Your friendly neighborhood Midnight Rider in for Eric again this week, and space is again the overriding influence. Perhaps it's because it's July_ a month particularly rich in space history_ the month of Roswell, Neil Armstrong, New Horizons/Pluto, Juno/Jupiter and even the creation of NASA itself!!! So, through the Neo-Stargate we go… Earthlings, Martians, Venusians, alien backseat drivers, join together and just know: it's Our Space. And That's… The Way It Is!
Your friendly neighborhood Midnight Rider filled in for Sean this week, and the Rider gets his kicks, modern and otherwise, in space! Leading off: The Sinceros, who express the sci-fi alien saucer pilot's timeless request to "Take Me To Your Leader." A three-song "invasion" set consists of works by Moon Hooch, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and Scarlet Slipping. New York's The Slackers, usually a ska/reggae outfit, very capably steep their "Spaceman 3104" in a cosmic Bowie vibe, while sending ska itself into space (aboard a "Satellite") is Australia's Melbourne Ska Orchestra.