Sunday, April 23, 2006

Mother Earth

Saturday was the 37th annual International Earth Day. On the first Earth Day in 1970 I joined with a group of students that were concerned about a factory in our hometown that discharged an orange colored liquid into a creek that fed into the lake on the edge of town. The lake was a favorite fishing, paddling and swimming hole during the summer and the location of numerous pick-up hockey games in the winter.

We collected photographs and water samples, wrote reports, and presented our findings to the city council. It took a couple years, but the factory was eventually forced to treat the effluent before pouring it into our beloved lake. Many years after I had moved from my childhood home, the city bought the land surrounding that lake and turned it into a beautiful park.

Brooks Williams - Mother Earth.mp3
For Brooks Williams CDs and concert info. visit

Tom Rush - Mother Earth.mp3
The first concert my wife and I produced was Tom Rush at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart, Florida. As his music suggests, Tom is a warm and generous person. He gave us the confidence to continue in the concert production/promotion business.
Also, if you ever get a chance to visit the historic and beautifully restored Lyric Theatre, tell them "Hello" for us, and look for the brass plaque on the back of the seat that states "Donated by Front Porch Music".
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