Free “Best of Bonnaroo” music for climate change

Monday, March 01, 2010
By Julie Wiegan
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The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is giving away free music downloads by major artists that includes Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, and Jack Johnson. Best of Bonnaroo is a compilation of 17 different live performances that is available at MusicForAction.org.

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Although the downloads are free, Bonnaroo is requesting that users email their Senators, the President, or their local newspapers about the issue of climate change. “This generation has an opportunity to be remembered as one that confronted environmental challenges and took responsibility for the future,” said Jack Johnson. “With that opportunity comes the responsibility to speak out.”

HeadCount and NRDC Action Fund have teamed up with Bonnaroo to provide the free music downloads. HeadCount, a non-partisan civic engagement organization best known for registering voters at concerts, came up with the idea. The NRDC Action Fund, an advocacy group committed to passing legislation that jump-starts the clean energy economy and reduces pollution stepped in with resources, research, strategic guidance and a base of 250,000 supporters.

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“The decisions made today will affect you and your children for many years to come,” said former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir, a member of HeadCount’s board of directors who can be heard on the compilation with has band RatDog. “Whether it’s voting in an election or speaking out about issues like climate change, it’s critical that we all make enough noise so that politicians have no choice but to listen.”

Here is the complete list of Best of Bonnaroo track list:
Wilco Bull Black Nova
Pearl Jam Animal
Jack Johnson Inaudible Melodies
Dave Mathews Band Rapunzel
Death Cab for Cutie Cath…
Ani DiFranco Fuel
Phish Kill Devil Falls
Gov’t Mule Banks of the Deep End
O.A.R. Delicate Few
moe. Not Coming Down
Raphael Saadiq 100 Yard Dash
Bob Weir & RatDog Throwing Stones
The Disco Biscuits And The Ladies Were the Rest of the Night
The Decemberists The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid
My Morning Jacket Oh! Sweet Nuthin’
Guster Happier
Phil Lesh and Friends Box of Rain


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