All the Questions and answers

Q: Who are Darsonics? 

A: Darsonics play rock covers from the 1960's through last week.  At a Darsonics show you might hear a new wave cover, followed by a punk song, and then an old school rocker, slammed right into a grunge classic. You will also hear bad jokes. Darsonics means fun and fun means people will come back for more fun, aka Darsonics. It's the reason the band formed.  Or so the story goes . . . 

In the summer of 2016 Dan Sours and Patrick Broxterman, having previously played in a band together, decided to get together to play some music. Patrick invited local guitar hero and 1991 regional Tetris champ Tai Vokins to the session, whom he had known from other musical projects.  Tai had a lot of gear, like a PA and a lot of guitar pedals, so he immediately fit in.  Are you familiar with the song “Magic” by the Cars? Because that’s what happened when these three musical dynamos met. (We also cover the song “Magic” by the Cars.) It was clear that this rock-hard threesome was going to be a band. When thinking of a name Dan sarcastically said "Sardonics." It took Tai less than three seconds to reply that "Sardonics" was taken. Then, Dan quipped "Darsonics" and that was that. (Patrick was on a spirit quest, so he wasn’t around to object.) 

Tai, Dan and Patrick played as a trio until one of Dan's former band mates, guitarist extraordinaire Gary Mapes, was initiated into the fold.  Tai finally had another guitarist to share parts and discuss the 5,248 different overdrive pedals the two owned between them.  Sometime later, Gary and Patrick were out being Gary and Patrick and had a conversation with Joe Vaglio. Joe casually said he played saxophone. Joe was being humble. In true Darsonics fashion, things escalated quickly, and Joe became Darsonics new keyboard and saxophone player within about 30 seconds after his first jam. Loud noises happened. Angels cried. There is creamed corn available in the Merch section of our website.

The band members are:  

T. Vokins - guitar, vocals, samples 

 D. Sours - bass, vocals, modeling 

 P. Broxterman - drums, vocals, samples, harmonica, hambone, cajon 

 G. Mapes - guitar, interpretive dance, vocals

 J. Vaglio - keyboards, sax, interpretative dance, vocals

 S. Paddywinkle – Pretty sounds. He is not a person. He is a Sampling Pad.

Q: What kind of music will I hear at a Darsonics show? 

A: We play mostly covers. Our active song list includes just about all of the songs we might play any given night.  Covers are 60's through now.  At a Darsonics show you might hear a new wave cover, followed by a punk song, and then an old school rocker, slammed right into a grunge classic.  You will also hear bad jokes.

Q: Can I request a song? 

A: Yes! As long as you follow our song request policy, feel free to request any song

Q: What are Max Tegmark's four classification schemes for the various theoretical types of multiverses and universes?

A: As you know, Tegmark has provided a taxonomy of universes beyond the observable universe. Tegmark provided four levels of classification that are arranged such that subsequent levels can be understood to encompass and expand upon previous levels.These levels are as follows:

Level I: Any prediction of cosmic inflation portends the existence of an infinite erogic universe which contains Hubble volumes realizing all initial conditions. Accordingly, an infinite universe will contain infinite Hubble volumes. Almost all Hubble volumes in every other universe will differ from the Hubble volume of our universe.   

Level II: In eternal inflation theory, the multiverse or space as a whole is stretching and will continue to do so forever.  But some regions of space stop stretching and form bubbles (like gas pockets in a loaf of rising bread).  These bubbles are embryonic level I multiverses. These bubbles may experience spontaneous symmetry breaking.  Of note Level II incorporates John Archibald Wheeler's oscillatory universe theory and Lee Smolin's fecund universes theory. 

Level III: Level three implicates the many-worlds interpretation (MWI) of quantum mechanics. One aspect of quantum mechanics is that certain observations cannot be predicted absolutely.Instead,there is a range of possible observations, each with a different probability, which results in the MWI. 

Tegmark argues that a Level III multiverse does not contain more possibilities in the Hubble volume than a Level I or Level II multiverse. He writes "the only difference between Level I and Level III is where your doppelgängers reside. In Level I they live elsewhere in good old three-dimensional space. In Level III they live on another quantum branch in infinite-dimensional Hilbert space." According to Tegmark, all level II bubbles can be found as "worlds" created by "splits" at the moment of spontaneous symmetry breaking in a Level III multiverse. Notably, Yasunori Nomura, Raphael Bousso, and Leonard Susskind argue that this is because global spacetime appearing in the (eternally) inflating multiverse is a redundant concept. This implies that the multiverses of Levels I, II, and III are, in fact, the same thing. According to Yasunori Nomura, this quantum universe is static, and time is a simple illusion. 

Level IV: This level is referred to as the "ultimate ensemble" level. Level four considers all universes to be equally real. Abstract mathematics is so general that any Theory Of Everything (TOE) which is definable in purely formal terms (independent of vague human terminology) is also a mathematical structure. For instance, a TOE involving a set of different types of entities (denoted by words, say) and relations between them (denoted by additional words) is nothing but what mathematicians call a set-theoretical model. One can generally find a formal system that it is a model of nearly any conceivable parallel universe theory at Level IV. As a result, Tegmark concludes that there cannot be a Level V. Of note, Jürgen Schmidhuber challenges Tegmark's conclusion. Schmidhuber notes that the set of mathematical structures is not well-defined and that the universe representations are only describable by mathematics.  Schmidhuber explicitly includes universe representations describable by non-halting programs whose output bits converge after a finite time, although the convergence time itself may not be predictable by a halting program due to the undecidability of the halting problem.