Over 50 years ago, scientists successfully discovered that classical music could help stimulate plant growth. Interestingly, Dr. T. C. Singh – who led the study – used the music of Beethoven in his experiment. Now, in 2016, The Lighthouse Cannabis Project has taken those results and applied them to two modern and relevant entities: Electric Beethoven, and the growth of cannabis.Earlier in the fall of 2016, The Lighthouse Cannabis Project launched The Lighthouse Sessions, a new project aimed at exploring the connection between music and plant growth. The first session was held at the Terrapin Care Station in Boulder, CO, where Lighthouse invited Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven for a exclusive performance.Said Mathis, “Beethoven’s music, like that of Coltrane, Louis Armstrong or the Grateful Dead, contains something so universal that it utterly transcends its societal context, and carries within it the keys to unlocking evolution, health and bliss at the cellular level.” The band played segments from Symphony No. 6 for the performance, which was captured in the video below.Ultimately, the goal is to curate unique audiovisual experiences that harness the mutual power of music and cannabis. You can read more about The Lighthouse Cannabis Project here, which offers curated tours of the first government-regulated cannabis industry in the world. With the addition of live music into this approach, there’s no telling just how far Lighthouse can explore.
1 Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Migonlet has suggested being forced to make a choice between FA Cup glory and finishing in the top four is like having to make a preference over one of his parents.The Reds take on Aston Villa in the semi-final of England’s most prestigious domestic cup competition on Sunday, while they have not given up on usurping Manchester City in the Premier League for the final Champions League place.Reds’ playmaker Philippe Coutinho has implied that cup success could save their season, but Mignolet insists the club have no plans to prioritise one competition over the other.“The next game is the FA Cup semi-final so the focus is on that but you don’t really choose between your mum and dad so we still have two things to play for and we will try to do that from now until the end of the season,” said the Belgium international.“We want to do both – let’s hope we can do both. We have the FA Cup and league still to play for and we want to do well in every single game.”Mignolet regards his temporary exclusion from the first-team in December as pivotal in both his and the Reds’ upturn in fortunes, after he suffered a distinctly indifferent start to the season.The area of his game under the most intense scrutiny was his confidence and dominance in the penalty area, and Mignolet believes it is an aspect that has been recognised and appropriately addressed.“It is something we spoke about when I was out the team: to be more aggressive and be more dominant with defenders and be more commanding and demanding,” he said.“I have always been one who tries to give information to the defenders and for me to organise at set-pieces but it is maybe more the body language and the commanding voice to get the message over to the players which has changed a bit.”talkSPORT will bring you live coverage of Aston Villa against Liverpool in the FA Cup on Sunday from 3pm. Simon Mignolet