Friday, June 29, 2007

Week in Review-Radio Program Update/PSA's


Just click on the (More...) link under the above picture of the microphone or the headline link for the latest updates in the world of creative social and humanitarian action. For PSA's only,click here or on the headline link above.

Today's update includes news on Live Earth:Concerts for a Climate in Crisis,Instant Karma:Campaign to Save Darfur, John Mayer's Reverb to Green Summer Tour and Katrina Rebuilding in its aftermath.

Stay tuned to the Heavier Octaves weblog and related broadcasts for breaking news reports and timely observations on issues that matter to you.


Cynthia (Revcoolc)

Monday, June 25, 2007

What Do You Do When You Get There?:The Katrina Rebuilding Effort

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To date, the move towards progress in New Orleans continues at a snail's pace even for real estate mogul Donald Trump, who has a $400 Million Dollar High Rise project currently at stake and in parked status in New Orleans. This scenario ostensibly begs the question,"What seems to be the hold up?" A more probing follow up would inquire what continues to be the underlying problem with unifying people and forging ahead for the good of all the city's residents?For more on that story click here.

Stay tuned to Heavier Octaves for creative updates on the Hurricane Katrina Aftermath and other social action issues in a creative manner.

Friday, June 22, 2007

John Mayer and Bonnie Raitt Raising "Another Kind of Green" Consciousness (More in Photo Stories Below)

PHOTO STORY Bonnie Raitt's Green Highway Project(More...)
Reverb to Green with John Mayer(More...)
and Others (More...)

Heavier Octaves Related Blogs:

John Mayer and Bonnie Raitt Raising "Another Kind of Green" Consciousness

John Mayer Rocks the Vote and Goes Green

John Mayer Makes A Case to Stop Global Warming

Reverb is seeking volunteers to help out on the "greening" aspects of John's tour. In exchange for all your hard work you'll get to see the concert. For further information on how to become a volunteer when John comes to your town, click here.

See John Mayer and a host of other entertainers in concert on July 7,2007 at Giants Stadium for Live Earth:Concerts for a Climate in Crisis. Stay tuned to Heavier Octaves for updates.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Award Winning Director Jonathan Demme Does Film on Katrina;Sees More Filming Ahead


Jonathan Demme who recently appeared on the Tavis Smiley Show to discuss his Katrina film project is an activist and human rights advocate,directing several films and documentaries that prove his commitment to the cause.It is good to see a major film maker continuing to keep the situation in New Orleans lifted up and in the public eye.

As someone who participated in an "early" mission to the Hurricane Katrina ravaged Gulf Coast last year--our group was among some of the first to arrive their to help out, we documented stories on video and in photos.A very detailed account of the trip to New Orleans and other major cities along the Gulf Coast last January with fellow scholars and students from Union Theological Seminary's Poverty Initiative is contained and archived in this blog.

Stay tuned to Heavier Octaves for further information and updates on Katrina. Also,check out our "Katrina Playlist",which will be available soon.

Related Heavier Octaves Photo Blogs of Katrina Devastation: January 11, 2006- Ocean Springs, Mississippi-Rich and Poor Alike-More Photos Jan. 13-More Pictures of New Orleans Area...5 Months After Katrina- Part II

Related Blog Articles:

Oscar Winner Demme Sees extended Katrina Project

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Heavier Octaves' Public Service Announcements at Pacifica Network Audioport

The latest Heavier Octaves PSA's have been syndicated at the Pacifica Community Radio Network and are available for download and playing by other Pacifica broadcasters and radio show producers. Just click on this link or the headline link above.

The audioport serves as a resource for Pacifica's community radio stations across the country.The PSA's are available for use by affiliate and sister stations in producing local,national and international broadcasts.

You may also find Heavier Octaves' PSA's under the Announcements/PSA's category on this page at the Pacifica Audioport.

What a sound blast! Cover your ears...(smile)



Friday, June 15, 2007

Heavier Octaves Radio Program Update


Just click on the (More...) link under the above picture of the microphone or the headline link for the latest updates in the world of creative social and humanitarian action. Today's update includes news on Live Earth:Concerts for a Climate in Crisis,Instant Karma:Campaign to Save Darfur and John Mayer's Reverb to Light Green Summer Tour.

Stay tuned to the Heavier Octaves weblog and related broadcasts for breaking news reports and timely observations on issues that matter to you.


Cynthia (Revcoolc)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

John Mayer Rocks the Vote and Goes Green


During his summer tour which is already in progress, John Mayer will be "rocking" the vote as he goes green. John who made Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People list for 2007, will not only have voter's information booths set up during his concerts to encourage concert attendees to register,but he will also be "greening up" his tour environment with the help of Reverb.

