The lyrics are an A-Z of what to do. “There’s no such thing as waste/Only stuff in the wrong place” it sounds so simple but this is clever, up-beat, can-do activism. The band are amazing live performers and have in the past done 9 plus performances at Glastonbury Festival in recent years – although still invited Charlie has remained in Australia to tackle local activist issues and yes, not to fly. In the UK we have Tellytubbies for kids entertainment, in Australia, they have a daytime kids programme called Dirt Girl showing kids how to grow and nurture: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Watch the new remixed version here: https://youtu.be/DBgYfkuydaI Permaculture Album out now! Grab it here: http://music.
The album’s title track and song titles like The City Is An Animal (Nature Is It’s Slave), The Magical and Mystical Properties Of Flowers and The Murmuration Of Starlings on Blackpool Pier are particular observations, caught within the larger frame of worldwide environmental awareness; we no longer inhabit a state of ‘innocence’ and that has increasing consequences for mental health as well as other species and habitats.
The album as a whole deserves to be listed/highlighted here, but here is the stunning title track. As Packham alludes to above we are part of this planet, it can survive without us, but not us as we are right now without it and what it offers?:https://www.youtube.com/watch?
‘What Nature Gives…Nature Takes Away’ is the title track from the new Membranes album ‘What Nature Gives…Nature Takes Away’ – out now! Get the album in all …
3. Monkey Gone To Heaven, The Pixies
The Pixies 1989 classic, go on, you knew this one would be included, has the lines, “There’s a hole in the sky and the ground’s not cold and if the ground’s not cold, we’re all gonna burn” (climate change and the depletion of the ozone layer in a hit single shock! By a band who would prove to be hugely influential over the next few years. Black Francis said that the inspiration for the song was a sense of anger at the destruction of the natural world. There are also references to the seas and human waste and the monkey could be both the ‘monkey’ on our backs or the first chimp sent into space … just that last bit is kind of epically lonely/uncomprehending? What does “five, six, seven” mean at the end, the hierarchy of man, devil, god? Who can pin that down, who wants to pin that down, but at under three minutes long this is a nailed on classic?https://www.youtube.com/watch?
‘Doolittle 25’ will be released by Pixies and 4AD in the week of 1st December: http://smarturl.it/Doolittle25 4AD on the web: http://4ad.com/ https://www.facebook.com/
Climate change and flying- Music by seize the day http://www.bike2oz.com
What’s Going On – 1971
6. After The Gold Rush, Neil Young
Some of our great artists (of any art form) have remained true to commitments they were making 30, 40, 50 years ago. This Neil Young classic originally had the line “Look at Mother Nature on the run / In the 1970s” is currently sung by Young in concert as “Look at Mother Nature on the run / in the 21st century.”
Environmental themed music video from the Autons. Video produced by Yesca more videos from http://www.undercurrents.org
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1990’s CD Reissue LYRICS: What now? Now you would destroy the earth, Dry, the river beds. What now? Now in your control, birth and death, Dry, the bodies …
Jello Biafra ends up in his underwear in this performance for Belgian TV. Much better quality than VHS copies out there (well you wanted to see him naked in HQ …
The opening track from Jimi’s second album of 1967 (so a statement in itself) was the gentle, but pointed, wah wah jazz of Up From The Skies. He sings “a smell of a world that is burned … maybe it’s just a change of climate” and “I wanna know about the new Mother Earth / I wanna hear and see everything” and somehow Hendrix seems both world/people weary and prophetic, communicating in pure music as well as words.
Jimi Hendrix Experience – EXP / Up From The Skies (Live in Stockholm, 1968). Date: 1968-01-08. Jimi Hendrix – guitar, vocals Noel Redding – bass, backing vocals Mitch …
I just want to talk to you
I won’t, do you no harm
I just want to know about your different lives
On this is here people farm
I heard some of you got your families
Living in cages tall and cold
And some just stay there and dust away
Past the age of old
Is this true?
Please let me talk to you
I just wanna know about
The rooms behind your minds
Uh do I see a vacuum there
Or am I going blind?
Or is it just uh, remains of vibrations
And echoes long ago?
Things like “Love the world” and uhh
“Let your fancy flow”
Is this true ?
Please let me talk to you
Let me talk to you
I have lived here before
The days of ice
And of course this is why
I’m so concerned
And I come back to find
The stars misplaced
And the smell of a world
That is burned
A smell of a world
That is burned
Yeah well, maybe, ehm…
Maybe it’s just a… change of climate
Well I can dig it
I can dig it baby
I just want to see
So where do I purchase my ticket?
I’d just like to have a ringside seat
I wanna know about the new Mother Earth
I wanna hear and see everything