Hey folks, I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day. I sure did. A highlight of my day was the great show Rufus Wainwright gave at Radio City Music Hall last night -- he's certainly one of the best singer/songwriters around these days. I hadn't been in Radio City in what seems like ages (admittedly, I don't get out much). The space itself is worth a visit -- a wonderful example of 1930s Art Deco/Machine Age style.
During his show, Rufus introduced an idea for an environmental consciousness raising event that I think is great; he's calling it "blackout sabbath." What's proposed is that on June 21st, which is the summer solstice for us folks in the northern hemisphere, everyone commits to turning off all of their electricity (even fridges) for a full 12 hours, (say, from 12 noon to 12 midnight) and then uses the time to enjoy life naturally, and then make a list of all the things one can do throughout the year to help the environment.
See what he has to say on the blackoutsabbath.org website, and consider joining in on the voluntary blackout!
He's also doing an unplugged concert on March 19 to promote the idea, here in New York. I think I'll have to go ...