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Music Monday #7: The Sun has got his Huff on [20120130|23:42]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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It's still Monday - just. I feel the need to share another Festival of the Spoken Nerd product here. Helen Arney sings charming science songs accompanied by her ukelele. In this one, the Sun lets us know it doesn't enjoy being taken for granted.

I used to be someone
Now I’m just another sun
One of a hundred thousand billion
Billion

You treat me insignificantly
Name a tabloid after me
Synonymous with paparazzi
Just a backdrop for Brian Cox on TV

Since Edwin Hubble it’s never been the same
Those pictures of other stars pushed me out the frame
You never even gave me a proper name, like
Alpha Centauri, Epsilon Tauri
Delta Librae, HR 2948
Or Kevin

You’ve achieved nuclear fusion – oh well done!
Made some helium from a little hydrogen
Well every second I do that to 600 million tons
If I was Marilyn Monroe you’d be… Stacy Solomon

You should have stopped at Copernicus
With me at the centre of your universe
You say I’m just an average ball of gas
I say you’re talking out of Uranus

1.4 million kilometres
That’s my diameter
Tell me seriously with those parameters
Have you ever tried to put a hat on there?
Hip hip hip hooray
I’ll be a red giant one day
You earth will go up in flames
But in the meantime please join my facebook fanpage

You can download this song for free and listen to other equally thoughtful nerdy tributes at her site.
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From: pbristow
2012-01-31 13:30 (UTC)
Thanks for that! =:o}
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2012-01-31 15:28 (UTC)
Hee. You're welcome. Glad you enjoyed it? (Did you listen to "Animals", the title track with Professor Elemental?)
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From: pbristow
2012-02-01 15:43 (UTC)
I have now. =:o}

(Reminds me of something from about a decade ago:
"You and me baby and ain't nothin' but mammals
so let's do it like they do on the Discovery Channel..."

It was avery a practical song. It included advice on how not to miss an episode of the X-files just 'cos you're busy having sex.
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