Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Liveblogging the Launch

Via Lekhni's blog, a liveblog of ISRO's Chandrayaan-1 launch. Go Johnny go go go!

Update: ISRO is webcasting the launch (Via). No details on whether ISRO plans to bring their website into the 21st century.

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Speaking of moons, I recently discovered an outtake of the Doors' classic "Moonlight Drive" (on a gigantic 5-CD compilation called "Forever Changing". It's a superb collection of artists featured on Elektra Records between 1963-73. More on that compilation later.)

If you ask me, the opening verse of the song is probably the closest Jim Morrison ever got to writing good poetry. And Krieger's slide-playing was never more evocative than on this song.

"Let's swim to the moon
let's fly into the tide
penetrate the evening
that the city sleeps to hide
Let's swim out tonight
it's our turn to try
park besides the ocean
on our moonlight drive"

1 comment:

Lekhni said...

Thanks for the ISRO tip! Seriously, ISRO's website badly needs a revamp. Only in India can we go to the Moon and not even have a website for the mission.