Saturday, May 28, 2011

Another Geeky Parody: "I Get The Grants"

I seem to be on a bit of a parody/re-write roll on the blog of late with the posting of the LPSC Blues and We Didn't Start The Science.  So maybe I shouldn't be surprised that this post is in the same vein, but I'm surprised anyway.  Those of you who aren't scientists (or grant writers) might find this even less enjoyable than usual:  "I Get The Grants"

The idea for this song has been percolating for a little while, maybe a year or so.  I don't exactly remember but I think someone made a comment about writing computer code and we were joking about "I write the code that makes the users cry" and that it'd be a fine idea for a song.  This is not that song, though. Aspiring songwriters--that idea is still out there!   Instead I went to a subject I know too well, that of writing proposals to NASA.  With various deadlines about our ears, I dedicate it to all those PIs, Co-Is, Collaborators, and reviewers out there. 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

End of NaPoWriMo!

With May comes the end of National Poetry Writing Month.  So it's probably back to sporadically-posted music here.  I don't know that any of the poetry was better than what the Vogons write, but at least I had some fun. :) 

Maybe constellations next year?