Friday, September 16, 2011

Musical Stories 11: SciFi

This week the Musical Stories begin all over again with the Sci-Fi genre. For those of you who haven't been here since the beginning, this is where you can find the first Sci-Fi stories. Don't forget to come back and enjoy this week's choices though!

The first song this week is a classic, although you might not know this version. It may be exciting travelling beyond the stars, but it can be lonely too.

Song number two proves that even in the SciFi genre, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Or does it? Is he thinking of only her while they're all that distance apart? I have my doubts. I guess you might say this one is a bit cheesy, but it's fun!

Finally, a story where an alien is preparing for first contact and doesn't want world domination? Now that would be quite an original storyline!

I hope there was something you liked there. Next week we're going to tell some young adult stories.


  1. Wow, I forgot all about Kate Bush. And I certain forgot about this David Bowie phase. :)

  2. David's guitar could use a little tuning :) But then of course, it wouldn't have worked in the SciFi story.

  3. Ooh, never heard the Kate Bush it! Thanks for the tunes!

  4. All of these are new to me, but I really like the second one!

  5. Great choices, I like the Bowie tune. Ziggy would make a great sci-fi character, don't you think?

  6. Fantastic choices. I love number 1 and 3.

    Hope you're having a great weekend!

  7. These are awesome! As a YA scifi romance writer, I love them. Kate Bush - fantastic.

  8. Hadn't heard this one by David Bowie, but of course when I saw his name I had to have a look-see. Sci-Fi isn't my favourite genre for reading, but the movies are a lot more interesting.

  9. I bet he probably wouldn't be caught dead in that outfit today. :D

  10. Wow, Life 101 has a sharp ear for guitar tuning--it's funny how he picked up on that right away! :)


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  11. LOVE Kate Bush! Her voice is so ethereal. You can really tell Bowie's eyes are different colors in this video.

  12. Oooh, I've only ever heard the Elton version of Rocketman!! Very nice. And yes, no list of sci-fi songs would be complete without Bowie!! ;-)

  13. I've never heard of Kate Bush, but it's an interesting song!

    Great picks, once again. :)

  14. Wow, why did I not know about the Kate Bush version of "Rocketman." It's right up my alley, I can tell you that much.

  15. Kate Bush is good but Elton John is better! Love the Bowie track. Haven't heard that in ages :-)

  16. Yeam that middle one had me cracking up and making me want to smack the jerk on the other end of the phone at the same time:)

    Really enjoyed Kate Bush's Rocket Man!

  17. Ohh you have awesome taste... I love Kate Bush... very sci fi... nice...

  18. great picks- they really do set the mood for the genre!

  19. Hadn't heard that Kate Bush version. Love me some Bowie!

  20. Ah, David Bowie. Nice! Now I must watch "Labyrinth." Thanks, Sarah!

  21. OKay - that was a totally fun way to start my Monday morning :D

  22. I can think of some fun sci-fi songs!

  23. Excellent choices!!!! I love Rocket man!!! I love your little musical posts!

  24. Fun songs! I hadn't heard Kate Bush before.

  25. Ahhh Kate Bush... memories ;)

  26. Awesome! Good ol' David Bowie! LOL. Love this stuff. Gotta enjoy Sci-fi!

  27. I love Bowie and Bush, and this was the first time I've heard those two songs.

    Keep the videos coming.

  28. I love me some David Bowie. This is an interesting series. I'll be back! Thanks for stopping at my blog today!

  29. Hey! I saw you won a prize in the campaign challenge and I just wanted to say congrats!

  30. Great videos! Really enjoyed watching it! Thanks for the update

  31. Love Bowie's jumpsuit! And the hair is soooo totally cool.

    Agree with all the others re: Kate Bush. Have you heard her Wuthering Heights song? So gorgeous. "Heathcliff, it's me, I'm Kathy, I've come home..I'm so cooollld, let me in your window."

  32. Checking in, but I've already commented on this one.
    Take care.

  33. These are excellent! Two of my favorite sci-fi songs that tell a great story are Children of The Sun and Hangar 18.

  34. Great picks! What do you think about Major Tom by Peter Schilling? ;)


  35. Stina - It's not hard. He's had so many phases!

    Rick - There speaks the musician :-)

    Elizabeth R - Is it terrible to admit I prefer her version to Elton John's?

    Jenny - I have a soft spot for the middle one too :-)

    Joanne - Oh yes indeed!

    Claudia - Agreed. It's incredible.

    Talli - Thanks. Bowie is awesome :-)

    RaShelle - YA SciFi Romance? Makes me wonder if I can find one especially for you :-)

    Joy - Glad to introduce you to something new; and agreed, he's all about the sharp, tailored suits these days :-)

    Elizabeth M - I know. I didn't hear it :-)

    Donna - Good choice :-)

    Julie F - Ethereal. Brilliant description.

    Patsy - Thank you :-)

    Crystal - I resisted Space Oddity as too obvious but you're right, 70's Bowie was all about the SciFi :-)

    Annalisa - Couldn't agree with you more :-)

    The Golden Eagle - If you haven't heard it, look up Kate Bush's 'Wuthering Heights' on youtube. You'll either love it or hate it :-)

    Elliot - Welcome to you. I'm glad you found something you liked :-)

    Rosalind - I nearly picked Elton, but decided to go for the lesser known one :-)

    Charmaine - Everyone should have a Bowie phase :-)

    Deana - Don't you want to shake her and tell her to wake up, too?

    Tania - I'm so glad you liked them :-)

  36. Great work - again!

    And thanks also for commenting on my blog! Always great to see you!

  37. CQG - Thanks. I seem to have got it right this week :-)

    Tara - Oh, me as well! His voice is great too ;-)

    Emily - I still haven't seen that, although the girls keep reminding me.

    Jolene - Hope next Monday is just as fun :-)

    E Arroyo - Thank you!

    Diane - All suggestions gratefully received :-)

    Jen - Well thank you kindly :-)

    CherylAnne - I was hoping she'd be new to some people :-)

    Lynda - Thank you :-)

    Michelle - Dare I ask? ;-)

    Abby - Oh yes, you definitely have to!

    Medeia - I love it when people hear something new :-)

    Hannah - Hello there. Glad you enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to getting to know you :-)

    Jen B - Thank you. I'm so excited :-)

    Madeleine - She's wonderful, isn't she?

    Jason - Welcome and thank you. Just had a peek at your site. I think I'm going to like it :-)

    Melodie - Oh yes, I adore Wuthering Heights!

    Michael - Glad you like her :-)

    Heather - I've written those down to check out. Thanks :-)

    Elizabeth M - I just checked it out. It would make a perfect musical story :-)

    Lauren - Thank you, and you too :-)

  38. Thanks, Sarah - loving your musical vibes! Especially 'Will you' by Hazel O'Connor on the Love post - I'd almost forgotten it and how much I loved it! :-)

  39. Linda - I'm glad you're still enjoying them, and yes, 'Will You' is something special, isn't it?

  40. Ever hear of a band called Ayreon? They have two double-CD concept albums set in outer space, The Universal Migrator and 01011001. The creator, Arjen, is a master storyteller as well as musician.

  41. I've written them down to check them out, thanks Diane.


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