Thursday 18 March 2010

Ground Control To Major Tom

I wonder how many channels they get


Virginia said...

More than anyone needs.

So what ? You've got so many photos in the can that you can post two a day now? How prolific you are!

Virginia said...

Who is Major Tom? Must be from before my time. :)

Wayne said...

No I don't have 'so many' photos. In fact I've shot myself in the foot. It's hard to find good help :-)

If I take the other one down act surprised tomorrow.

And no Virginia, the invention of the phonograph may have been before your time, Major Tom definitely was not :-)

Virginia said...

PHoto? What photo?? I knew you screwed up but was pretending to give you the benefit of the doubt. teehee

My WV is needi. NEEDI do all the quality control around this place??

jennyfreckles said...

Gosh that's a bigger satellite dish than the one on Salts Mill - and they make them there!

Chuck Pefley said...

For the benefit of Virginia ......

"Ground control to major Tom
Ground control to major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
(Ten) Ground control (Nine) to major Tom (Eight)
(Seven, six) Commencing countdown (Five), engines on (Four)
(Three, two) Check ignition (One) and may gods (Blastoff) love be with you

This is ground control to major Tom, you've really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare

This is major Tom to ground control, I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
Here am I floatin' 'round my tin can far above the world
Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do

Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles, I'm feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much, she knows
Ground control to major Tom, your circuits dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, major Tom?
Can you hear me, major Tom?
Can you hear me, major Tom?
Can you...
Here am I sitting in my tin can far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do"

A David Bowie song ... and yes, V, I had to look it up on the web. At least I know when I don't know a source -:)))

Wayne said...

A nice job Chuck.

V. the song title isn't Ground Control to...

I think it's called Space Oddity.