Tonight Tonight in Music
posted by November 12 at 9:00 AMon
Sean Hayes (the singer-songwriter, not the dude from Will & Grace) plays the High Dive tonight and Jonathan Zwickel interviewed him for this week’s paper.
Sean Hayes was reading the New York Times a few years ago when he came across the headline: “Music of the Heavens Turns Out to Sound a Lot Like a B Flat.” The article said the destructive force of a black hole—via sound waves—can span billions of miles. “The article said this was a good thing because the black hole’s song keeps the galaxy cleaned up, not too crowded,” says the San Francisco singer-songwriter. “In my life at the time I was going through this thing where someone close to me was a little baby star and another friend of mine was definitely the big black hole. I was trying to figure out what to do about this situation, because I was stuck right smack in the middle of it. One of the easiest things for me to do was write a song.”