I am always amazed at what we can do with technology. As you all know, I’m a big fan of tech, and how we can use it. But today I found something absolutely amazing.
What you are about to witness is the first ever music collaboration to take place between earth and outerspace! How cool is that… and it happened between The Canadian band, Barenaked Ladies front man Ed Robertson and the Canadian Commander Chris Hadfield of the International Space Station.
Their song, “Is Somebody Singing”(aka I.S.S.) , was officially commissioned by CBC Music and the Coalition for Music Education for the upcoming Music Monday celebrations, the annual initiative championing music education.
I have to be honest, when I first watched this video, I got a little choked up, not at the content of the song (though it is a touching song) but I was just amazed at what humans have been able to do, and it really did amaze me that we really can do so many amazing things, like create a music recording with no delay between outerspace and earth.
Of course the comic in me started to thing “why on earth can these guys do a beautiful music recording from hundred’s of thousands of miles away, but Rogers can’t provide quality cell service to me?” But thats besides the point. Is this not amazing? And for those teens involved in this, how cool would that be? I’m guessing though.. in regards to the actual video.. I’m guessing Chris’ feed isn’t actually “live” like they make it look.. it’s just not possible.. every video feed and audio feed we get from space has crazy delays.. and it’s HD.. so I’m assuming that Chris recorded this himself from the ISS, and had it sent down, and then it was played on the TV screen to make it look like he was playing live with BNL.. sorry if I just ruined that video with you.. but I guess there is a chance I’m wrong (but I doubt it)
You can read the whole story here, and I recommend you do. I haven’t found a link yet for where you can buy it.. but I’m sure it’ll be up soon.. and I’ll update when I do.
I’ll be surprised if this doesn’t hit number 1 really fast all across Canada, just for the “pride” in Canada/