Music From Science (Writing)

By Carl Zimmer | July 20, 2009 1:47 pm

Here is a song by Christine Lavin inspired by my recent firefly story. It is available for two days on her web site (and will resurface this fall on her next CD).

I think this is the second or third time a musician has riffed on something I’ve written. Listen, for example, to this darker tune based on the wasp that’s also a brain surgeon.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Writing Elsewhere

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  1. Music inspired by science « The Art of Science | July 21, 2009
  1. Pierce R. Butler

    A really cute song, creme de la Lavin.

    Alas, the download (“keep”) option doesn’t work in Firefox 3.5.1 … but Safari 4.0 grabs it with ease!

  2. Martin

    My budding song-writing wife was inspired to another firefly ditty (previous at

    Twinkle, twinkle, little ass
    I see you flicker in the grass
    Love light shining from your butt
    Shimmy, shake your glow-worm scut
    Twinkle, twinkle, little ass
    I see you flicker in the grass

    Not quite up to Christine Lavin’s standards, yet.


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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


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