Two Music Videos About Certain Inconvenient Truths

Friday afternoon: Al Gore blamed for 2000 election mess.

Friday evening: Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” on tv! I watched it all over again. It never ceases to impress, depress, overwhelm, and energize. I suppose if Gore had become president, he would not have had the time to focus on the bigger picture. Perhaps we are winning the more crucial fight after all. Or, at least we’re thinking about it.

The film always reminds me of one of the most visually- and aurally-captivating music videos I’ve come across:

“Timber” by Coldcut Hexstatic (1997). The mashups and repetitive sequencing in both sound and image are STILL unmatched today. (Ideally, watch on a large screen with major speakers. Till then, here’s a YouTube version.) This is a must-see.

And of course, the film’s perfectly-fitting and always-inspiring theme song: “I Need to Wake Up” by Melissa Etheridge (2006).

Here’s to Al Gore. And respecting the earth.

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One Response to Two Music Videos About Certain Inconvenient Truths

  1. Dave says:

    Hasn’t he Coldcut tune “Timber” since been used in an advert for Ford?

    Ironic, no?

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