For Earth Day – A Blue Planet
I remember the very first Earth Day. I was standing on the blacktop in April at my grade school (please don’t get your calculator out). A Wisconsin senator had been inspired to initiate Earth Day as the result of a huge oil spill at Santa Barbara. It was something then. It is something now.
“On April 22,1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies.”
A few years later (time is relative?) I created an EP called “The Blue Planet” written through inspiration from one of many visits to the Pt. Reyes National Seashore area, a surprisingly remote and isolated planet of its own to me, just across the Golden Gate out to the coast.
Now it’s suddenly 2016 and I’m looking at jungle outside of Hilo. Still a Blue Planet, still an Earth Day. Still very much something to me.
Between now and the day after Earth Day you can download the CD Master of the 6-song EP “The Blue Planet” from 1998 here on Bandcamp using PayPal or a credit card for $1. Or you can just stream it for $0 from the same link to take a listen:
Hoping we can all pay just a bit more attention to the planet and think about what we are using versus what we are returning to it.