Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Bleep - bleep - bleep - bleep!

10 comments:

Titus said...

Oh, you've got to love those Russian rockets!
There was a drama about Korolev on the TV a year or so back - I thought it was brilliant.

Argent said...

Well-spotted.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Ah this brought back memories - I immediatley googled 'Telstar' and came up with this link with my past.

Are you too young to remember this?

Anna :o]

swiss said...

we heard a thing on radio 4 on the way up the road the other day that you might like. it's called el tren fantasma and was on archive on 4. it's not currently on inlayer but i think that's because they must be repeating it sometime son. failing that you can hear it on sunday's pick of the week

Gerry Snape said...

I stood out side the house with my brother and waited for the light to pass over head.....how could such a thing exist I thought in my innocence!....that and more to come child!!

Dominic Rivron said...

Thanks for these comments, everybody.

Titus: Missed te drama - but did see the amazing IMAX film of the International Space Station. Well worth seeing.

Argent: That's hours misspent surfing for you. :)

HyperCRYPTICal: Just. Earliest musical memories would be Music While You Work on Home Service and the release of She Loves You. Telstar is a superb track. The combination of epic sweep with a tinny, primitive electronics really captures something about that era of space exploration. Yuri Gagarin meets Steve Zodiac.

swiss: Thanks for that. I think I caught some of it: something about the Stockport to Stalybridge train?

Gerry Snape: What a great thing to have seen!

swiss said...

there was a thing about trains around manchester but this one was about a mexican passenger train. sadly it looks like it's not being rebroadcast but details here
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vkmt0
one of those programmes that makes you glad the bbc exists!

Rachel Fenton said...

Wow. I really should rummage around on youtube.

Jenny Woolf said...

Wonder where it will all lead, if anywhere.

AquaMarina said...

thanks for this link Dominic, ties in with my current passion for Jodrell Bank and all things space-y!