Sunday, January 31, 2010

Musical Monday: Chamber


Chamber are a German band using classical instruments (cello, double bass, violins, guitar) to make modern music. I saw them first as support act for another band and I was blown away. That gorgeous bass voice and I'm a sucker for violins anyway.
And to leave you not too depressed by the fate of the poor girl, here's The Truth About Snow White:


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Friday, January 29, 2010

Crabs and mice

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Time for a crabitat redesign, I think my crabs were getting bored with the old setup. I added the big branch in the middle and a spider plant - which the crab promptly dug up, I hope it will recover. They seemed to enjoy the change, though.
I took the doors out of the terrarium for the photo, in case you're wondering.

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I have ten foster mice at the moment. The whole group of 37 mice were abandoned in front of a kindergarten a while ago and I took in ten of the 17 males to get them neutered and adopt them out later. The shelter doesn't neuter mice due to lack of time, the vets there have to care for a huge amount of animals.
At least they are not pink eyed whites, many people don't like those (I love them, personally) and finding homes for coloured mice is much easier. They were fighting already, although nothing serious yet, but that should stop now since they were neutered on Wednesday.

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And then there's the Duprasi. He already has a new home, we're just searching for someone to drive him there at the moment. He's adorable, although he hates being touched.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Musical Monday: VNV Nation



This is my favourite song by VNV Nation, a British/Irish EMB/futurepop band. VNV stands for Victory, Not Vengeance and in Germany, they are one of the most popular bands in the Gothic scene.
Further always gives me goosebumps, especially when they play it live. I love the lyrics and the way Ronan sings them.

What's moving you on Musical Monday?

Monday, January 11, 2010

Musical Monday: Dead Can Dance



The Host of Seraphim by Dead Can Dance. I watched "The Mist" a few days ago and this is part of the soundtrack - seems an odd choice for a horror movie, but it matched incredibly well.
I've been a Dead Can Dance fan for years now and I just don't get tired of their music. They are (or were, they disbanded in 1998) very varied in their style, so I can find something by them to match almost any mood.
By the way, if you're wondering what language she sings in: none.

Here's another favourite of mine, Dead Can Dance's interpretation of Saltarello


What's moveing you on Musical Monday?