Lazy Sunday of DEATH

By Phil Plait | May 8, 2011 7:00 am

When I was at the Northeast Conference on Science and Skepticism (NECSS) in April, my epidermically bepated pal George Hrab and I performed an acoustic version of his song "Death from the Skies", based on my book. We actually did it twice; once at a bar where Geo was playing with his trio, and again at the conference to close the whole thing out.

People seemed to like it. Geo certainly did, so much so that he wanted a nicer version to release. He therefore did such a thing and made it available to you, the science-loving throng out in the vast BA sphere of influence. He included the song in Episode 212 of his Geologic Podcast, and the skeptiliciousTM MsInformation put it into a feed of its own for you to download and keep in your digital music storage device.

I love both the original version of the song with its funky beat, but I also love this new version. The tongue-in-cheek lazy Sunday feeling of the soothing music coupled with me talking about the statistics of getting wiped out by a gamma-ray burst appeals to my sense of irony. Hope it does yours, too!

And go buy his album. It’s great.

Image credit: Terry Robinson’s Flickr Photostream


Comments (6)

  1. Bill Ringo

    When I opened your Blog I got a message from Norton that they had blocked a worm. Nice tune though.


    … George Hrab and I performed an acoustic version of his song “Death from the Skies”, based on my book.

    What book? ūüėČ


    I usually open BA on an iPad via the Pulse 2.2.1 NewsReader. It gave no mention of a worm or malware, but my iPad has no malware-protection software. The same results occurred on my MacBook running VirusBarrier x6. What did Norton detect for you? Thanks.


    And, lest this last post seem too off-topic, thank you Phil, for your consistently fascinating and thought-provoking (not infrequently beyond my premed-only-college-physics brain) posts of pictures, thoughts, and theory that are often the high point of my day. I’m a physician who only discovered your Discovery blog a year or so ago (thanks to the Pulse NewsReader I use on my iPad), and I have been an avid reader ever since. I’m a jazz and classical music devotee, but I also enjoyed your tune here.

  5. Tigerlily

    Is George Hrab your Doppelganger?? LOL

  6. SkeptiGal

    You guys were great when you performed that day!!! It was a great send-off to a great weekend!


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