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Gunthernacus



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(Permalink) Posted: June 17 2009,05:10   

I have been having some fun with this site:

pandora.com/

There are some ads for the free accounts, one or two an hour about 15 sec each, but you can really tailor your listen.

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Given that we are all descended from Adam and Eve...genetic defects as a result of intra-family marriage would not begin to crop up until after the first few dozen generations. - Dr. Hugh Ross

  
Hermagoras



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(Permalink) Posted: July 14 2009,09:33   

Apropos of nothing, just wanted to say I'm enjoying Mahler this morning.  Eighth and Ninth Symphonies and now Das  Lied von der Erde, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle conducting, with tenor Peter Seifert and baritone Thomas Hampson.  
   
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Seht dort hinab! Im Mondschein auf den Gräbern
hockt eine wildgespenstische Gestalt --
Ein Aff ist's! Hört ihr, wie sein Heulen
hinausgellt in den süßen Duft des Lebens!

Really does wash the stupid out after reading UD for a bit.

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: July 14 2009,10:16   

For the more classically inclined..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CgFN8JPqVY

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 13 2009,15:21   

RIP Les Paul. One of the true greats.

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Flesh of the sky, child of the sky, the mind
Has been obligated from the beginning
To create an ordered universe
As the only possible proof of its own inheritance.
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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 13 2009,15:26   

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Aug. 13 2009,15:21)
RIP Les Paul. One of the true greats.

Indeed. BTW, that's a 'Les Paul Recording' with a Bigsby - a massively underrated guitar.

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 21 2009,23:22   

This is a bit off topic, but I'm here to say that District Nine KICKS ASS.

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"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you."
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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 22 2009,01:10   

Quote (Reciprocating Bill @ Aug. 21 2009,23:22)
This is a bit off topic, but I'm here to say that District Nine KICKS ASS.

It does. Still feel it could have developed some of the moral themes a bit more. Wont discuss for a while as I don't want to spoil it for those yet to see it.

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Hermagoras



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(Permalink) Posted: April 30 2010,12:09   

As heard on Bob Dylan's "Theme Time Radio Hour."  

My Evolution Girl - Walter 'Kid' Smith

Once I met a fair young lady
And I learned to love her well
She believes there is no savior
And she says there is no hell

Don't believe in false teaching
For the truth to you I've told
Don't believe in evolution
Or the devil will get your soul

Cheeks were red her eyes did sparkle
And her hair was chestnut brown
She believed in evolution
And she lived in New York town

And she said we came from monkeys
Many many years gone by
But I know she'll need a savior
When her time shall come to die

Will you change your way of living
Won't you be a better girl?
And prepare to meet the savior
In a bright and better world

You must walk that lonesome valley
You must cross that troubled tide
Don't you want to meet your mother
Over on that other side

Don't believe in false teaching
For the truth to you I've told
Don't believe in evolution
Or the devil will get your soul

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 23 2010,10:57   

Louis Sighting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t28COxEp2k

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 23 2010,11:16   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Aug. 23 2010,08:57)
Louis Sighting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t28COxEp2k

I always pictured Louis as more of a Ted Chippington bloke...

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OgreMkV



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 27 2010,19:43   

This may get me banned, but Kylie has a new album out.

Yes, I'm addicted to euro-dance.

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Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 13 2010,12:06   

Junior Spesh

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 13 2010,20:30   

I'm working on a mashup of "We Will Rock You" and "(You know you are a) Dreamer". :-)

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"But it's disturbing to think someone actually thinks creationism -- having put it's hand on the hot stove every day for the last 400 years -- will get a different result tomorrow." -- midwifetoad

  
Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 14 2010,14:22   

Quote (Hermagoras @ April 30 2010,13:09)
As heard on Bob Dylan's "Theme Time Radio Hour."  

My Evolution Girl - Walter 'Kid' Smith

Once I met a fair young lady
And I learned to love her well
She believes there is no savior
And she says there is no hell

Don't believe in false teaching
For the truth to you I've told
Don't believe in evolution
Or the devil will get your soul

Cheeks were red her eyes did sparkle
And her hair was chestnut brown
She believed in evolution
And she lived in New York town

And she said we came from monkeys
Many many years gone by
But I know she'll need a savior
When her time shall come to die

Will you change your way of living
Won't you be a better girl?
And prepare to meet the savior
In a bright and better world

You must walk that lonesome valley
You must cross that troubled tide
Don't you want to meet your mother
Over on that other side

Don't believe in false teaching
For the truth to you I've told
Don't believe in evolution
Or the devil will get your soul

This guy is never gonna get laid.

