blew warm wind through your hair
My body flies the galaxy, my heart longs to be there
Benson, Arizona, the same stars in the sky
But they seemed so much kinder when we watched them, you and I

Now the years pull us apart
I'm young and now you're old
But you're still in my heart
And the memory won't grow cold
I dream of times and spaces
I left far behind
Where we spent our last few days
Benson's on my mind

Benson, Arizona, blew warm wind through your hair
My body flies the galaxy, my heart longs to be there
Benson, Arizona, the same stars in the sky
But they seemed so much kinder when we watched them, you and I
 
2013-02-11 02:34:52 PM

shifter_: I would disagree. MMA and Soccer are the two most difficult sports in terms or required athleticism (IMO)


Neither of them require an entirely different set of skills that require a lifetime of training and practice just to move around on its surface.

Hockey wins.
 
2013-02-11 05:26:49 PM

eyefarkno: Don't Lag Me Bro: So Hadfield is singer, songwriter, photographer, blogger, and, oh yeah, an astronaut. My list of skills looks pretty small right now.

In his spare time he also flies WWII and Korean War era fighters for Vintage Wings of Canada.


There can no longer be any doubt.  I declare Chris Hadfield > Chuck Norris !
 
2013-02-11 11:44:09 PM

LewDux: Music, what are you doing in space?


w00ting.
 
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