For week #47 of our Sunday Song Series we’ll be treating our ears to David Bowie’s performance of Sunday… while we feast our eyes upon his music set against the hippie, trippy backdrop of Stanley Kubrick’s film… 2001: A Space Odyssey (based on Arthur C. Clarke’s Sci-Fi novel).
OH WOW! The colors!! The Colors!!! THE COLORS!!!!
Although I’m unsure whether or not it was the intent of YouTuber Ghost of Sir Joh, might we interpret his sonic / cosmic merger to be a linkup of two Bowie storylines… namely… 1969’s Space Oddity* to 2002’s Sunday? If so, that would mean that after astronaut Major Tom discovers his “circuit’s dead”, he continues “floating in (his) tin can” (spacecraft) until the mysterious monolith leaves him little choice but to to travel, interdimensionally to a totally bizarre, space / time continuum. As for whether or not he manages to survive that? While I’d opt for a happily ever after ending, I’ll leave it up to you to decide Major Tom’s fate. After all, WordPress readers and bloggers are renown for having fertile imaginations.
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* BTW, Bowie released Space Oddity a mere nine days prior to Neil Armstrong’s “one small step” onto the lunar surface! YouTuber Tristan Gough’s following clip provides a must see sonic / cosmic mash up of Space Oddity / Space Odyssey…