listen n' about
There is a little free music up here about peace and our environment...
The True Tale of the Great Swirling Plastic Vortex
and Plastic, Plastic No!
These songs concern the vortex of swirling debris, a 'plastic soup' of waste floating in the Pacific Ocean which is growing at an alarming rate. It covers an area twice the size of the continental United States.... and is additionally somewhat radioactive containing tons of debris from Fukushima.
In effect the world's largest rubbish dump – it is held in place by swirling underwater currents, 500 nautical miles off the Californian coast, across the northern Pacific, past Hawaii and almost as far as Japan. This vortex contains particles of broken down plastic so tiny they are indistinguishable from the plankton that serve as food for fish in our seas. Our fish are therefore becoming plastic...and so are we.
Water Not Weapons
Someone asked me to write a tune about an expression coined by Pete Seeger- one of our civilization's great environmentalists.
Though commonly thought to have ''only'' caused 4000 deaths, new scientific evidence claims the number of deaths from cancer from the single disaster Chernobylis 985,000 people planet wide.
This is a fact the captains of industry and governments of the world would rather we don't know or think about.
This huge number of deaths does not include children severely deformed or ill, abandoned kids now living in orphanages in the Soviet Union.
It takes 24,000 years for plutonium to cease being a health hazard to living beings.
And Fukushima continues to release more radiation into our oceans every day.
See my link to Dr Helen Caldicott here on the links page
I wrote this song a few weeks after the disaster at Fukushima when reports were filtering in that radiation from Japan was appearing in water and milk along the east coast of the United States.
On a rainy day, I began to leave my house for a walk with my dog. But, having just listened to the news, I reconsidered and stayed indoors, knowing that rain carries radioactive particles. For the first time in my life .....I was afraid of the rain....