Wednesday, October 28, 2009

There is music that sounds from the street...

Spaceboy I've missed you spinning round my head...

Ares I-X is the first test flight in the Ares I program, a system for human spaceflight currently under development by NASA.  It was successfully launched this morning at 11:30 AM EST.

Beautiful.  Just Beautiful.

It was the first rocket launched by the US in over 25 years.  It was amazing to see a real rocket again.

Once again, I was saddened to see that none of my peers really cared.  Most of them have grown up in a world where man had already landed on the moon.  Most of them have grown up in a world where we already have an International Space Station.  When voicing my excitement regarding this morning's launch, they merely said, "We already have a bunch of stuff up there anyways, Its just a rocket".


The launch was truly stunning, watch the video here...


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Maria and the Ivory Face...

That is the name of the first album.  Over a year of work, support, suggestions, and contributions of a few others have gone into it.  I'm finally very happy with the final result.  The last few weeks have been spent mixing and adding the final touches to it.  Saturday Nov. 7, will be spent mastering it.

My good friend and band mate Joe Barney is busy creating the artwork for the album with beautiful oil paint.  He is a talented individual and the finished result is sure to inspire.

Meanwhile in the Batcave...

A young Bruce Wayne(Jonas) is piecing together footage and ideas creating what is to be a short film to link the gap from the first album to second.  He is also recording demos and hammering away at what is to be our second album.  Recording will soon begin on the new record with the young Master Bruce as the primary creative force.

We still don't know what to call ourselves.

So much is happening.  So many stories are being told.  We hope others will be around to listen.

But for now, the track list of Maria and the Ivory Face:

1. Close
2. Comprehension
3. These Machines Won't Help Me Walk Again
4. Webs
5. White Room
6. Elmo Castrado
7. Lost At Sea
8. Hannah
9. End And Start
10. Be

...for now.

Soon my friends.


Monday, October 26, 2009

Alone like David Bowman...

What would you do?

A man given the chance to explore what is beyond our solar system first hand.  To partake in his own evolution.  It blows my mind. 

It saddens me to know that we have not even conquered the moon.

Why go to the moon?

Why go to the moon?

To stand on it.  It's the moon.

It had not occurred to me that I may be in the minority when actually pondering my place in the Universe from our pale blue dot.  When I dream of looking back at the earth from Europa... I seem to be alone.

Not alone like David Bowman though.  I can only hope to someday be left alone as he was.