With the moon being in the news recently, it seemed like a good time to talk about this fun album, which talks about the great adventure weÁ¢€â„¢ll have when we land on the moon. Here are a few songs from the album.
The song that starts out the festivities is Á¢€Å“With a Great Big Noise Like Thunder,Á¢€ which talks about how loud the rocket will be when it zooms into space. But donÁ¢€â„¢t worry, no matter how fast it goes, cameras will catch everything. ThereÁ¢€â„¢s some narration after the song that I was going to cut out, but I decided not to because itÁ¢€â„¢s kind of charming to hear somebody talk about landing on the moon in future tense. I also like how he keeps referring to the satellite in the rocket as a Á¢€Å“man-made moon.Á¢€
In Á¢€Å“Meet Space Pilot Jones,Á¢€ we learn that our astronaut is extremely smart and is between 5Á¢€â„¢ 2Á¢€ and 5Á¢€â„¢ 10Á¢€ tall. I donÁ¢€â„¢t remember a specific height requirement once we got the real guys into space, but it would make a lot of sense. We also find that his space suit makes him look like a barrel. Not the look you want to pull off if you run into some foxy space ladies!
Next we have Á¢€Å“The Story of the Planets,Á¢€ which is a fun calypso song about how the planets revolve around the Sun. This is back when Pluto was still in the Planet Club. The narrator even talks about new planets being Á¢€Å“billions and billionsÁ¢€ of miles away, long before Carl Sagan copped that phrase.
Á¢€Å“Put a Penny in the ScaleÁ¢€ helps you learn that you will weigh differently on different planets, (that is of course if you donÁ¢€â„¢t burn up or freeze when you get there). And if you can even find a coin-operated scale any more, chances are putting a penny in it will just end up losing your penny.
Finally, this song explains that the distance between the Earth and the Moon is the same as Á¢€Å“50 Round TripsÁ¢€ from New York to California. However, the rocket to the moon can go seven miles a second, which is a bit faster than the posted speed limits for the car trip.
I hope you enjoyed this one. Like I said before, I thought it was kind of cool to hear people fantasizing about something we barely think about any more. As always, if youÁ¢€â„¢d like the entire album, it can be found here.