Filkerrrrr innnnn Spaaaaaace!

An excellent song, sung and played beautifully, for the honor of Our Lord on the vigil of His Birthday.

From a place better known to angels than men.

By astronaut Chris Hadfield, covering a 2001 song by Dave Hadfield.

You’ll also notice that it is ABSOLUTELY TYPICAL of filk’s serious side. Deeply personal, yet steeped in the tradition (and chords, and riffs) of science fiction and space fandom. Seriously, you could expect a song like this to come out of anybody in a filkroom — and yet, it is very individual.

You will also notice that he obviously had practiced it LOTS. And that makes it even more thoughtful, of course, because it can’t be easy to find practice time and energy in the busy world of the ISS.

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