Observations of a Nerd

Remember how I sang that awesome evolution rewrite of that song for open mic night at Science Online 2011?


Oh, I see. You weren’t at Science Online 2011. Or, worse, you were, but you missed my stellar performance. No worries – I’ve been strong-armed into turning it into a recording. Without further ado…

**UPDATE** Like it so much? Ok, fine. Go download it and add it to your iPod.


  1. #1 Leslie
    April 8, 2011

    Totally rocked … now to put a u-tube version .. maybe even with environmental imagery or message … say about the oil in gulf re dolphins and turtles .. or even just you having fun being a nerdy scientist singer … or how about as a aid to teach kids about evolution!

    This is a really cool song. Hope you write and sing more. Maybe monthly?

  2. #2 Dylan
    April 8, 2011

    Yes please put this gem up on youtube to share to the world. That is gold you are brilliant keep it up.

  3. #3 idragosani
    April 8, 2011

    Yeah! And thank you for not using autotuning (at least I didn’t hear any). Are we allowed to share this?

  4. #4 arvind
    April 8, 2011

    Wow! You’ve got a really great voice, Christie! That totally rocked!

  5. #5 Christie Wilcox
    April 8, 2011

    Glad you all like it :).

    Of course you can share it! Pass it along as you wish. As for a YouTube… Lemme think about it.

    Oh, and re autotuning: that’s a definite no. For better or worse, that’s my voice as it came out. Just sang and put it up, no alterations. I actually had to google to find out what you guys meant. I didn’t know I could do that! Technology never ceases to amaze me.

  6. #6 Sandgroper
    April 9, 2011

    Love it.

    Yes, Youtube it please, Christie. You’ll go viral.

  7. #7 EMJ
    April 11, 2011

    Nicely done. I’m sorry I missed the live version.

  8. #8 Brett McCoy
    April 11, 2011

    Yeah, autotuning is over done and ends up making a singer sound like a robot. The only time it was ever done well, IMHO, was in those ‘Symphony of Science’ videos, where they make Carl Sagan sound like he is singing.

  9. #9 Q.E.D
    April 16, 2011

    That was so cool you’re nerd credentials may come into question.

  10. #10 Paul
    April 16, 2011

    WoW, another Oliva Newton John..How cool is that>.

  11. #11 tideliar
    April 16, 2011

    As if you didn’t have enough cool geek cred already! This is so awesome 🙂 I gotta get my drums to SciO12 and me, you Kzelnio and Dave Kroll can rock out 🙂

  12. #12 Jay Walker
    April 16, 2011

    This is excellent! I love the lyrics and you sing beautifully!

  13. #13 Prof.Pedant
    April 16, 2011

    Chanteuse Wilcox, perhaps would there be a way to download the song so that I can put it on my shiny new MP3 player? It would be really cool to be able to listen to it while stuck on an airplane or wandering around in the woods. Pretty please? Your song would be very happy there with all of the Grateful Dead, Bonnie Raitt, Emmy Lou Harris, and other songs I have. I promise I’ll take good care of it!

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