30 April 2016

Countdown to Yuri's Night: The Ultimate Space Music Collection, CD1995-4

It's the "ultimate" because this trip through music, space, and time keeps growing. More than 2,700 music tracks organized chronologically, spanning more than a century, plus voice clips from space missions and other historical events. More than 200 hours of musical exploration... and counting.
SelectionTitlePerformerRelease
Year
1 Star Trek: Voyager (Long Version) Jerry Goldsmith 1995
2 In Space No One Can Hear You Scream S.P.O.C.K 1995
3 Sputnik Stan Hawkwind 1995
4 Out of Limits Man or Astro-Man? 1995
5 Lost in Space S.P.O.C.K 1995
6 Blast Off Matt Heckert 1995
7 Where No Mandolin Has Gone Before Nashville Mandolin Ensemble 1995
8 STS-71 - Docking to Mir Mission Audio 1995
9 Mirror World S.P.O.C.K 1995
10 Transmissions From Venus Man or Astro-Man? 1995
11 Космический патруль Space Patrol Русский Размер Russkij Razmer 1995
12 Neutral Zone (Jupiter Version) S.P.O.C.K 1995
13 Spacehog Spacehog 1995
14 Космические пришельцы Extraterrestrials Рушель Блаво Rushel' Blavo 1995
15 Never Thrust a Klingon (Satellite Version) S.P.O.C.K 1995

Index to Countdown to Yuri's Night: The Ultimate Space Music Collection

29 April 2016

The Films of Dylan Gangale: Home Alarm System

Copyright © 2016 by Dylan Gangale


Jack Fainga'a

Countdown to Yuri's Night: The Ultimate Space Music Collection, CD1995-3

It's the "ultimate" because this trip through music, space, and time keeps growing. More than 2,700 music tracks organized chronologically, spanning more than a century, plus voice clips from space missions and other historical events. More than 200 hours of musical exploration... and counting.
SelectionTitlePerformerRelease
Year
1 Star Trek: Voyager - Main Theme (Normal Version) Jerry Goldsmith 1995
2 All ETs Aren't Nice (Open Hatch Mix) S.P.O.C.K 1995
3 Space 1995-06-02 Grateful Dead 1993
4 Standing on the Moon 1995-06-02 Grateful Dead 1993
5 Astrogirl (paradise Mix) S.P.O.C.K 1995
6 Destination Venus Man or Astro-Man? 1995
7 Soyuz TM-21 - Launch Mission Audio 1995
8 Soyuz TM-21 - On Orbit Mission Audio 1995
9 Hideous Realms of Neptune Jamie Janover 1995
10 Beam Me Up S.P.O.C.K 1995
11 Space Cowboy (Classic Club Remix) Jamiroquai 1995
12 Lunar Journey Jo & Joe & Friends 1995
13 Escape Velocity Man or Astro-Man? 1995
14 Cosmic Boy S.P.O.C.K 1995
15 Floating Laika & the Cosmonauts 1995

Index to Countdown to Yuri's Night: The Ultimate Space Music Collection

28 April 2016

A Dog Day's Journey Into Night

Copyright © 2016 by Thomas Gangale

 
The Tongilava Pack at Rodney's Store: Roxanne, Denzel, Bette, and Jadzia

The Tongilava pack of four dogs and I set out at about 4pm for a walk around Fanga. Our progress was slow, not because my knees were especially painful, but because we met some friendly dogs along the way and so there was a lot of sniffing about. Roxanne was uncharacteristically calm. It was not unusual to have to pick her up and carry her past people because she was afraid of them, and often she would snap at other dogs even though the rest of the pack was happily sniffing and being sniffed, but today Roxanne the pariah was doing a good impersonation of a normal dog rather than being a head case.

My knees felt good enough for an extended walk, so at about 4:30pm at the intersection where we would normally turn right to go to Rodney Tu'inukuafe's liquor store, we turned left instead. We had taken no more than a few steps in that direction when a car horn honked and I heard my name called. I looked behind me and down the block near the liquor store was a black pickup truck stopped in the middle of the street. It looked like Rodney's truck, and the driver was motioning with his arm for me to come. I perceived a free beer in my immediate future, so the Tongilava pack and I reversed course.

As Rodney handed me a New Zealand Lager and we sat down on the cement step in front of his store, it seemed to me that he had already had a few, and that his friend Simon had already had more than a few. Simon, who looked ancient but might have been younger that I was, claimed that he had changed his name to Peter, which I took to be apocrypha, but as I got to know him better in the course of the next few hours, I had occasion to reflect on the appropriateness of his alleged name change; the guy was no smarter than a rock.

"I don't like you coming here with your dogs!"

"Why?"

"Because they make me afraid!"

"Why are you afraid of my dogs?"

"Because they might bite me!"

"Why do you think that? They have never bitten anyone."

"Why do you come here with your dogs all the time?"

"For my health. I need the exercise, and the dogs like to accompany me."

"Why don't you take your dogs somewhere else?"

"For several reasons. I live a few blocks from here, this is where I can rest for awhile and have a beer, and I have a legal right to walk my dogs here."

"No you don't! I am going to take you to court!"

"I look forward to that. I usually learn something new when I see the Tongan legal system in action. But before you take me to court, you might want to take a look at the Dogs Act, which I happen to have with me." I might leave behind my American Express card, but I never left home without a copy of the Dogs Act and the Pounds and Animals Act, such was the pervasive animus toward dogs.

"Where?"

"Right here in my pants." I pointed to my crotch. "I got yer Dogs Act right here." Then I produced the aforementioned legislation from my hip pocket and showed it to Rodney, who was sitting next to me and keeping me continuously supplied with beer.

By this time we had attracted a crowd of onlookers, all male, ranging in age from about ten to twenty years without possibility of parole. This was a real treat for them. The only time they got to hear dialog like this was while watching American films. Let the record also show that the Tongilava pack was quietly observing the situation, and at no time did they voice or motion a threat to anyone. I had their leashes wrapped several times around my left wrist to ensure that I had control.

"I don't care! I don't like you to come here with your dogs and make me afraid!"

"I don't believe you, I think you're just running your drunken mouth. Ngutu lahi! (Big mouth!) How afraid could you possibly be? Here you are sitting on the cement right next to my dogs like the lamb with the lion." Tongans loved such Biblical references.

"They bark and bark, and I don't like the noise." He cupped his hands over his ears.

"My dogs are being quiet. You're the one who is barking."

"You go down the street with your dogs and they bark, and they make all the other dogs bark!"

"That's a testable proposition." I stood up. "Walk with me."

"Where?"

