Hayden Assignment In Space With Rip Foster

Artist:Hayden
Title:The Place Where We Lived
Year:2009
TitleLengthSample 
1The Place Where We Lived--No 
2Message From London--No 
3Disappear--No 
4Living Grows On You--No 
5When The Night Came And Took Us--No 
6Let’s Break Up--No 
7The Valley--No 
8Dilapidated Heart--No 
9Never Lonely--No 
10Let It Last--No 

Artist:Hayden
Title:In Field & Town CD
Year:2008
TitleLengthSample 
1In Field & Town --No 
2More Than Alive --No 
3The Van Song --No 
4Worthy of Your Esteem --No 
5Damn This Feeling --No 
6Did I Wake Up Beside You? --No 
7Weight of the World --No 
8Where and When --No 
9Lonely Security Guard --No 
10The Hardest Part--No 
11Barely Friends--No 

Artist:Hayden
Title:Elk-Lake Serenade CD
Year:2004
TitleLengthSample 
1Wide Eyes2:11No 
2Home By Saturday3:15No 
3Woody1:53No 
4This Summer2:56No 
5Hollywood Ending2:54No 
6Robbed Blind2:17No 
7Killbear3:34No 
8Through The Rads1:19No 
9Starting Over2:30No 
10Don’t Get Down3:19No 
11Roll Down That Wave1:37No 
12My Wife3:01No 
1319394:44No 
14Elk-Lake Serenade1:01No 
15Looking Back To Me (5:21) + Hidden Track11:53No 

Produced and engineered by Hayden, except 10 produced by Hayden and Howie Beck.
Mastered by Noah Mintz @ Lacquer Channel


Artist:Hayden
Title:Live At Convocation Hall - 2 Set
Year:2002
TitleLengthSample 
Disc 1
1Streetcar--No 
2I Should Have Been Watching--No 
3Steps Into Miles--No 
4The Hazards Of Sitting Beneath Palm Trees--No 
5Holster--No 
6Middle Of July--No 
7Between Us To Hold--No 
8I’m To Blame--No 
9Bass Song--No 
10We Don’t Mind--No 
11Stem--No 
Disc 2
1Two Doors--No 
2I Don’t Think We Should Ever Meet--No 
3Woody--No 
4Long Way Down--No 
5All In One Move--No 
6Bad As They Seem--No 
7Lullaby--No 
8Pots And Pans--No 
9Tell Me Why (w/ Howie Beck & Julie Dorion)--No 
10Carried Away--No 

Artist:Hayden
Title:Skyscraper National Park
Year:2001
TitleLengthSample 
1Streetcar4:35No 
2Dynamite Walls6:44No 
3Steps Into Miles2:56No 
4I Should Have Been Watching You1:43No 
5Long Way Down4:10No 
6Tea Pad1:57No 
7All In One Move1:18No 
8Bass Song4:28No 
9Carried Away2:45No 
10Looking For You In Me3:36No 
11Lullaby5:40No 

Produced by Hayden except track 2 by Hayden, Kid Lunch, Mitch Roth, Damon Richardson & Marty Minack, track 6 produced by Marty Minack & Hayden
Recorded & edited by Hayden, Howie Beck & Hayden
Mixed by Hayden, Marty Minack, Howie Beck & Sarah Slean


Artist:Hayden
Title:The Closer I Get
Year:1998
TitleLengthSample 
1The Closer I Get3:45No 
2Stride2:46No 
3The Hazards Of Sitting Beneath Palm Trees2:43No 
4Bullet5:09No 
5Waiting For A Chance To See Her2:39No 
6Two Doors5:14No 
7Between us To Hold2:06No 
8Better Off Inside3:02No 
9Instrumental With Mellotron2:20No 
10Memphis3:37No 
11Nights Like These2:48No 
12You Are All I Have5:17No 
13I’ll Tell Him Tonight3:41No 

