23 Oct '11, 10pm

Sun- and Wind-Powered Lifeboat Becomes a Recording Studio: Thomas Dolby/via When I mention Thomas ... (Treehugger)

Dolby has long been interested in sustainability as evident from his songs like "Windpower." Unlike some musicians who may go green for the publicity, Dolby walks the talk. His original dream was to build a seaworthy, carbon-neutral boat-studio and sail it around the world while composing and recording music. But after realizing the amount of funding needed to pull off this endeavor, he scaled down the plan. Transforming a Lifeboat Into a Music Studio Dolby bought a 1930?s lifeboat from eBay. It was once part of a pair aboard the SS Queen Ann, and could hold 99 people. After a German torpedo damaged the Queen Ann, the lifeboat was sent to the Netherlands and then back to the UK where it was moored for many years. Its previous owner was very upset that she wasn't seaworthy and was determined to burn the lifeboat, had Dolby not purchased it. Dolby named the boat Nutmeg of Co...

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