"Down the street. Let's see if my dogs bark at other dogs." It was a good thing that I didn't have Doobie Mapapalangi with me; she had zero tolerance for disrespect from other dogs, but I had a lot of confidence in the Tongilavas to act with restraint, especially since Roxanne was having a good day. With four leashes in my left hand and gesturing with an open can of New Zealand Lager in my right, I conducted Simon on a guided tour of the dogs of Fanga. "Over here in this yard on the right, there are three dogs, two of whom can jump the fence. Another dog lives in the next yard, and the gate is open. On the left are two dogs, mother and son." Since they saw us nearly every day, they were used to us. Small children sang "Who Let the Dogs Out?" as we passed. Farther down the street a dog passed us in the opposite direction without incident. Finally, at the end of the block, a dog barked at us from behind a chain link fence. The Tongilavas maintained silence. This particular dog always barked, It was the one dog in that yard who hadn't learned to accept cheese puff balls from me.

Simon pointed an accusing finger. "You see? That dog is barking at your dogs!"

"No, he's barking at you. He doesn't like you. I don't like you, either." (You just watch yourself....) I was once wanted in Arizona for disorderly conduct, a class 1 misdemeanor.

We returned to Rodney's store where Simon continued to rant with increasing incoherence. "You come here from America with your foolish American ideas! I tried to go to America, but they wouldn't give me a visa."

"Well, you're not going to get a green card with that attitude, pal."

"In America, people shoot each other and no one does anything about it! Not here!"

"But you're in Tonga. What do you care what happens in America? You've never even been there. You should worry about what happens right here. Why are you concerned about the mote in your neighbor's eye when you have a log in your own?" Ah, a grand gesture to the faithful in the pews. "Anyway, if you think Americans are so dangerous, why are you afraid of my dogs? You should be afraid of me."

"I want you and your dogs to go away!"

"Sorry to hear that, but I'm staying. So, are you going to do something about it or just stay in my face all afternoon?"

Simon staggered to his feet and muttered as he walked away. He returned a few minutes later with an 18-inch length of 1-inch-diameter lead pipe. One rarely sees lead pipe in Tonga; instead they use a lot of that cheap polyvinyl chloride crap. Of course, brandishing PVC pipe in a menacing manner would have been a less than credible threat, so lead was called for in this special circumstance. I leaned over to Rodney. "Are you ready to phone 922? You may be about to become a witness to a crime." He nodded. I remained seated, four dogs at the ready, while Simon stood with uncertain balance over me. Upon sufficient provocation, I would hurl myself at his knees, upending him so that his falling body would drive his head into the cement, and my dogs would probably do what came naturally to them as pack hunters.

"I'm going to kill your dogs!"

I shrugged, "The last time someone killed one of my dogs, the magistrate ordered him to pay two thousand pa'anga in restitution or go to Tolitoli for six months. I don't think you have that kind of money, I don't think you want to do the time, and there are a lot of witnesses here. Besides which, if you hit one dog, the other three will take you down. They haven't had dinner yet."

"Then the police will come and shoot them!"

"Then the police might also shoot the pieces of you that would be in their stomachs, but that wouldn't be a hell of a lot of help to you. But no, the police wouldn't shoot my dogs, because every animal has the right to defend itself."

"No it doesn't!"

"Sure it does. Every animal is born with an instinct for self-preservation, so it is a matter of natural law that every animal possesses the inherent right of individual or collective self-defense. A pack of dogs is a very tightly-knit collective, so an attack against one member is considered as an attack against all members. In fact, since God created all of the animals with that instinct for self-preservation, it's God's law.

"What do you know about God's law?"

"Less than some, but probably more than you. More to the point, these dogs, being on short leashes right next to me, are legally in a state of confinement, so if you ill-treat them, you can be punished by up to three months confinement per count. Do the math: four dogs, three months each, for a total of twelve months in Tolitoli. That's Tongan law."

"I'll kill you!"

"I don't happen to have a copy of the Criminal Offences Act on my person, but that would be considerably more time in the joint. Once again, I advise you to consider the many witnesses who are present. In fact, verbally threatening me while holding that pipe probably constitutes common assault, which I believe is punishable by up to one year in prison."

Simon repeated, "I'll kill you!"

"Well, get on with it. I have to be somewhere. Are you going to use that pipe or bore me to death?"

"I will bury you!"

"I'm sorry. You'll have to stand in the queue for that one. Nikita Khrushchev has first crack at me. Tell you what, when Nikita is done you can dig me up and bury me again. How's that?"

At some point, Rodney persuaded Simon to give him the pipe. Having been diverted by Simon's entertainment and Rodney's libations, I noticed suddenly that darkness had descended. There are no lingering sunsets in the tropics. At higher latitudes the sun glides to the horizon at an angle, but near the equator it plummets pretty much straight down. I thanked Rodney for the beers and explained that for at least half an hour Marilyn had been wondering where I was. I said to the Tongilavas, "'Alu ki 'api." (Let's) go home.

We returned to the house to find that Marilyn had phoned 922 because she was afraid that a gang of Tongans might have beaten me to a pulp. I am an American fighting man. My wife calls the police if I'm not home by 7pm.

"What were you thinking? As afraid as Tongans are of dogs, an escort of four of them is more than adequate protection."

Not that phoning the emergency line did any good. The policeman hung up on Marilyn because he couldn't understand English, which is one of the two official languages of Tonga.  "To protect and to serve."

Thomas Gangale's Tales of Tonga
 

Countdown to Yuri's Night: The Ultimate Space Music Collection, CD1995-2

It's the "ultimate" because this trip through music, space, and time keeps growing. More than 2,700 music tracks organized chronologically, spanning more than a century, plus voice clips from space missions and other historical events. More than 200 hours of musical exploration... and counting.
SelectionTitlePerformerRelease
Year
1 Apollo 13 - Main Title James Horner 1995
2 Complex 34 Man or Astro-Man? 1995
3 Space Hanadensha 1995
4 Apollo 13 - The Launch James Horner 1995
5 STS-67 - Launch Mission Audio 1995
6 STS-67 - Landing Mission Audio 1995
7 Life on Mars Happy Rhodes 1995
8 Сине-розовыи Марс Blue-Pink Mars Крематории Crematoria 1995
9 Apollo 13 - The Dark Side of the Moon James Horner 1995
10 Spaceship Landing (Full Version) Kyuss 1995
11 Apollo 13 - Re-Entry & Splashdown James Horner 1995
12 Apollo 13 - End Titles James Horner 1995

