Music Geek-Out # 13: Guided By Voices “I Am a Scientist”
Guided By Voices is a Dayton band, and they were in heavy, heavy rotation on WOXY.
I chose this song for two reasons: (1) it’s one of my favorite GBV songs, and (2) in German, “science” or “Wissenshaft” has a more broad connotation than in English; it can refer to the liberal arts and sciences, not just the hard or natural sciences. So, philosophy is a “science” in the Wissenschaft sense. At a party full of philosophers, what better than a song about being a “scientist” in this sense?