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Monday, August 09, 2010

"Out of the Blue & Into The Black" by The New Retro: A Song for the Gulf

In honor of the Gulf of Mexico which is now out of the blue and into the black, The New Retro perform a rendition of Neil Young's classic, Hey Hey My My.

The song features shocking facts about the oil spill in an effort to promote the Gulf of Mexico benefit gig at U Street Music Hall Washington, DC on August 14, 2010. Proceeds from the show will go to Louisiana Marine Mammal & Sea Turtle Rescue Program.

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Thanks Mike! Rock on for your gig for the Gulf!


Gigs For The Gulf

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At 8/09/2010 07:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The spill is gone..but it's not forgotten?

This is the story that BP were rotten!

It might be plugged now!
But trust sometimes leaks!

They get no glory for what is besotten!

Hey Hey MY much marine life had to die?

My My hey hey...Are BP still going to Pay?

hey hey my many seabirds will never fly?

My My HEY HEY..Will, BP be there, on judgement day?

I there concern now?...cause Oil always Seeps!!

BP your gone but your not forgotten!

This IS the ocean?..that you've been sloppin!

Hey Hey My just makes you wanna cry!!

If they could just talk now?..if fish could speak?

What would they say.."BP you are so weak!!"

My MY Hey Hey..lets just see, if BP will Pay?

Hey Hey MY MY...was their an effort?..did they really try?

just my opinion

At 8/09/2010 07:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


That sure stretched my synapses!

Got anymore JMO?

At 8/09/2010 11:17:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great vibe, got some 'fistfull of dollars' trumpet sound which rocks it in this free world.

We're all soaked in blame, first, second and third hand. The statistics bear it out. Get ready for things we have not yet seen folks. Mankind drowning in his own shame. Kinda hard to put it back together once it's broke.

- Rotten Johnny

At 8/10/2010 08:48:00 AM, Anonymous Mother Earth on the Run said...

Casinos don't know diddly-squat about extinction.

95% of all life forms went extinct after oxygen was introduced into the atmosphere.

The tragedy of the Gulf spill is not the life forms that will be lost forever, the tragedy is that it is preventable.

At 8/10/2010 10:42:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really cool cover guys Rock on

At 8/10/2010 05:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The leak is gone, but it's not forgotten.

This is the story that oil's rotten

It's better to go solar than it is to drill.

The spill ain't gone and we're all besotten.
Just another synapse in the link of time...

-Jim in DC

At 8/10/2010 10:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jimmy..pardon my ignorance?....but what is a 'synapse'?
couldn't find it in any dictionary

just my opinion

At 8/11/2010 08:13:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Synapses are essential to neuronal function: neurons are cells that are specialized to pass signals to individual target cells, and synapses are the means by which they do so. At a synapse, the plasma membrane of the signal-passing neuron (the presynaptic neuron) comes into close apposition with the membrane of the target (postsynaptic) cell.

I used the term allegorically (look it up) to express the passage of a thought, or series of thoughts into the blogosphere at a pazrticular moment, as well as respond to Anonymous's posting of 7:51 PM.

IMO & Rock On...

-Jim in DC

At 8/11/2010 12:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice def, Jim.

When I was a kid and my old man
got drunk,my mom who was a nurse used to say,
"Oh, his synapses aren't working today son."

Not that JMO's poetry is inebriated. It just reminded me of my old man a little.

At 8/11/2010 04:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well ya learn something every day Jimmy..thanks for the definition!

Now I've gotta go back on the porch and whittle for a while!!! lo

What was that sonny?

just my opinion

At 8/11/2010 09:43:00 PM, Anonymous LRR said...

just brought back many happy memories from the high school music room...


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