Index to Countdown to Yuri's Night: The Ultimate Space Music Collection

27 April 2016

Gangale Studios Publicity Photos: Rhade Fainga'a

Copyright © 2016 by Dylan Gangale


Rhade Fainga'a

Countdown to Yuri's Night: The Ultimate Space Music Collection, CD1995-1

It's the "ultimate" because this trip through music, space, and time keeps growing. More than 2,700 music tracks organized chronologically, spanning more than a century, plus voice clips from space missions and other historical events. More than 200 hours of musical exploration... and counting.
SelectionTitlePerformerRelease
Year
1 Babylon 5 - Main Title 2nd Season
2 Abducted
3 Journey [Alien 4]
4 Future Universe
5 Babylon 5 - The Coming Of Shadows
6 All ETs Aren't Nice
7 Alpha Surfari
8 STS-63 - Approaching Mir
9 Out of Limits [Live in Japan]
10 Babylon 5 - The Fall Of Night
11 Astrogirl
12 Rockin' on a UFO
13 Babylon 5 - The Long Twilight Struggle
14 Fly Me to the Moon
15 Beam Me Up
16 Babylon 5 - Season 2 End Titles

Index to Countdown to Yuri's Night: The Ultimate Space Music Collection

26 April 2016

The Stone and the Mean Son of a Bitch

Copyright © 2016 by Thomas Gangale

I asked a young Tongan man why he would throw a stone at a dog.

"Because the dog wants to bite me."

"You don't know that for sure. A dog who barks may not want to bite. He may just want you to leave. He may just want you to 'alu. Did you ever consider that?"

"No."

"Why not? Don't you tell dogs to 'alu? Maybe they want to tell you to 'alu, too. That wouldn't surprise me. What do you think?"

"I don't know."

"You assume that the dog wants to bite you. But, if you are wrong, if he means you no harm, then throwing a stone at him is not an act of self-defense, it is an act of injustice. Isn't that so?"

"I guess so."

"For that matter, why would the dog want to bite you? What did you do to the dog?"

"Nothing."

"I can't imaging that a dog would want to bite you for no reason, can you?"

"No."

"But let's assume for the sake of argument that the dog really does want to bite you, not because of anything you have done to him, but perhaps because someone else did something to him. What do you suppose would cause the dog to want to bite anyone who passes by?

"Someone else probably threw a rock at him."

"So, you are afraid that the dog might want to bite you because someone else threw a stone at him before, is that so?"

"Yes."

"Does it seem right to you that you should be afraid of the dog because someone else threw a rock at him?"

"No."

"After all, dogs aren't born wanting to bite anyone who passes by. That dog was once a playful little puppy, right?"

"Yes."

"And now the dog is a mean son of a bitch because someone else threw a stone at him. It's that other person's fault, not yours. Is that correct?"

"Yes."

"So, you throw a stone, whether or not the dog really wants to bite you, because you assume that the dog wants to bite you. Doesn't that make the dog angry and afraid?"

"Yes."

"What is going to happen to the next person who walks by that dog?"

"I don't know."

"Sure you do. You said that the dog wanted to bite you, even though you did nothing to provoke it. You claim that the dog wanted to bite you because someone else threw a rock at it before. And so, you threw a rock at the dog because you were afraid. So I ask you again, what is going to happen to the next person who walks by that dog?"

"The dog will try to bite him."

"Really? Even if that person has never done anything to harm him or to threaten him? Why would the dog try to bite that person?"

"Because someone else threw a rock at him."

"We're talking about the very next person to pass by the dog right after you threw a stone at him, and that made the dog angry and afraid. Next he wants to bite someone he may never have seen before. So this person is afraid of the dog because you threw the previous rock at him. It's your fault, isn't it, just like it was someone else's fault that the dog wanted to bite you?"

"Yes."

"It's not entirely your fault. After all, someone else cast the first stone. Tell me, the person who cast the first stone at the playful little puppy that this mean son of a bitch once was, do you think that he was without sin?"

"I don't know."

"By casting that first stone at the playful little puppy, he committed a sin, didn't he?"

"I don't know."

"He threw a rock at a puppy. The puppy did nothing to deserve it. It was an unjust act, a cruel act. What do you mean, you don't know? You know right from wrong, don't you?"

"Yes."

"So tell me, is it right or wrong to throw a stone at a puppy who has done nothing to deserve it?"

"It's wrong."

"It's a sin, isn't it? Someone who willfully does wrong is committing a sin, right? That's the very definition of sin."

"I guess so."

"But here's the nasty thing about evil. It doesn't stop with one sinful act, it goes on and on. After the first stone was cast, there was a second stone cast, and a third, and so on, until the innocent little puppy became the mean son of a bitch he is today, right?"

"Yes."

 "One sinful act led to another and another, didn't it?"

Yes."

"Then came your stone, and the next person after you threw your stone was afraid, so he also threw his stone. As I said before, it's not entirely your fault. You're just a link in the chain of violence against the dog, just one link in the chain of sins committed against him, but you are indeed one of the links in this chain. Tell me, how do you think this chain of evil will end?"

"I don't know."

"Well, will it end if people keep casting stones?"

"No."

"Might it end if people stop casting stones?"

"Maybe."

"So, here is my last question for you: is there anyone among you who has cast his last stone?"

Thomas Gangale's Tales of Tonga
 

23 April 2016

Countdown to Yuri's Night: The Ultimate Space Music Collection, CD1994-3

It's the "ultimate" because this trip through music, space, and time keeps growing. More than 2,700 music tracks organized chronologically, spanning more than a century, plus voice clips from space missions and other historical events. More than 200 hours of musical exploration... and counting.
SelectionTitlePerformerRelease
Year
1 Stargate - Stargate Overture David Arnold 1994
2 Fly Me to the Moon Michael Bolton 1994
3 STS-68 - Pad Abort Mission Audio 1994
4 Секс-рэп Р7 R7 Sex Rap Игорь Чижик Igor' Chizhik 1994
5 Stargate - The Stargate Opens David Arnold 1994
6 Supernova Mike Oldfield 1994
7 Fantasy Flight Mike Pinder 1994
8 Уезжаю с космодрома... Going Away From the Cosmodrome… Игорь Чижик Igor' Chizhik 1994
9 Stargate - The Other Side David Arnold 1994
10 Fly Me to the Moon Pocket Big Band 1994
11 Я помню 83 год... I Remember 1983… Игорь Чижик Igor' Chizhik 1994
12 Stargate - Myth, Faith, Belief David Arnold 1994
13 Space Cadet Kyuss 1994
14 Destination Moon They Might Be Giants 1994
15 Звездоград Star City Игорь Чижик Igor' Chizhik 1994
16 Stargate - Going Home David Arnold 1994
17 A bailarina e o Astronauta The Dancer and the Astronaut Ti 1994
18 Fly Me to the Moon Yasmine Meguid 1994
19 STS-66 - Launch Mission Audio 1994
20 Звёздный вальс Stellar Waltz Игорь Чижик Igor' Chizhik 1994
21 Stargate - Stargate Overture (Extended) David Arnold 1994

