Saturday, 19 January 2008

Three of a kind #29

I love maths and science. A lot of people don't (hello kippers!), but I love elements and equations and pie charts and things! I learnt my times tables from a tape of incredibly dull songs - mostly the same tune but occasionally with a change of key - and it's a wonder that I remember any of that. If the music had been as good as any of today's three of a kind, I'm sure I'd remember them better. Listen and learn!

They Might Be Giants - The Sun Is A Mass Of Incandescent Gas mp3 (available for 7 days)

A truly educational song from They Might Be Giants, who have more official websites than any band I've ever known!

The Aislers Set - Long Division mp3 (available for 7 days)

Not technically about long division, but mention of algebra and exponentials as well. The Aislers Set official website provides news, lyrics, mp3 downloads and links to places you can buy music.

Marine Research - Venn Diagram mp3 (available for 7 days)

This is my favourite song by Heavenly-descended one album wonders Marine Research. Who'd have thought a song about trying to dump a partner for someone else could sound so sweet?


lito said...


I think Marine Research isn't bad but not so good as Talulah Gosh/Heavenly. I like very much the songs "hopefulness to hopelessness" and "at the lost and found".

The band I don't like is Tender Trap, the last Amelia's project.

Spike said...

I agree with you that Talulah gosh and Heavenly are superior to Marine Research and Tender Trap, but I have to say that I like them all!

You've just persuaded me to get out my Tender Trap albums as I haven't listened to them for a while. Cheers lito! (Maybe I'll be able to change your mind about them one day!)