Mercury Slim has officially released his new video for the song titled ‘Space Cadet’. This song, and video come to think of it, have that ethereal quality from that first frame/note. Almost a subtle journey to be shared. A dream state in transit. A personal journey of bonding and growth. Its funny how life can inspire, and even encourage, the magic in music and share that with anyone who wants to listen. In that way alone, we are all connected. We’re all the space cadet. Our goal is to live long and prosper.
I wrote this song while living in a Van on a rainy day
The song is very multi faceted and takes on Many roles rather than being about any one thing in particular. I continue to find new meanings as time marches on. Space Cadet about rejecting everything culture and society hands you as what you are supposed to be. As well as rejection of the consumerism and ideology that drives a lot of what’s harming people and the planet we live on. The chorus/ hook is a release from societal expectations.
I became a huge Star Trek (particularly TNG) fan after high school and it has shaped how I view the world and what is possible for humanity in a post scarcity society. On another facet, my father and I began working together right after I got out of high school and he drove the company work van.
Once I got into Star Trek, which he was already into, it became something we bonded over and we where able to connect in a positive healthy way really for the first time in our lives. He had been gone for half of my childhood battling addiction and was able to overcome what he needed to come back into my families life. We named his work van the NC-17D and it was kind of our ship to drive around and solve mysteries (doing IT work) in.