A Tribute to Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger & Dana

When I was a child growing up near the Hudson River in upstate New York, Pete Seeger and the crew of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater organized our entire region to clean up the Hudson. Thousands of classes of elementary school students sailed on the Clearwater and helped. By the time I was in high school you could swim in it. Pete Seeger was one of the great human beings, one of the great generous world citizens. To my knowledge, he answered all his mail, including letters from teenagers like myself. He listened to every cassette tape of music submitted to him, on his walkman while he ice-skated in winter. Pete Seeger changed the world. And he also changed me. Thanks Pete.

Label GMO Disco: Dana’s First Disco Video!

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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.

Free mp3s available: http://www.cowswithguns.com/product/digital-singles/label-gmo-disco/

Label GMO Disco Lyrics

(Sung to the tune of YMCA by The Village People)

Don’t worry
What could possibly go wrong
We mix fruit trees
With the genes of a frog
We’ve got scientists
Who are smarter than God
We can make things better

Flounder
In the tomato
A little human
In the rice that we sow
Mouse genes
Really make a pig grow
And we’ll make tons of money

CHORUS
Label GMO, we’ve got a right to know it
Label GMO
We ain’t in the mood
To have you mess with our food
Keep your hands off our peas and carrots

We patent food seed
So you have to pay
It blows freely
To the next farmer’s hay
Then we can sue him
The very next day
Every day’s a payday

CHORUS