Moon Missions and the Children of Major Tom — The End of the Space Age and the Music Which Followed

It's the 40th anniversary of the first manned moon landing, and looking back at that achievement it's obvious that one of the many repercussions was evinced in the music of the era. In addition to the space rock of bands like Pink Floyd and Hawkwind and sci-fi minded funk acts like Funkadelic, the glam rock … Continue reading Moon Missions and the Children of Major Tom — The End of the Space Age and the Music Which Followed

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New Zealand Day or, Happy Waitangi Day

Happy New Zealand Day!   The Haast's Eagle, the largest bird of prey (until extinction) attacking a flightless moa (also extinct) The islands that make up what today is known as New Zealand were, for centuries, uninhabited by people. Due to isolation, the islands hosted many distinct creatures and were dominated by large birds. There … Continue reading New Zealand Day or, Happy Waitangi Day