Songs of Deep Space Lament - RonO's Ramblings — LiveJournal
Jan. 26th, 2009 03:53 pm Songs of Deep Space Lament
This afternoon, my iPod served up in the course of an hour or so two different songs that have a theme, more or less, of the lament of a deep space traveler.
First up was Queen's "39" -- in which the protagonist returns to Earth after a long voyage near light speed only to meet up with his girlfriend's granddaughter.
A while later (with perhaps one full or partial album in between -- A Night at the Opera is only a partial album in my iTunes library) it started playing filkertom's Tom Smith And His Digital Acoustic ... (Sorry billroper, I don't recall the whole title, and that is as far as the iPod display shows) which features the song "Starlight and Saxophone" in which a crewmember on night watch on a deep space vessel laments leaving both his girlfriend and saxophone behind for the journey.