04. September 2011 · Comments Off on Major Tom Made the News Again… · Categories: Uncategorized · Tags: , ,

Canadian illustrator Andrew Kolb decided to illustrate a children’s book with the story told in David Bowie’s hit song “Space Oddity“.

Now, you should know why this is interesting to me….

Mr. Kolb had put a link to the PDF of this book on his homepage earlier this week, but then he received a cease and desist request from the song’s copyright owner and he’s since had to remove it. According to the news article linked here, he’s working out the legality of this, and he’d like to illustrate more ballads of classic songs.  Here is a You Tube video with the pages of the book set to the song that might or might not be available for very long.

I noticed the lack of capitalization of the words “Major” and “God”, that the spaceship looks like the Death Star, and that the spaceship is ENORMOUS, but the illustrations are very cute and my sons would enjoy this very much.

25. November 2010 · Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving! · Categories: Uncategorized · Tags: , , ,

This fellow “Major Mom” is currently spending Thanksgiving at Camp Eggars, Afghanistan. She got to see her family via webcam thanks to the Today Show.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

11. May 2008 · Comments Off on Happy Mother’s Day · Categories: Uncategorized · Tags: , , ,
From 2008 05 06 Fl…

For Mother’s Day, I thought I’d share this clip about a fellow Air Force “Major Mom” and her family featured on Saturday’s CBS “The Early Show”.

Dave and I watched this together yesterday. I’m being considered for a deployment to Al Udeid, Qatar in 2009 (don’t fret, this is a good thing) and Dave is hoping that maybe if I’m gone next Mother’s Day, CBS will present him and the boys with a trip to NYC, tickets to a Broadway show, and iPods for everyone.

You HAVE to see the look on the oldest daughter’s face when the CBS lady says that the USO donated iPods to each of the family members!

To all the Military Moms out there, I salute you!

18. January 2008 · 4 comments · Categories: Uncategorized · Tags: , ,

I’m trusting that most of you have figured it out by now.

Obviously you can’t just click a site and hear the song, but you could go here and watch the video.

Now…when I came up with the name, Dave was thinking of a different song.