28 May '11, 4am

@drgrist "We sent an army to the desert to keep this country free, & to liberate some carbon, baby, for you & me."

@drgrist "We sent an army to the desert to keep this country free, & to liberate some carbon, baby, for you & me."

Regular visitors here will be aware that I’m a musician and songwriter in spare microseconds. I was lucky enough to share a stage (a grassy knob really) with Pete Seeger a couple of weeks ago at the Beacon Sloop Club strawberry festival along the Hudson River (along with Steve Stanne , in the middle; photograph by David Rothenberg): With music in mind, and reflecting on the unrelenting gulf gusher, I’ve decided it’s time for my first musical Dot Earth post. I’ve written a number of posts about music’s role in exploring the human relationship with the environment, but I haven’t sung a post — until now at least. A few years ago, I wrote a song called “Liberated Carbon,” about humanity’s long love affair with fossil fuels and our climb up what Loren Eiseley once called the heat ladder . The unrelenting leak in the Gulf of Mexico is liberated carbon at its worst. On Thursday, ...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/25/songs-on-thi...

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