Index to Countdown to Yuri's Night: The Ultimate Space Music Collection

Containment Strategy

Copyright © 2016 by Thomas Gangale

Our newest neighbor is Jonathan, an American ex-pat who has set up an ice cream shop in the field next to the Sione Tongilava house on Hala Taufa'ahau in Fanga. His enterprise taps water from our meter, and we share the water bill. Jonathan's shop is comprised entirely of shipping containers: two joined together in tandem, and one freestanding behind them. His shop is not quite up to code, however. Not that a building inspector is likely to come around and get on his ass. I speak of "code" in an empirical sense; unlike every other shop in Tonga, there are no bars on the windows. Talk about a risky business. But, recently I saw a half-dozen policemen enjoying his ice cream cones on the cement pad he had poured next to the containers a few months earlier; there are tables and chairs in a fenced-in area, and a corrugated metal overhang to keep the tropical sun off his patrons. Jonathan said, "I'm taking care of the policemen."

I wasn't entirely sure how he meant that, given my family history. "Sure, I responded. "You have to take care of the policemen so they'll take care of you." Once upon a time in America, 1920s San Francisco to be exact, my grandfather "took care of" the policemen and they "took care of" him by turning a blind eye to the distillery he and some business associates had set up across the street from a police station. A necessary business expense. He couldn't "take care of" the Feds, however; they broke into the distillery and busted up the joint with their baseball bats. Risk overtook opportunity.

But, there is nothing illegal about selling ice cream in Tonga, except on Sundays. I wonder whether one could get around the blue law by establishing a church and having parishioners take communion in the form of ice cream cones. An "usher" at the front door would make sure that no one got in without putting the minimum remuneration in the collection plate; throw in a few sing alongs and the operation would look perfectly legit. You see how we dagos think, always looking for an angle.

I witnessed an expansion of Jonathan's business as a  truck brought in the fourth cargo container. It was a tight fit, clearing the branches of a huge mango tree above and to the left, and the overhanging corrugated roof of an outhouse above and to the right, but the Tongan winch operator worked with the precision of a surgeon. I'm sure he gets plenty of practice. One sees shipping containers all over Nuku'alofa, even in people's yards alongside their homes, which makes Jonathan's ice cream shop the apotheosis of Tongan architecture. After watching Jonathan's new shipping container set in place, I returned to the house, where Marilyn and I chatted about the thousand and one Tongan uses of cargo containers, and we came to the realization, "Wow! We're actually living in a cargo cult!"

Thomas Gangale's Tales of Tonga

 

22 April 2016

The Films of Dylan Gangale: Predator

Copyright © 2016 by Dylan Gangale


Rhade Fainga'a

Countdown to Yuri's Night: The Ultimate Space Music Collection, CD1994-2

It's the "ultimate" because this trip through music, space, and time keeps growing. More than 2,700 music tracks organized chronologically, spanning more than a century, plus voice clips from space missions and other historical events. More than 200 hours of musical exploration... and counting.
SelectionTitlePerformerRelease
Year
1 Babylon 5 - The Gathering - Prologue Christopher Franke 1994
2 Astronauta Astronaut Gabriel O Pensador 1994
3 Babylon 5 - The Gathering - End Titles Christopher Franke 1994
4 The Right Stuff Hawkwind 1994
5 Песня космонавта Song of the Cosmonaut Игорь Чижик Igor' Chizhik 1994
6 Babylon 5 - Main Title 1st Season (Extended) Christopher Franke 1994
7 Space Cowboy Jamiroquai 1994
8 Yuri Gagarin Johnny Mondo 1994
9 STS-64 - Launch Mission Audio 1994
10 STS-64 - Landing Mission Audio 1994
11 Babylon 5 - And The Sky Full Of Stars Christopher Franke 1994
12 Polaris Man or Astro-Man? 1994
13 Песня Протона Song of the Proton Игорь Чижик Igor' Chizhik 1994
14 Babylon 5 - Chrysalis Christopher Franke 1994
15 Astronauta Astronaut Joao Gilberto 1994
16 Союз-Аполлон Soyuz-Apollo Кар-Мэн Kar-Men 1994
17 Babylon 5 - Soul Hunter Christopher Franke 1994
18 Asteroid Kyuss 1994
19 Песня заправщиков The Fueler's Song Игорь Чижик Igor' Chizhik 1994
20 Rocketship XL-3 Man or Astro-Man? 1994
21 Babylon 5 - Season 1 End Titles Christopher Franke 1994

Index to Countdown to Yuri's Night: The Ultimate Space Music Collection

21 April 2016

Dylan When He’s Killin’

Copyright © 2016 by Thomas Gangale

The first time I saw Dylan launch from a crouching start on the carpet, where he could accelerate with maximum traction rather than scramble awkwardly across the slick plastic floor sheeting, bound to the seat of a couch and then to its back, and from there leap to a wall within half a meter of the ceiling, to my mind he earned his wings as a Flying Tiger, despite failing to splash the target on that particular sortie. There would be other missions; the supply of targets was inexhaustible. The geckos would come down from the attic into our living space, as would the roaches and the large Tongan spiders. These arthropods were not very challenging, merely providing targets of opportunity for training purposes. The geckos, on the other hand, as difficult as they were to bring down, were the succulent prizes. The look in his eyes in some of the early images I took of him still have the power to unnerve me; the face of death stares pitilessly, the focus on the prey is absolute; the purity of the predator, the eater of life. He was not five months old. As Dylan grew up, he expressed many other attributes, but at his core this was what he was and would always be. I was glad that Dylan was my friend... and that I had 15 times his weight.


Stalking through halls spread with cheap plastic flooring
He just ate an insect, that’s how he greets the morning
Searching for spiders that hide in the rafters
Rodents and lizards, yeah that’s what he’s after
The geckos are chirping, they talk about him
He purrs at my feet, but he’ll strike on a whim

CHORUS:
That’s Dylan when he’s killin’
It’s the way it’s meant to be
He’s a tiger in his own mind
And who am I to disagree?

