Major Tom, meet Top Space Man

As many of us sought to honor David Bowie‘s passing through Facebook posts, photographs and a very impromptu memorial at The Taqueria this afternoon, a group of folks from Juneau and Seattle had already reimagined one of our favorite singles.

Back in May, Alaska Robotics‘ Pat Race, Molly Lewis, Marian Call, and Seth Boyer were already working on a tribute,  composing a parody of the 1969 classic “Space Oddity” using only the 1,000 most commonly used words in the English language. But they didn’t stop there. The group filmed shot-for-shot a music video inspired by the original.

The video made internet rounds and eventually reached the man himself, earning a shout out on Bowie’s personal website.

 

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