Well, let’s see how horrible Europe really is…
For all of you who love CHVRCHES as much as we do – they have recorded their gig at the Forum in London and you can stream it now!
Check it out here: CHVRCHES – Live At The Forum London, 14th March
Squidipity – sorry, what now?!
Bioluminescence is a chemical process that brings certain substances to glow. Or more specific: “Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by a living organism.” (Thank you, Wikipedia)
Now, as you can imagine, we’re looking at a very beautiful thing here – the only challenge for all of you who aren’t equipped with the cameras and filters of a Hollywood director is…how to capture it on camera?
A young and highly talented artist set herself the challenge to record it all on her phone. Oh, and she has also grown glowing bacteria by turning her house into a fishmarket. I bet the smell was amazing. (She’s looking for a new house mate as well – anyone?)
Reflecting a word play on serendipity, this video is a creation of real footage. The outcome seems as perfect as it could possibly be.
And if you’re ‘gagging’ for more, here’s her blog, mixing all the beautiful and…not so beautiful aspects of arts & science: http://leannecd.tumblr.com/ (not for the faint hearted)
Here are some examples of bioluminescence occurring in animals.
Spider-pig, Spider-cat – what’s next?
Spider-cat, spider-cat, does whatever a spider can…
We all know cats can climb trees, but climbing a glass patio door? Now that’s impressive.
This suction-padded feline was not merely climbing the glass for kicks – its real aim was to get inside the living room.
This switched-on pussycat has got the skills but as we know from the life of Marvel Superhero, Peter Parker: ‘With great power comes great responsibility.’
So will this moggy use its ‘spidey sense’ for good or for evil?
Let’s hope it doesn’t turn its paw to being a cat burglar.
This week’s Track of the Week goes to: Jungle!
Their upcoming tour starts off in Oxford on Wednesday – check out the dates and get your tickets. It’s worth going just to see the amazing moves they get out alongside the rattle…uhm, percussions, coconut shaker. Well, you know!
Check out their video, Busy Earnin’ – I’d say it’s new but it’s already been played a fair bit.
Jungle – Busy Earnin’
Conchita Wurst did not only win our hearts at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest 2014, she also set a much needed political statement of equality, love and respect.
All the petitions running against Austria’s candidate of choice could not change the European feeling of unity when the winner was announced. Not only Austria celebrated, but everyone who has the same ideals at heart: equality, love and respect for everyone.
“The Danish organizers had declared tolerance a main theme for this year’s event, and the rainbow-coloured flag symbolising gay pride has been flying in many places in Copenhagen during the past week.” – Reuters
This was a big step for the LGBT community, so let’s go from there and show each other some love and respect.
Austria’s Conchita Wurst made it to the final. There’s no doubt that she has a great voice. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for the bearded lady!