Earth Girl on Mars
One of my favourite aspects of doing the blog is that occasion, a snippet of information will come past me which can lead to interesting things.
One such moment came about last night when a twitter user called Ceri asked me if I’d read a certain blog post from Nick Beggs. This blog is on Myspace and I hadn’t even known it had existed! There are only a few posts back in 2007 but aswell as some hilarious content, one little piece of information caught my eye more than anything else.
In thie post http://www.myspace.com/nickbeggs/blog/307438808 on the blog, Nick adds the following information to the bottom of his post, deciding on a short list of tracks to put on the album, which was also untitled at that point:
Table for one.
Earth Girl on Mars.
The Last Day.
Gone to the Moon.
The album was of course ‘Gone to the Moon’ and the interesting point to me here is ‘Earth Girl on Mars’ in that list. The track that made the album was of course ‘First Girl on Mars’ so it does make me wonder whether they initially recorded this as ‘Earth Girl on Mars’ and then decided to change the words down the line. The two words do sound very similar and would quite happily interchange into the song.
Dead Cool and Hollywood Boulevard are also tracks that did not make the final cut, would be fantastic to hear those also.
I’d love to know if this song actually got recorded with those lyrics and whether it’s tucked away somewhere waiting to get out! Who knows, maybe it was even a simple slip as Nick was typing and a previous idea has made it onto the page and the track was never intended to have this name.
Many thanks to Ceri for the link also, it’s amazing what lies around the next corner!