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Clara Rockmore playing “Hebrew Melody” by Achron on the Theremin

(The theremin originally known as the ætherphone/etherphone, is an early electronic musical instrument controlled without physical contact by the thereminist (performer). The instrument’s controlling section usually consists of two metal antennas which sense the relative position of the thereminist’s hands and control oscillators for frequency with one hand, and amplitude (volume) with the other. The electric signals from the theremin are amplified and sent to a loudspeaker.)


Also, here is a pic of the late, great Peter O’Toole. Nuff said.

Er mah gerd

Dream boat

the late great peter o toole makes my heart quivver

Orchid Mantis




Penh was eyeing up my lollipop something fierce. 

Expecting her to be repelled by it, I let her check it out.
She wiggled her antennae all over it before shoving her face right into it with the fervor of a five-year-old sugar addict. Sean managed to snap a shot of the moment! 

Apparently it’s not “bad” for her, but too much sugar can’t be very ‘good’ either! Though, I’m have a feeling that she would insist otherwise if she were capable of doing so.

nom nom nom

A mantis eating a lollipop


That’s it, we can all go home. Nothing I will ever post could top this.


Siyu Chen-


By Torii Kotondo.


Thousands of the birds have arrived to roost in the village near Gretna, Scotland, with the sheer weight of numbers causing disruption. Power supplies in the village have been affected by the number of birds perching on electricity cables. Starlings are among the most common of garden birds, and can be spotted in the Borders in “murmurations” throughout the Autumn period.

It looks like they are trying to form secret messages/pretty pictures