Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Music! Science! Music about science!

Since one of their songs popped up on Pandora.com, I've been a fan of the band Artichoke.

Their masterpiece is a two-volume CD set called "Twenty-Six Scientists (Anning - Zeno"). It's a collection of musical biographies of scientists both famous and obscure. Each song is different and each song is great. I just got volume two in the mail last week and I'm still listening to it. If you, or someone you know is a scientist or just likes science, you really need this.

To introduce you to the band, and in honor of the upcoming Carl Sagan Day, here's a biography of one of the most famous astronomers of all time

Galileo Galilei

It is the only bad thing about the albums: no Carl Sagan song. Ah well. They've also got a fabulous "kids" album called "26 Animals". Scientifically accurate and damned catchy, it's an album that you wouldn't mind your kids playing over and over.

Listening to while posting: "vulture" by Artichoke


Don Snabulus said...

That sounds pretty cool. I will check it out. I posted this on FB too, but in case you missed it, here is a Carl Sagan fix for you:

Symphony of Science: We are All Connected.

ladybug said...

Thanks for all the cool updates! Love to hear what's goin' on in the musical world and in your life as well. Glad we go another comic panel too. Got to get back to workin' full time business...

Arkonbey said...

Thanks! I really regret never being able to shake Dr. Sagan's hand.

You've seen this one of course: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSgiXGELjbc

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