24 September 2011

Brilliantly Overdone


Nice. However it could have been 2 minutes shorter and with lyrics that didn't refer to all the yadayada about the benefits of cycling and it would have been even more powerful.
Just slap on "Here Comes The Sun" by the Beatles and you'll say the same thing without force-feeding the eco-rhetoric down people's throats.

Beautiful graphics, though.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cycle Chic at Genova, Italy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdoLQw-p0gc

In the interviews, people have no helmets and wear very chic clothes but during the "red carpet" scenes there are a lot of helmets and even people with sports clothes.

Was that an official Cycle Chic event?

Just stumble upon that video casually.

Montrealize said...

I love it the way it is.
David Aguilar is a wondeful singer/composer and the video was made so as to fit the length of the song and not the reverse.

lagatta à montréal said...

I love it too. The lyrics in Spanish are very poetic and positive, not didactic environmentalism. About how magical the biycle is. The English subtitles are a very poor, plodding translation.

David A. Villa said...

My Spanish is poor, but I got that feeling too. Is there a better translation? Or at least a transcription anywhere online?

tstreet said...

I wish for the day when videos like this won't be necessary.

Cully_J said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. It was brilliantly - and perfectly, too - done.

Sometimes you have to yell to get people's attention. This was more of a loud whisper.

Thanks, again.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mikel, The lyrics in Spanish are brilliant, beautiful, full of poetic and humorous twists and match the music and the graphics perfectly. Subtitles in english show a very poor flat translation. I don´t see what the Beatles have to do with this. It's a nice piece of art the way it is, at least for 300 million people. Spanish is my mother language and i don't feel any dumb rethoric when I listen to it. Health for all, Rocco (Barcelona)