Party Music for a Space Colony

by Robbie Schlosser

Hold your jets!  What space colony?  We’re only going to play dinner party music.  For now.

This will be a BUSY weekend for us.  At one of the highlights, we’ll be entertaining at the Gala dinner party for the annual NewSpace Conference, in Santa Clara.  Sponsored by the Space Frontier Foundation, this conference attracts scientists, visionaries, technologists, entrepreneurs, and businessmen from around the world — in fact, everyone interested in promoting private, commercial exploration of space.

THAT space colony.

Magnolia Jazz Band Party Music for a Space Colony

Until recent years, only science fiction dreamers could imagine a space colony.  This picture appeared in one of the earliest sci-fi books, Jules Verne’s 1865 fantasy From the Earth to the Moon.

Since then, more books, radio, comics, films, and TV have brought us to today’s perspective.  Now the experts are predicting that space exploration will bring greater influence on our world than the creation of the internet.

In fact, they’re saying that “Space settlement is no longer a dream, it is an industry.”

This will be our third year entertaining at the Gala, and I expect it will be interesting as always.  Especially in the party music we select.

At every cocktail party, before the dinner, guests typically request a few of their favorite songs.  We’re ready for whatever comes along, and more!

If YOU were a musician, what old standards would you play to please everyone there?  As in recent years, our party music list will include these and more.

    • Fly Me to the Moon
    • Stardust
    • Moonlight in Vermont
    • The Sunny Side of the Street
    • Out of Nowhere
    • Moonlight Serenade
    • Stars Fell on Alabama
    • Moon River
    • How High the Moon?
    • Over the Rainbow
    • Blue Moon
    • Stairway to the Stars
    • Blue Skies
    • Gone With the Wind
    • Come Fly With Me
    • When You Wish Upon a Star
    • East of the Sun
    • I’ve Got the World on a String
    • It’s Only a Paper Moon
    • Moon Over Miami

YOUR turn.   What songs would you like for YOUR space colony?

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Amethyst Mahoney July 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I am such a super-huge nerd I would request the themes to Star Trek and Star Wars. Although they’re probably so copyrighted one would wonder if you could even play them at such an event.

Very cool, though. And congratulations for getting such an awesome gig!

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Robbie Schlosser July 27, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Thanks, Amethyst. Glad you’re ready with your requests. I’m sure Star Wars and Star Trek will be on the menu. No problem with copyrights (fingers crossed). But what an honor to entertain such a distinguished group!

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Gordon Bryan July 28, 2012 at 1:21 am

I reckon you’d need some rock & roll, how about ‘Rock Around The Clock?’

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Robbie Schlosser July 28, 2012 at 9:37 am

Thanks, Gordon. Good suggestion. We could tailor the song to the evening’s theme and call it “Rocket Around the Clock”.

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