How's that for a mouthful? Today let's make a sort of video mixtape highlighting musical mashups with space imagery. You can send your video ideas to @glxp on Twitter, or just leave a link in the comments on this post. I'll be updating the post all day.
Elvis Presley - Blue Moon of Kentucky (via @quarkspin)
R.E.M. - Man on the Moon (also via @quarkspin. a classic, if I do say so myself)
You knew this was coming. You've been warned. Via @cariann
The Police - Walking on the Moon. Via @cariann, and probably about a hundred other people.
Very cool old school MTV channel ID. I need to do some more research into how the "moon man" became the MTV icon. Anybody have some info? (This is via @quarkspin)
Classic Kubrick, featuring Richard Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra (via @gonz037)
This is really what the Intarwebs are all about. (via @joebarone)
And a related video, also via @joebarone: Peter Schilling - Major Tom
One of my favorite Super Bowl advertisements from this past year, featuring House of Pain - Jump Around (via @cariann)
And now for something completely different. Sintetizador - Telstar (via @quarkspin). Really now, how awesome is retro space?
A couple of videos submitted don't allow for embedding, so I'll post some linkage here:
Radiohead - No Surprises
KRAFTWERK - SPACELAB
And from @matt808 we have this retro-futuristic love story: Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight.
The Galaxy Song by Eric Idle (via @gonz037)
[Break for lunch :)]
The Boxing Lesson - Dark Side of the Moog (space + vintage synthesizer references + collage style animation = awesome, via @quarkspin)
Enterprise theme song ("typically a love or hate thing," via @iamjem)
Bizarre cover of the B52's Planet Claire by OBLiVEON, courtesy of @quarkspin
Blue October - Calling You (via Google Lunar X PRIZE team @NextGiantLeap)
Spaceman Speedpaint, via @snibble, who says "I'm a sucker for timelapse"