Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saturday Night Music Video: "When the Wheels Don't Move" by Son Volt


I've been a big fan of Son Volt singer/songwriter/guitarist Jay Farrar going all the way back to the early 90s when he and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy played together in the outstanding alt-country band, Uncle Tupelo. On the most recent Son Volt album, Farrar wrote what as far as I know is the only true peak oil aware song yet recorded by a major artist.

Hubris and greed
Let the fossil fuels burn
No way to keep the wings in flight
When the turbine engines don't move

Going green, a casino catch phrase
Ethanol's made of smoke and mirrors
Who makes the decision
To feed the tanks and not the mouths
When the wheels don't move

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