Ode to Starman

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  • @defaultdave  Feb 6

    Space X just launched a car into space, along with a dummy in an astronaut suit called Starman

    Challenge to write a song about Starman!
    To help, here is a live feed of him orbiting earth.

    Tag with #starman and share here

  • @brrrse  Feb 6

    You read my mind, been working on it since I watched the launch... wasn't that amazing.....

  • @tuneslayer2018  Feb 7

    I anticipated your challenge and wrote a song to which I will add the #starman tag.


  • @brrrse  Feb 7

    @postcardhelicopters right? OMG I was screaming and crying OMG..

  • @defaultdave  Feb 7

    My entire office erupted with awwed cheer at the dual landing.

  • @defaultdave  Feb 7

    @tuneslayer2018 good going! Can’t wait to hear the demo.

  • @ericdistad  Feb 7

    Tangentially related: http://fawm.org/songs/79120/

    That said, the picture of Starman in the Roadster with the Earth in the background has got to be worth a song at least! I'm going to add it to my list. 😀

    Thanks for posting this challenge!

  • @fuzzy  Feb 7

    Does Starman in the sportscar remind anyone of the first scene in the film Heavy Metal? I wonder if Musk's entire game plan is to get hold of the Loc-Nar....

  • @defaultdave  Feb 7

    @ericdistad Totally related! Pre-starman, Elon heard your song and sent him to save you 😁

  • @krayzie003  Feb 7

    I saw this earlier and said lets do it. This is my ode to Starman.


  • @defaultdave  Feb 7

    @krayzie003 Thar is epic, incredible sound

  • @mosley  Feb 7

    Here’s my entry to this challenge:

  • @alboe Feb 7

    Yeah the double landing of the boosters was euphoric, we where all yelling and cursing and applauding like crazy here.
    And for me there was also another highlight, the fact that the words " DON'T PANIC" got sent into space.

  • @defaultdave  Feb 7

    @alboe That double landing happened so quickly. Was frigin space ballet.

  • @krayzie003  Feb 7

    Im with @alboe on the double landing. That was crazy. When I saw that I was thinking wow, we are on the verge of a world like has only been dreamed of in science fiction movies.

    Thank for listening and your comments @defaultdave

  • @scottlake  Feb 7

    The double landing was technologically amazing. Seriously inspiring for all the reasons stated above. But I wonder how does one company get such exclusive use of property paid for with tax dollars from my grandparents? Musk creeps me out and I can’t put my finger on it exactly as to the reason why. There’s just something weird going on there. Maybe because to my eye he looks kind of like Christopher Walken as The Continental?

  • @ericdistad  Feb 7

    @scottlake - As I understand it, the Falcon Heavy was built with all private dollars. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falcon_...

    As far as Musk creeping out... well, from all reports the guy is very intense, so... yeah, that could be a thing. 😀

  • @scottlake  Feb 7

    @ericdistad I’m talking about the facility; Cape Canaveral.

  • @cynthiawolff  Feb 7

    Just a mind blowing amazing thing...thanks for bringing it to my attention as I knew nothing about it!!

  • @tuneslayer2018  Feb 7

    @scottlake it appears that SpaceX leases the facilities they use.

  • @brrrse  Feb 7

    So as I watched Starman cruising the Van Allen belts, my writer demon in my brain said "What a great place to hide a body!" - Also inspired by all the sci-fi stories about people with terminal illnesses sending their bodies to space. It's lyrics only right now. http://fawm.org/songs/80242/

  • @brrrse  Feb 7

    Kennedy Space Center has billed itself as "Spaceport USA" for as long as I can remember (back to the 80's). They lease the property out to other companies for launches of private payload all the time. In their exhibits talking about "Spaceport" there are projections of it being like an airport. They even have a few IMAX movies about it. 😀

  • @scottlake  Feb 7

    I figured they weren’t using it for free. Let’s scale the idea down to see if you still agree with the idea. Local community pays taxes to build a community swimming pool complex. Speedo bathing suit company decides they really like the community pool for doing swimsuit development and they sign a 20 year lease to have exclusive access to the big pool, that was built with the community’s tax dollars. The taxpayers get no choice in the matter of the fact that their pool is now under private company exclusive use. Whether or not Speedo is paying the city for the pool doesn’t change that fact. The people who gave up their personal income to taxes which funded NASA all those years aren’t seeing one red cent of Elon Musk’s lease payments. Part of why he can do this so cheap is he didn’t have to build Cape Canaveral. My grandparents and yours and millions of other people had to pay for it.

  • @scottlake  Feb 7

    Regardless of that the dual landing of the rockets was way cool.

  • @brrrse  Feb 7

    And his leasing of the spot that you and I and the rest of the country isn't using anyway will result in technology that will directly benefit all of us - I guess it depends what you want to be outraged about. There are so many bigger, worse misuses and injustices going on in the world I'd rather be upset about. Space exploration isn't causing the economic issues in the world, or in the country.

  • @scottlake  Feb 7

    I’m not outraged. Take a look at the NASA budget as part of the GDP back in the day. How ‘all of us will benefit’ from Musk is of questionable value

  • @scottlake  Feb 7

    Something just doesn’t sit right with me, but that doesn’t mean I’m outraged

  • @brrrse  Feb 7

    @scottlake I do understand where you're coming from. My perspective seems to be 180 degrees from yours, so I don't think I'll ever agree with you on this - but I'm okay with that. My concerns are much more basic and immediate - once I'm not in danger of homelessness and hunger, I"ll have more time to worry with budgets and debates 😀

  • @scottlake  Feb 8

    Peeling the onion back more....the facility and NASA for that matter lost funding also because of shuttle disasters not because we beat USSR to the moon. Everyone is all excited because WE are back in space. No, WE are not. HE is. But I just saw more shots of the car with the big blue marble in the background. Very cool. But I wish we had maintained funding to NASA so this ‘going to waste’ reality of the facility wasn’t true.

  • @defaultdave  Feb 8

    I imagine someone would need to be intense to create a private space agency.

  • @gummunq Feb 10

    I wrote one but did not know about the challenge!!! Tagged now 😀


  • @defaultdave  Feb 10

    Ok here is mine! http://fawm.org/songs/81403/

  • @kevinmason  Feb 14

    I ended up making something that fits this challenge, so here you go!


  • @alboe Feb 14

    Here's mine http://fawm.org/songs/82660/
    Hope you enjoy it.

  • @defaultdave  Feb 14

    @gummunq Fun song, dancy but calm!

  • @defaultdave  Feb 14

    @kevinmason I like it! Thanks!

  • @jcameron Feb 23

    Finally got round to recording mine http://fawm.org/songs/85453/

  • @chrishope  Feb 25

    linked on some level and the day started it http://fawm.org/songs/86329/

  • @reklov Feb 25


    But take your time: It's epic!

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