I am happy to announce the release of my new music video “Salmon Come Home,” directed by Gary Washington, with Alaskan wildlife and scenic footage by Daniel Zatz. “Salmon Come Home” was written to raise awareness about two proposed mines in Alaska: the Chuitna River Mine & the Pebble Mine.
The proposed Chuitna River Mine (60 miles west of Anchorage across the Cook Inlet in Tyonek, Alaska) would dig up thirteen miles of a salmon river, 300 feet down, thus destroying the salmon habitat there which provides salmon for the Athabaskan People living in the region and for the commercial fishing industry. The Pebble Mine (Bristol Bay) would create a gold and copper mine in the spawning grounds of the largest remaining salmon run on Earth, also destroying the salmon run for the Native Peoples and fishing industry.
I am releasing two versions of the video, one for the Chuitna campaign, and one for the Pebble Mine campaign. Both versions contain the same video and music, with different introductions and endings.
To save the video on your computer (it will take several minutes to download):
Mac – Right-click on link and choose “save link as.”
Or hold down “option/alt” key and click on link to start download.
Or hold down “control” key, click on link and choose “save link as.”
PC – Right-click on link and choose “save link as.”
Filming “Label GMO Disco”
I spent the month of September, 2013 filming “Label GMO Disco” (a parody of the Village People’s “YMCA”) to be used as part of an education campaign to help pass Washington State Initiative 522. Initiative 522 promotes our right to know by requiring the labeling of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in foods.
That’s right folks, this week I’ll be releasing my first disco music video! “Label GMO Disco,” a comedy parody of the Village People’s “YMCA,” will be released in hopes of inspiring voters to vote Yes on Initiative 522 in Washington State, which would require labeling of GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in foods. I’m looking for volunteers to help spread the video around on the Internet, and also accepting donations to help cover costs. More info.
Song available on iTunes. (Australian iTunes link)
The “Cows With Guns Guy” now brings you “Cane Toad Muster,” the story of the brave Australian people battling a ruthless invader, the cane toad.
The cane toad (originally from South America) was brought to Queensland, Australia by government bureaucrats (surprise, surprise) at the urging of the sugar cane industry. Instead of eating the beetles in the sugar cane, the cane toads ate everything else, and anything that ate them (goannas–large lizards, crocodiles, dogs, etc.) died, wiping out much of the large fauna across Australia.
But now in an amazing turnaround, the people of Australia are fighting back, using copious amounts of beer and a twisted new sport: “Cane Toad Muster.” Led by the outback cowboys of the eastern Kimberley (Kimberley Toad Busters: http://www.canetoads.com.au), the cane toads are on the defensive. Will the cane toads prevail on eating all of Australia? Will the beer-swilling sports-rabid Aussies manage to make it off their sofas to battle back the cane toads? Stay tuned as this reality TV show involving an entire continent and at least 30 breweries unfolds. Cane Toad Muster!