Thursday, December 25, 2008

Moonlight On Vermont

Forty yrs. ago:

It hadn't been a very good year.

Nineteen-sixty-eight saw [...] the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, riots across the world and the My Lai massacre.

But on Christmas Eve, Americans turned on their TVs to see perhaps the first good news all year: The Apollo 8 astronauts [...] as they became the first humans to orbit the moon.


Glennis said...

Do you know the Caetano Veloso song "Terra"?

He wrote it in 1969 or 1970 or something like that after being released from prison in Brazil for having sung songs critical to the regime.

He saw the first photo of Earth from Space, and wrote the song.

Search Youtube - it's there.

It's amazing. Sorry I'm not posting a link, I've had a bit tonight.

M. Bouffant said...

Comestibles >Hic!< Editor Responds:

We had a beer earlier; all is understood & forgiven.