Tag Archives: Alternative

All We Are – “Stone”

9 Oct

A mesmerizing video created by using AWA and NASA images of the Sun, and Saturn’s north pole.

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Ringo Deathstarr – “Rip”

10 Jul

 

Arcade Fire – “Black Mirror”

27 Feb

Music video for “Black Mirror” by Canadian alternative band Arcade Fire off the album “Neon Bible” I guess you could say that Father has brought you all down his bible to read for this Monday.

Arcade fire is an amazing alternative band, i would highly recommend giving them the old listen. Either there first album “Funeral” or there second “Neon Bible” is a good album to start on for them, “Funeral” if you like more folky psychedelic music, or “Neon Bible” if you like more dark alternative type psychedelic music.

On a side note, whenever i listen to this song or see it in my music i always remember the British anthology series “Black Mirror”, which is now on Netflix as an original series. I wont spoil much but its a psychological anthology series very reminiscent of “The Twilight zone” only instead of being in a warped reality of the 7th dimension, its in the very near future of ours. If you want to watch a really well crafted and good thinking show, then this is for you.

Modest Mouse – “Sugar Boats”

2 Jan

Unofficial lyric video of “Sugar Boats” by Modest Mouse from the album “Stranger to Ourselves”

If you into alternative music, i highly recommend this band for you.

Inspire Them

28 Nov

I’ve enjoyed a variety of profound privileges in my life, and I’m thankful. I’m very proud to have written for The Daily Psychedelic Video. There was a period a few years ago when I came to develop a wider appreciation for art. A handful of psychedelic videos were key in this, and they led me to make a hobby of “collecting” videos and showing them to friends. Many of them I found on this website.

Lately I haven’t had as much time as I would like to put together quality posts though. I don’t get to research the artists as much as I want to, and in turn have less to say about the videos I share. I missed my deadline on a couple occasions. And I’m sorry for all of that.

So, with this post marking the end of a full year of posting for the DPV, I’m stepping down from my weekly spot. Not without sharing a few more favorites though. I’ve wanted to share them with you for a long time.

The music is by a Chinese post rock band called Wang Wen, and they are quite possibly my current favorite musicians. The video is footage of a family’s trip to Thailand a few decades ago. This music video helped me realize that there was much that I needed to see Asia. I wish I could share the memories that this music and these visuals bring to mind for me and the feelings they stir. I come from small towns in the American Midwest, and I’ve fallen in love with another side of this world.

I’ve said before on this blog and frequently enough in conversation among friends that I have a deep love for motion. Cars, motorcycles, planes, roller coasters, snowboards, and now skateboards. This video showed me something about what it was like to ride one that I had somehow never understood before. I’ve taken up this hobby, and I can tell you that I have difficulty stopping and coming inside for the night. I just want to keep feeling the ride.

I always tell people I think this video is about the weekend, starting with Friday afternoon and working it’s way through to Sunday night. Some of my favorite nights with friends looked an awful lot like the parties seen here. Again, I wish I could share these memories for you, but I suppose this video will hopefully call your own memories to mind. So maybe that’s even better.

And for these last two, I’ll let their messages speak for themselves.

Thank you, Jared, for showing me this one.

Now here’s why I’ve selected all these videos. I’m afraid that I must admit that I can’t really call any of them truly psychedelic, which is what has prevented me from posting them thus far. But psychedelia is a twist of our reality. Often beautiful, sometimes terrifying. Many times enlightening.

And the theme of my weekly contributions was “What You Should Be, MTV.” These videos and the feelings I’ve described are what I would want MTV to be. Imagine that videos inspired our teenagers to want to see another part of the world. To be find passion for a hobby. To enjoy the company of friends and strangers. To love oneself. To embrace endings and live joyfully. That is the MTV of another reality, and what a beautiful twist it would be.

Thank you, Ido and co-contributors. Thank you, those who have shared videos with me.

Thank you, readers, fellow trippers of the Youtube galaxy.

DIIV – How Long Have You Known?

18 Apr

Just a little home-made, psychedelic alchemy.

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