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Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-08-2005 11:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From Ticketmasters' liveDaily.com:
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Singer/songwriter/guitarist Todd Park Mohr wrote "Blue Sky" at the urging of John Horan, Deputy Program Manager for ASRC Aerospace Corporation, NASA's research and development contractor. The two met in January during the group's BHTM Fan Cruise, a week-long excursion through the British Virgin Islands that the band hosts for 240 fans each spring.

"John's a fan and came on our [cruise]," Mohr said in a statement. "We got to talking, and he said they've used [Elton John's] 'Rocket Man' so much and wanted a song specifically about the American shuttle program.

"I drew on my experience from visiting the Kennedy Space Center with [bandmates] Brian [Nevin (drums)] and Rob [Squires (bass)], where we were given a behind-the-scenes tour. I also utilized the astronauts' autobiographical material posted on the NASA website. I am a believer in space exploration and believe the effort is in many ways the cream and flower of human achievement."


Read the full article here.

The song will be available exclusively via Apple's iTunes Music Store beginning July 12, and will also turn up on the group's next album, for which no release date is set.

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posted 07-08-2005 04:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Laura   Click Here to Email Laura     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Because if there's anyone who can write a stirring tribute to fallen heroes, it's Big Head Todd & the Monsters.

[This message has been edited by Laura (edited July 08, 2005).]

Rob Joyner
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posted 07-10-2005 12:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rob Joyner   Click Here to Email Rob Joyner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Speaking of 'space' songs, my favorite is the last cut on the 'Signals' album by Rush entitled 'Countdown'.
I don't want to spoil it for the rest of you so I won't say anything about it here.
It's worth the time to find & download.

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posted 07-10-2005 09:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rodina   Click Here to Email Rodina     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Laura:
Because if there's anyone who can write a stirring tribute to fallen heroes, it's Big Head Todd & the Monsters.

[This message has been edited by Laura (edited July 08, 2005).]


LOL!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-19-2005 04:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is now a music video for "Blue Sky". (Quicktime required.)

[In related news, Big Head Todd & The Monsters were distributing CD singles of "Blue Sky" at the KSC press site last Wednesday.]

sts205cdr
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posted 07-19-2005 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great video and a great song! I've always liked Big Head Todd & The Monsters. I have their first two albums and this one is definitely going in the collection!

--John

lunarrv15
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posted 07-20-2005 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lunarrv15   Click Here to Email lunarrv15     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
never heard of them. sound like a punk-rock band

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