David Roberts brings the funny in his quest for “songs that express environmental concern and don’t suck.” It’s a quest that largely fails, unless “slightly better white-boy rapping” about methane capture counts as success. The TerraPass office represents 75% of the global fan base for manure digester anthems, and even we can’t get behind this song.
David gives top honors to Double Panes, an energy efficiency tribute to the tune of M.I.A.’s Paper Planes. And, you know, I like Double Panes a lot too, but at least 50% of its pleasure stems from the fact that they picked a good song to knock off. So my question to you, Mr. Roberts, is: why no love for the wholly original Autotune the News?
Episode #6 kicks off on the floor of the House mere moments before the historic passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act:
Michele Bachmann! John Boehner! Nancy Pelosi! Henry Waxman! Senator Junkie Einstein! Frankly, this is the only way I can even begin to make sense of anything I see on TV.