Some highlights for me
@V8, that run from 30s-40s is pure genius. It sounds very much like you used a talkbox - love the effect. I also like the way it gets complimented by the run at ~55s. I don't know enough theory to figure out why those two runs work well together (they both sound minor pentatonic), but I like them.
@studmissile - the slide playing was awesome. Also have to compliment you on your timekeeping sir, don't think I heard a single mis. Listening to my entry - sheesh, I was all over the show.
@Jazzman105 - Man this is just so far out from anything I would create, I wouldn't even know were to start. This feels like it should go straight into some movie soundtrack.
Thanks for the kind words @V8, yeah after hitting submit I was seriously doubting the wisdom of entering a fingerstyle acoustic song into space themed comp. I have a heavily chorused version which I almost submitted, but it felt like adding an effect just for the effects' sake.
I can't help but feel I failed in Norio's original instruction to make the guitar the focus of the song, the guitar is definitely an accompaniment rather then a focus in my entry. To try and remedy that I also did a little 4-bar solo, but it sounded so similar to the intro/outro theme that I decided to leave it out in the end.
Anyway, this was great fun - thanks all