Higgs Boson Blues

Almost enough to make me believe in a benevolent force guiding the universe: Nick Cave, on his new album Push the Sky Away, has a song called “Higgs Boson Blues.” (Hat tip to Ian Sample.)

Okay, don’t expect to hear a lot about spontaneous gauge symmetry breaking or giving mass to chiral fermions. But still:

Have you ever heard about the Higgs Boson blues
I’m goin’ down to Geneva baby, gonna teach it to you

Apparently Cave’s lyrics throughout the album came about from “Googling curiosities, being entranced by exotic Wikipedia entries ‘whether they’re true or not’.”

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5 Responses to Higgs Boson Blues

  1. David Yerle says:

    A blues seems appropriate, especially if the “nightmare scenario” ends up being the case…

  2. I must have this album. Whether it’s true or not.

  3. Chemicalscum says:

    Yes I have always liked Nick Cave’s work. The song is compelling, classic Nick Cave.

  4. Umberto Cannella says:

    Then I’m looking forward to having him put in music my “Ode to the Higgs” Ode to the Higgs http://drcinnamon.blogspot.com/2012/10/blog-post.html

  5. Gizelle Janine says:

    Wow. Just when I thought nick Cave couldnt get worse. Oh god no. *starts crying*

    Oh and believe me, I only tolerate P.J Harvey… *throws up in own mouth and swallows*