Tag Archives: english psychedelia

Weird mating calls of the leopard slug – Life in the Undergrowth – BBC – David Attenborough

25 Feb

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)

Cordyceps: attack of the killer fungi – Planet Earth Attenborough BBC

23 Feb

Beware of those mushrooms…

Losers – ‘Flush’ feat Riz MC & Envy (official video)

18 Feb

An amazing Victorian music video for the song Flush by The Losers, directed and animated by Tom Werber, featuring the artwork of Dan Hillier.

(Link: Paolo. Thanks!)

Broadcast- Papercuts

22 Jan

I used to love this band so much! long stoned afternoons of a Jerusalem summer listening to Broadcast, but that hadn’t happened for a couple of years now. Sadly, I started looking for their videos only this week, when I heard about the untimely death of Trish Keenan, their lead singer.  The hypnotic object spinning in this video is a dream machine, that 7eit posted about here. So beautiful.

 

 

Tripping with friends

18 Sep

“The camera won’t catch it” I told J. when we went on our last mushroom trip, overlooking the city from a near mountain. he said that whatever the camera can catch will be enough. It’s true, some home videos depicting people in trips can make one almost share their state of conciseness. maybe it’s because of the DIY feel, a slice of life that is less flamboyant but can be more convincing than any computer generated psychedelic visualization. So call some friends, film yourselves from the other side, just add a cheap effect and dreamy sound and spread your experience to millions of youtube viewers!

Sports Special

9 Aug

This sweet animation was made  to illustrate the remarkable achievement of a no-hitter in a major league game game of Dock Ellis, a player for the Pittsburgh Pirates, while he was on acid back in 1970.

Since steroids are well known as performance enhancers, athletes are scrutinized to prevent their abuse. Psychedelics, on the other hand, seem to be a possible influence on the artist who designed this film for the 2012 London Olympic Games:

Alice in Wonderland (1966)

24 Jul

In 1966, the height of the psychedelic revolution, this television-play was made by British theater director Jonathan Miller. There is nothing Disney-like in this film, no talking animals and no flamboyant settings. Still, it has a strong haunting atmosphere of a deep plunge into the unconscious of the Victorian mind. The soundtrack is by Ravi Shankar.

Follow the white rabbit!

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