The Everetts

Sunday, 20 January 2008

I have two and a half meter of desk in my working place. One is a large desk that I built myself, with a light case in it. Then there is the little desk with the computer on it, and next to that is small desk where I dump everything that needs extra attention.
None of the desks are ever empty. At best I only have to move only a few piles of stuff to create a little deskspace to work on. Tonight I reached the point where moving stuff around no longer works: I had to clean up and do a few kilo’s of stuff away. Mainly records and CD’s. I do that with pain in my heart, but like I have said before, I just don’t have the space.
Among the many great things that I unearthed from my own desks is a pile of DVD’s with documentaries that I got from Ruud H.. I remember how excited I was when I got the DVD’s, but I have not seen one single documentary yet, and I even almost forgot that I had them!
On each DVD are about eight to ten hours of documentaries. I just read that Blue Ray DVD’s have seven times more data storage capacity than these old DVD’s. That might mean seven times less stuff on my desks, but somehow there seems to be something wrong with this logical calculation.
In between this line and the previous one I have watched one documentary: a BBCFour documentary about, Mark Oliver Everett, the singer/songwriter of The Eels, whose father came up with the theory of Parallel Universes, who goes on a quest to understand his father’s theories. Heavy stuff for a sucker like me. I had already to hold back my tears three times in the first twenty minutes of the video.
I have only a rudimental, intuitive understanding of quantum physics. Just like I don’t know much of music either. It is interesting to see how quantum physics and music come together in this documentary.
There is an Internet radio station that plays science songs 24 hours a day. Not only quantum mechanics songs, but songs about all sciences. More about that later. Here are The Eels with Novocaine for the soul:

Nad here is the complete documentary in seven parts: