Celestial Mechanics

  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Running about 1:30, this is the fourth track on The Devil Wears Prada's Space, a concept EP with a celestial theme.

    There is no singing on "Celestial Mechanics," but the distorted voice of keyboard player Jonathan Gering can be heard talking about fluctuations in time. He's talking about the "leap second" that is sometimes added to keep accurate time, since a full day, as measured by the rotation of Earth, is actually about .002 seconds longer than the day as measured by our atomic clocks. For this reason, an extra second is sometimes added to stay in synch. This occurred in 2015 when a second was added to the last minute of June.
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Jimmy WebbSongwriter Interviews

Webb talks about his classic songs "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman" and "MacArthur Park."

Max Cavalera of Soulfly (ex-Sepultura)Songwriter Interviews

The Brazilian rocker sees pictures in his riffs. When he came up with one of his gnarliest songs, there was a riot going on.

Gilby ClarkeSongwriter Interviews

The Guns N' Roses rhythm guitarist in the early '90s, Gilby talks about the band's implosion and the side projects it spawned.

Joe ElySongwriter Interviews

The renown Texas songwriter has been at it for 40 years, with tales to tell about The Flatlanders and The Clash - that's Joe's Tex-Mex on "Should I Stay or Should I Go?"

Desmond ChildSongwriter Interviews

One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."

Jimmy JamSongwriter Interviews

The powerhouse producer behind Janet Jackson's hits talks about his Boyz II Men ballads and regrouping The Time.