Song of the Week

The music here at The Finch & Pea is organized by science education researcher, former maple syrup farmer, and amateur music-nerd[1], Marie-Claire Shanahan, PhD. If you have any suggestions, you can send a message to @mcshanahan or tweet #FPsotw.

Complaints can be sent to @joshwitten for mockery.

Songs of the Weeks That Were

Beastie Boys: “Pow”
Remembering with the Beastie Boys’ “Pow”

Frank Turner: “Photosynthesis”
Plants as a metaphor for adulthood?

Whitehorse: “Killing Time”
Killing time is murder: Whitehorse and the arrow of time

OK Go: “This Too Shall Pass” & OK Go: “White Knuckles”

Frightened Rabbit: “Modern Leper”
Some do’s and don’ts for using a medical metaphor, some hints from Frightened Rabbit

Guided by Voices: “Teenage FBI”
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the first Rock and Roll show with. . .biological classification and Guided by Voices

The Cat Empire: “Falling”
The Cat Empire’s Falling with a little thanks to the Bronx High School for Science

Youth Lagoon: “Montana”
Youth Lagoon, Polyani and seeing the forest and the trees

Dan Mangan: “About As Helpful As You Can Be Without Being Any Help at All”
Don’t count the feathers: Dan Mangan, nature study and a surprise Charley Harper reference

Duffy and the Doubters” “Spider Baby Jesus”
Avoiding the same old song

The Rural Alberta Advantage: Barnes’ Yard
The blink comparator and The Rural Alberta Advantage’s Barnes’ Yard

Built to Spill: “Randy Described Eternity”
Stargazing to Randy Described Eternity


  1. Has actually been employed by an independent record store.

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