Lyrics & Music

Music that melts in your mind . . . science as nature didn't intend


Take ants for granted at your peril. Here’s another favourite track with lyrics and bonus info. 


Big night out

If you haven’t heard, this year the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research is celebrating its centenary. In our experience, scientists know how to party and they’ve asked us to help. Ologism is playing at ‘Walter and Eliza’s Big Night Out’ at Federation Square on Saturday 15 August. The onstage team includes Paul McDermott, Rod Quantock and Matt Elsbury, and we will be revealing a brand new song written especially for the occasion - very excitement. Click below for more details.


A small theatre and en energetic crowd were the main ingredients for a really fun gig. We thought it’d be fun to add an explosion to one of Marty’s solos (it seemed appropriate in a song about thermodynamics). It was fun, but the chemistry wasn’t all that precise, so we weren’t sure when - or if - it would actually go off and how big it might be. After gathering bits of random footage, this video is less than three minutes, cut down from about 20. It was absolutely worth the wait.

Air Shower - new video!

With rising population, water resources under increasing pressure and the ever pressing need not to stink too much, we invite you to join us for an ‘Air Shower’.

Our Tasmanifestation

We have just returned from Tasmania. A subsequent examination of our map of Tassie indicates that we covered 1,200 km, on our way through 4 performances in 3 busy, fabulous days. The tour was predictably exhausting and superb. If there was any doubt that the tour was going to be interesting, it was quashed when our first flight had to taxi back to the terminal (and at break-neck speed) to let an ill passenger off the plane. If we thought that it might not be cold, that was put to rest as a sharp breeze sliced its way off the ocean at Cape Grim. 

We were utterly blessed to visit the Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station and do a web-streamed gig. Many thanks to Sam, Nigel, Jeremy and the team for their hospitality, patience and ingenuity. 


We’ve been to Burnie nearly every year for more than 10 years, so it was great to catch up with Ben and Drew and the nice people at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre and Merv and Del at Glen Osborne House too.

We raced to Hobart to share the stage at The Grand Poobah with Warning Will Robinson, which was a great night. Thumbs up to Juniper and Manu and WWR. We also enjoyed some very fine late night souvlakia.


Massive thanks (and hugs) to Tim and the team at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research for their dock, enthusiasm, good humour and sausages.


We went to Faraday’s Candle too, which was simply great. If you see it playing near you, get a ticket.

In short we worked hard, had a ball and met plenty of ace people. Thanks to everyone who came out – we can’t wait to get back.

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