“I’ve learned what ‘classical’ means. It means something that sings and dances through sheer joy of existence.” -Gustav Holst

There are some great, creative works out there that take their inspiration from the amazing natural phenomena of this Universe. While perhaps Gustav Holst’s suite, The Planets, is best known for translating the celestial wonders into terrestrial ones, I’d like to share with you the less-well-known song of Ferraby Lionheart,

Small Planet,

while I take you through this weekend’s wonder.

Image credit: author WP, via Wikimedia Commons uploader Kwamikagami under c.c.-by-sa-3.0.

Image credit: author WP, via Wikimedia Commons uploader Kwamikagami under c.c.-by-sa-3.0.

Also based on the Solar System, it isn’t just music that some people choose to express their creativity. In particular, Larry Bell of Bell’s Brewery has a new line of beer coming out based on the planets as well: The Planets series of beer!

Image credit: © 2014 Bell’s Brewery, Inc., via http://bellsbeer.com/.

Image credit: © 2014 Bell’s Brewery, Inc., via http://bellsbeer.com/.

Go check out the whole lineup — and my theorized link to the planets — here!

Comments

  1. #1 Pete A
    UK
    July 14, 2014

    I’ve never been able to enjoy classical music, but I’ve always been able to enjoy classical and modern fine ales.

    When I drink them I shan’t be raising my glass to Holst, I shall be raising my glass to Ethan for inspiring so many of us to be totally enthralled by our Solar system and our universe.

    Cheers!

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