Barenaked Ladies continues to mine pop culture - Nov. 1

Barenaked Ladies continues to mine pop culture - Nov. 1

October 31st, 2013 by Staff Report in Chattnow Music

IF YOU GO

* What: Barenaked Ladies, with Whitehorse, in concert.

* When: 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1.

* Where: Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad St.

* Admission: $31.50-$46.50 plus fees.

* Phone: 423-642-TIXS.

* Website: www.ChattanoogaOnStage.com.

"Big Bang Theme"

Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,

Then nearly 14 billion years ago expansion started. Wait ...

The Earth began to cool,

The autotrophs began to drool,

Neanderthals developed tools,

We built a wall (we built the pyramids).

Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries

That all started with the big bang!

Source: lyricstimes.com

The Canadian band Barenaked Ladies is best known either for creating one of karaoke's most challenging songs in "One Week" or for creating the theme song for "The Big Bang Theory."

The former requires a good deal of vocal dexterity and has tons of pop-culture reference. The latter is an homage to geekdom, something writer Ed Robertson said he is very familiar with. Robertson told a Comic Con audience last month that he had just finished reading Simon Singh's book on cosmological theory when he decided to write a song about it. Pleased with the results, he sent it to the producers of new show being developed called "The Big Bang Theory," which premiered in 2007.

They loved it and asked the band to write the theme music.

Robertson also wrote the introductory music for the 30th edition of Dungeons & Dragons, he told the Comic Con audience before leading them in singing the entire "Big Bang" theme - there are two verses besides the one featured in the show intro.

"I am like an old-school uber-geekster from way back," he said. "My geek cred is at an extremely high level."

Barenaked Ladies will perform Friday, Nov. 1, at the Tivoli Theatre.

"One Week" was on the band's debut album, "Stunt," which was released in 1998. It was a No. 1 hit for the group, which also includes Tyler Stewart, Jim Creeggan and Kevin Hearn. Steven Page, who sang the chorus on "One Week," left the band before the release of "All in Good Time" in 2010.

Friday Night Football - November 1, 2013
(all start times are 7:30pm ET unless noted)

Tennessee

South Pittsburg 35
at Marion County 17
final


Baylor 14
at Father Ryan 10
final

Bledsoe County 32 
at CCS 37
final

Silverdale Academy 21
at Boyd-Buchanan 22
OT


Bradley Central 11
at East Hamilton 44
final

Hixson 12
at Brainerd 14
final

Central 35
at McMinn Central 0
final

Copper Basin 36
at Grace Academy 37
final

East Ridge 37
at Howard 14
final

Notre Dame 41
at Grundy County 0
final

Sale Creek 0
at Lookout Valley 30
final

MBA 38
at McCallie 34
final

Ooltewah 36
at McMinn County 35
final

Meigs County 27
at Tellico Plains 49
final

Loudon 21
at Polk County 35
final

Red Bank 14
at Tyner 49
final

Rhea County 45
at Stone Memorial 10
final

Signal Mountain 41
at Sequatchie County 9
final

Walker Valley  34
at Soddy-Daisy 28
final


Georgia

Calhoun 41
at Model 9
final

Dade County 31
at Chattooga 7
final

Christian Heritage 24
at Trion 20
final

Coahulla Creek 14
at North Murray 56
final

Southeast Whitfield 0
at Dalton 42
final

Adairsville  39
at Gordon Central 8
final

Gordon Lee 6
at Mt. Zion 16
final

Heritage 16
at Ridgeland 42
final

LaFayette 0
at Northwest Whitfield 77
final

LFO 7
at Ringgold 56
final

Pepperell 49
at Murray County 7
final


Alabama

Fort Payne 37
at James Clemens 34
final

Ider 12
at Sylvania 13
final

Deshler 49
at North Jackson 20
final

Pisgah 12
at North Sand Mountain 31
final

Scottsboro 21
at Madison County 35
final


North Carolina

Hayesville 13
at Murphy 55
final

Cherokee 6
at Andrews 54
final