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Myth: Something that never was true, and always will be.

"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you."
- David Foster Wallace

  
midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 14 2010,15:04   

You don't suppose someone forgot the sarcam tags?

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Pat Robertson

  
KCdgw



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 15 2010,18:11   



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Steviepinhead



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 22 2010,11:28   

Quote (Gunthernacus @ June 17 2009,03:10)
I have been having some fun with this site:

pandora.com/

There are some ads for the free accounts, one or two an hour about 15 sec each, but you can really tailor your listen.

Good tip, thanks!

  
carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 22 2010,22:46   

This is something of an unusual request.  We were eating in a Brazilian restaurant tonight and they were projecting a music video channel on the wall. Unlike MTV (way back when it first started), this channel did not show the names of the band or song.  There was one song in particular that caught our interest.  All I can say is that it was a big band (with several guitar players and a horn section) and the lead singer looked like the actor Gary Oldman (see below).  


Given the diverse group here, I am hoping someone might actually be familiar with Brazilian music and can tell me the band's name.

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It's natural to be curious about our world, but the scientific method is just one theory about how to best understand it.  We live in a democracy, which means we should treat every theory equally. - Steven Colbert, I Am America (and So Can You!)

  
Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 14 2010,10:46   

I have another unusual request for the music heads here.

In our 2-hour intro biology class, which we teach in a studio format, we typically give the students a brief (10-12 minute) startup lecture, then they go to work for 75-80 minutes or so, then we wrap up the material by talking about key objectives, data that they collected that day, etc. I like to warn them that I am about to start the wrapup talk with a brief musical selection, played over the excellent sound system in the studio classroom. For example, on the day we discussed evolutionary theory, I played the Rolling Stones "You Can't Always Get What You Want".

Tomorrow's class deals with population genetics (Hardy-Weinberg, gene drift, bottleneck effects, and various other random or non random processes that affect allele frequencies in populations. I need a song that is somehow linked to that, and I can't think of a good one.

Other parameters include
1) should be lively, not slow
2) preferably short (3-4 minute max). For example, a nice evolution-day piece would be the Bolero version from "allegro non Troppo" but it's too long.
3) lyrics, if sung, must be "clean" (eliminates most rap songs)

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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Flesh of the sky, child of the sky, the mind
Has been obligated from the beginning
To create an ordered universe
As the only possible proof of its own inheritance.
                        - Pattiann Rogers

   
Schroedinger's Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 14 2010,11:20   

Dave, I could propose you with this short (1:03) piece, although it might be a bit too aggressive.

New Allegiance

To be noted, this piece was used in an international artistic ice-skating competition about 7 or 8 years ago, so it's still pretty mainstream. And it has a nice "presentation" feel...

I'll try to think of something else if this doesn't fit...

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"Hail is made out of water? Are you really that stupid?" Joe G

"I have a better suggestion, Kris. How about a game of hide and go fuck yourself instead." Louis

"The reason people use a crucifix against vampires is that vampires are allergic to bullshit" Richard Pryor

   
carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 14 2010,12:05   

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Oct. 14 2010,10:46)
Tomorrow's class deals with population genetics (Hardy-Weinberg, gene drift, bottleneck effects, and various other random or non random processes that affect allele frequencies in populations. I need a song that is somehow linked to that, and I can't think of a good one.

Other parameters include
1) should be lively, not slow
2) preferably short (3-4 minute max). For example, a nice evolution-day piece would be the Bolero version from "allegro non Troppo" but it's too long.
3) lyrics, if sung, must be "clean" (eliminates most rap songs)

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Well, on title alone (and only), I'd go with Creeping Death.

PS. Not really, it might be a bit too offensive for the more biblical of your students.

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It's natural to be curious about our world, but the scientific method is just one theory about how to best understand it.  We live in a democracy, which means we should treat every theory equally. - Steven Colbert, I Am America (and So Can You!)

  
carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 14 2010,12:13   

I got it!

Johnny Cash One Piece at a Time

On the downside, it is a WmAD favorite. He has posted it twice over at UD.

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It's natural to be curious about our world, but the scientific method is just one theory about how to best understand it.  We live in a democracy, which means we should treat every theory equally. - Steven Colbert, I Am America (and So Can You!)

