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The Double Helix



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Geek indie pop about the guy (James Watson) who (with some help) discovered the nature of structure of DNA. He's a brilliant guy with no social skills who was immensely famous - in a Christopher Columbus Man of History kind of way - for a long time until the ever connected world realized what he friends knew from way back - that he was kind of an asshole. But a super interesting asshole nonetheless - he was on TV as a Quiz Show contestant as a kid and is a manic bird watcher and amateur ornithologist. Kind of the typical mad scientist - even has the mad scientist hair.

Musically this is maybe old Police meets K Records geek twee in a "now" self-conscious way. I went back to the Delta King for the guitar sounds on this so it has the same vibe as some of my older stuff.
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I was working
late in the lab
I had a tv dinner
cooking in the kitchenette
and oh, oh, oh, oh,
I heard a Bonaparte Gull

The telephone rang
it was Frank Crick again
his wife had said something
over dinner about musical fifths
and oh, oh, oh, oh
what about a helix?

Oh my Gosh
I'm just a jigsaw puzzle
Heavens to Betsy
This is a new level

What schrodinger could only guess
is now sitting on my desk

April 25 1953
Nature magazine published our discovery
and oh, oh, oh, oh
it was just like Quiz Show

We made a model
and people drove to see it
Cambridge was the tangent
of a helix made of scientists
and oh, oh, oh, oh
people came to see


I wrote about it
The Double Helix
the book was famous
but when you rise they shoot you down
and oh, oh, oh, oh
people are sad trouble

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Uploaded: Dec 11, 2017 - 07:25:49 AM
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five_extra_arms said 315 days ago (December 11th, 2017)
You Beat Me To It!
I was gonna write a song about the guy that discovered the helix just after I finished the boy with a wooden head! Oh well, not the first time!

Killer toon! Love the blip pity beeps and simple bassline under your excellent distant reverby vocals. Only you could tell a story like this (that would normally put me to sleep) and make me pogo (or was I two stepping?).

Thanks for another history lesson.

Always glad to hear another Tempie Toon.

Check out my latest song called Draw
Calchas said 314 days ago (December 12th, 2017)
"super interesting asshole"---
THERE'S a concept! Ha ha...

Cool tuneage bro!
Check out my latest song called NOTION [2.0]
grah3am said 309 days ago (December 17th, 2017)
Eccentric fun.
Much more interesting than another love song!
Check out my latest song called Wildebeest
PeterB7858 said 308 days ago (December 19th, 2017)
The Double Helix
Love the backstory explanation and the lyrics. Classic CT. Great idea for a song. Cool outcome. Love the outro. Thanks.
Check out my latest song called The Parting Of The Ways
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