Blog Action Day (Moon Over Marin)

Today is Blog Action Day.
More than 14,000 bloggers have come together to post something on the environment.
And while I still hope to post a poem I have been working on, I did want to share a punk rock classic.
The Dead Kennedys "Moon Over Marin."

That song, off Plastic Surgery Disasters, is 23 years old.
The message never gets old.
Don't mess up the oceans.

Here's the lyrics:

The crowded future stings my eyes
I still find time to exercise
In uniform with two white stripes

Unlock my section of the sand
It's fenced off to the water's edge
I clamp a gasmask on my head

On my beach at night
Bathe in my moonlight

Another tanker's hit the rocks
Abandoned to spill out its guts
The sand is laced with sticky glops

O' Shimmering moonlight sheen upon
The waves and water clogged with oil
White gases steam up from the soil


I squash dead fish between my toes
Try not to step on any bones
I turn around and I go home

I slip back through my basement door
Switch off all that I own below
Dive in my scalding wooden tub

My own beach at night
Electric Moonlight

There will always be a moon
Over Marin

The cool thing is, in the past 23 years much has been done to clean up the Marin Coast.
Because people came together to say enough is enough.


TheRobRogers said...