Joined: Mar. 2007
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!
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