Nov 12, 2010

Mercy, mercy me

This song --- recognized as the musical Call to Reason for the Green movement -- came to mind as I was driving home after a tour of a toxic brownfield site today. Any given industrial neighborhood in the Far East today could act as the backdrop for the video.

Two other things hit me:

1. Wouldn't it be nice if old school soul like this could somehow knock hip hop and rap (two other toxic poisons) off the map?

2. To think, the composer and performer of this masterpiece was killed at a young age by a handgun -- fired by his father.

Marvin Gaye, taking us into the weekend...

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