The evenings are full of geckos on ceilings
He slept through day, now he finds them appealing
He chatters so sweetly with murderous intent
His mouth gapes half open, tasting their scent
There’s manna in heaven, he tracks every motion
He worships the sky with vicious devotion

CHORUS

He who made kittens did the world no great favor
He sent them to sample all of its flavors
They’re lovers of life, not necessarily yours
Look for your death, it’s beyond the next door
What made you think they would thank you for dinner?
It’s just the fate of the weak in the jaws of the winners

CHORUS
CHORUS

Thomas Gangale's Tales of Tonga

 

Countdown to Yuri's Night: The Ultimate Space Music Collection, CD1994-1

It's the "ultimate" because this trip through music, space, and time keeps growing. More than 2,700 music tracks organized chronologically, spanning more than a century, plus voice clips from space missions and other historical events. More than 200 hours of musical exploration... and counting.
SelectionTitlePerformerRelease
Year
1 Star Trek VII: Generations - Star Trek Generations Overture Dennis McCarthy 1994
2 А в России And in Russia Игорь Чижик Igor' Chizhik 1994
3 Among the Stars Mike Pinder 1994
4 Star Trek VII: Generations - Main Title Dennis McCarthy 1994
5 Fly Me to the Moon Antonio Carlos Jobim & Frank Sinatra 1994
6 Буран-блюз The Buran Blues Игорь Чижик Igor' Chizhik 1994
7 Star Trek VII: Generations - The Enterprise B / Kirk Saves The Day Dennis McCarthy 1994
8 Star Trek VII: Generations - Deck 15 Dennis McCarthy 1994
9 STS-60 - Launch Mission Audio 1994
10 STS-60 - Landing Mission Audio 1994
11 Satellite Delta 72 1994
12 Star Trek VII: Generations - Life Forms Brent Spiner 1994
13 На Канаверале мысе... At Cape Canaveral… Игорь Чижик Igor' Chizhik 1994
14 Star Trek VII: Generations - The Nexus / A Christmas Hug Dennis McCarthy 1994
15 F=(GmM(moon)) / (r^2) Man or Astro-Man? 1994
16 Astronautenmarsch Ernst Hutter & Egerländermusikanten 1994
17 Star Trek VII: Generations - Kirk's Death Dennis McCarthy 1994
18 Наши Ours Игорь Чижик Igor' Chizhik 1994
19 Star Trek VII: Generations - To Live Forever Dennis McCarthy 1994

Index to Countdown to Yuri's Night: The Ultimate Space Music Collection

20 April 2016

The Films of Dylan Gangale: Predator

Copyright © 2016 by Dylan Gangale

Dylan Gangale

Countdown to Yuri's Night: The Ultimate Space Music Collection, CD1993-3

It's the "ultimate" because this trip through music, space, and time keeps growing. More than 2,700 music tracks organized chronologically, spanning more than a century, plus voice clips from space missions and other historical events. More than 200 hours of musical exploration... and counting.
SelectionTitlePerformerRelease
Year
1 Babylon 5 - The Gathering - Prologue Stewart Copeland 1993
2 Space 1993-12-17 Grateful Dead 1993
3 Journey to the Stars Man or Astro-Man? 1993
4 Outer Space Girl (Space Hopper Mix) Beloved 1993
5 Neutral Zone S.P.O.C.K 1993
6 Moons Marcus Miller 1993
7 Earth and Sun and Moon Midnight Oil 1993
8 Space 1993-12-18 Grateful Dead 1993
9 STS-61 - Launch Mission Audio 1993
10 STS-61 - Hubble Repair EVA Mission Audio 1993
11 Alien Space Song Tiger Trap 1993
12 Outer Space Girl (Destination Moon Mix) Beloved 1993
13 Space Bar Tim Clarke & Christopher Stevens 1993
14 Space in Your Face Galactic Cowboys 1993
15 Never Trust a Klingon S.P.O.C.K 1993
16 Outer Space Girl (Lost in Bass Mix) Beloved 1993
17 Satellite of Love U2 & Lou Reed 1993
18 Babylon 5 - The Gathering - End Titles Stewart Copeland 1993

Index to Countdown to Yuri's Night: The Ultimate Space Music Collection

19 April 2016

Thomas Gangale's Tales of Tonga

03 March 2010: The Palangi
11 March 2010: The Departed
18 March 2010: The Eye of René
01 April 2010: International Relations
07 April 2010: The High Ground
18 April 2010: Half-Assed
28 April 2010: The Waters of March
17 May 2010: Drowned Princess, Drag Queens, and Faikava
07 June 2010: Chemistry
27 June 2010: First Contact
19 July 2010: Coming of Age in Tonga, Part 1
09 August 2010 Coming of Age in Tonga, Part 2
01 November 2010: Fantasy Island
21 November 2010: Reality Island
05 January 2011: The Cat Owns the Night
18 January 2011: Mousefinger
02 February 2011: Paperball
25 April 2013: A Conversation With Hufanga 'Okusitino Mahina on International Space Law, Part 1
26 April 2013: A Conversation With Hufanga 'Okusitino Mahina on International Space Law, Part 2
27 April 2013: A Conversation With Hufanga 'Okusitino Mahina on International Space Law, Part 3
10 May 2013: Some Justice for Jack
18 August 2014: In Memoriam: Geharis Telemachus Rhade Fainga'a
22 September 2014: Dances With Cats
19 October 2014: In Defense of the Dogs of Tonga
21 October 2014: In Defense of Human Rights in Tonga
23 November 2014: The Rehabilitation of Bette Tongilava
06 November 2015: Canes Amicis Nostris et Animarum Habent
16 February 2016: A Fridge Too Far
22 March 2016: Cast the First Stone
29 March 2016: A Kiss Is Just a Kiss
06 April 2016: When Chinese Eyes Are Smiling
14 April 2016: The Dogs of War
19 April 2016: Tongan Vignettes
21 April 2016: Dylan When He’s Killin’
23 April 2016: Containment Strategy
26 April 2016: The Stone and the Mean Son of a Bitch
28 April 2016: A Dog Day's Journey Into Night
10 May 2016: In Memoriam: Jack Daniel Fainga'a

