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Brain Food: 7 Creative Things We Love This Week

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Zombeavers, a floppy Tainted Love, world-conquering beetles & an extrovert pig

Brain Food: 7 Creative Things We Love This Week

It’s that time of the week again. LBB’s Addison Capper helps you end it with a happy head. 







1. ‘Tainted Love’ – Floppy Music

Originally by Gloria Jones and famously re-recorded by Soft Cell – and not so famously by Marilyn Manson – ‘Tainted Love’ is a hit. A classic. The thought of it re-recorded using floppy disc drives just makes me think back to the days of dial-up Internet and its ever-irritating connection noises. But the end result is actually pretty catchy. And made all the catchier by Soft Cell vocalist, Marc Almond, getting hold of it and throwing some lyrics over the top: 


2. Zombeavers

If this doesn’t get a cinema release, I will be a very, very disappointed boy. Just watch it.


3. A World-Conquering VW Beetle

This is an incredible story of a man and his car. A man named Paul Loofs and his Volkswagen Beetle to be exact. Mr Loofs' journey began in 1955 when he purchased the vehicle and decided to drive around the world in it. Not once. But three times. It has taken him to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah and has clocked 184,000 miles (296,119 km) - a number the 82-year-old plans to increase in 2017 with another around-the-world trip. Untitled Films' Hubert Davis and Paul Jutras of Rooster Post have captured the story in this heart-warming 30-minute documentary. Read more about it here.


4. Adam Lister’s Watercolour 8-Bits 


These watercolour paintings by Adam Lister are like all of my favourite pop-culture characters featured in an early 90s Super Nintendo video game. And that makes a 90s kid like me very happy. See more of his work here. 


5. Foster The People 'Coming of Age'

The American band gets all sentimental in this new promo by Friend London directing duo BRTHR. Stacked full of U.S. nostalgia, trippy kaleidoscopic shots and great locations it's a real feast for the eyes. And not bad on one's ears, either!


6. Cure for Love


Some Valentine's action from a pretty unexpected source here. Scientists reckon they're getting close to curing the afflictions of heartbreak. But is it science's place to meddle with passion? New Scientist is hosting a Valentine's Day debate live on YouTube today that you can watch from 5pm GMT / noon ET at http://www.youtube.com/newscientistvideo. Tweet us your views @LBBOnline and read a bit more about it at http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129564.600#.Uv30KkJ_uRJ.


7. A Not So Camera-Shy Pig

Now, as a video, I admit this isn’t necessarily ‘creative’. But it does make for some perfect Friday afternoon viewing and I think it’s worth commending the GoPro team for the sturdiness and strength of its product! 




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Genres: Comedy, Visual VFX, Scenic

LBB Editorial, Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:26:48 GMT