# music

## The Klein Four- Finite Simple Group

(of order two)

If I were somehow forced to write a song to woo a young math lady this is what it would be like.

Yes I know I’m a math nerd, but did YOU get all the maths jokes.

In case you really want to know, the lyrics are here too…

```The path of love is never smooth
But mine's continuous for you
You're the upper bound in the chains of my heart
You're my Axiom of Choice, you know it's true

But lately our relation's not so well-defined
And I just can't function without you
I'll prove my proposition and I'm sure you'll find
We're a finite simple group of order two

I'm losing my identity
I'm getting tensor every day
And without loss of generality
I will assume that you feel the same way

Since every time I see you, you just quotient out
The faithful image that I map into
But when we're one-to-one you'll see what I'm about
'Cause we're a finite simple group of order two

Our equivalence was stable,
A principal love bundle sitting deep inside
But then you drove a wedge between our two-forms
Now everything is so complexified

When we first met, we simply connected
My heart was open but too dense
To have a finite limit, in some sense

I'm living in the kernel of a rank-one map
From my domain, its image looks so blue,
'Cause all I see are zeroes, it's a cruel trap
But we're a finite simple group of order two

I'm not the smoothest operator in my class,
But we're a mirror pair, me and you,
So let's apply forgetful functors to the past
And be a finite simple group, a finite simple group,
Let's be a finite simple group of order two
(Oughter: "Why not three?")

I've proved my proposition now, as you can see,
So let's both be associative and free
And by corollary, this shows you and I to be
Purely inseparable. Q. E. D.```

Its possibly the most awesome math based love song I’ve hear all morning.

Finite Simple Group (or order two) – The Klein Four Group

## Eleven saints

This song if from the accordion-aficionado Jason Webley, watch it through and by the end you’ll be singing along. Rather unusual to find a video like this that looks like it was actually made by cutting out bits of paper/(I don’t know – it might be in flash but i don’t think so).

If you really like the song, you can even download it. Now isn’t that nice.

## a new band to look out for

so while skimming over digg last night i stumbled across a cover of outkast’s Hey ya. Now to say this cover is excellent is not enough.

Its stunning, its magnificent. Its totally changed the song for me, and in my opinion at least, its better than the original by miles. So here’s that video from You Tube.

The band is called Obadiah Parker and its very hard to pin down exactly what their style is. The best way to get a sense of it is just to listen.

Apart from the cover of Hey Ya there is also a splendid cover of idoteque by radiohead. Do yourself a favour and give them 10 minutes of your time, you won’t regret it.

Even though i really dislike the whole myspace thing, if you want to check out a few of the other songs they do and even read their blog, check out their myspace page. Thankfully it has the default formatting.

Ill be ordering the EP at the first oportunity.