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The Ear Has To Travel #25: A Space Odyssey

22 July 2019

“My moon, my man

So changeable and

Such a lovable lamb to me”

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing on July 20th, 1969, this episode of The Ear Has To Travel tells of human longing and space as a canvas to project that longing onto, as well as of the sublimity of the expanding universe.

Features music by Nick Drake, Laurie Spiegel, Aimee Mann, and many many more.

Presented by HAL 9000. Because he can do that.

Playlist

Nina Simone – Everyone’s Gone to the Moon
NASA – JFK Moonspeech
Feist – My Moon My Man
NASA – Jupiter Sounds 2001
Connie Converse – Man In the Sky
Nick Drake – Pink Moon
Jana Winderen – Isolation Measurement (excerpt)
NASA – Apollo 11 Countdown
e.s.t. – From Gagarin’s Point of View
NASA – Mercury Cooper Orbit
Else Marie Pade – Illustrationer: Himmelrummet
NASA – Saturn Radio Waves
Laurie Spiegel – The Expanding Universe
NASA – Kepler Star KIC7671081B
Björk – Dark Matter
NASA – Spooky Saturn
Katharina Schmidt – Blackness Roared feat. HAL 9000
Manuel Senfft – A Singing Comet
Katharina Schmidt – Wood Star
NASA – The Eagle Has Landed
Hildur Guðnadóttir, B. J. Nilsen & Stilluppsteypa – Arrival
NASA – Sally Ride E-ticket
Mogwai – Thank You Space Expert
NASA – Houston Problem
Aimee Mann – Lost in Space

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