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There once was a band called Men of Science. It was comprised of two childhood friends, and they made many albums. Their music brimmed with youthful enthusiasm, humor and occasionally a rueful longing for seasons past and galaxies far away. They weren’t afraid to take artistic chances. They were the opposite of self-conscious.

I had the pleasure to meet them when I was in college. I was taking a machine learning class when I met GC, who was one half of the duo. My memories of GC and KG, their music, the scene that had emerged around them, and the people I met because of them are priceless.

They played this song at a house party back in May 2006. It was around the week of final exams, and I walked in to see the festivities beginning. When GC threw a party, it wasn’t a traditional party: it was an evening of talent and spectacle. Performer after performer would give the audience gifts plucked from the realm of the imagination. Violin playing, absurdist poetry, algorithmic art, musical theatre, assorted nonsense. It was all fair game.

After some opening acts, the duo began their set, being introduced as a “glam rock band from Chicago”. In actuality, it was just two dudes with a keyboard and Fruity Loops playing a backing track. The song they opened with was “It’s Alright”. It has since become one of my favorite Men of Science songs.

After jamming to it the other day, I decided to record a version of it (with some lyrical elaborations). Peace be with you GC and KG.

2 Responses to “It’s Alright (Men of Science Cover)”

  1. Kelly G

    Wow. I know it’s been a long time since you’ve posted this, but I just wanted to say that I’m deeply touched that you covered one of our songs.

  2. Kelly G

    I like the write-up too. Those are fond memories.

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