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Carl Sagan's & Stephen Hawking's Band Is Awesome
From The Musical Science Desk...

Two legendary professors were also kind of musicians. And it's now available on wax. Third Man Records, owned by a cat named Jack White III, recently released the song "A Glorious Dawn" on glorious 7-inch vinyl. I'll give you 3.3 guesses what I bought today.

Composer John Boswell took various sound-bites from Carl Sagan's 1980s TV show Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, fired up the Auto-Tune, added Professor Hawking on backing robot vocals, popped in some spacey arrangements, and bam! Cool record. It's actually quite astonishing.



There you have it. Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking in a band. Now, this is the most important part: I don't want to ever, EVER, hear again that Kanye West and Lil' Wayne are talented. Ever again. Using the exact same technology, the damn Auto-Tune, you can make a guy with no voice sound melodic.

Check. Mate.

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There's another video featuring Carl Sagan, Richard Feynman, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Bill Nye called the "We're All Connected". Highly recommended if you haven't watched it yet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGK84Poeynk

Also, I didn't know they released it except for the downloadable mp3. Hmm, something I should look into I think, seeing as I've listened to them both at least twenty times each.

I'm surprised it took YBNBY this long to post it! But I do thank you for posting. I love these so much, something so abused by music today turns astronomical knowledge into beautiful music.

said Lia on November 10, 2009 2:48 PM.

Sorry Lia. I should have had it a while ago. It was the release on vinyl that caught my attention.

Okay,

JW

said Johnny Wright on November 10, 2009 3:37 PM.

No apologies needed, I assure you. As I mentioned, I didn't realize it was now on vinyl. I definitely approve your purchase (not that you needed my approval, but anyway...)

said Lia on November 10, 2009 5:31 PM.

This brought tears to my eyes.
The feeling I get when I think of the vastness of the universe and what we still don't know is like an emotional overdose.

Exceedingly sweet vid.

said palmieres on November 11, 2009 8:29 AM.
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