The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

June 30, 2005


believe me hon, this took a heck of a long time to make. why i didn't
think i'd get through it. first there were all these places and some of
the images were pretty much a wreck. and i couldn't find them all that
easy; they were scattered hither and yon as anything's likely to be after
a few weeks or so. once i got the images the whole thing took on a
different character, a really big video, and i had to narrow it down for
the net. i tried over and over again with the latest software but nothing
seemed to work, so i went back to an older system. meanwhile i had to
import the sound from somewhere and it seemed thin so i doubled it,
nothing like a whoosh to give a kind of nervous quality to the whole
thing, like i was playing guitar with one too many or one not enough,
something in a between-state, i didn't know whether i was coming or going.
finally it seemed i had another masterpiece so i thought why not, i'd give
it to the public like another one of them last hurrahs that i keep having,
some call them epiphonies or something like that, seems more phony than
anything to be, but won't play on a phonograph, you know, needs one of
them newer things to make any sense out of it all. not sure there is any
sense to it but thought, heck, why not, i'd give it to the public like
another one of them last hurrahs

http://www.asondheim.org/antenna.mp4

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Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 13:24:17 -0400 (EDT)
From: WWF Conservation Action Network <alerts@action.worldwildlife.org>
To: sondheim@panix.com
Subject: Get Bush to Help Stop Global Warming     SEND ACTION~a27036u30516

Action Deadline:  July 6, 2005

Dear Alan,

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The White House
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Dear President Bush:

At the upcoming G8 summit meeting, I urge you to push for a strong global warming agreement that includes a clear timetable for reducing greenhouse gas emissions on the international stage.

I hope that you will use the G8 meeting and Tony Blair's promise to put climate change at the top of the agenda as an opportunity to recognize that global warming needs to be addressed.  I ask you to return to the table and work with the Kyoto countries towards a unified global framework that seriously addresses the climate problem.

Because together we and the other G8 countries contribute nearly half of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, we have a huge responsibility to be leaders in preventing climate change.

The G8 agreement should recognize that we cannot allow the world's temperature to rise more than 2 degrees Celsius past pre-industrial levels -- the critical "tipping point" for people and biodiversity -- and that avoiding such an increase will mean radical cuts of 60 to 80 percent in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The G8 countries should also agree to initiatives to boost renewables and energy efficiency and should send a very clear signal that the carbon markets needed to help drive this investment will continue long into the future.

We need decisive action from the G8 Summit.  Millions of people -- and countless species of wildlife -- are at risk and will be affected by the decisions you make.

Again, I urge you to consider the future of our country and our planet and to drive strong action on climate change at the G8.

Sincerely,

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Rt. Honorable Tony Blair MP
Prime Minister's Office
10 Downing Street
London
SW1A 2AA

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