Saturday March 19, 2005
WJFF film series is showiing two films this evening:
Toxins & Consumerism
Blue Vinyl - www.bluevinyl.org/
-The production of vinyl, polyvinyl chloride or PVC, begins a Toxic life
Dioxin can be carried long distances by the wind and deposited on surface waters, soils and plants where it moves up the food chain,
accumulating at higher and higher concentrations in fish, animals and eventually in people. Concentrations of dioxin build up in the fatty tissue
of the animals,which are then consumed by people.The evidence bears out since whales, which are high on the food chain, often have
high levels of dioxin and other chlorinated chemicals in their bodies. People who consume large amounts of fatty meat, dairy and fish
probably get the largest doses of dioxin, but dioxin is also found at lower levels in grains, fruits and vegetables.
Surplus: Terrorized into being consumers
This movie asks: How come the privilege of buying goods does not automatically lead to happiness?
The Jury of the International Documentary Filmfestival in Amsterdam, Nov.2003.... This film about consumerism totally consumed us.
It used the language of music video, propaganda and commercial advertising as a response to the forces of globalisation. It fights fire with fire.
The questions it raises are ultimately more important than any answers it might suggest. And we believe audiences can only profit from
the debate that will ensue. For its originality, sense of humour, irony, forcefulness and visual virtuosity, the Silver Wolf Award goes to SURPLUS."
1. Artisan - Big Green Credit Machine
Breathjing Space - www.artifact.demon.co.uk/
"tomorrow you'll pay"
2. West Side Story - America
Everything Free in America, for a small
3. New Middle Class - Buy One, Get One
New Middle Class - New MiddleClass.com
4. Austin Lunge Lizards - The Drugs I
single - austinlizards.com
"they've spent millions to convince me, (Drug) beats diet and excersice"
5. Janis Joplin - Mercedes Benz 146
"My friends all drive Porsches"
"Self-storage facilities nationwide numbered about 8,000 in the mid-1980's, and experts now put that total at between 40,000 and 50,000. "It's a $17-billion-a-year business devoted entirely to finding a place to store our abundance" says Daniel Pink, an author and culture watcher. It's bigger than the motion-picture industry." Globe&Mail quoting Christian Science March 15, 05 regarding consumerism
6. John Flynn- Who's Whose 243
John Flynn - Sliced Bread
"Do you ow the stuff you own, or does the stuff you own own you?"
7. Trout Fishing - Mine 318
Mine - Trout Music
"I know you want it"
8. Berrymans - Stuff Song 302
Love is the weirdest of all - Cornbelt Records
"I have some more shopping to do"
9. David Black - Enough (Stuff Song)
Notning But Light -
Unnecessary Things Tara Maginnis, Ph.D. - The University of Alaska Fairbanks
My life is wrapped like unwanted presents
in boxes decorated with bows and fancy papers it is tied down
by the weight of books and lamps and carpets of Persian wool
Peterman says:"People want things that make their lives the way they wish they were"
but things can never make a life
and clothes that evoke adventure and romance are no substitute for romance or adventures
my box of white lace carefully saved for a wedding dress will never marry me
my bright red shoes will never take me out dancing till dawn
these things are only objects ready to
be packed and weighing me down with the baggage of an empty life
it's time I packed them for good and went on my way to live
10 David Wilcox - Farthest Shore 337
BIg Horizon - http://www.davidwilcox.com/dwflash.html
"I will have all that I need"
11 Kevin Briody - Walnuts and Rice 338
Familiar - www.kevinbriody.com/
Things in life that we all think you need
"I don't think my vision of life is really romantic. There isn't some beautiful, perfect way to live. But there are ways that are better than others. I really think the thing about rampant consumerism is it's destroying the planet and it's not filling up people's hearts and souls." - Greg Brown
Mindy passed away this week. Many were touched by her musicianship and personality.