At the end of last month, he announced that his summer tour would be a darker shade of green thanks to a partnership with Reverb. The organization is an environmental non profit founded by Guster guitarist/vocalist, Adam Gardner and his environmentalist wife, Lauren Sullivan. To date, they’ve taken groups such as Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sheryl Crow, Barenaked Ladies, Avril Lavigne, Jack Johnson and many others and transformed their tours into earth-friendly events.

Related Blog Postings:

Mayer and Raitt:Raising Another Kind of Green Consciousness

John Mayer Makes A Case to Stop Global Warming

John Mayer at the Comedy Cellar NYC and Going Green

Instant Karma:The Campaign to Save Darfur

The armed struggle in Darfur Sudan has claimed upwards of $400,000 lives to date. In an affort to combat this crisis and to heighten levels of understanding about the issues, Warner bros. records has released a CD featuring songs by John Lennon, a modern day folk hero and pop music legend. His songs are performed by some of today's top established and emerging recording artists.Click here for more details about this major benefit album release and to purchase the record.

For more information about what you can do surf over to Rock the Vote now.

For a good article on the Sudan read Dr. Colleen Birchett's Crisis in Darfur:Update On Sudan,which was written in December 2005. It is found in the Heavier Octaves High Notes Newsletter archives of that same period.

Also from the Heavier Octaves Archives:

Darfur:George Clooney and Dad-Help is on the Way!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

NBC Wants Rosie O’Donnell To Host Primetime Game Show-The Latest On Her Hurricane Katrina Project


Rosie O'Donnell who on Monday will be giving friends a preview of a new Arts Center she is opening on 45th St. in Manhattan, is being considered by NBC exec to host a prime time game show.Rosie is now being called "ratings gold"in theTV industry, due to skyrocketing ratings after her brief stint on the View. She is also high on the list of celebrities making donations to New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. At last count,Rosie was responsible for contributing at least one million dollars to the cause.

The Children's Plaza and Family Center in Renaissance Village, a FEMA trailer park in Louisiana, was an emergency response initiative of Rosie's For All Kids Foundation With the help of many local nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses, all efforts were to assist the families displaced by Hurricane Katrina.(more)

Find Heavier Octaves' earlier report on this project here.

Stay tuned to our broadcast for updates on the Children's Plaza and Family Center and other humanitarian projects. Click on the following blog article for a review of hurricane ravaged New Orleans,including eye-witness accounts of the damage and suffering observed by this writer and others who traveled to the Gulf Coast on a mission last year:

Jan.13-More Pictures of New Orleans

Jan. 12-Photos of Devastation in Biloxi,Mississippi

Friday, June 08, 2007

Update on G8 Summit and the Long Walk to Justice: Leaders agree on 'substantial' cuts in Greenhouse gases...What about debt relief and aid to Africa?

PHOTO ABOVE: Tens of thousands come out in Rostack last Saturday to protest the G-8 meetings held in Germany this week and hosted by Chancellor Merkel of Germany (more...).

The G-8 Summit ended today in Germany. Here are the highlights in a nutshell:

Group of Eight (G8) powers did not get past United States resistance to committing to specific number goals to curb global warming but did acknowledge the goal of some countries of cutting emissions by 50 per cent by 2050 (more...).

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is heading the G8 presidency, said this week's G8 summit has been a success. She believes a a 'clear mandate' on tackling climate change has been established (more...).

On Bono's efforts to make poverty history ( 2005"Long Walk to Justice" Concerts) and related efforts to raise awareness about debt relief to Africa, there is 'no doubt that we are moving in the right direction'.

Making reference to her discussions with rock star Bono who had attended last year's G8 summit to campaign for the industrialised countries to increase their aid to Africa, she said the singer was unhappy because he 'wanted early sights of the budgets for 2009/10' (more...)

President Bush hit by stomach complaints at summit(more...)

Monday, June 04, 2007

Update On Live Earth-The Concerts For A Climate in Crisis

Al Gore's plan to have a symbolic switch-off of lights across the UK during the Live Earth gig in London has been vetoed by the National Grid(More...)

Madonna, James Blunt and Genesis have been lined up to play at the London leg of the global concert series to highlight climate change in July.

Live Earth is a monumental music event that will bring together more than 2 billion people on 7/7/07 to raise awareness about global warming. With 24 hours of music across 7 continents, and performances by more than 150 of the world's top musicians, Live Earth will engage, connect, and inspire individuals, corporations and governments to take action to solve the climate crisis.

John Mayer,Alicia Keys, Kanye West,Sheryl Crow and others are among the artists performing in the United States at the Giants Stadium venue (more).

John Mayer Makes A Case to Stop Global Warming