[lit-ideas] Re: Sunday Poem

  • From: JimKandJulieB@xxxxxxx
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  • Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 10:06:15 EST

That was an absolutely marvelous song.  

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1/29/06 7:59:43 AM Central Standard Time  From: _phil.enns@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
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David Ritchie wrote:

"So then I recalled  Major Tom, singing in his orbit suit,"

to which Lawrence Helm  replied:

"You recall something about the astronaut Tom Jones and  associate him
with the singer Tom Jones."

In 1969, David Bowie  released an eponymous album that included the song
'Space Oddity'.  In  the song, there is a Major Tom who has an
unfortunate (?) experience in  space, and sings:

"Here am I floating round my tin can
Far above the  Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can  do."


Phil Enns
Toronto,  ON

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