Monday, June 23, 2014

Mix #2: "Sumatran Tigers"

Waking up this morning, knowing that it is officially Summer and knowing that I have no where to be, or nothing that I need to do is one of the best feelings in the world.  I've been dancing around the house all morning eating belgian waffles and learning all the lyrics to Ed Sheeran's album that came out today. Yum!  Last week Lana Del Rey's album Ultraviolence came out so together the last two weeks in music has been literally amazing.  So I put together a beginning of Summer playlist, it has no particular mood which can be confusing for some people but I personally like a mixture of music that isn't necessarily all at the same tempo. My favorite song on this playlist is by Portugal. the Man entitled "Sumatran Tiger" also known as the 'Endangered Song'.  What is cool about this song is that Portugal. the Man worked with Smithsonian Zoo to help raise awareness about the Sumatran Tiger that is endangered.  There are only 400 of these tigers left, so Portugal made 400 lathe cut polycarbonate records and sent it to 400 of their fans/family etc. With each listen, the vinyl degrades and would've become extinct unless it was digitally reproduced.  They encouraged those 400 people who received the song to share it.  On YouTube, SoundCloud, and all other platforms of social media.  There point was to make it up to the people to raise awareness and share it with the community.  "This is not only about the tigers, this is about conservation and the sharing of ideas and raising awareness...this time we are trying to do something a little bit different."  I think it is absolutely amazing what they have done with this song and I think it is all of our responsibilities to make a change and start working to conserve our environment and our animals.  If you would like to donate towards protecting these tigers you can click the donate button below. Every bit counts.  If you feel that you can't make a contribution thats okay too, instead share this post and raise awareness to these tigers and conservation. I hope you have a lovely day :)

Playlist Songs: "Sumatran Tiger" : Portugal. The Man, "Magic" : Coldplay, "1957" : Milo Greene, "Shades of Cool" Lana Del Rey, "Giants" : Bear Hands, "When They Fight They Fight" : The Generationals, "All of Me" : Tanlines, "Keep You" : Wild Belle 

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