Not me

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The band tonrand doesn’t yet have a real homepage (soon to come),
contacts can be made via us. (nad@daytar)
music&lyrics:Niko Lai, vocals: Cat Caspari

3 Responses to “Not me”

  1. Fassbrowser Says:

    Hey do you know the rock group “Muse”? Since you are mathematicians – they have a song called “Algorithm” on their album “Simulation Theory”.

    If you are located in Germany, Austria or Switzerland you can currently even watch the corresponding movie at ZDF Mediathek.

  2. Headbengl Says:

    It’s a number one rock band.

  3. nad Says:

    @Fassbrowser and @Headbengel

    Oh yes I know about Muse. I even saw them live! I don’t like to go to mass events, like big demonstrations, festivals, big rock concerts etc. and I usually have not much time to go to concerts at all, but once in a while I may make an exception, especially if it seems to me that there is enough “escape space.” In addition I find pop concerts are usually too loud.
    So in 2015 I went to Lollapalooza at Tempelhof airport. At Lollapalooza there were many concerts on a day, some were even at once (which in the turn means you have to make choices about whom to watch and listen to). So yes Muse was definitely one of the bands which made me attend Lollapalooza.

    Funny that you mention Muse – their band name made me think of the ethymology of the word “Muse“. Wikipedia discusses amongst others whether it has a proto-Indo-European origin:

    The word “Muses” (Ancient Greek: Μοῦσαι, romanized: Moûsai) perhaps came from the o-grade of the Proto-Indo-European root *men- (the basic meaning of which is “put in mind” in verb formations with transitive function and “have in mind” in those with intransitive function),[2]

    I don’t know about the chosen root “men-” here, but it seems to me that the germanic word “the must” (in German: “das Muss”) could be related to the word “Muse” and it seems often the case that if there is a similar word in greek and in a germanic language that it has Indo-European origin. According to Kluge p. 276 the german word “Muss” has the old german root “muoze(a)” or in old-saxon “mota” (Motor?!) and so has the german word “Muße” which is actually closer to the original meaning, because “muoze” means opportunity, possibility, ability, which is actually rather the opposite of the meaning of “must”. But in the turn knowing about this also explains the problems Germans encounter when translating “must-not” or the English when translating the german “muss nicht.” into english. I have though to resist to further pursue this investigation and in particular I should not look out for a “Sanskrit” counterpart.

    Anyways I even took a picture of the band while they were performing hysteria and in the photo the spotlight looks to me as if Matt Bellamy is under a giant Scanning Tunneling Microscope:

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