[lit-ideas] Re: Sunday Poem

  • From: "Mike Geary" <atlas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 12:02:36 -0600

No, no, Lawrence, all we wanted to do was make fun of you. : ) Sit back and enjoy it.

Mike Geary
Memphis



----- Original Message ----- From: "Lawrence Helm" <lawrencehelm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 10:49 AM
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Sunday Poem



Well, swell, Phil, Mike, et al.  So now that you've exposed and humiliated
me as not being a David Bowie listener, maybe you could tackle the rest of
David Ritchie's poem.

Lawrence

-----Original Message-----
From: lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Phil Enns
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 5:46 AM
To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Sunday Poem


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."


Sincerely,

Phil Enns
Toronto, ON

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