Going For A Song: ‘Ghost Riders In The Sky’

The Space Lady – Ghost Riders In The Sky

Instead of trying to rebuild space stations and attempting to land on Mars I am of the opinion that astronauts and their colleagues’ time would be better spent rigging up a very big sound system out there “in the darkness”, so as to broadcast music back to earth. (Like Radio Caroline but, you know, inspace.) It won’t fall to me to consider the implementation of such a system. But I would happily give guidance as to appropriate records to play. And the first record I’d recommend would be this: The Space Lady’s version of ‘Ghost Riders in the Sky’.

It’s not just because of her moniker I think it an apt choice, but it’s the very odd ethereal syntheness of it that makes it a prime candidate. And as I now imagine ‘Ghost Riders In the Sky’ emanating from “the heavens”, I can’t help but conclude the whole planet would benefit greatly from the whole experience. If doubting put it on now and look up into that darkening sky (if it indeed it is darkening where you are) – see if
I’m not right.

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