In New York this week, the ongoing UN meetings are covering a range of topics, one of the most important being climate change. For policy makers, as the Times reports, this debate has been “an intricate challenge: building momentum for an international climate treaty at a time when global temperatures have been relatively stable for a decade and may even drop in the next few years.” Seriously, this is a challenge? Of all of the important issues being debated in these meetings, one would think that the future survival of the planet would trump them all. Skeptics that are trying to stall these discussions and treaties to further their own political agendas are being incredibly short-sighted, and it won’t be long until they are going to be faced with a disastrous climate situation and rising tides that they can’t ignore.
All these doubters need take a queue from the name of Vancouver-based jazz/pop band Hey Ocean!, and deal with the issue head on. From what I have heard of Hey Ocean! so far, they are pretty adept at blending various musical styles into some solid pop-tracks that they showcased at SXSW this summer. Band members Ashleigh Ball, David Beckingham and David Vertesi released It’s Easier To Be Somebody Else in 2008, a fusion of playful, lyric-driven ballads. Today’s jam is the first track off of It’s Easier To Be Somebody Else, “Too Soon.”
Hey Ocean! will be in NYC soon, playing two nights at Piano’s on October 8th and 15th, so if you like what you hear, mark your calendar.
Hey Ocean! – Too Soon: