Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day - Music Monday

This Memorial Day we remember our dead, and particularly our military personnel who fell in battle. That is important, particularly for the family and friends who knew them, so I want to take a moment to recognize the solemnity of the occasion.

The rest of this post may seem irreverent in the context of Memorial Day. I wanted to post this series of videos on a Monday, for Music Monday. A holiday seemed like a good day a short, easy, queued post, so this is in the spirit of barbecue, fireworks, and Formula 1 racecars.

In case you missed it, here are four space-related music video parodies.

This is the first one I saw hit the scene, developed by Satire two years ago, "We're NASA and we Know It"

I used to work with one of the people in the video.

A few months later, NASA released this parody, "NASA Johnson Style":

This is more recent, "All About that Space"

It is in this tradition that Cinesaurus created this year's parody, "SpaceX Launch You Up." It's on Vimeo, not YouTube, so I don't see a good way to embed it.