It's always interesting to see echoes of the golden age of aviation in today's pop culture. At the Avia-Corner, Scott Palmer ends an update on the search for Amelia Earhart with a related music video: Amelia Earhart versus the Dancing Bear, by The Handsome Family. Well, I'll see his 'aviatrix lost at sea, never to be found' and raise him the 'mother proud of [a] little boy'.
The proud mother is Enola Gay, the little boy is, well, Little Boy. Enola Gay is probably the single most influential single aeroplane in history; one of its fateful consequences was this classic piece of 80s synthpop by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.
And a bonus! Last night I saw the ethereal (and unfortunately elusive) Lisa Gerrard, formerly of Dead Can Dance, live in concert. So here's DCD's The Host of Seraphim, probably my favourite piece of music ever.