Monday, February 12, 2007

Bill McKibben weighs in on songs for EE

Introducing a brand-new, mass-protest climate movement for 2007 | Grist | Dispatches | 08 Jan 2007

A lot of songs have their own movements -- you know, like "Vogue" and "YMCA." But as writer Bill McKibben explains, every movement also needs its songs. The civil-rights movement had "We Shall Overcome," the labor movement had "Union Maids" and "Sixteen Tons," and climate activists have, well ... Musicians United to Save our Environment, an organization that's calling on artists to belt out tunes about global warming. Some have even answered the call. In his latest dispatch from the front lines of the Step It Up 2007 campaign, McKibben croons about the importance of music in activist movements, noting why climate activism is no exception.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Global warming: #2 on the pop charts | Gristmill: The environmental news blog | Grist

Global warming: #2 on the pop charts | Gristmill: The environmental news blog | Grist

Some more commentary about pop music from Kit Stolz.

Some envirosongs tidbits...

Enviro Songs of the Year 2006
By Kit Stolz
Is there such a thing as environmental music, or nature music? ... This method describes perfectly the best environmental music of last year, which I think was ... unfortunately, but know that this song has become something of a hit on ...
A Change in the Wind -

Music and Lyrics World Premiere to Benefit NRDC
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action organization. They use law, science and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to ...

Rock legend JIM MORRISON is helping the fight against global warming from beyond the grave, with the release of a song he wrote. Environmental campaigners ...

Friday, February 02, 2007

The MUSE Campaign: Write a Climate Change Song

The MUSE Campaign: "Calling all Musicians
If every musician writes a song about global warming the world will listen.
Add your unique voice to musicians all over the world who are writing songs about global warming, the environment, and preventing a climate catastrophe."