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The title track of the album, musing on the stuff of life.

In the twenty first century science is truly part of culture—attacks from government notwithstanding—informing our everyday lives and offering a series of clues as the where we humans and life itself, actually comes from, in reality.

As E.O Wilson points out in Consilience (1998) “The cost of scientific advance is the humbling recognition that reality was not constructed to be easily grasped by the human mind. Our species and its ways of thinking are a product of evolution not the purpose of evolution” Thus evolution does not operate with us in mind, rather, we are the supremely lucky beneficiaries of being to able marvel at being part of its wondrous expression in life on earth, with our long evolved and uniquely reflective homo sapiens brains. Add to this the emerging story of the universe and we are mightily humbled.

As scientists and artists and humans, who have been pondering the night sky since we first evolved our capacity to imagine, many millennia ago, we know that there are still, of course, many mysteries surrounding our origins. But having come this far and having discovered the fact that everything we know (including ourselves) was mostly forged by self-same stars, exploding to create the atoms from which stardust and darwinstuff is made, is truly a cause for celebration and wonder.

And with our cultural evolution of the scientific method perhaps we can truly begin to understand something of where we come from, and how long and how difficult it was to get here, and how precious our life really is … and then we can marvel even more, and in so doing become the true stewards of the only known home of life in the universe.

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TAKE IN THE COUNTRY, INHALE THE GALAXY
ON A CLEAR WARM MELLOW AUGUST NIGHT
BRING A BLANKET, HOLD SOMEONE’S HAND
AND LET THE METEOR SHOWER WASH OUR SINS AWAY

MOUNTAINS, RIVERS, SHRUB STEPPE, THE STARS UP ABOVE
A KISS AT MIDNIGHT, THE SALTY TASTE OF LOVE
IS ALL THE SPIRTUALITY WE COULD EVER NEED
LET THE METEOR SHOWER WASH OUR SINS AWAY

SO AMAZING, ATOMS TO ATOMS
STARDUST TO DARWINSTUFF TO US
SO PRETTY BABY, EVERYTHING WE SEE
THIS UNIVERSE WAS MADE FOR YOU AND ME

THE RAW NAKED WONDER, THE BEAUTY OF A MYSTERY
UNDRESSING THE MOON, REVEALING THE SUN
FOR EVERY CLUE WE PIECE TOGETHER, THERE’S A MILLION MORE TO BE DISCOVERED
BY OVA AND SPERMOZOA, YET TO GET IT ON

chorus

WISH UPON AN EXPLODING STAR, IN THE FAR ORION NEBULA
ALL AROUND US, ALL WITHIN US, ALL THAT GLITTERS, STARDUST IN US
FLYING THROUGH SPACE ON STARSHIP EARTH AT 67 000 MILES AN HOUR
ALL AROUND US, ALL WITHIN US, ALL THAT GLITTERS

SO AMAZING, ATOMS TO ATOMS
STARDUST TO DARWINSTUFF TO US

SO PRETTY BABY, THERE’S STARLIGHT IN YOUR EYES
STARDUST IN YOUR HAIR AND IN YOUR SMILE
SO PRETTY BABY, LINGER A WHILE
KISS ME IN THE FRENCH STYLE

SO PRETTY BABY, EVERYTHING WE SEE
THIS UNIVERSE WAS MADE FOR YOU AND ME
FOR YOU AND ME
COME ON BABY YOU AND ME

credits

from Stardust to Darwinstuff, released April 21, 2017
The Axis of Dissent on this song are:

Danbert Nobacon: acoustic guitar, vocals
Annie Emmenegger: vocals
Jimmy Berg: keyboard
Gregory Miles: electric guitar
Austin Quist: bass
Steve Kamke: drums

Written by Hunter, N. Directed by Nobacon, D.
Produced by Mell Dettmer. Recorded, mixed and mastered by
Mell Dettmer at Studio Soli, Seattle WA, Oct-Dec 2016

EMI Music Publishing Germany 2017

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Danbert Nobacon & The Axis of Dissent Twisp, Washington

Danbert Nobacon 'freak music legend' got an associate degree in the science of children’s play in England in the 1990’s whilst moonlighting in the punk rock band Chumbawamba. He is currently teaching theatre at his local High School. His new album, the first in seven years, entitled "Stardust to Darwinstuff" exploring, the consilience between art and science, (release date April 2017) ... more

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