Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

Can You Hear Me?

David Bowie's "Space Oddity" was released on this day in 1969 as a 7" 45 rpm single. Just five days later, the U.S.'s Apollo 11 mission would launch and, five days after that, become the first manned moon landing. "Space Oddity", of course, went on to become one of Bowie's seminal songs and probably the one he is best remembered for by the general public.

It's worth noting, and perhaps fitting, that Steven Drozd was born on this day in 1969 as well.

Danny Kirwan's death Friday at 68 was announced yesterday by Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood. I always thought Kirwan was never given enough credit for the stellar work he did, both as a guitarist and songwriter, with Fleetwood Mac. To this day, I think the albums that he was a big part of -- MR. WONDERFUL, THEN PLAY ON, KILN HOUSE, FUTURE GAMES and (most of all) BARE TREES, are some of the Mac's best. 

"Everything in your life might be good, but there's still this notion that everything is not going to be okay, that there's more pain and suffering to come down the road." -- Steven Drozd