Thomas Gangale's Lies and Politics

22 August 2016: Trump's Exit Strategy
13 August 2016: Donald Trump, Professor of Public Sociopathy
10 August 2016: Make America Great Again: Just Be Fucking Polite
10 August 2016: Clinton vs. Trump, Lies and the Lying Liars, and the Lesser of Two Evils
19 July 2016: Look Back in Ankara: A Perspective on the Failed Turkish Coup
11 July 2016: A Uterus in the Oval Office
08 July 2016: Is Asteroid Mining Legal?
05 July 2016: The American Plan and the National Presidential Primary: A Perfect Match?
26 June 2016: If England Shall Gain Brexit and Lose Scotland
22 June 2016: Food Fighters
16 June 2016: Orlando
04 May 2016: El Cinco de Mayo: Una Fiesta Americana
04 May 2016: SpaceX Baffling the Public with Rocket Spin
13 January 2016: Rocket Without a Cause
03 July 2015: Her Favorite Fantasy Is Having Two Men at Once
03 July 2015: Damn the Rainbow
12 May 2015: Crusade, Jihad
14 January 2015: Mining Activities in Space and International Law
10 December 2014: UN Security Council Resolution to Refer CIA Torture to the International Criminal Court
18 November 2014: Japan's Recession Has Nothing to Do With Keynes
29 September 2014: Transnationalizing Earth 6: The Global Federal State
28 September 2014: Transnationalizing Earth 5: The Empire Strikes Back
27 September 2014: Transnationalizing Earth 3: The Celestial Constellation

26 September 2014: Transnationalizing Earth 2: The Liberal Pacific Union

24 September 2014: Transnationalizing Earth 1: The Submerged State
23 September 2014: Transnationalizing Earth 4: The Transnational Islamic State
05 September 2014: Who Is to Blame for the Ukraine Crisis?
04 September 2014: The Three Major US Foreign Policy Challenges: A Back of the Envelope Calculation
31 August 2014: The Ukraine Crisis and the Knot of War
30 August 2014: Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum
13 August 2014: Westphalia vs. Caliphate
11 August 2014:  Is UN Intervention in Iraq and Syria in the Cards?
09 August 2014: De Natura Deorum: Credere An Non Credere
19 July 2014: The Clash of Romanitas
13 July 2014: Seven-Way Dispute Erupts Over Afghan Election
03 July 2014: Childhood's End, Gaia, Global Brain, and Terraforming.
21 June 2014: A Strategy for Argentine Economic Recovery: Ten Years On
17 May 2014: China's Street Punk Diplomacy
27 March 2014: Odessa Remains Defiant Amid Invasion Rumors
26 March 2014: Cold War or Hot Deal: The World's Options in the Ukraine Crisis, Part 4
25 March 2014: Cold War or Hot Deal: The World's Options in the Ukraine Crisis, Part 3
24 March 2014: Cold War or Hot Deal: The World's Options in the Ukraine Crisis, Part 2
23 March 2014: Cold War or Hot Deal: The World's Options in the Ukraine Crisis, Part 1
23 March 2014: Crimean Solution: Emporium Not Empire

 

Thomas Gangale in Outer Space!

Commentary
25 April 2013: A Conversation With Hufanga 'Okusitino Mahina on International Space Law, Part 1
26 April 2013: A Conversation With Hufanga 'Okusitino Mahina on International Space Law, Part 2
27 April 2013: A Conversation With Hufanga 'Okusitino Mahina on International Space Law, Part 3
17 May 2014: Ode to Big Bird, Part 1
19 May 2014: Ode to Big Bird, Part 2
18 June 2014: OPS-Alaska Proposes Space Weapons Treaty
19 June 2014: Ode to Big Bird, Part 3
20 June 2014: Ode to Big Bird, Part 4
21 June 2014: Ode to Big Bird, Part 5
22 June 2014: NRC Report on NASA's Future: Obvious Where Right, Obviously Wrong on China
23 June 2014: Ode to Big Bird, Part 6
24 June 2014: Ode to Big Bird, Part 7
24 June 2014: Ode to Big Bird, Part 8: Dorian and Hexagon
25 June 2014: More Declassified Drawings of Manned Orbiting Laboratory (Dorian)
27 June 2014: Ode to Little Bird
28 June 2014: Hexadorian, the Ten-Bucket Abomination
30 June 2014: Responses to Anonymous Comments on Hexagon-Dorian
01 July 2014: Debating Dorian and Hexagon
02 July 2014: Ode to Big Bird, Part 9: STS-4 and STS-39
03 July 2014: Ode to Big Bird, Part 10: Damien
03 July 2014: Childhood's End, Gaia, Global Brain, and Terraforming.
20 July 2014: Comment on the Property Rights Protocol to the Solar System Treaty
14 August 2014: Propaganda Weapons vs. Space Weapons
 16 October 2014: Getting Into the Asteroid Mining Act
29 October 2014: The Space Pioneer Act: A Name Without a Deed
31 October 2014: SpaceShipTwo: Enterprise Still Flies
07 November 2014: The Space Weapons Treaty Hoax
09 November 2014:  A Critique of Nebraska-Lincoln's "Fabulous Forty of Space Law"
09 November 2014: Gangale's Top 50 Space Music Hits
11 November 2014: In Defense of Virgin Galactic
05 December 2014: UN Duped by Sino-Russian Space Weapons Treaty Hoax
14 January 2015: Mining Activities in Space and International Law
02 February 2015: Martian Time
29 November 2015: Statement on the US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015
07 December 2015: Discussion on the Space Resource Exploration and Utilization Act
17 February 2016: Space Settlement Governance and Property Rights
14 April 2016: My Top 20 Songs About Outer Space
5 May 2016: SpaceX Baffling the Public with Rocket Spin
08 July 2016: Is Asteroid Mining Legal?
 
Draft International Treaties (English)
04 July 2014: Draft Protocol Regarding the Delimitation of Outer Space and Territorial Airspace
05 July 2014: Draft Treaty Governing the Activities of States on the Celestial Bodies of the Solar System
06 July 2014: Draft Protocol on Property Rights to the Treaty Governing the Activities of States on the Celestial Bodies of the Solar System
07 July 2014: Draft Protocol on Dispute Settlement to the Treaty Governing the Activities of States on the Celestial Bodies of the Solar System, Part 1
08 July 2014: Draft Protocol on Dispute Settlement to the Treaty Governing the Activities of States on the Celestial Bodies of the Solar System, Part 2
09 July 2014: Draft Protocol on Dispute Settlement to the Treaty Governing the Activities of States on the Celestial Bodies of the Solar System, Part 3
10 July 2014: Draft Protocol on Dispute Settlement to the Treaty Governing the Activities of States on the Celestial Bodies of the Solar System, Part 4
11 July 2014: Draft Protocol on Dispute Settlement to the Treaty Governing the Activities of States on the Celestial Bodies of the Solar System, Part 5
12 July 2014: Draft Convention on the Protection of Solar System Cultural Heritage
13 July 2014: Draft Convention on the Protection of Solar System Cultural Heritage, Annex 1
14 July 2014: Draft Declaration Establishing the 20th Century Lunar Landing Sites as a World Heritage Territory
16 July 2014: Draft Trusteeship Agreement for the Lunar Heritage Territory
20 July 2014: Draft Protocol to the Trusteeship Agreement for the Lunar Heritage Territory Establishing the Chinese Lunar Heritage District
20 August 2014: Draft Treaty on the Prohibition of the Threat or Use of Force Against Outer Space Objects

