Thursday, November 16, 2006

And I need to wake up now

We went to a special screening of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth last night, sponsored by The Recording Academy (of which I am a member) and the Society of Composers and Lyricists. I realize the entire progressive bloggersphere has already seen it, and we are so dreadfully late to the party, so it comes as no surprise to anyone that the film sits you down, stands you up, slaps you around, and says "Pay attention, dammit!"

Here's another clip:

The film completely disposes of the myths and disinformation being spread by the pro-big business right wingers. Some science can be found here.

Since this was a special screening, there were special guests. A panel discussion and Q&A after was moderated by Grammy Governor Jonathan McHugh, and included film's director Davis Guggenheim, Producer Laurie David, composer Michael Brook, and artist Melissa Etheridge, who wrote the end credit song.

And here's Melissa's video for the song "I Need To Wake Up":