Friday, November 20, 2009

Moby Dick Sea Song

Wikipedia told us today that it is the anniversary of the 1820 sinking of the whaling ship Essex. The Essex was supposedly attacked by a ticked off sperm whale in the Pacific Ocean, sinking the ship and leaving its dwindling survivors to eventually resort to cannibalism in their lifeboats.

Oh, and the story of the angry whale inspired Herman Melville to write Moby-Dick.

With that, our Sea Song of the Week is Moby Dick by Led Zeppelin :-)

More about the Essex and the Melville connection at PBS.

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