Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Julian Lennon of physics

Last night {A} and I saw Eels live @ the Showbox. The show was really good, but what made it really stand out from the average rock show was the documentary that was shown first (en lieu of an opening band).

The documentary, "Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives", tracks Mark Everett (a.k.a "E", the driving force behind Eels) as he delves into his father's past. His father was distant and withdrawn at home, and E never really got to know him before he died. It turns out his father, Hugh Everett, was ground-breaking physicist who proposed the controversial "many worlds" interpretation of Quantum physics. Nowadays, with the increased attention being given to High Everett and his theory, E said he sometimes feels like the Julian Lennon of physics. :-)

The documentary was really nicely done - a very personal look into E's family and a gradual discovery of what made his dad the way he was. It's been nominated for 2 BAFTA's and is well-worth watching if you can...

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