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 14 2010,12:13   

Try this from the 3 minute mark:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVZpzS7SGjo

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"Richardthughes, you magnificent bastard, I stand in awe of you..." : Arden Chatfield
"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
"ATBC poster child", "I have to agree with Rich.." : DaveTard
"I bow to your superior skills" : deadman_932
"...it was Richardthughes making me lie in bed.." : Kristine

  
Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 14 2010,14:58   

Those are all very interesting tunes, and I thank you all (especially carlson...) for the musical education that came with them. But I guess I didn't make it clear that the song, either by the title, the lyrics, or the name of the band, needs to be tied to the topic for the day somehow (in a way that will be clear to at least some of the more sentient students in the class).

For example, on the day that we discuss the respiratory system, I use REM - "Try Not To Breathe"

When we discuss photosynthesis, I use Green Day - "See The Light".

When we discuss global climate change, I use Led Zeppelin - "When The Levee Breaks"

Warren Zevon's "Don't Let Us Get Sick" accompanies the material on the day we discuss the immune system. I really really wanted to use his classic "My Shit's Fucked Up", but so far I've resisted the urge...

Now I might be particularly dense today (highly likely, actually), but I had a hard time finding the topical relevance in the suggestions above. Did I miss something?

More importantly, are there other suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

thanks again

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Flesh of the sky, child of the sky, the mind
Has been obligated from the beginning
To create an ordered universe
As the only possible proof of its own inheritance.
                        - Pattiann Rogers

   
carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 14 2010,15:17   

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Oct. 14 2010,14:58)
Now I might be particularly dense today (highly likely, actually), but I had a hard time finding the topical relevance in the suggestions above. Did I miss something?

The Cash song One Piece at a Time is a story about an autoworker who builds a Cadillac out of pieces stole from the plant he worked at. Of course, he did this over a long period of time and had parts from all different model years.  

At the very least, you could use that when you talk about ERV insertions.

Lyrics

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Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 14 2010,15:24   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Oct. 14 2010,15:17)
The Cash song One Piece at a Time is a story about an autoworker who builds a Cadillac out of pieces stole from the plant he worked at. Of course, he did this over a long period of time and had parts from all different model years.  

At the very least, you could use that when you talk about ERV insertions.

Yeah, I watched the video; it's hilarious. I'd love to use it. Except we don't talk about ERV insertions, or genome structure, in this intro biology class. Hell, we don't even talk about poly A, or introns!

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Flesh of the sky, child of the sky, the mind
Has been obligated from the beginning
To create an ordered universe
As the only possible proof of its own inheritance.
                        - Pattiann Rogers

   
Schroedinger's Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 14 2010,16:09   

What about Divergence?

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"I have a better suggestion, Kris. How about a game of hide and go fuck yourself instead." Louis

"The reason people use a crucifix against vampires is that vampires are allergic to bullshit" Richard Pryor

   
Albatrossity2



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 14 2010,16:28   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Oct. 14 2010,16:09)
What about Divergence?

That's quite nice!  Thanks. I'll try it tomorrow.

And another colleague just suggested REM's "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?", which is good because we really have to drum those allele frequency (ranging from 0 to 1) calculations into them. They like to use percentages (0-100), but that doesn't work in Hardy-Weinberg equations!

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Flesh of the sky, child of the sky, the mind
Has been obligated from the beginning
To create an ordered universe
As the only possible proof of its own inheritance.
                        - Pattiann Rogers

   
Reciprocating Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 14 2010,19:56   

Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Oct. 14 2010,11:46)
I have another unusual request for the music heads here.

In our 2-hour intro biology class, which we teach in a studio format, we typically give the students a brief (10-12 minute) startup lecture, then they go to work for 75-80 minutes or so, then we wrap up the material by talking about key objectives, data that they collected that day, etc. I like to warn them that I am about to start the wrapup talk with a brief musical selection, played over the excellent sound system in the studio classroom. For example, on the day we discussed evolutionary theory, I played the Rolling Stones "You Can't Always Get What You Want".

Tomorrow's class deals with population genetics (Hardy-Weinberg, gene drift, bottleneck effects, and various other random or non random processes that affect allele frequencies in populations. I need a song that is somehow linked to that, and I can't think of a good one.

Other parameters include
1) should be lively, not slow
2) preferably short (3-4 minute max). For example, a nice evolution-day piece would be the Bolero version from "allegro non Troppo" but it's too long.
3) lyrics, if sung, must be "clean" (eliminates most rap songs)

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Frank Zappa's The Black Page should elicit the same expressions as your lecture.

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Myth: Something that never was true, and always will be.

"The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you."
- David Foster Wallace

  
midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 14 2010,20:17   

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/crashtestdummies/howdoesaduckknow.html

:p

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