(this intro is from the liner-notes to my CD Columbia: We Dare to Dream)
I didn’t know them. I didn’t know their names, or that they had been in space for sixteen days, or that they were called the “STS-107” crew, or even what “STS” meant. But I was sitting next to my piano on the morning of February 1st, 2003 when I heard the news… the awful news that the space shuttle Columbia had just broken apart upon reentry, 200,000 feet high in the skies over Texas, and that the entire crew had undoubtedly perished. Continue reading “preface from Columbia album”
From now through December 4th you can get a compact disc of my album “Columbia: We Dare to Dream” for only $8 and (almost) free shipping! Get it shipped just about anywhere for only 1¢.
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“Hangar Doors (Rollout)” has a new music video to go with it!
I went to the NASA photo archive and gathered together some great images from various Columbia shuttle missions that give an idea of the scenes I had in mind while I was writing “Hangar Doors (Rollout)”, the first track from my album. Bill had fun stitching them together and working out the timing so they made a smooth flow with the pace of the music.
We hope you enjoy the video! Let us know what you think with a comment below.
The latter part of January and early February is potent: it is a time that we reflect upon and honor the fallen crews of Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia, and all those who have lost their lives in the cause of exploration. During these days of remembrance, I would like to encourage us all to reflect upon our space heroes while listening to the music of “Columbia: We Dare to Dream.” Continue reading “Days of Remembrance”