Have plans for Tuesday? Lady Gaga brings her, “Monster Ball Tour,” through the Grand Rapids Van Andel Arena, and tickets are available via Ticketmaster. As for tonight, Lansing metal band Bloodletting releases a new CD, and you can find the details in the LSJ Local Music Beat.
There’s no doubt that Lansing’s Impression 5 Science Centermakes visitors use all five of their senses… especially on busy days. So many things to hear when there are kids scurrying from exhibit to exhibit on a snow day! So capturing one sound that reminds me of I-5 was truly a daunting task on this particular day. The key: closing my eyes and focusing on just what sounds “unique”.
And there it was… that sound that reminded me of when I was my oldest son’s age (10… yep, it was a long time ago) and I visited when the museum was new to its current location on Museum Drive. Some of those exhibits are still there, which isn’t a bad thing. It means they’re still relevant and thought-provoking. Among my favorites to this day: the trebuchet. Listen closely - the lock and load, the swoosh of the arm and the sound only tennis balls can make when they hit a wall. It still makes me smile like I’m 10… I like to feel 10.