Artist: John Lennon
Track: God
Album: John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

Astronaut James Newman waves at the camera during a 7-hour, 21-minute spacewalk, December 7, 1998. (NASA)

Artist: The Beatles
Track: Something
Album: Abbey Road

Hale-Bopp and the Pyramid
Site: Giza - Egypt
Comet Hale-Bopp appears above the Pyramid of Khafre, one of the three Great Pyramids of Giza. The monument is illuminated in lilac (pink and blue) floodlights during the famous Sound and Light show.
Copyright: John Goldsmith

In the Vicinity of the Cone Nebula Image Credit: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ) & DSS; Assembly and Processing: Robert Gendler
Explanation: Strange shapes and textures can be found in neighborhood of the Cone Nebula. The unusual shapes originate from fine interstellar dust reacting in complex ways with the energetic light and hot gas being expelled by the young stars. The brightest star on the right of the above picture is S Mon, while the region just below it has been nicknamed the Fox Fur Nebula for its color and structure. The blue glow directly surrounding S Mon results from reflection, where neighboring dust reflects light from the bright star. The red glow that encompasses the whole region results not only from dust reflection but also emission from hydrogen gas ionized by starlight. S Mon is part of a young open cluster of stars named NGC 2264, located about 2500 light years away toward the constellation of the Unicorn (Monoceros). Even though it points right at S Mon, details of the origin of the mysterious geometric Cone Nebula, visible on the far left, remain a mystery.

Artist: Pink Floyd
Track: Keep Talking (Live in Hannover, August 17th 1994)
Album: Pulse (Live)

I’m going to buy myself a new pen (since one of the cops broke my best one the other night when they searched my pockets) and I’m going to continue working on writing this collection of poetry. It seems to be coming along nicely. 


NGC 6559
Image Credit: Gerald Rhemann

Artist: The Doors
Track: A Feast of Friends
Album: An American Prayer

The Egg Nebula in Infrared Light captured by the Hubble Space Telescope

Artist: The Doors
Track: Ghost Song
Album: An American Prayer


The Life Force blooms through the hardened crust of Land

Vegetable matter of color and fragrance forms

The Sun is the source of all of this

And the Stars that came before

Traditions were built to celebrate and prepare 

For the cyclical oncoming of the warm virility

Sexual dances to make it come

Circular copulation

And fires burned

Metamorphosed myth through Fire and Time

Rearranged archetypes in the deity’s son

The story of his Death and Resurrection

Now the Transformed story of a Season

But only for a Season 

In preparation for new seasons of myth

(Source: megacosms)