In a mysterious clip posted to his record company’s Twitter on Tuesday, Jack White teased a major July 30th announcement to come. All we know is that it has something to do with space and with making “vinyl history again.”
Jack White had previously discussed his desire to have the first vinyl record played in space with astronaut Buzz Aldrin. He told Aldrin in Interview Magazine that he had been working on a “secret project” to get one of Third Man’s songs to be the “first vinyl record played in outer space.”
“We want to launch a balloon that carries a vinyl record player, and possibly that Carl Sagan record, and figure out a way to drop the needle with all that turbulence up there and ensure that it will still play,” he said in a chat recorded by Interview magazine. Aldrin recommended that White talk to the CEO of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, because Branson is “always interested in doing unusual things,” he said.
Although it’s unclear whether or not that conversation with Virgin Galactic took place, we’ll know soon enough what White has in store when he shares more details at the end of the month.
[Source Article: Time]