February 6, 2008

Jack Johnson's Green Groupies

Most babies like Barney and the Wiggles. Olivia likes Coldplay and Jack Johnson. I'm sure this is attributed to the fact that her daddy plays these tunes on his guitar for her, and now all she needs to hear is the first note before a smile takes over her face, and she raises her arms and legs to "dancey, dance, dance."

This week, Jack Johnson's new album, "Sleep through the Static" debuted, and get this, the green advocate/artist recorded it on analog tape machines 100% powered by solar energy. In addition to this innovation, Jack built the rest of his office using recycled blue jeans for the insulation, skylights and recycled timber paneling and bamboo floors. Here's a guy who really practices what he preaches.

He told MTV of his latest album, "Some of the songs on this album are about making babies. Some of the songs are about raising them. Some of the songs are about the world that these children will grow up in; a world of war and love, and hate, and time and space. Some of the songs are about saying goodbye to people I love and will miss."

Moms, dads and babies alike will all dig this album. I can't wait to pick it up and make many a happy memory dancing in our living room with daddy and Olivia.

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