So everyone's seen that video of the Mariachi band serenading a beluga whale, right? If not, do you own a computer? Holy shit ... Go watch "Mariachi Conneticut Serenades a Beluga Whale" now.
Also, if you haven't seen it, that must mean you don't use Facebook-- or, really, the whole Internet (all of it) -- and probably don't have any friends. Because it would be impossible to have any friends who don't know about this video, because everyone does. Except for you.
This nearly two-minute clip is soooooooooooooo cute. And if this is your first time seeing it, we suggest going out and registering an account with every content aggregator you don't already use, so you can reblog, ad infinitum, this magically musical interspecies exchange.
This clip was shot at the appropriately named Mystic Aquarium in Stonington, Connecticut. The mariachi band was there for a wedding when this beluga whale reached out to them psychically, calling to them from the Oceanic Astral Plane, and requesting they treat him to some tunes.
The biggest hippies we know all swear that sea mammals like dolphins and whales are more evolved than humans. According to these earth freaks, ocean creatures retain a psychic and spiritual countenance that we simple land mammals can only begin to dream about. Also, they hang out with aliens and they are from the future.
Anyway, we think our hippie friends are right, because this otherwise anonymous Beluga Whale is psionically manipulating us all (via deep telepathic imprints embedded within his floating mariachi boogie) into plastering his goofy grin far and wide across the internet
Here's a video of Olympia, Washington trio, Grass Widow, performing for gorillas at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston.
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P.P.S. And here's jazz drummer, Buddy Rich, squaring off against The Muppets' Animal in a drum battle
P.P.P.S. Is it possible that animal music fans (and, uh, puppet animal music fans) are an untapped market that could save the music industry? Perhaps ... But even if that's a pipe dream, this dark and snarky world could surely use more magically musical interspecies exchanges.