Komputer : Valentina [The World Of Tomorrow, 1998] [reblog]

from Oannes * tribute to «cosmic» songs

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Μιλώντας προηγουμένως για #metoo και virtue signaling θυμήθηκα αυτό το χαριτωμένο τραγουδάκι, από το άλμπουμ – ντεμπούτο των Βρετανών Komputer. Γραμμένο σαν ένα μελαγχολικό tribute στην πρώτη, αδίκως ξεχασμένη στη Δύση, γυναίκα που ταξίδεψε στο διάστημα [1963] Valentina Tereshkova, αποτελεί επίσης εμφανή φόρο τιμής στους μουσικούς στους ήρωες Kraftwerk. Η Valentina είναι 83 χρόνων σήμερα. Ζει στην πατρίδα της Ρωσία, η οποία την έχει τιμήσει δεόντως.

Speaking before about #metoo and virtue signaling I remembered this cute little song, from the debut album by the British outfit Komputer.
Written as a melancholy tribute to the first, unjustly forgotten in the West, woman who traveled through space [1963] Valentina Tereshkova, is also an apparent tribute to their musical idols, Kraftwerk.
Valentina is 83 years old today. She lives in her home country Russia, which has honored her appropriately.

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❝ She was born in ’37
Grew up to join the space programme
The first female cosmonaut
In ’63 her craft was launched
Valentina Tereshkova
Valentina Tereshkova
In Vostok 6 she made her flight
Orbiting three days and nights
Fifty times around the world
All alone this russian girl
Valentina Tereshkova
Valentina Tereshkova
Valentina Tereshkova
She was born in ’37
Twice awarded the order of Lenin
The first woman hero of the modern age
But for Valentina there’s no grand parade
Valentina Tereshkova
Valentina Tereshkova
Valentina Tereshkova
Valentina Tereshkova❞

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As always, I’m happy to hear your thoughts, however I’d highly recommend a direct dialogue with the …’source’ so please visit Oannes’ page where you can also listen to the song !

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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!