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Where is 'She Blinded Me With Science' singer now?

Where Is 'She Blinded Me With Science' Singer Now?

Musician and artist Thomas Dolby, most famous for the early 80s hit "She Blinded Me With Science," talked with Lee Hawkins about his new fall professorship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He will teach a class called "Sound on Film."

While he started out as a punk rocker, he comes from a long line of professors, stretching back to his great-grandfather. He says, I've always wanted to teach, and I was passing through Baltimore last fall with a film that I made called "The Invisible Lighthouse." It came to the attention of the faculty at Johns Hopkins University ... who are looking for somebody to teach a course in sound on film."

Dolby talked about his career, saying that there weren't any real downsides to having a hit song. 'I never viewed myself as a mainstream pop act; I was always a little bit odd and unconventional, but I suppose it was really the dawn of MTV that gave me the springboard that I needed. ... Life got pretty good after that; I was invited to play with all my heroes like Stevie Wonder and David Bowie and Joni Mitchell and George Clinton and so on, so I had a whale of a time in the 80s.'

When asked about how to connect to young people, Dolby said that the best way is for him to pass along his knowledge and experience. 'When I started out there was really no one to mentor me; I had to figure out by myself. I got to some point in my life where I'd like to share some experience with the younger generation, so that was the attraction of teaching at a great university.'

Dolby also sees programming as programming as a skill that many producers and DJs should have. 'I think that a lot of people think that unless you're playing the Stradivarius or a Steinway it's not real music and that's just baloney.'

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cfbuck220 March 17 2014 at 8:26 AM

Where do they 55 years old out of born in 1954? That is sixty..

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bbuck913 cfbuck220 March 17 2014 at 10:17 AM

He was born in 1958

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pepelaputr cfbuck220 March 17 2014 at 11:06 AM

Because the date is wrong, he was born October 14, 1958.

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quarterz25 March 17 2014 at 6:53 AM

Yes but where is Europa and the pirate twins?

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bbuck913 quarterz25 March 17 2014 at 10:15 AM

Flying North

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zack is the man quarterz25 March 17 2014 at 10:19 AM

Since we are asking ...Where is Elvis..no really ..Where is he??? lol.

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peacefulcolours March 17 2014 at 8:12 AM

Little known bit of trivia about Mr Dolby! He played the part of the evil headmaster in some of the performances of The Wall by Roger Waters. It's actually on a DVD. :)

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Neil peacefulcolours March 17 2014 at 11:21 AM

He also wrote "New Toy" for Lena Lovich and played keyboards for David Bowie at Live Aid

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elendil3136 March 17 2014 at 8:14 AM

What's this? A one-hit-wonder musician who didn't destroy his life with drugs and debauchery? What is the world coming to?

P.S. - Good for him.

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zack is the man elendil3136 March 17 2014 at 10:17 AM

Hey,,"Debauchery" is not so bad,,drugs? now that 's bad LOL.

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Mr Doo from La. March 17 2014 at 8:25 AM

and I thought DJ Alex Dolby was his son ... I guess not. Similar type of music though.

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David S. March 17 2014 at 6:49 AM

Good for him for being selected to teach such an interesting course; at John Hopkins no less.......and he has aged well.

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Jerry March 17 2014 at 11:25 AM

Bi-sexual = never being without a date on a Saturday night

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bs424 March 17 2014 at 4:22 PM

The guys a musical genius and was so far ahead of his time most people can't even grasp him. You judge on only ONE song? Google him and do your homework before you comment!!!!!!!!
He did more just in the 80's than most college grads do in a life time!!!!!

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joe rose March 17 2014 at 2:28 PM


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toni March 17 2014 at 1:18 PM

I think it is great that someone can get a job at 55......I wish him much luck communicating with the younger generation.

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