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Dubstep and Lindsey Stirling

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My daughter recently introduced me to a type of music called dubstep. It has been around for about a decade with roots in the UK. On the American scene, a band named Skrillex has made this electronic music more mainstream. Their YouTube videos get millions of hits. Personally, if music were played in Hell, this is what I imagine it would sound like. This is “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites.” Click link. watch?v=WSeNSzJ2-Jw

But there is always an exception to everything. And here comes spunky BYU grad Lindsey Stirling. She got her first taste of fame on America’s Got Talent Season 5 as a hip hop violionist. This is her 44 million hits and counting video called “Crystallize.” She combines her violin talent with dubstep. And quite the opposite of Hell, this video is filmed in an ice castle in Colorado. She’s quite a character. You can’t help liking her. Click link.
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How Low Can You Go?

Although it was in the 50’s today–not a typical beach day–my daughter convinced me to go to the beach. The tides in San Diego have been at record lows. For a nature lover like my daughter, it was a day to see things that are usually hidden by the surf. I have to say I was also impressed with what the low tides revealed. After plentiful sea anemone and hermit crab sightings, what caught my eye were the designs in the tide pools. Due to my lack of knowledge about marine biology, I call them sand hieroglyphics.

I assume these patterns are made by creatures that are burrowing their way under the sand. They were so cool we snapped a few photographs to share. Remember, what you are looking at is under a few inches of very calm and clear ocean water. Click on the photos to enlarge them.