Produced by Scott Litt and Hayden
Recorded at Oceanway and Louie’s Clubhouse
Mixed by Clif Norrel and Scott Litt at Oceanway

Musicians: Hayden (vocals, bass, guitars, banjo), Josh Freese (drums), Greg Leisz (Pedal Steel)


Artist:Hayden
Title:Moving Careful CD
Year:1996
TitleLengthSample 
1Pots And Pans--No 
2Stride--No 
3Middle Of July--No 
4Old Fasioned Way--No 
5Half For Me--No 
6Choking--No 
7You Are All I Have--No 

Musicians are Hayden Desser (vocals, guitars, bass, drums), Cliff Cleankey (drums)


Artist:Hayden
Title:Moving Careful 10 Inch Vinyl
Year:1996
TitleLengthSample 
1Pots and Pans--No 
2Stride--No 
3Middle Of July--No 
4Old Fashioned Way--No 
5Half For Me--No 
6Choking--No 
7You Are All I Have--No 

Produced by Hayden Desser

Musicians: Hayden Desser (vocals, guitars, bass, drums), Cliff Cleankey (drums)


Artist:Hayden
Title:Everything I Long For CD
Year:1995
TitleLengthSample 
1Bad As They Seem3:30No 
2In September2:38No 
3We Don’t Mind4:35No 
4Tragedy3:56No 
5Stem1:47No 
6Skates7:18No 
7I’m To Blame2:24No 
8Assignment In Space With Rip Foster2:36No 
9Driveway4:20No 
10Hardly4:12No 
11You Were Loved2:47No 
12When This Is Over3:59No 
13My Parent’s House

"Assignment in Space with Rip Foster" redirects here. For the song by Hayden, see Everything I Long For.

Rip Foster Rides the Gray Planet is a young adultscience fiction novel written by Harold L. Goodwin under the pseudonym Blake Savage. The novel was originally published by Whitman in hardcover in 1952 and reprinted in the United Kingdom later in the same year as Rip Foster Rides the Grey Planet (note the spelling of "gray/grey"). There were two subsequent American reprints under different titles: another hardcover edition as Assignment in Space with Rip Foster in 1958 and a paperback edition as Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet, in 1969. Under all titles combined, there were approximately 100,000 copies of the novel printed[citation needed]. The first edition was illustrated by E. Deane Cate and the 1958 edition by Denny McMains. Goodwin is better known for other children's books he wrote, including the Rick Brant Science Adventure Series for Boys. According to Project Gutenberg [1], this novel is in the Public Domain in the United States.

Plot summary[edit]

Freshly graduated and commissioned Planeteer (the space-going equivalent of a Marine) Lt. Richard Ingalls Peter ("Rip") Foster, already contending with inter-service rivalry with the Space Force (equivalent to Navy) crewmen with whom he serves, is tasked with retrieving an asteroid made of pure thorium from the asteroid belt and bringing it to Earth for use as fissionable material. In this he is opposed by agents of the "Consolidation of Peoples Governments", who also seek control and use of the asteroid.

Political allegory[edit]

The villains in Rip Foster are known as "Consops", agents of the "Consolidation of Peoples Governments" that the Space Force and Planeteers of the "Federation of Free Governments" oppose. It is easy to see that the nickname "Connies" is reference to "Commies", an abbreviation of "Communists", given that the book was written during the Cold War and Korean War. The story emphasizes adventure, comedy, and narrow escapes from destruction, but hints at a geo-political situation not unlike that of the early 1950s.

List of editions[edit]

  • Blake Savage. Rip Foster Rides the Gray Planet, Racine, Wisconsin, Whitman Publishing Company, 1952, 250p.
  • Blake Savage. Rip Foster Rides the Grey Planet, London, UK, Publicity Products Limited, 1952.
  • Blake Savage. Assignment in Space with Rip Foster, Racine, Wisconsin, Whitman Publishing Company, 1958.
  • Blake Savage. Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet, New York, Golden Press, 1969, 253p.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

First edition
Cover art by E. Deane Cate

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