Daily Archives: March 29, 2008

Earth Hour

What will I be doing from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. tonight?  Eating a meal by candlelight, drinking some wine, and listening to a special mix on the iPod.  Here’s the tracklist for that mix:

  1. Agitation Free – First Communication
  2. Hawkwind – Down Through the Night
  3. Spacemen 3 – Drive/Feel So Sad
  4. Portishead – Deep Water
  5. Robyn Hitchcock – It Was the Night
  6. Amon Duul II – Cerberus
  7. Califone – 7 Million Dollar Funeral
  8. Ash Ra Tempel – Light: Look at Your Sun
  9. Stereolab – Perversion
  10. Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants to Rule the World
  11. The Cranberries – Linger
  12. Syd Barrett – Here I Go
  13. Psychic TV – The Orchids

From www.earthhour.org:

On March 29, 2008 at 8 p.m., join millions of people around the world in making a statement about climate change by turning off your lights for Earth Hour, an event created by the World Wildlife Fund.

Earth Hour was created by WWF in Sydney, Australia in 2007, and in one year has grown from an event in one city to a global movement. In 2008, millions of people, businesses, governments and civic organizations in nearly 200 cities around the globe will turn out for Earth Hour. More than 100 cities across North America will participate, including the US flagships–Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix and San Francisco and Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. View cities involved around the world.

We invite everyone throughout North America and around the world to turn off the lights for an hour starting at 8 p.m. (your own local time)–whether at home or at work, with friends and family or solo, in a big city or a small town.

What will you do when the lights are off? We have lots of ideas.

Join people all around the world in showing that you care about our planet and want to play a part in helping to fight climate change. Don’t forget to sign up and let us know you want to join Earth Hour.

One hour, America. Earth Hour. Turn out for Earth Hour!

Earth Hour en Español

Learn about Earth Hour events around the world.

Friendly Lists: Angela Stout

This was supposed to be posted a long time ago.   

Favorite Older Songs of the Moment:  for the moment — one big holiday:my morning jacket (my ringtone since forever and so i kept it from aaron’s list) — ceremony:joy division (this song comes on and so much emotion is evoked i literally feel like i may split in two–everysingletime— scenic world:beirut (again, kept from aaron’s list because i love it so much-and it ties with after the curtain falls because something about that tune…) — tom sawyer:rush (i get all hyped like a h.davidson fan with waay too much testosterone and alcohol)

Favorite New Band or Older Band You Recently Discovered: fav’rit new bands – beirut (love first album best), erykah badu (not new herself but love that album), meiko… older recently discover’ds – talking heads (all over again) michael jackson (um…so you wanta be startin’ something; you gotta be startin’ something)

Favorite Song Ever: “yeah right”…diddo

Best Recent Concert: i was really into the band of horses show

Last Great Film I Saw: i have same trouble picking film like music. so i am just going to put the last one i watched, Michel Gondry’s Be Kind, Rewind. He is a twelve year old. and it works. Made me go home and want to remake Ghostbusters

Last Great Book I Read: on beauty

First Album You Remember Buying: i know the first single cassette was “waterfalls” by TLC (girl, you know that’s right) and first full album cassette was Live and first cd was Toadies.

Favorite Band to Hate On That All Your Friends Heart: i dont hate–and i love the smiths/the cure

Best Purchase of the Last Year: Led Zeppelin tickets (i beat all of you suckers!)

Best Thing I Did This Year: working on that now ain’t i?

Favorite Recent Drunk Moment: was recently, mambo taxi anyone?

Favorite TV Show at the Moment: dont watch tv really

Favorite Video Game at the Moment: screw it

Most Commonly Eaten Food Product: peanut butter

My Ringtone: one big holiday: my morning jacket

bonus mp3:

  • Joy Division – Ceremony from Still (Collector’s Edition)

Portishead – We Carry On (Live, ATP 2007)

I’ve yet to decide which track is my favorite on the new Portishead LP, but “We Carry On” certainly ranks near the top.  Beth’s voice!  The Neu!-ish motorik rhythm!!  That incredible guitar noize!!!  Axl’s Roses, Dr. Pepper?  Shoulda put your money where the REAL comeback is.