Are they out there?

Around this time last year, something entered the solar system, and people began to take note. Oumuamua as it was called seemed to be a comet, or an asteroid or something that was passing us by, then heading back out into deep space unknown.

Anyway, recently, people have been questioning if it wasnt something more? Like an alien spacecraft of some kind, either an actual craft, or alien probe? Could be a probe, I guess, sent to recover data from this solar system from somewhere beyond our knowledge, maybe? An actual craft, I have my doubts, even though it accelerated, and decelerated, it would surely have come in for closer contact to Earth, if it was actually manned, to try and work out those strange beings on the planet?

All I know is, it wasnt someone delivering my flying saucer/space craft, which was a great shame!

Me, I suspect its nothing more than said flying comet, asteroid or another rock form we didnt know could exist, but fine, I personally would love it to be aliens, but if so, why didnt they come and get me! 😛

Will we ever know now, for sure, probably not, but it does make you think, or I hope it does.

Right, video time. I only wish I could find a live version of this brilliant song, but even though The Osmonds still perform it (of sorts), they segue it into another song, which means you miss out on much of this glorious work. So yes, for once, a stationary video, lol.

Just to add, there will not be the usual blog on Thursday, as I’m going out that evening. Sadly, no, not for a trip in a flying saucer with some passing aliens. So next blog will be at some point over the weekend, but not from the UK. A place beginning with P, in fact. Could be Pluto, could be Proxima Centauri, but far more likely to be Portugal! 😛

Its been a long player

That in joke might sail past any younger readers, but in the good old days, when you bought an album, or LP (long player, as they were known when I was young) they played at 33 1/3 rpm. And yes, 33 days from now, I wont be here in England, at least for a week, guaranteed! Well, I suspect I will come back at that point, as I have a return air ticket, but I wouldnt mind…lol!

Its a funny thing, by the time I was 9 or 10, I had a very decent collection of singles to my name, but not a single LP. Principally because at that time I wasnt actually buying my music, just choosing the singles I wanted, and that was the cheaper option. Therefore I was about 14 before I bought my first album, and must have had well over 100 singles by then. No, 40 years on, I’m not sure which was the first. If you twisted my arm, it would either be Osmonds, or Partridge Family/David Cassidy related I suspect? But as I say, dont quote me on that! I soon moved on to the likes of Gerry Rafferty, and Glam rock stuff, thats for sure lol! Though “The Plan” by the Osmonds certainly wasnt teeny bopper stuff, that much I do remember. “Crazy Horses” was probably one of the first ‘ecological’ releases, and on that album.

No, its a great song, but if you want to find it, you’ll need your own You Tube link lol! See if you can find “Are You Up There?” from the same album, if thoughtful religious perspective is your scene.

But no, after that piece of whimsical musing, this is really about what happens 33 days from now, a break from the insanity of work, for a wonderful week, with great friends across in the US, cant wait.

And musically tonight, two for the price of one, albeit the same song.

Firstly, the original, and well known version of this song, and tribute to a great singer recently taken from us

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKGZNZOkTPQ

Ironically, they hadnt planned to record it, the plan was for another wonderful group from my young years to do so, The Seekers. They finally did in 2002, after Maurice Gibb’s death as a tribute, and here that is too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=fvwp&v=CUfUNNN68eQ

The clue, think of a certain New England State, lol 😉