Musical Cells

An interesting subject I’ve been reading about is the presumption of how cellular life evolved. In theory, before cells existed, there were all these tiny quasi-alive things floating around and they ending up grouping together within a membrane and becoming single cells. These cells ending up dividing and changing and thus we have variation in cells, which leads to different forms of life.

It struck me this is a bit like the formation of music. You might have a couple snatches of music floating around but they have no structure. Eventually these snatches group together – one becomes a verse, another a chorus etc. – and form a coherent whole, like the formation of a cell. And songs also vary between being a lot alike (the entire blues canon) and quite diverse (rap versus classical.)

This indicates that music represents the core structure of life. With this knowledge I can cause people’s brains to melt out of their heads. I AM UNSTOPPABLE!!!

4 Responses to “Musical Cells”


  1. John Saleeby

    Jokes are like that, too. When writing an Acid Logic article I might have a couple of things floating around but they have no structure. For example, when writing an Acid Logic article about, say “Godzilla” I might have “Godzilla”, “Raymond Burr”, Wil Forbis”, and “Homos”. Or when writing an article about the popular Rock Band Queen I might have “Queen”, “Freddie Mercury”, “Wil Forbis”, and “Homos”. Eventually these snatches group together and form a coherent whole, like the formation of a cell. A cell? Wil Forbis, Raymond Burr, and Freddie Mercury sharing a Prison Cell? I think it might be possible to write one or two jokes about that situation.

    Peter Bergman of The Firesign Theater died Friday. You’ve probably never heard of him but he was funnier than your dumb ass Favorite Comedian will ever be.

  2. Wil

    Yeah, my favorite comedian is John Saleeby so you’re probably right.

  3. John Saleeby

    Stop it!

  4. Wil

    I AM UNSTOPPABLE!!!