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So usually, when I do a Tunes for Tuesday post, I put up something I've been listening to for a little while -- a few days, at least. I can't remember when I've ever heard something new on a Tuesday and turned right around and posted a link to it. But today's that day!

Some of you may have already heard a truncated version of this already; I understand it's being used in television ads for the 2010 Lincoln MKZ. It's a cover of a song you already know, and probably like, if I know my friends list correctly, so here it is:

Shiny Toy Guns - Major Tom

Let me know if you do like it. Cheers.

Date: 2009-04-14 06:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kickaha.livejournal.com
OMG that makes me about 14 kinds of happy.

The original was the second 45 I ever bought. (B-side in German! Woot!)

*happy dance*

Date: 2009-04-14 07:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kickaha.livejournal.com
Actually, this is probably the best place/time to ask this question...

I never thought this was really a reworking of Bowie's song. Instead, it always reminded me of a sf short story that I read years ago and haven't been able to find since.

An energy-based alien lands on Earth a few hundred millennia ago, finds the highest lifeform is a primitive hominid, which it takes the form of to survive in the gravity well. It can't escape said gravity, so it decides to shepherd the species until they're space-faring. It ends up working behind the scenes, altering the plans for the first unmanned orbital launch to include a small empty space. It crawls into the space just before launch, after working as a janitor on the base (practically invisible). The exposure to space kills the human body, but releases the alien energy, and it... goes home.

Rings any bells for anyone?

Date: 2009-04-14 06:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lt-howitzer.livejournal.com
I saw the ad for it just a couple hours ago and loved the song and was wondering who did it. I would have loved to have heard it at the Deva party.

Date: 2009-04-14 07:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icebluenothing.livejournal.com
Seriously! I really wish I'd heard this a week ago.

Date: 2009-04-14 08:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] leenerella
I vascillate between loving it and thinking it's just slightly too bubblegum - and loving it anyway! All that says is that I'm taking myself just a little too seriously these days, and reminders against that are always good. Thank you!

Date: 2009-04-14 08:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lokheed.livejournal.com
Which album is it from? It's not on any of their albums I see on iTunes....

Date: 2009-04-14 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icebluenothing.livejournal.com
.... I don't think it *is* on an album (yet?). Looks to me like they finished the song, and just put it up on their website as a free download.

The MP3 linked above is a copy I put on my server, but here's their official release page:
http://shinytoyguns.com/news/transmission-to-major-tom/ (http://shinytoyguns.com/news/transmission-to-major-tom/)

Date: 2009-04-15 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gwywnnydd.livejournal.com
Oooh, thank you...

Date: 2009-04-22 07:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chemicallace
I downloaded it and am very pleased. Yay TfT! Any for this week?

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