a couple of lively pinnapeds made our survey more fun!
The song I used for this video is “Want it Back” by Amanda Palmer off her recent Album “Theater is Evil”. (HUGE thanks Amanda in case you happen to stumble on this video)
It is a great song with a fantastic beat, but it also felt somehow appropriately poignant for the video. Sad dying starfish in the background, lively seals playing in the foreground, Puget Sound the theater, and how much indescribable love I have for the subsurface world…
I have a tendency to incorporate my feelings from the dive and my feelings when I’m editing into the ‘art’ so to speak, on multiple levels. How a video is cut, how it mixes with the lyrics and beat…
I was editing this video and listening to the album and when the song started the thought crossed my mind that it echo’d well with my belief that if we don’t do everything we can to protect this delicate ecosystem that we’ll find ourselves looking back at a time (right now) when we were giving it away to big business and big industry who don’t mind externalizing the cost of doing business on the environment and by that token, we the people. And when we get to that point, that tipping point, that point of no return, no matter how badly we ‘want it back’ we’ve already given it away.
It was a vivid reminder how important it is that we, each and every one of usget involved and vote with our ballots, voices and dollars and support sustainable, cradle to cradle options that don’t fill our waterways with trash and pollutants, and use every opportunity to protect what we still have and as a community never ever just turn a blind eye and give it away again.
my blog: btlgproject.com
Amanda Palmer web site (for the music): amandapalmer.net