Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Song for Pi Day: Thomas Dolby's "She Blinded Me With Science"
One of those dubious holidays that's been gaining traction in the public consciousness lately is Pi Day, March 14, which is 3.14 if you spell it out that way. It's a tribute to what Wikipedia calls the "mathematical constant that is the ratio of any Euclidian circle's circumference to its diameter." You don't have to be Einstein to realize the implications this number will have in the worlds of engineering and stuff.
This song is apropos not only because it has the word "science" in its title but because it sounds like it was performed by a mad scientist. Thomas Dolby was a synthesizer wizard and innovative producer wasn't too far from one. It was one of the first big MTV video hits, due in part to its cheeky video.
Get Thomas Dolby's Blinded by Science on iTunes here.