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Recess: School’s Out – “Green Tambourine”

7 Aug

Credit sequence from the movie Recess: Schools Out.

I remember watching this show whenever i could when i was a kid, and it brings backs much nostalgia just watching it again. I saw the movie as a kid, but watching it again i never noticed how much 60’s references there were, as well as this psychedelic ending to my childhood. It brings me much joy and laughter knowing that a children’s show like this had the balls to incorporate 60’s elements like this into there movie. Its beautiful really, and earns its place as one of my favorite childhood shows.

N.E.R.D. – “Squeeze Me”

3 Jul

5 years after there last album or any independent work, Squeeze Me by N.E.R.D was created solely for the 2015 movie “The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water”.

Even though this movie wasn’t very good, it still confused and intrigued me that a kids show like Spongebob were its had no previous use of psychedelic visuals, is using psychedelic visuals to both promote and entertain viewers of there movie with. I mean it worked in the long run i thought it was cool, and it makes me wonder why more shows don’t incorporate psychedelic visuals. Marketing gimmick?

Feed Me & Kill The Noise – “Far Away”

12 Jun

Future bass song by EDM producers Feed Me & Kill The Noise, bring a music video reminiscent of a children’s story book.

 

Trolls (2016) videos

8 Apr

 

The Trolls film (2016) has been variously described by the press as a “psychedelic Smurfs spin-off” as well as a “psychedelic adventure for children and potheads.” Check out these videos to see what the talk is all about.

Bon Bon Parade-Screen Gems 1935

3 Mar

BoohBah-Snowballs

16 Dec

Time for another BoohBah! This one features snow for all you snowed in cats across the globe.

“Boohbah:Skipping Rope (Episode 1)”-Ragdoll Productions, 2003

4 Nov

I remember the first time I saw an episode of Boohbah. It was after an intense 4-week teaching stint left me so physically and emotionally exhausted that I could do nothing but  lie on the couch and watch TV for a week straight. This was pre-streaming days, and weekday mid-morning television had little to offer. After watching about an hour of the local schoolboard district meeting (yes I was that desperate), I switched stations to find this beautiful, psychedelic wonder aimed for lucky little pre-school children. It was comfort food for my eyes and for my soul.

Boohbah is and was a polarizing show. Folks seem to love or hate it. I am fully and firmly entrenched on the love side of the fence. Created by Anne Wood and Ragdoll Productions (the same team who brought us Teletubbies), Boohbah features costumed creatures flying through rainbow space clouds, dancing, cooing and making fart sounds. Each episode includes a live action vignette driven by a gift and the storypeople. It is pure genius. I may post more episodes in the coming weeks to help us all relax during this stressful time of year. PS-If you are an American citizen reading this- VOTE!!!

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