Imitosis, Shmimitosis

Certain music sounds like certain seasons to me. I can't explain why, but this music sounds like an Oregon winter.

It isn't winter yet, but it sure has felt like it here last week. The rain had been coming down, and our beautiful canopy of leaves was quickly being washed away.

But, of course, since I just bought a new (dare I say sexy?) winter coat (with a hood!) and posted a winter playlist, the weather has taken a dramatic turn. As of this morning, it's spectacularly sunny and much warmer.

So much for timing. Ahh well...

Imitosis is the title of the Andrew Bird song above, but it isn't a real word - in case you're curious. It's a play on mitosis: "We were all basically alone / And despite what all your studies had shown / What was mistaken for closeness was just a case for mitosis"

a type of cell division that results in two daughter cells each having the same number and kind of chromosomes as the parent nucleus, typical of ordinary tissue growth.

ORIGIN late 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek mitos ‘thread.’

::::: | Monday, Oct 22 2007 at 12:11 AM
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nowayimtellingsry said:

this is more of a question than a comment, but what exactly do u think andrew bird is trying to say? hes my favorite artist and imitosis is one of my favorite songs, but i always assumed that he was saying theres no such thing as love its just something that can be explained by reading a science textbook. but now im thinking maybe hes saying something entirely different. so what do u personaly take it as?

::::: | February 5, 2011 10:42 PM

Rob said:

I don't actually know, but here's an excellent site for looking up that sort of thing (or reading people's differing opinions on it)

Song Meanings: Imitosis

::::: | February 6, 2011 12:38 PM

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