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Voyaging: The "Wedding Song" Singer, Citations, and Space Junk

There has been a lot of recent Voyager and Voyager record news lately, so I am going to round them all up here. Maybe this will turn into a regular thing on Misreader. John Cohen and the "Wedding Song" Singer I learned belatedly that John Cohen, the folk singer and ethnomusicologist passed away in September. Cohen recorded what has traditionally been titled "Wedding Song" on the Voyager Golden Record, the performance of which has usually been attributed to an unknown artist, and now to "Young girl of Huancavelica." When I tweeted about it, Asif Siddiqi, author of the seminal Sputnik and the Soviet Space Challenge, pointed out that this is extremely disregardful of the singer's contribution,

November Card-a-Month: Age of Aquarian

Sorry about the slight delay with the post this month. I could blame Mercury vibes, but I won't. I've been waiting a while to get to the Aquarian deck, even before it came up back in September, mostly because I'm a fan of David Palladini's art, with gorgeous line work and mix of watercolors and design markers. This deck has a reputation for being an oldie but a goodie. In a way, it really is the first of its kind: back when it first appeared in 1970 there weren't really any other options besides the Rider-Waite (on which this deck is based) or older decks like the Marseilles. Not so much with all the loose redesigns you can find today. Maybe I was looking forward to this deck since I have so

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