Eels’ E On The PBS Documentary About His Father

Mark Oliver Everett’s father was Hugh Everett, the physicist who pioneered the many-worlds theory before dying of a heart attack at 51. Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives, airing tomorrow on PBS, is a documentary focusing on Hugh, “so devastated by the scientists’ dismissal and scorn of his work … that he withdrew almost entirely into his own mind.” E provided songs for/appears in the film. His discussion about it with the NY Times is also illuminating about his own trajectory.

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