So Fall is officially upon us, we are starting to get substantial homework and the time to opt out of your meal plan has passed… On the 22nd, I quickly had to check again which of solstice or equinox marked the beginning of the season. It was slightly embarrassing so in an effort to reconnect with my environment, I watched the following two music videos. They don’t actually contain much scientific content, but the first begins with a presentation, in Spanish, of our interconnectedness as members of the Universe and the second illustrates a song by a band called Seasons. In my head, they make sense together.
El Guincho’s video for the song “Bombay,” is actually the trailer for a film of the same name by Nicolás Mendez, which offers an interpretation of Pablo Díaz-Reixa’s music. After his Carl Sagan-esque introduction to the beauty of the cosmos, we get to experience it; breasts, hot pants, interpretive dance in front of the sunset, and gold body paint, occasionally interrupted by performance footage by Díaz-Reixa. It’s not safe for work so yes, it’s very addictive.
The fact that this band is called Seasons makes watching this video very appropriate in this transition between summer and fall. That is pretty much it. But these fabric monsters and their pretty ginger prey are endearing. Also, the way the music guides her to safety is a very comforting image.