Second day, second song

Today’s FAWM song is “Plastic Bags,” a song I’ve wanted to write for some time. There are plenty of examples of wasteful excess in American culture, but few more ludicrous than carrying a box of plastic trash bags home in a plastic grocery bag that you’re going to wad up and throw out in one of the new trash bags you just bought.

(Oh, and here’s the article in The New York Times that got me writing this morning.)

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5 Responses to Second day, second song

  1. “If I forgot these, I’d just take the cart of groceries and put them loose in the boot of the car, rather than buy a bag.”

    It’s so freaking simple.

  2. harrietbrown says:

    I like that song. I like the irony of the Times coming in a “blue plastic bag.”

    I’m going shopping today. I have three cloth bags (2 of those really huge Steve Madden shopping bags and one smaller one I got from The Body Shop). Will I use them? I have hope …

  3. ilivetodye says:

    Len and I listened and enjoyed!

    • ken says:

      I’m glad! I’ll have a CD of it for sale soon, in a nice plastic box, shrink-wrapped in plastic, and shipped in plenty of plastic packing to make sure it doesn’t get damaged. 🙂

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