Another welcome wet day in the Bay Area.
I spent my time attempting to send off an important piece of information to my correspondent in the East. Unfortunately, my computer kept failing just as I was about to send it off. [Do the demons of several days back still lurk about? Is this paranoia on my part? Or am I just being stupid? I'll take the last choice for now.]
The pleasant part of the day actually took part in the early morning hours. (Is this a trend? It would seem that way.) A visit to Nellie McKay's site revealed that she had posted a preview number from her upcoming show at Feinstein's Regency in New York City. The show, SILENT SPRING -- IT'S NOT NICE TO FOOL MOTHER NATURE, celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Rachel Carson's superb popular expose, Silent Spring. Until that time, the popular imagination had never seized upon the idea that, since 1940, the World -- the United States in the lead -- had been dumping huge and growing amounts of chemicals, many of them not present in a natural form, often petro-chemicals, into the environment, creating a huge unregulated laboratory capable of producing unknown consequences.
Here was the real beginnings of the Green Movement, the first significant alarm about the possibility of Global Climate Change and other ills to living creatures or the atmosphere on which life depends.
And from that day on, ultra-conservative forces, mega-capitalism, the giant Oil Companies, and Corporatism have been pitted to prevent the acceptance of the obvious truth which Rachel Carson stated.
Nellie McKay, in her entertaining way, brings up her terrible subject in a beautiful and entertaining fashion:
Give yourself a treat and listen to her new Portuguese version of "Moon River." If you are planning to be in the New York area at the end of this month, plan to take in Nellie's show. You wont regret it.
Tell Nellie and Momma Robin Pappas that Macresarf1 sent you.
Macresarf1 will write no more this day.
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