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October 16, 2011

The Neutrino Song

Filed under: Amusing diversions,Short observations,Uncategorized — Shane Greenstein @ 6:30 pm

As Dave Barry used to say, I am not making this up: Somebody has written a song about neutrinos, and recorded a you-tube video. In an act of shameless self-promotion, the writers and performers of this song sent me an email after reading the neutrino jokes in the previous post. For your listening pleasure I am now sharing their song/video with you.

The name of the band is the Corrigan brothers. I must confess that I had never heard of this band before they sent me their email, though they appear to be established, and about as respectable as an Irish band can be (if they are not U2).  I also am impressed by how quickly they wrote their song and put together a YouTube video using so many Einstein images. I also have some grudging respect for someone who is trying to take advantage of a pop trend using YouTube. Part of their speed is due to their use of the same tune from a prior pop hit (about Barack Obama, no less), but why hold that against them?

To be sure, their chances of success are quite low, so only a foolish dreamer would try to start a viral campaign for their pop song this way. But who does not like foolish dreamers? There is a certain quixotic charm about bands who are trying to get ten percent of their fifteen minutes of fame writing songs about surprising results from a physics experiment.

Now, actually, as it turns out, there are several neutrino songs on YouTube. This idea has occurred to more than a few aspiring pop artists. <sarcasm alert> But none of the others sent me an email promoting their song. Sure, that is an arbitrary way to chose who to promote, but what did you expect, a critical review? This is just a blog about the online economy, after all. <end of sarcasm>

Anyway, back to the main point. This particular song is called “Einstein and the Neutrino.” Here is the video:

Here are the lyrics:

TOOR A LOO TOOR A LOO TOOR A LOO TOOR A LINO

IS LIGHT NOW SLOWER THAN A NEUTRINO

We can believe it

We weren’t prepared

Does E STILL EQUAL

MC SQUARED

NOW THAT THE NEUTRINO

HAS TAKEN FLIGHT

AND IS SEEMINLGY FASTER

THAN THE SPEED OF LIGHT

WAS OLD ALBERT WRONG

OH CAN IT BE

THAT FABOULOUS THEORY

RELATIVITY

IS BEING DEBUNKED

FOR THE FIRST TIME

BUT HE’S STILL MIGHT BE RIGHT

OLD ALBERT EINSTEIN

TOOR A LOO TOOR A LOO TOOR A LOO TOOR A LINO

IS LIGHT NOW SLOWER THAN A NEUTRINO

NOW PHYSICS FOREVER

MAY NOT BE THE SAME

AND BOFFINS ARE GONNA BE

DRIVEN INSANE

IF LIGHTS NOT THE FASTEST

WHAT CAN THIS MEANO

AND IS SOMETHING FASTER

THAN THE NEUTRINO

TOOR A LOO TOOR A LOO TOOR A LOO TOOR A LINO

IS SOMETHING ELSE FASTER THAN A NEUTRINO

Let’s not rush to conclusions let’s take our time

He still could be right old albert Einstein

TOOR A LOO TOOR A LOO TOOR A LOO TOOR A LINO

IS LIGHT NOW SLOWER THAN A NEUTRINO

2 Comments »

  1. Hello would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with? I’m looking to start my own blog soon but I’m having a hard time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and I’m looking
    for something completely unique. P.S My apologies for being off-topic but I had to ask!

    Comment by promote music page facebook — April 17, 2013 @ 9:58 pm | Reply

    • This is wordpress. It got set up three years ago, so cannot really tell you why it looks different.

      Comment by Shane Greenstein — April 17, 2013 @ 10:14 pm | Reply


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