Proyecto de Tratados Internacionales (Español)
17 July 2014: Proyecto de Declaración establecer los sitios de los atterrizajes lunares del siglo veintésimo en un territorio del patrimonio mundial
21 July 2014: Proyecto de Protocolo relativo a la delimitación del espacio ultraterrestre y el espacio aéreo territorial
24 July 2014: Proyecto de tratado que debe regir las actividades de los Estados en los cuerpos celestes en el Sistema Solar
27 July 2014: Protocolo sobre Solución de Controversias al Tratado que debe regir las actividades de los Estados en los cuerpos celestes en el Sistema Solar, Parte 1
28 July 2014: Protocolo sobre Solución de Controversias al Tratado que debe regir las actividades de los Estados en los cuerpos celestes en el Sistema Solar, Parte 2
29 July 2014: Protocolo sobre Solución de Controversias al Tratado que debe regir las actividades de los Estados en los cuerpos celestes en el Sistema Solar, Parte 3
30 July 2014: Protocolo sobre Solución de Controversias al Tratado que debe regir las actividades de los Estados en los cuerpos celestes en el Sistema Solar, Parte 4
31 July 2014: Protocolo sobre Solución de Controversias al Tratado que debe regir las actividades de los Estados en los cuerpos celestes en el Sistema Solar, Parte 5
12 August 2014: Proyecto de convención sobre la protección del patrimonio cultural del Sistema Solar
13 August 2014: Proyecto de convención sobre la protección del patrimonio cultural del Sistema Solar, Annexo 1

Projet de traités internationaux (français)
18 July 2014: Projet de Déclaration établir les sites des atterrissages lunaires du siècle vingtième en un territoire du patrimoine mondial
22 July 2014: Projet de protocole concernant le delimitation de l’espace extra-atmosphérique et l’espace arién territoriale
25 July 2014: Projet de traité régissant les activités des États sur les corps célestes en le Système Solaire
01 August 2014: Projet Protocole de Règlement des Différends au Traité régissant les activités des États sur les corps célestes en le Système Solaire, Partie 1
02 August 2014: Projet Protocole de Règlement des Différends au Traité régissant les activités des États sur les corps célestes en le Système Solaire, Partie 2
03 August 2014: Projet Protocole de Règlement des Différends au Traité régissant les activités des États sur les corps célestes en le Système Solaire, Partie 3
04 August 2014: Projet Protocole de Règlement des Différends au Traité régissant les activités des États sur les corps célestes en le Système Solaire, Partie 4
05 August 2014: Projet Protocole de Règlement des Différends au Traité régissant les activités des États sur les corps célestes en le Système Solaire, Partie 5
14 August 2014: Projet de convention sur la protection du patrimoine culturel du Système Solaire
15 August 2014: Projet de convention sur la protection du patrimoine culturel du Système Solaire, Annexe Première

Проект международных договоров русский)
19 July 2014: Проект Декларациа устанавлибать места лунных посадк двадцатого века территорией миробого наследия
23 July 2014: Проект протокол относительно разграничении космического пространства и территориального воздушного пространства
26 July 2014: Проект договор о деятельности государств на небесных телах Солнечной Системы
06 August 2014: Протокол о урегулирования споров Договору о деятельности государств на небесные тела Солнечной системы, Часть 1
07 August 2014: Протокол о урегулирования споров Договору о деятельности государств на небесные тела Солнечной системы, Часть 2
08 August 2014: Протокол о урегулирования споров Договору о деятельности государств на небесные тела Солнечной системы, Часть 3
09 August 2014: Протокол о урегулирования споров Договору о деятельности государств на небесные тела Солнечной системы, Часть 4
10 August 2014: Протокол о урегулирования споров Договору о деятельности государств на небесные тела Солнечной системы, Часть 5

17 August 2014: Проект Конвенциа об охране культурного наследия Солнечная Система
19 August 2014: Проект Конвенциа об охране культурного наследия Солнечная Система, Приложение 1

Satire
13 January 2016: Rocket Without a Cause
31 March 2016: Draft Treaty on Relations Between Human and Nonhuman States.
18 April 2016: Lawyer's Paradise
 

Tongan Vignettes

Copyright © 2016 by Thomas Gangale

Every dog in Tonga knows at least one word: "'Alu!" ("Go away!") It's the only word most Tongan dogs ever hear. Once I had the evil idea of raising litters of puppies, training them to run to me with great enthusiasm upon hearing the command "'Alu!" and releasing them on the streets of Nuku'alofa; however, it's unethical for social scientists to conduct experiments without the consent of the subjects, and it's questionable whether puppies are legally competent to give their informed consent.

My dogs are among the best educated in Tonga. They know:

'alu ki fale koloa - (let's) go to the store
'alu ki 'api - (let's) go home
'alu 'eva - (let's) go for a walk
'ikai - no
kuli - dog
kuli lelei - good dog
kuli ngutu lahi - big mouth dog (i.e., barking dog, Tongans always get a laugh out of this)
moa - chicken (free-running, my dogs have killed a few)
nofo - stay
puaka - pig (free-running, my dogs love to chase them)
tuku - stop (it)
tuku tangi - stop crying (i.e., stop barking)
'ofa atu - love to you
'ofa lahi - lots of love
'uma lahi - big kiss

Tongans sometimes wonder why a palangi (white man) talks to his dogs in Tongan. I shrug, "They're Tongan dogs. Their English isn't that good."

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Samoans  are known for their size. Every National Football League team has one or two. How do they get so big? Kai lahi (they eat a lot)! Kai manioke (tapioca), kai moa (chicken), kai 'ufi (yam), kai puaka (pig), kai mei (breadfruit), kai ika (fish), kai kumala (sweet potato), kai sipi (mutton), kai ma (bread), kai pulu (beef), kai talo (taro)... but no matter how much you feed them, they always want some moa.

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People usually appreciate the courtesy of being addressed in their native language. The larger stores in downtown Nuku'alofa are Indian (or Indo-Fijian). So when I walk into Narattam's department store, Bhagwan's fabric shop, or Neeru's pharmacy, I say, "Namaste." And not because of my surname, which coincidentally is found in India.

"In German oder Englisch, I know how to count down, und I'm learning Chinese," says Wernher von Braun.

So is this aerospace engineer. I have to.

