|FrankenClime||by Jim Ocean Band|
they say we may be |
the last to know the redwoods.
you and me,
we're under attack by enviro-monsters,
hell bent on shrink wrapping the earth,
flooding our streets with iceberg melt.
addicted to the oil freeway,
singing in a dirty shower,
and dreaming of a nuclear getaway.
ya, it's a new abnormal alright,
it's so bloody obvious.
and we're just bugs...
but we're doing it for love,
and the redwoods.
and while we're changing things
Concerned about climate change? Love to laugh and dance?
Then FrankenClime by the Jim Ocean Band is for you.
You might remember Jim as the leader of the hilariously funny folk satire band Celtic Elvis. Jim’s has put together a new band to back him through a rocking set of environmentally conscious songs underscoring the impending climate crisis.
From enviro monsters hell bent on shrink wrapping the earth (‘Plastilla’) to the dangers of the oil economy (‘Road to Gridlock’) and the nuclear “solution” (‘Ghost Towns in Ukraine’); from the new abnormal to why we are doing this, Jim’s writing is always original, sometimes surprising, quirky, and/or irreverent, it’s music for people who like to think, feel, laugh and reflect- and dance.
Think Randy Newman or Tom Lehrer, but with a rock ’n roll beat.
Emma Goldman once said if I can’t dance at your revolution, I’m not coming. I think Emma would be happy to dance along with us as we try to change things.
The earth needs a good garage band- and so do we.
A "live" sampler: Jim Ocean Band
August 20 Guerneville; "Come Together" Festival
September 17 Berkeley; CD Release event at Strings
October 9 Monte Rio; Curtain Call Theater
November 12 Walnut Creek; Walnut Creek Unitarian Church- A benefit for sustainable Contra Costa