Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A morning filled with 400 billion suns

I'm a big fan of Carl Sagan and a buddy recently sent me this vid. First I sort of chuckled, then realized i actually kind of dug the track. Did some digging and found it was available on 7". Got it today...dropped the needle...smoked a bowl...vibing.

The b-side is printed with this (below), the same pattern on the gold records sent into space aboard Voyager in 1977. I heard this interesting podcast a few years ago on WNYC's Radiolab that touched on that gold record project, including a really touching interview with Sagan's widow who was the creative director on the project. Give it a listen:

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