September 19, 1934 - August 27, 1967
The man who revolutionised pop music in our time - The New York Times
The news of Brian’s death is so awful that I scarcely know what to say. That any great man, so young and talented, should lose his life is tragic. But it means more when the man is someone so close. He was a close friend and adviser who has guided every step of my career - Cilla Black
He was the man who picked up the first lose threads and wove them into a design for living…. and so created a country of new ideas, where the young were as important as the middle aged, finding, their own identity, changing it from month to month, wearing an army uniform one day, a flowered shirt the next - Alix Palmer and Judith Simons, Daily Express
Brian has died only in body and his spirit will always be working with us. His power and force were everything and his power and his force linger on. When we were on the right track, he knew it, and when we were on the wrong track he told us so and he was usually right. - John Lennon
GeorgeThe Beatles doing weird shit in the background of Help!
Is that… is that even healthy?
There are sea organisms and fungi which glow in the dark and there’s fireflies and jellyfish which glow in the dark. It doesn’t do them any harm nor does it do the people around them any harm. I would say its pretty healthy, as well as it would mean more photosynthesis happening in cities which mean cleaner air.
I was just curious about how they were doing it and for some reason I didn’t think to click the link. But thanks! It makes more sense now. I was afraid it was some kind of chemical thing.
nah just genetic modification using existing bioluminescent genes. Genetics is really cool, and so is bioluminescence. I mean they’ve already made pigs glow using jellyfish genes and pigs are waaay more complicated than trees iirc. So they’re actually (i think) less likely to muck it up with trees.
In which case
(I like glowy things)
T-Mobile Sing-A-Long in Trafalgar Square: Hey Jude (X)
One of the most popular and greatest Beatles songs, Hey Jude, was released on August 26, 1968 - 45 years ago today.
Reid Wiseman is a national treasure.
This short documentary profiles the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni, a Native American language, and her creation of a comprehensive dictionary. Marie Wilcox spent 7 years creating this dictionary which the Yokuts tribe now uses for weekly basic language classes.
More than 130 Native American languages are endangered in the United States. For some, only a handful of fluent speakers remain. Marie’s dictionary is a tremendous victory against the countless languages eradicated from our history.
Hairstyles of Ancient Rome
"Hairstyle fashion in Rome was ever changing, and particularly in the Roman Imperial Period there were a number of different ways to style hair. Much the same with clothes, there were several hairstyles that were limited to certain people in ancient society. Styles are so distinctive they allow scholars today to create a chronology of Roman portraiture and art; we are able to date pictures of the empresses on coins, or identify busts depending on their hairstyles."
"Busts themselves could have detachable wigs. There have been many suggestions as to why some busts have been created with detachable wigs and some without. Perhaps the main reason was to keep the bust looking up-to-date. It would have been too expensive to commission a new bust every time hair fashion changed, so a mix-and-match bust would have been preferable for women with less money." [X]