Saturday, September 15, 2007

Benson, Arizona

Benson, Arizona, blew warm wind through your hair

My body flies the galaxy, my heart longs to be there

Benson, Arizona, the same stars in the sky

But they seemed so much kinder when we watched them, you and I

Everyone who remembers the low-budget 1974 John Carpenter SF film Dark Star also remembers it as one of the very few SF films ever to have a country-and-western theme song.

That song, "Benson, Arizona," is immortalized here -- including an MP3 of it ripped from the soundtrack album. Had me grinning from ear to ear listening to it this afternoon.

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site


At September 16, 2007 12:41 AM , Anonymous Brian L. Raney said...

Thanks Rob! It's a new song for my w300i phone. I loved Dark Star.

Did you know if John Carpenter, himself, sang that song?

At September 16, 2007 1:10 AM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Hi, Brian. The lead vocalist is John Yager.

At September 16, 2007 4:36 AM , Anonymous Jim Shannon said...

And I thought the weekend couldn't get any better. That was so awsome. It sounded kind of Stompin Tom'ish tome.

Thanks for that Rob I love it :-)

At September 17, 2007 10:52 AM , Blogger Fred Kiesche said...

My life is complete (well, not really, but what the heck). Great movie, time to watch it again. And now I can torture my wife with more "classic" tunes.


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