YOUR LIGHT SWITCH IS YOUR VOTE
This year, Earth Hour has been transformed into the world’s first global election, between Earth and global warming.
For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.
This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.
(Source: Earth Hour)
Nicely coinciding with this week’s G20 summit. It might be nice to thrown some billions at eco problems and development of new, clean tech instead of it all going to bail out capitalism.
Ah well, you can always dream!
(Click the pic for a little gallery I took in the dark hour tonight.)
The best new track at this week’s Bzangy was the superb ‘Standing On The Shoulders Of The Carcass Of John Mayer’ by Canadian Invasion. Who, of course, aren’t a Canadian band at all, they appear to be from Philadelphia. On their MySpace, they say they sound like Wilco, Spoon, The National and a host of other melodic indie rockers. That’s all true but the glaring omission is the band they sound most like: Teenage Fanclub. If you like all those bands, you should definitely check out their album, ‘Three Cheers For The Invisible Hand.’ It’s going to be one of my top indiepop albums of this year. It’s overflowing with catchy songs.
‘John Mayer’ is a fantastically hooky song – and you can download it for free by clicking here! Thanks, Canadian Invasion!
The best old track was ‘Jimmy’s Fantasy’ by Redd Kross. Damn, I haven’t played this track for years. It used to be a Blue Note staple, way back when. And it still rocks now. Great song! Extra cred points if you know how they’re linked to another band in the playlist below 😉