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Music Monday and Starman ~ #DavidBowie

On the weekend, I watched The Martian, based on the novel by Andy Weir.

I enjoyed the film, which included a peculiar soundtrack of disco; one of the astronauts liked that era of music. Some of the songs played were:

“Turn The Beat Around” by Vickie Sue Robinson

“Rock the Boat” by The Hues Corporation

“Good Times” by Chic and

“Waterloo” by Abba.

I knew all the tracks, dated as they may be, given I grew up with that music in the late seventies.

I did not, however, grow up with David Bowie’s “Starman.” It was released in 1972, and I completely missed it until years later when I discovered David Bowie in the eighties.

It’s a great song, and unlike the others, is anything but dated.



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