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.
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
- 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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