If you watch tv at all by now you’ve probably seen the public service announcement about COVID-19 isolation protocols featuring Canada’s first astronaut, Chris Hadfield.
In addition to being the first Canadian in space in 1994 and the first to walk in space in 2001 he lived aboard the International Space Station from December of 2012 to May, 2013, spending a total of 144 days there and serving as its commander for two months of that time.
The affable high flyer is also, as many know, a musician, and while on the space station he actually recorded the first music video ever made in space that is the ultimate self-isolation musical performance.
In the YouTube vid, which has been a residing feature on TorontoMoon.ca for some time now, he sings and plays acoustic guitar on the David Bowie classic “Space Oddity” (with a few changes to the lyrics to drop the darker elements of the song and reflect his actual situation) and at one point strums a Larivée Parlor acoustic guitar as he floats in the zero gravity.
He also, btw, while aboard the ISS recorded tracks for an album, Jewel In The Night, which was released for Christmas, 2012.
As Hadfield says in the psa, “I’ve spent a little time self-isolating,” but despite being removed from their normal lives astronauts are able to find ways to remain productive and, as his many tweets from the station and musical activities while he was aboard attest, to still have some fun too.
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*11am-1pm> The Rock-A-Round with Slim Tim @ www.rockabilly-radio.net ~ Rockabilly tracks (from UK, repeats Sundays 3-5am & Wednesdays 6-8am)
Noon-6> Steel City Music with Gunner Smith @ The HAWK FM 101.5fm ~Blues, etc.
1-2pm> “Groove Radio” with host Bill King & guests @ CIUT 89.5FM & streamed online
3-7> Julian Taylor hosts @ 106.5 ELMNT FM in Toronto & www.elemntfm.ca ~eclectic music 25% indigenous, 35% CanCon
8> Ken Wallis Blues Source show with tracks and interviews @ www.bluesandrootsradio.com
9-11:30> Brady’s Basement: Live Stream Concerts to Support Musicians fundraiser for Don Campbell sponsored by Hemingways Restaurant & Bar with Shawn Brady ~streamed from www.facebook.com/bradyvox; tickets from Eventbrite
9-midnight> “Gumbo Kitchen” with Ron Littlejohn @ JAZZ.FM91 & online ~Blues/R&B/Funk tracks and artists
RESIDING> Rob Minderman performs “Invisible Enemy” original song about COVID-19 on YouTube (0:4:00)
RESIDING> recording of Carmen Toth performing St. Patrick’s Day concert solo ~songwriter (1:10:23)
RESIDING> Wayne Neon and the Amazing Tubular Orchestra™ on Youtube: Social Distance Sessions live ~eclectic covers & originals (0:18:22)
RESIDING> Susie Grooves & Company performs “Rhianna” at Southside Johnny’s on Facebook (0:3:44)
RESIDING> Josh Gordon on Koch guitar solo for “Koch Quarantine Sessions” on YouTube (0:1:33)
RESIDING> Late Fakirs featuring Greg Shields perform “Silent Keeper of Your Lost Dreams” on YouTube
RESIDING> Howard Gladstone performs original Roots solo on Facebook ~songwriter (0:5:32)
RESIDING> Howard Gladstone at Winterfolk XVIII performs “Crazy Talk” on You Tube ~songwriter (0:4:10)
RESIDING> Roger “Pops” Zuraw with Joshua-Walker & friends performs original song “Headboard Boogie” on YouTube (4:55)
RESIDING> Toronto Symphony Orchestra performs “Appalachian Spring” in remote ensemble on YouTube ~Classical (0:4:26)
RESIDING> Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield performs “Space Oddity” from International Space Station on YouTube via TorontoMoon.ca (0:5:30)
RESIDING> James Anthony performs original “Corona Blues” song on YouTube ~songwriter (0:2:39)
RESIDING> Jillian Bunting performing original & cover songs on Facebook ~songwriter (0:53:20)
RESIDING> Reuben O’dell-Barkow with Marianna Lvovskaja recorded live (0:51:40)
RESIDING> Marsala Lukianchuk performs “I Wish I Was Locked Down With You” Facebook video ~songwriter (0:1:49))
RESIDING> Jessica Mondello performing covers & originals on Facebook ~songwriter (1:03:43)
RESIDING> Michael Theodore performing covers & originals on Facebook ~songwriter (1:17:01)
RESIDING> Home Routes podcast Show #22 with host Tim Osmond & tunes by Kalyna Rakel [previous podcasts also accessible from page] (0:21:31)
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