Reveling in this work of musical art.

Words, sound, and movement, meticulously interwoven in Sia’s video, ‘Chandelier,’ from her album 1000 Forms of Fear.

OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective on Vimeo.

"Overview" from 

The ‘overview effect,’ experienced by astronauts orbiting Earth, is a fascinating (and enlightening) thing.

This insightful video is well worth the 20 minutes and includes awesome (yes, awesome) footage of Earth from space.

Looked up the lyrics and even more into this one. Whenever it circles its way back into rotation, I have to put it on repeat. never gets old. Turn the bass up.

"Undark 
Splattered with light 
Down to the waist 
The brush sweeps, mind fleets 
Still it won’t fade 
It creeps in and in and never out 
Now pretty girls glow underground 

Make a small point 
Keep the point tight 
Focus your eyes 
And draw the line”

I just took the coldest/fastest shower in a long time, am now on the lookout for locally grown products and *gasp* no more meat.

This documentary, narrated by Glenn Close, is a visually stunning mind-opener.

80% of Earth’s resources are consumed by 20% of us.

2012 Resolutions:

1. Hack away at the unessential

2. Remember my consumer voting power is stronger than my political voting power.

3. Learn more about the methane under Siberia’s permafrost (seriously, why TF have I never heard of that before?)

4. Pay attention to my daily habits and determine whether it makes sense, or if I’ve been programmed to believe it’s necessary, instead of superfluous (examples: washing my hair every single day, using plastic razors, how often I buy new clothes/belongings, and -again, GASP - eating meat).

5. Breathe

6. Remember to NOT get crazy or violent with people carrying plastic Crystal Geyser bottles. It’s better to just be the change I wish to see in the world. (Thanks Gandhi)

I’m going to watch this again to process it more fully and will keep looking for more Earth-balancing resolutions. If you have any suggestions or stories about how you’ve adjusted your own lifestyle in ways other people could fairly easily integrate, I’d love to hear about it..

The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

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To: Planet Earth

Love: Humans

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Oh baby give me one more chance
(show you that I love you)
Won’t you please let me
(back in your heart)
Oh darlin’ I was blind to let you go
(let you go baby)

Video from the Foreclose Wall Street March @ Wells Fargo.

What’s a revolution without live music?

Occupy SF

Oct 12, 2011