Playing tracks by
Umber, Kettel, Good Weather For An Airstrike, Raising Holy Sparks, Harold Budd and more.
"Some five billion years from now, there will be a last perfect day on Earth. Then, the Sun will slowly change, and the Earth will die...Eventually, life will be extinguished, the oceans will evaporate and boil, and our atmosphere will gush away to space."
- Carl Sagan, COSMOS television series
This Mixcloud suite is dedicated to the memory of my intelligent and beautiful wife, Virginia Read Barnett (1953-2010). Once upon a time, she was a pen pal of Sagan's, way before the advent of the World Wide Web. At the time, Sagan frowned on her interest in studying astrobiology, but he did share with Ginny some beautiful images of the heavens as seen through what used to be the world's most powerful telescopes. Ginny never stopped looking at the universe with curiosity and wonder, and Sagan deserves a certain amount of credit for that.