'Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground' was selected as one of 27 music samples on the Voyager Golden Record, which was launched into Space in 1977. It was chosen to represent the human expression of loneliness. Quite the turnaround for Blind Willie Johnson, who in 1945 died penniless in the burnt remains of his home.
Am I the only one who was like “And Carl Sagan apparently had NOTHING ELSE on his schedule for that week!? NOT POSSIBLE!” I’m not doubting the story, but I think maybe they doctored his schedule so we didn’t see all of the occult, eyes-wide-shut-style parties he had scheduled on Thursday.
I love you like the moon and stars,
when little kids get hit by cars,
girl you know its true. Darling, I love you.
The Clash 1982, combat rock
Joe and Paul