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Song of the Elements

September 4, 2008

George Hrab from Geologic Records (and frontman for the Philadelphia Funk Authority) also puts out a weekly podcast. He is also an excellent skeptic and freethinker. His music and references are frequently beyond me (I guess I am within the “hopelessly behind the times” part of life now), but I still find much of it enjoyable.

In any case, his July 3rd podcast #72 was awesome. For some time he had been writing little ditties about various elements but finally took the time to finish the entire periodic table. It’s a very humorous listen and some of the songs are very well done! (Others are just plain silly.)

I have only listened through it a single time so far (more times will happen), so I don’t have a favorite yet, although zinc’s response to an earlier song was funny as were the tunes for silicon and uranium. Generally SFW, although a couple cuss words here and there. Would be great for children if not for those!

Update: As Mike reminded me, Tom Lehrer did a single Elements song, going through all the elemental names within a single, somewhat known tune. Much fun as well!

Speaking of NSFW, below is his video for “Out of My Mind” off his Interrobang album. The song is very good and the video is… technically very interesting. Get over any hangups you have and watch the whole thing.

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Guitar Heroes

April 12, 2008
I don’t normally push music on anyone because tastes vary so wildly. However, I caught this video by Rodrigo y Gabriela on a random walk through Yahoo’s music site. Diablo Rojo is excellent!