12. Mindy Jostyn - Power Sex and Money
Mindy Jostyn - www.mindyjostyn.com/
".i still feel incomplete" "The more I want, the less I've got"
13. The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love
1962 - 1966 - Capitol
14. Red Grammer - Soul Man in a Techno
Soul Man - Red Note
"these numbers don't fill up my soul"
15. James Gordon - Back Before Walmart
Dim Lights Small City - SGB Records
16. Carla Ulbrich & BoB Malone
- We Dont Need A Walmart 231
Single - A Major Record Label
17. David Rovics - We Just Want the World
We Just Want the World - www.davidrovics.com
we don't want your money we just want the world
18. David Wilcox - East Ashville Hardware 220
East Ashville Hardware - http://www.davidwilcox.com/dwflash.html
19. Roches - Want Not Want Not 254
Keep On Doing - Columbia
Bush Sound Bite: "Its working, the economy
George W Bush's famous "shopping-speech" calling for a war against terrorism that deters the nation from the fear of consumption.
20. Joel Grey - Money
21. Marilyn Manson (clip from Bowling For Columbine) "Keep everyone afraid and they will consume" 330
MOORE: Do you know that the day that
Columbine happened, the United States dropped more bombs on Kosovo than
any other time during that war?
MANSON: I do know that. And I think that that's really ironic, you know, that nobody said, well, maybe the president had an influence on this violent behavior. No, because that's not the way the media wants to take it and spin it and turn it into fear. But then you're watching television. You're watching the news. You're being pumped full of fear. There are floods, there's AIDS, there's murder. Cut to commercial. Buy the Acura, buy the Colgate. If you have bad breath, they're not going to talk to you. If you have pimples, the girl's not going to [Audio Deleted] you. And it's just this -- it's a campaign of fear and consumption. And that's what I think it's all based on, is the whole idea that, keep everyone afraid and they'll consume.
22. Artisan - Fear 216
Our Back Yard - Boing Records
" Fear is the enemy, fear the deciever"
23. Amy Martin - It's About Oil MP3 345
24. Utah Phillips - Will Rogers 333
Moscow Hotel and Other Stories
First coast to coast radio broadcast and the first national advertizing for standard oil
25. Mammals - Profit 352
Evolver - Humble Abode Music
"we gotta fill the tank"
It's clear this administration favors
drilling rather than conservation
Date: January 25, 2005
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Despite protests by the governor and environmentalists, the federal government decided to open nearly all of New Mexico's roughly 2 million-acre Otero Mesa (one of North America's largest remaining pieces of Chihuahuan desert grassland) for exploratory drilling Gov. Bill Richardson, the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, Denver-based Earthjustice, promised a court battle. "The state is going to fight this with everything we've got," Richardson said.
Date: March 16, 2005
Senate vote was 51 to 49 to allow drilling in the arctic even though a quarter of a million americans that day, added their names to our Citizens' Roll Call in favor of protecting the Arctic Refuge.
26. Ami Mattison / Ross Falzone
- The Crapitalist 424
One Dollar, Two Dollars......
Fill up - Consume - Shop and buy until you die
You dont need it, but you want it
27. Dana Lyons - Dead Ducks
At Night They Howl At The Moon: Environmental Songs for Kids- http://www.cowswithguns.com/moosic4.html
It doesnt matter if you've got a million bucks, we're all gonna be dead ducks
28. Cheryl Wheeler - The Rivers 338
Mrs. Pinochi's Guitar - Philo
The rivers they poison us
We should no longer accept the counsel of those who tell us that we must fill our world with poisonous chemicals, we should look around and see what other course is open to us." Rachel Carson
29. Cosy Sheridan - Don't Go in the Water
Grand Design -
Arsenic, acetone, methylene chloride
30. Pete Seeger - The People Are Scratching
God Bless the Grass - LP Columbia
The life cycle effects after poisoning with pesticides
Pesticide is poison, as are fragrances, just another label for pesticides..
Read about a tennagers exposure to a fragrance chemical poisoning
31 Utah Phillips - Natural Resources
Moscow Hotel and Other Stories -
See what American does to its natural resources
32 Tom Paxton Anne Hills - There Goes
the Mountain 404
Under American Skies - Appleseed
33 Holly Near - Mountnain Song
And Still we sing - Calico Trascks
34 David Francey - Torn Screen Door 136
Torn Screen Door - davidfracey.com
35 Chuck Brodsky - Acre By Acre 347
A Fingerpainter's Mural - Waterbug
36 John Gorka - Houses in The Fields
Jack's Crows - www.johngorka.com/
37 Hugh Blumenfeld - America Redux 306
Barehanded - PrimeCD
"Ive been abroad I've seen the price of my sweet liberty"
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