Celestial

Many objects are located in outer space and some of these can be observed by astronomers and the resulting data can be analyzed using basic principles of physics.  The universe is vast, but the afterglow from the Big Bang can be captured by satellites.  In the 1943 Romance film The Heavenly Body which starred William Powell and Hedy Lamarr, an astronomer is hot on the trail of a comet which he just discovered, but his wife feels neglected, so she becomes engaged in astrology to see if she can truly be happy with her husband.  The stars tell her that she will have a new man in her life, which suddenly looks more likely when her husband leaves the house, angry that his wife believes in astrology.  Many people thought that Hedy Lamarr was way to dazzling beautiful to come up with the idea of frequency hopping, a way of jumping around on radio frequencies in order to avoid a third party jamming your signal.  Lamarr invented this technology in the 1940s for use as a secret wartime communication system that could keep the enemy from interfering with a ship’s torpedoes and although it was never used in WW2, this emerged as a way of secretly communicating on all of today’s gadgets like Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth.

Last week we had Laundry where you were supposed to find songs where somebody is having sex, or talking about it, insinuating sex, or hinting about sex.  This week the theme is Heavenly Bodies, Planets, Moon, Sun, Stars suggested by King Ben’s Grandma.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, and even better, read as many of them as you are able to as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the theme, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

Here are the “rules”:
• Try to use the prompt words or at least conform to a general theme, as you see it.  If the song you select does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• It would be good if you could post the lyrics to the song of your choice, as this is helpful for the people that want to follow along with the music.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due. It would also be a good idea to give credit to the singer and the band associated with your song.
• Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but please try not to include too many videos as that just makes it take longer to look at all of the other posts.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

I am writing about the song ‘Shining Star’ by The Manhattans and it was also done by the Jerry Garcia Band today.  Next week, I will be writing about the Chuck Berry song ‘The Promised Land’.  The upcoming prompts will be:
October 17, 2021 – Communication, Information, News, Telephone suggested by Di of pensitivity101
October 24, 2021 – Atoll, Island, Key, Lagoon, Peninsula, Reef, Tropical suggested by Tales from the mind of Kristian
October 31, 2021 – Songs that feature wind instruments which includes Brass instruments (horns, trumpets, trombones, euphoniums, and tubas) and Woodwind instruments (recorders, flutes, oboes, clarinets, saxophones, and bassoons) suggested by Maggie From Cave Walls
November 7, 2021 – Past, Present, Future

56 thoughts on “Celestial

    1. I do believe that Angie, because other people who made suggestions have told me the same thing. I guess when I get an idea for the theme I mark it on my sheet and if the idea comes from someone else, it takes a long time for it to be used. I have themes scheduled all the way out toll December 19, 2021 for now, but it is good for me to be prepared as this challenge is important to many people.

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    1. On December 6, 2020 we had Alligator/Crocodile/Lizard/Snake/Turtle and that should have covered reptiles. We never used revenge yet so on December 26, 2021 the theme will be, Anger, Frustration, Furious, Irritated, Mad, Provoked, Revenge suggested by Amy Braun, ☆ai love music☆ aisasami.

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  1. This is a great live version of one very uplifting song.

    I pictured a rainbow
    You held it in your hands
    I had flashes
    But you saw the plan
    I wandered out in the world for years
    While you just stayed in your room
    I saw the crescent
    You saw the whole of the moon
    The whole of the moon

    Hmm, you were there in the turnstiles, with the wind at your heels
    You stretched for the stars and you know how it feels to reach too high
    Too far
    Too soon
    You saw the whole of the moon
    I was grounded
    While you filled the skies
    I was dumbfounded by truth
    You cut through lies
    I saw the rain dirty valley
    You saw Brigadoon
    I saw the crescent
    You saw the whole of the moon

    I spoke about wings
    You just flew
    I wondered, I guessed and I tried
    You just knew
    I sighed
    But you swooned, I saw the crescent
    You saw the whole of the moon
    The whole of the moon

    with a torch in your pocket and the wind at your heels
    You climbed on the ladder and you know how it feels to get too high
    Too far
    Too soon
    You saw the whole of the moon
    The whole of the moon, hey yeah!

    Unicorns and cannonballs, palaces and piers
    Trumpets, towers and tenements
    Wide oceans full of tears
    Flags, rags ferryboats
    Scimitars and scarves
    Every precious dream and vision
    Underneath the stars, yes, you climbed on the ladder
    With the wind in your sails
    You came like a comet
    Blazing your trail too high
    Too far
    Too soon
    You saw the whole of the moon

    Source: LyricFind

    Songwriters: Michael Scott

    The Whole of the Moon lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc

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