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03 March 2021

Going To Space?


I’m excited to be a Crew Candidate for Yusaku Maezawa’s #DearMoonCrew voyage around the moon on a SpaceX Starship in 2023. I hope to be chosen to be part of the 8-12 member crew of artists for this otherworldly adventure. Obviously, it’s a long shot but I feel like my life has been leading up to this from the beginning. I’m fascinated and inspired by every advancement in space travel, science and astronomy. When I was young I made futuristic comic strip drawings and stories about space exploration, inspired by the TV shows U.F.O., Space 1999, and the advent of NASA’s Space Shuttle program.
I was delighted to hear jazz music (and a kicking tenor sax solo) as the background music for a video tour of Yusaku Maezawa’s private jet on his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LJT404Sq8s&ab_channel=YusakuMaezawa%E3%80%90MZ%E3%80%91
Could it be that MZ (Mr. Maezawa) has a soft spot for jazz saxophonists?
Space exploration inspires my music and drives my imagination. A Hip Cosmos is my tribute to the wonders of the unknown and yet to be discovered!