Saving the world by making a mixed tape. Give us your awesome song suggestion for the Terry talks conference.

If you take a gander at our “Terrytalks” speaker promo video, you’ll note that one of the sillier requests we had for the students was to pick a song that would work if Terry talks were to have a soundtrack.

Anyway, what was great was that the suggested songs were so very diverse in genres. In fact, you can have a listen by clicking the tape below.

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There was actually one song we can’t seem to find anywhere (Skeffa Chimoto’s Nabola Moyo – a Malawi hit song), but here is the mixed tape contents for your reading pleasure.

1. Ben Lee – Were All in This Together
2. Lalo Schifrin – Soundtrack Sel – Mission: Impossible
3. Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)
4. Saul Williams – List of Demands(Reparations)
5. Phoenix – Lost and Found Itunes Amazon
6. The New Pornographers – My Rights Versus Yours
7. Dolly Parton – I Will Always Love You
8. Europe – The Final Countdown

BTW, we’re also looking for other suggestions – thought this might make a nice tradition down the road. Suggest away!

Oh yeah, and if you haven’t seen the video, here it is below:

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David (@ng_dave) is Faculty at the Michael Smith Labs. His writing has appeared in places such as McSweeney's, The Walrus, and He plans on using Terry as another place to highlight the mostly science-y links he appreciates. In fact, if you liked this one, you might also like his main site generally - this can be found at

10 Responses to “Saving the world by making a mixed tape. Give us your awesome song suggestion for the Terry talks conference.”

  1. Kyla

    “Down to Earth” by Peter Gabriel (this was the end song in the Wall-e movie.

  2. Frankknowshistunes

    I challenge you to not tap your foot to “Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That.” A choice cut by Robert Randolph and the Family Band.

  3. Joel Stephanson

    Lotus Child–No Talking
    Hmmm, and World on Fire (Sarah McLachlan) is rather apt. Though methinks being too blatant about themes of world-changing could get tiring.

    So, throw in some uhhhhhh Vivaldi.

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