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Catamount Community Radio - August 26, 2012

The news yesterday was that first-man-on-the-moon Neil Armstrong died. I just spent some time skimming through the Neil Arstrong Wikipedia page; some interesting stuff there. Test pilot capers and such. How about this? Chuck Yeager, and other "pure" pilots didn't think Armstrong was up to their level because he was an engineer, and not an intuitive flyer like them.

Every year at least once I spend a night in Armstrong's home town of Wapakoneta, Ohio. To date, I've yet to visit the Neil Armstrong museum there. Next time I will.


Today I played "Moonglow," "Moon Over the Freeway," "Seu Jorge's cover of Bowie's "Starman," "Grapefruit Moon," "Blue Moon," and "Spaceman" in Armstrong's honor.

I wanted to be a spaceman
That's what I wanted to be
But now that I am a spaceman
Nobody cares about me
Hey mother earth
Won't 'cha bring me back down
Safely to the sea
But 'round and around and around and around
Is all she ever say to me
I wanted to make a good run
I wanted to go to the moon
I knew that it had to be fun
I told 'em to send me real soon
I wanted to be a spaceman
I wanted to be it so bad
But now that I am a spaceman
I'd rather be back on the pad

I guess it wasn't a good week for Armsrongs, what with Neil's death, and Lance deciding to no longer dispute the doping charges. At least Louis didn't have a bad week.

Next week there may not be a live show, but I'm going to see if I can arrange a re-airing of the Trucks and Trains special that I voice-tracked last year.

Catamount Community Radio, Sunday mornings 10-12 (ET) on WWCU-FM.

1. Yusef Lateef – Plum Blossom
2. Marvin Hamlisch – Solace
3. Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Shirley Scott – Tangerine
4. Erroll Garner – Moonglow
5. The Ditty Bops – Moon Over the Freeway
6. Sonny Rollins – I’m an Old Cowhand
7. La Sonora Ponceña – Woody’s Blue
8. Young-Holt Unlimited – Soulful Strut
9. Little Willie John – Talk to Me, Talk to Me
10. Nick Lowe – Somebody Cares for Me
11. Janis Ian – At Seventeen
12. Seu Jorge – O astronauta de marmore
13. Bebo Valdés – Tabú
14. Elvis Presley – All Shook Up
15. The Chavelles – Red Tape
16. Kahil El’Zabar – All Blues
17. Lester Young – Texas Shuffle
18. CQMD – Horses
19. Marcus Roberts – Maple Leaf Rag
20. RDM w/ Aquila Rose – Big Yellow Taxi
21. Tom Waits – Grapefruit Moon
22. Thelonious Monk – Work
23. Kool Keith – Alpha Omega
24. The Jungle Brothers – Tribe Vibes
25. Elvis Presley – Blue Moon
26. Ben Allison – Green Al
27. Frank Sinatra – Nice Work if You Can Get It
28. Harry Nilsson – Spaceman
29. Nick Lowe – I Trained Her to Love Me
30. 3 Cohens – Tfila (Prayer)



Far out, man

This show was out of this world!

Re: Far out, man

Should have played Elton John's "Rocket Man."

May 2019



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