Wednesday, January 22, 2014

How classical music found a flourishing new audience

A Gisborne man played classical music to his cannabis plants to encourage the crop to flourish, police say. Police uncovered the sophisticated growing operation with the potential to earn $500,000 annually last year. At the Gisborne District Court yesterday Verdun Sturgus Kemp, 21, pleaded guilty to cultivating cannabis. He was jailed for two years and one month.
Detective Sergeant Wayne Beattie told Fairfax media that Kemp controlled the lighting, temperature and ventilation to grow 287 cannabis plants in his spare room, and a radio was set up to play classical music to the plants. Kemp told him the plants responded better to classical music. Sergeant Beattie said it was a "well-orchestrated growing operation".
That story comes from the Fairfax News in New Zealand. Related trips include Could LSD have saved Tchaikovsky? and JSB on LSD. While elsewhere Elgar takes a trip, which leads to the positively Lebrechtesque Sex, drugs and classical music. Those cannabis plants would have responded best to Berio and Cage according to another post. Just more proof that classical music can change the world.

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