Most small businesses in Tonga are owned by Chinese. Some know a little Tongan, but many don't know English. A notable exception to the rule was a time when Marilyn was trying to buy some things at the shop across the street, was not making herself understood, and a Tongan tried to help by speaking to her in Tongan, which was futile. After a minute or so, the proprietor yelled in exasperation, "Engrish, foo!" He needs to watch a few more episodes of The A-Team and practice that line.... and wear a lot more jewelry.

It has become my habit to walk up to the heavily barred window of a Chinese shop and say, "Ni hao ma," or more informally, "Ni hao." Sometimes I go bilingual, such as "Ni hao, ma fa." ("Hello" in Mandarin, "four loaves of bread" in Tongan. The proprietor smiled knowingly, appreciating the play on words. A short walk down Hala Taufa'ahau was a walk-in grocery store. When a cat walked down one of the aisles toward the front of the store, I greeted it, "Ni hao, mao." ("Hello, cat.") The store erupted with laughter. I gave passing consideration to doing two shows a night in Shanghai.

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A palangi (white man) walks up to the window of a liquor store with his four dogs and asks for a cold beer. "Pia taha mokomoko."

"Just one?"

"Yeah. My friends don't drink. They're under 18."

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Dylan was digging in his cat box... and digging and digging. "Only Dylan could go to China."

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One day I happened to see my neighbor, a fellow American expat, as I walked across the street, and we exchanged greetings and pleasantries. He asked what I was up to these days, and as up to this point I had taken him for a normal, level-headed guy, I casually mentioned that I was working on my dissertation for a doctorate in international space law. He responded with the most astonishing flurry of rapid-fire, stream-of-consciousness conspiracy theories, everything from how the US military is in complete control of outer space, to how They are manipulating the weather to create violent storms using metal particulates in the upper atmosphere electrically charged from the surface of the earth by huge fields of high-energy radio transmitters in Alaska, to chemtrails. I thought I had blundered onto the set of a Mel Gibson film. But I was ready. If Patrick Stewart walked up to me with a syringe full of "gravy," I was going to bite the shit out of his nose.

Thomas Gangale's Tales of Tonga
 

Countdown to Yuri's Night: The Ultimate Space Music Collection, CD1993-2

It's the "ultimate" because this trip through music, space, and time keeps growing. More than 2,700 music tracks organized chronologically, spanning more than a century, plus voice clips from space missions and other historical events. More than 200 hours of musical exploration... and counting.
SelectionTitlePerformerRelease
Year
1 Ranch on Mars Galactic Cowboys 1993
2 Places Named After Numbers Frank Black 1993
3 Alien Visitors Man or Astro-Man? 1993
4 Space 1993-08-21 Grateful Dead 1993
5 Standing on the Moon 1993-08-21 Grateful Dead 1993
6 Charlie X S.P.O.C.K 1993
7 STS-51 - Pad Abort Mission Audio 1993
8 Space 1993-09-13 Grateful Dead 1993
9 Outer Space Girl (Space Dust Mix) Beloved 1993
10 Beyond the Event Horizon Ian Boddy 1993
11 Star Wars Koto 1993
12 Ranch on Mars (reprise) Galactic Cowboys 1993

Index to Countdown to Yuri's Night: The Ultimate Space Music Collection

18 April 2016

Thomas Gangale's Song Lyrics and Free Verses

21 November 2010: Reality Island
05 January 2011: The Cat Owns the Night
18 January 2011: Mousefinger
02 February 2011: Paperball
16 August 2014: Mork Returns Home After a Time on Earth
31 October 2014: Enterprise Still Flies
12 May 2015: Crusade, Jihad
18 April 2016: Lawyer's Paradise
21 April 2016: Dylan When He’s Killin’
17 June 2016: Orlando
 

Lawyer's Paradise

Copyright © 2016 by Thomas Gangale

I'll sue you for the lit up night
When I nearly died
From your failed launch try
I'll sue you for the trashed up sky
From your blown up flight
Fault you can't deny
Make space a lawyer's paradise

Did we ratify pacts too soon?
Did we make some mistakes?
If space law is so spry
Then why does it change once in a blue Moon?
I wonder why
We never defined
For outer space its delimitation

I'll sue you for your overflight
Below Kármán's Line
That was some low ride
I'll sue you, it’s my sovereign sky
If you want to fly
Better stay up high
Make space a lawyer's paradise

Did you register your launch today?
Did you shine it on?
If you’re the launching state
Then why don’t I see you listed here?
That just won’t fly
So I’m gonna slap you
With one hell of a litigation

I'll sue you, I imagine my
Billable hours might
Boost my fee sky high
I'll sue you if it’s wrong or right
Depositions might
Keep us up all night
Make space a lawyer's paradise

And when we try to amend
The Moon Agreement
Have we got what it takes
To carry COPUOS consensus?
Or watch it die
In subcommittee
For lack of agreement among nations?

I'll sue you for the satellite
Which you landed right
On my mining site
I'll sue you just to watch the sight
Of your profits bright
Disappear tonight
Make space a lawyer's paradise

Woe o o o o, yeah yeah!
Woe o o o o, yeah yeah!
Make space a lawyer's paradise


Thomas Gangale's Song Lyrics and Free Verses



 

17 April 2016

Countdown to Yuri's Night: The Ultimate Space Music Collection, CD1993-1

It's the "ultimate" because this trip through music, space, and time keeps growing. More than 2,700 music tracks organized chronologically, spanning more than a century, plus voice clips from space missions and other historical events. More than 200 hours of musical exploration... and counting.
SelectionTitlePerformerRelease
Year
1 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Dennis McCarthy 1993
2 Space 1993-06-05 Grateful Dead 1993
3 Звёздная река Starry River "лександра Пхмутова Alexandra Pakhmutova 1993
4 Outer Space Girl (Single Mix) Beloved 1993
5 Black Hole S.P.O.C.K 1993
6 STS-55 - Pad Abort Mission Audio 1993
7 Space 1993-06-11 Grateful Dead 1993
8 Star Trek Koto 1993
9 Rocket to the Moon (Radio Mix) Culture Beat 1993
10 Star Trek: The Next Generation Davie Allan & the Arrows 1993
11 Space 1993-06-21 Grateful Dead 1993
12 Outer Space Girl (Space Cadet Mix) Beloved 1993

Index to Countdown to Yuri's Night: The Ultimate Space Music Collection
Index to Countdown to Yuri's Night: The Ultimate Space Music Collection

Gangale Studios Publicity Photos: Andromeda Gangale

Copyright © 2016 by Dylan Gangale

Andromeda Gangale