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Physics For Everyone!

Though this is a music blog, I would be remiss not to mention the excitement in the world of physics that took place yesterday, literally shaking the foundations of the science as we know it.

In short, a group of European physicists measured tiny particles (called neutrinos) that traveled faster than the speed of light. This is pretty big, because science is of the opinion that nothing can exceed the speed of light, and basically everything in science is based on this. Assuming the experiment can be verified and the data is real, this means that physics, namely Einstein’s 1905 Special Theory of Relativity, needs to be reёvaluated (or at least qualified).

Hooray for science!

The Flaming Lips – What Is The Light?

Counting Crows – Einstein On The Beach

Flying Lotus – Physics For Everyone!

The Flaming Lips – Dark Side Of The Moon (Bonnaroo 2010)

I realize I just posted a boot just a few hours ago, but I just started listening to The Flaming Lips’ remake of “Dark Side Of The Moon” and it’s making me giddy with musical excitement. It’s not often that another artist’s remake of a classic album is recieved warmly – it’s even rarer when the original album is one of the most innovative and greatest of all time, and the remake does justice to the original both in staying true to the idea of the album, and in the ideal of musical innovation, by taking the album to another level.

So here, in one track, is The Flaming Lips’ version of “Dark Side Of The Moon” as performed at Bonnaroo 2010. That it’s one track is not due to my laziness – it’s because this album, more than any other album, is truly one track. It’s one idea, one continuous thought, and one hell of an unbelievable musical feat – both the original, and the redone version posted below.

The Flaming Lips – Dark Side Of The Moon

Music My Weird Tutor Listens To

[About the author: Aaron Gold was a camper of mine a few summers ago, and more recently has been a writing center tutee who worked with me many times over this past school year.]

This is my second official post for TSU. According to Ariel, my first post, an ode to jam bands such as the Disco Biscuits and STS9, was written like an Adderall crazed 9th grader. [Edit: These are not the official thoughts or opinions of this blog. Mr. Gold was not in 9th grade at the time of his first guest post, and the editor is unaware of which, if any, medications Mr. Gold was on at the time.] Continue reading

The 10 Plagues In Song

In honor of Passover almost upon us (and the fact that I’m gonna get my butt kicked for doing this instead of helping cook and clean) here are 10 songs, representing the 10 plagues from the Exodus story.


1. Blood:  Pearl Jam – Blood Continue reading