CBC Music - your one stop source for streaming Canadian music - has teamed up with the Coalition for Music Education for Music Monday; which will reach new heights in 2013. Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield and Barenaked Ladies' frontman Ed Robertson will not only pen the official tune for Music Monday 2013 - I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing) - they will also perform it in May on Music Monday with Chris on the International Space Station and Ed, along with a school choir, here on earth. So this week, we're listening to Chris Hadfield and Ed Robertson. Take a look at their songwriting session:
Chris also spoke about the song and the space mission to CBC News:
With the song set to premiere on CBC Music in March 2013, we thought we would pull some of our favourite past performances from Ed and his Barenaked Ladies crew on CBC. Take a look, or listen to when they played in studio Q:
Q's Jian Ghomeshi chatted with Ed to talk about the release of the group's new album All in Good Time back in 2010:
Ed also took the time to give a guitar lesson:
Prior to Music Monday 2013, The National will air a special documentary honoring Chris Hadfield's career including a glimpse into his life and the training necessary to go into space. The doc will air on December 17, 2012.