I'm a full time musician who loves reading and I'm a bit of proud science fiction nerd - or so my wife tells me!
I gig on keyboards with various Adelaide bands (mostly funky groovy stuff), arrange music for school ensembles, and work during the day as an author for a music publishing company.
Where I Live:
My First Lava Lamp was:
I'd liked the idea of getting a lava lamp for a long time before being given a cheap green/blue Chinese "peace lamp" for a birthday present a couple of years ago. I've flogged the poor thing mercilessly ever since and it's still going strong.
Now I'm a big Mathmos fan and I'm slowly building the collection...
My first Mathmos lamp - a blue / green baby astro, was generously given to me by my next door neighbour :) too bad she didn't have a lunar as well ;)
You can use both methods. Turkishcoffee has a red bulb with an exterior black light. You can also get a filter you can attach to the bottom of the bottle. With our new lamps that will be coming out soon you will be able to choose the light source by remote control.
To answer your blacklight goo question on turkishcoffee's photo: that is our blacklight goo from www.gookits.com. You can run the lamp without blacklight and it will look regular orange. When you put a blacklight on it the wax glows atomic orange. Really cool stuff.