Give Me Your Blues


I have to admit to being really into the Doors of late. I just saw the movie with Val Kilmer for the first time (I know, it’s been out forever). Some people say Jim Morrison wasn’t that great of a poet, but I still dig him. I bet he never imagined his tunes would be on something like an iPod! Or that people would be ‘blogging’ about him. Perhaps he’s better off.

Next year this song will be 40 years old (!!!!). What has changed since then?

From “When the Music’s Over” by Jim Morrison 

What have they done to the earth?
What have they done to our fair sister?

Ravaged and plundered
And ripped her
And bit her
Stuck her with knives
In the side of the dawn
And tied her with fences
And dragged her down

What are your favorite song lyrics about environmentalism?

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.