Fuck nature is beautiful. BBC’s Planet Earth series is back after 10 years, and its amazing trailer left me utterly breathless. Please help protect nature by consuming consciously and supporting environmental activism. We are nothing without it.
One of my favorite things to do in the period of recuperation from a psychedelic experience is to watch a good nature film. While much of the stuff we usually watch is hardly bearable in the sensitive state of mind following these types of voyages, nature films are almost always harmoniously attuned with psychedelic afterglow. This short video clip from the 2009 BBC show Life shows one-year’s growth of the nature in a forest, in less than a minute’s time. It’s extraordinary not only as a technical feat but also as a paean to nature. The full show (51 minutes) is also highly recommended, especially for the types of situations described above.
The song is taken from the 1969 album “An Electric Storm” by White Noise. The group started as a project between members of the notorious (not only for the Dr. Who theme) BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Among the composers who worked with David Vorhaus on the project was Delia Derbyshire. The state of the art tape manipulation techniques that were used on the album result in a highly psychedelic listening experience (similar techniques have been used on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, but not to the extend that can be found here).
I swear the way those leopard slug mate, as slimy as it is, is one of the most romantic, boundary dissolving mating forms I have ever seen. I know, David Attenborough is a bit scary but stick around for that part (starts around 1:50)
Beware of those mushrooms…