Here Comes the Sun...

Sunrise over Old Pole
For many mid-September days before sunrise we had clear weather so we could watch the approaching dawn. This picture was taken looking grid north from skylab with a telephoto lens, so the silhouetted antenna towers and structures you see are across the skiway at old pole.

Clean air and fuel arch

A look at clean air and the fuel arch.


K... A... Bandits

The official day of sunrise (9/21) was cloudy so we couldn't see it, but we had our party in skylab anyway. Stu, Gary and Lloyd put on several shows during the winter with many styles of music and a different group name for each performance. This was probably my favorite concert, and the set list included acoustic Beatles, Bob Dylan, New Riders, Grateful Dead and similar stuff. Fortunately it got recorded for posterity.

Here comes the sun... mp3 file (recommended) (1:23) (1.3mb)
Streaming RealAudio version
RealAudio downloadable file (204 kb)
 

After sunrise, the airplanes are sure to follow, or so we were told... The next audio clip is from the last song of the evening...with apologies to the late John Denver...but I must say that Tadashi Yogi did a much better job photographing this event than I did. Here is his version:

Stu, Gary and Lloyd

This picture is a classic, it brought tears to my eyes. So in addition to the normal large photo I had to include the big one, 1500x1000 or 202k. Have a good look at this amazing view of Gary while you listen to him sing about...C-130's... DRØNK Recording Studios 

mp3 file (recommended) (1:15) (592k)
Streaming RealAudio version
Here is the RealAudio downloadable file (185k)



Here's the audio department that
made the recording possible.


(updated with a bit of mp3 help from Michael Rehm, thanks!)
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