Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Back to School Mix for Silver 8.31.05

For his new academic/ statistical forays. It's very hard to find songs about or titled with "variance" or "correlation." Did my best. Likelihoods, probabilities, books, and references to hypothesis testing.

1. ice cube: the first day of school (intro from "american me")
2. the roots: the next movement
3. average white band: work to do
4. boards of canada: music is math
5. frank black: places named after numbers
6. mates of state: open book
7. the go! team: feelgood by numbers
8. dizzee rascal: learn
9. the appleseed cast: steps and numbers
10. ellen allien: data romance (toktok rmx)
11. elvis costello + burt bacharach: such unlikely lovers
12. the new amsterdams: are you true?
13. the russian futurists: the science of the seasons
14. beastie boys: the new style
15. mos def: mathematics
16. the fucking champs: c'mon smash the quotile
17. thingy: homework
18. pinback: this red book
19. soul asylum: 99%
20. ladytron: true mathematics
21. boogie down productions: you must learn
22. mike watt: coincidence is either hit or miss
23. tahiti 80: aftermath


mjunior said...

A couple of alternates:

Joy Division: I remember nothing
Pet Shop Boys: Divided by Zero
Steely Dan: My old school
DJ Danger Mouse: 99 Problems


heathalouise said...

I'm pretty sure there's a Death Cab song called "Line of Best Fit." I think it's on You Can Play These Songs With Chords. The Long Winters' "Medicine Cabinet Pirate" features the final line, "your new math is treason." But yes, this is probably too little, too late and too Barsuk-y.