H and I teamed with Doug Foehner to form the Trash Tones for this year’s Green Strum Band Scramble at St. Louis Earth Day. The rain and wind were intermittent enough to let the event happen. I blogged last year about winning the band scramble. The blogged Green Strum Project, headed by blogged friend Ryan Spearman and Kelly Wells, had a tent again this year with JR Scott and a crew of others. Kelly promoted the event on local station KTVI in this segment. H built a bow for the fiddle that we made last year, and I built a cigar box instrument somewhere between a guitar and a mandolin. Doug played a bucket slide guitar. We won against the Chlorphyllians and the Trash Truck Revival with our song “Solar, Wind and Waves.” Our prize was tickets to LouFest!
“Solar, Wind and Waves” by the Trash Tones
Introduction Chorus: G/G Solar, wind and waves, G/G They'll be here all our days. C/C Renewable, reusable, C/G They don't make no waste.
Instrumental over chorus chords Verse 1: C/C/C/G Nuclear, petroleum, natural gas and coal, C/C They're powering our cars and homes, D/D But crushing all our souls. Chorus Instrumental over chorus chords Verse 2: We can't go through out lives just digging up the past. We must make it better now If this world's going to last. Chorus Instrumental over chorus chords
Update April 30, 2012: This message of thanks from St. Louis Earth Day links to the video above and to this post with the lyrics and chords.