Chris Hadfield is my hero. He’s out of this world.
The Canadian astronaut takes the black space of confusion and anarchist elements from the ungoverned terrain of the digital revolution and fills it with music. Here is simple, human connection from a highly creative guy who might just change the world…or how we see it from down here. He makes us look up.
There is proof of the possible, our future, our connected thread to a collective and wondrous imagination. Technology working without any nuance or subversive agenda, a purpose we can all understand.
Today, at 12:30 pm, Commander Hadfield will take part in a live webcast from space to mark the ninth year of Music Monday, an annual initiative to raise awareness of musical education for young Canadians. Hadfield will link up with Ed Robertson ( Barenaked Ladies) and students gathered at the Ontario Science Centre to sing a song the two co-wrote for the event. Across the country, students will link up for the singalong in an effort to send a clear message to school board officials: don’t cut our music programs!
Skip off work and school and go online right now. Here is the the link.