Playlist Week-Thursday

Posted in Music at 6:44 am by Marion

Today we have music from the upper regions, a distinctive collection posited by my favorite backyard astronomer and husband, Greg Eans.

He is quite dedicated in keeping watch over the heavens. Most every evening, just as I’m saying Goodnight Moon, he’s saying Hello Universe, and heads out to some field or sits on our back deck with binoculars. About once a week or so, he takes off to Goose Creek State Park with his telescope. A particular point of some pride is that on the coldest night of this year, when temperatures sank to 18 F, he was perched at Goose Creek looking for the Quandrantid meteors.

So today for your listening pleasure, is Greg Eans’ Telescopin’ Playlist. (You can find the music from this week on iTunes, Amazon and other Web sites.) His Web site, gregeans.com, has a completed chart of the Messier items, a cool indie soundtrack and his Sky Observer’s Blog.

The Notwist : “One With the Freaks” (Track 1): According to iTunes this is my most-played song. It’s got a great anthem feel and is a perfect choice to start out a stargazing session or as the first song you play when you finally get on the highway at the beginning of a long trip.

melpo mene: “Hit the Boy” (Track 2): The ultimate groove with stand-up bass, ride cymbal and sweet vocal melodies.

David Bowie: “Hallo Spaceboy” (Track 3): This one can’t be left out when cruising the Milky Way with the scope.

Nada Surf: “Beautiful Beat”: (Track 4)
: It’s got a great chorus that hooks you immediately.

Sigur Rós: “Inní mér syngur vitleysingur” (Track 5): I have no idea what the lyric say but what the hey.

Apparat: “Not a Number” (Track 6): This song makes me feel like I’m in the middle of things.

Thief: “Clouds” (Track 7): I’m reminded of XTC’s “I Remember the Sun” with this one.

The Most Serene Republic: “You’re Not an Astronaut” (Track 8): Imagine standing on the edge of the earth while listening to this song.

Le Loup: “Planes Like Vultures” (Track 9): Music from a very talented group of artists.

Ticonderoga: “Kim & Kelly” (Track 10): A great original tune by a local-ish band (Raleigh), recorded at home.

Edie Brickell: “Take a Walk” (Track 11): This one sounds really good out in the middle of a big field.

The Notwist: “Good Lies” (Track 12): Another great song from a great band.


  1. Chloe Davies said,

    October 11, 2010 at 3:40 am

    david bowie has this weird stuff character on him but he is cool*,”

  2. Melatonin Side Effects : said,

    October 22, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    aside from being a great singer David Bowie is also a good actor playing the role of Tesla in the movie The Prestige”*

  3. Roof Helmet %0B said,

    December 12, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    David Bowie is a classic, i like all his songs during the old days. ~*’