Saturday, June 18, 2016

Jukebox Saturday Night for June 18th, 2016: Impulse -OR- Can You Feel the JOI Edition??

Let's start with something really nice ...


"Emerald Mist" by Sam Cardon from his album Impulse (1989)

This is just a nice piece. The video would be better set to tropical seaside imagery -- or given the song title, misty cloud forest images -- but this is the only one I could find.

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Continuing with the melodic pace ...


"Forever and a Day" by Euge Groove from his Got 2 Be Groovin' release (2014)

You never go wrong with Euge Groove.

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Now we'll pick things up a bit but in an old-school way ...


"Can You Feel It" by The Jacksons* from their RIAA-certified platinum album Triumph (1980)

This is more of a mini-movie -- a psychedelic, upbeat one at that -- than a music video. Indeed, the film is called "Triumph" after the album. The last 2-1/2 minutes are credits. The late, great Michael Jackson played a significant role in developing this video.

*The Jacksons was the subsequent name of The Jackson 5.

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Because the "Can You Feel It" video has a sort of spacey science fiction feel to it, I am reminded of this rather startling and wonderful video that NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory just produced ...

"Jupiter: Into the Unknown (NASA Juno Mission Trailer)", NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2016)

NASA JPL produced this mission trailer just weeks ahead of the upcoming arrival of the Juno space probe at Jupiter. Juno is due for "Jupiter Orbit Insertion" -- that's JOI to you & me -- on, yes, July 4th back here on Earth, and it will be quite a mission, the little probe flying just 3,000 miles above the cloud tops of the King of the Planets of our Solar System and deep inside its biologically-instantly-lethal radiation belt.

Awesome.

--Regulus

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