July 06, 2005

How Cool Is This?

In celebration of Deep Impact's successful mission to comet Tempel 1, we had a special event at JPL yesterday at noon: the Comets came and played for an hour in the mall outside the main cafeteria.

The Comets? You know, as in Bill Haley and The Comets? Haley's dead, but the remaining members of the band have been touring for the last ten or fifteen years. And yesterday, July 5th, they were at JPL.

I didn't listen to the whole show, but I did hear them play "See You Later, Alligator" and a cover version of Louis Prima's "Buona Sera" among other songs; had I waited I'd most likely have heard "Rock Around The Clock" as well, but I had to get back to work.

They played extremely well--sax, electric guitar, stand-up bass, and drums--but I have to say, Haley was the lead singer for a reason.

Posted by Will Duquette at July 6, 2005 07:24 AM