Although this song has images from both Europe and Australia, the song was written in Australia. For me this song partly represents a feeling of being trapped in a system that is destroying the environment and offers little/no community alternative.
Although this song has images from both Europe and Australia, the song was written in Australia. For me this song partly represents a feeling of being trapped in a system that is destroying the environment and offers little/no community alternative. The wind technology pictures were taken from a bus on the Austrian boarder going into the the Czech Republic. The images of red earth were taken in Australia, many places in Australia have been cleared of trees and farmed with cattle, sheep or are used to grow grain.
The idea of the fence is something that would not be needed if people respected animals and were basically vegetarian. Much of the crops grown go towards feeding animals. When you eat your next steak/meat/chook (if you do) think of the land mass that could have trees on it as a result of the food you eat, then flick to the all the promotion of meat products via the media. The sense of you need meat to be healthy; yet at what cost is this health to the environment and is it really healthy? A thought of the live sheep export and then to think of the beings in the ocean. Sure your just one person in this world, yet every time you eat a living being your telling the person next to you that its ok to do this. People live healthy & haapy lives without having to eat meat. Eating living beings is a huge contributor to global warming, I don't think Al Gore is vegetarian.
Currently the media in Australia (including ABC JJJ) basically use published content. Also media is given no incentive to use works licensed with creative commons, this is due to the blanket license system that APRA issue to all forms of media; including live venues. APRA do not offer artists the ability to license back their content as a member. This also means artists not with APRA can't license content as they choose to these media outlets that deal with APRA (where is the incentive for media to use creative commons content under this system ?). The arts council don't encourage use of creative commons licensed works, even though its public money that is funding the creation of these works. All the problems point to APRA. APRA also have the right to refuse an artist joining their organization if they have already licensed with a creative commons license. The creative commons licenses are in conflict with the APRA contract. What to do?
Why I put this very lo-fi clip together ?
I watched the Bob Dylan film last night "i'm not there" and decided that
folk music is not so dead. Its just maybe defined to much by publishing
organizations. If things decentralize more and more then folk can/might
re-invent itself or be what it was. Although for folk to be what it was
would be a contradiction to folk. Folk is like a dirty word it seems sometime;
if you tell people you sing folk music; some might think you work in a
museum. Folk seems to be you your means and the world around you. Maybe
everything is folk and folk has got a bad name cause rock stars ate all
the space that was folk. In the film Bob Dylan talks to Brian Jones and
"says, oh your the guy from that covers band". The rolling stones took
folk to rock and rocked. Good covers band. The sad thing for now is
that when people pass songs back and forth you can be sure a publisher
is getting something. Is a centralized pop based system responsible for
giving folk music a bad name. Punk is folk as folk is punk.
The film inspired me to put this lo-fi clip together.
About the clip
The footage was taken using a samsung vp-d351
The footage was edited using final cut pro.
The footage was edited on a mac g4 1.2 ghz
The music was recorded using a hand held device Olympus VN-960pc, normally used for dictation.
The music was recorded at http://www.soundofmu.no on Sunday November 11th
The song/footage is licensed under any creative commons license you like.
Footage comes from Australia & Europe. Song written in Australia.