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Happy Monday: Photosynthesis with TMBG

May 24, 2010

It was news to me (not having children and not generally browsing the kids’ section of the music store) that They Might Be Giants are all the rage for the under-10 set, singing about science no less! And numbers, and the alphabet–“C” is for conifer you know. Thanks to Ink and Penstemon for letting us know.

“Photosynthesis.” Created by Pascal Campion. From the DVD/CD set Here Comes Science.

My favorite: “A shooting star is not a star is not a star at all.” Also from Here Comes Science.

Apparently, they’re the only possible musicians right for singing about weedy species. From the ABC mini-series “A Brave New World.”

Watch ’em all.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 24, 2010 9:35 am

    Thanks for the link, Lynn. It seems you moved to the northeast from the desert and I moved from the northeast to the desert. It’s a good trade.

    • May 24, 2010 9:43 am

      Hi Susan, it’s been such a good trade that we don’t really want to move, but will have to, probably within a year. It was good to find you out there!

  2. May 31, 2010 5:17 pm

    after watching the video links, i caught myself singing the photosynthesis song while driving… and i only heard it once! too funny…

  3. Kylie permalink
    June 3, 2010 9:59 pm

    I just heard an interview of these guys on NPR’s Radiolab. Sooooo funny. The sun song is the best. “The sun is a miasma of (something, something) plasma…” Then they did a rebuttal to themselves because they’d gotten some of the facts wrong. Hilarious.

  4. Kylie permalink
    June 3, 2010 10:12 pm

    Just remembered it: “the sun is a miasma of incandescent plasma” and apparently it’s not plasma. Will have to see if I can find a link to the interview and the rebuttal song.

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