Dueling YouTubes

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'.

This aviatrix is Amy Johnson; I've written about her in relation to this song -- The Golden Age of Aviation by the Lucksmiths -- before. But I like it so much, it deserves a second airing.

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.

Hmm ... an aviation connection ... well, seraphim are angels ... and only angels have wings!

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