Sunday, December 03, 2006

Breaking Newsom

The difference between meteors, meteorites and meteoroids, as sung by Joanna Newsom in her 12-minute album opener Emily:

"The meteorite is the source of the light,
And the meteor's just what we see;
And the meteoroid is a stone that's devoid of the fire that propelled it to thee.
And the meteorite's just what causes the light,
And the meteor's how it's perceived;
And the meteoroid's a bone thrown from the void, that lies quiet in offering to thee."

So there we go.

1 comment:

Astrid said...

The story of Jesus, as sung by Rob Thomas in Tabitha's Secret:

"Jesus was an alien,
Flying through space,
And God was an astronaut,
Who said "boy I like your face,"
So the story began..."

One can learn a lot from songs or get slightly confused by it as well!!!