Sunday, March 30, 2008

TDA Goes Dark for Earth Hour

Last night, Paul Rogers of Those Darn Accordions pushed the Earth Hour concept to the max.

"I just really felt I could do better than only one hour of darkness," said Rogers. "I thought about it all day and around 10:30pm last night, it came to me. It was almost like I was being guided by some kind of outside force. I was sitting in a chair watching Beowolf and as soon as it ended, BAM! I jumped up and started going around the house turning off all the lights. I even took it a step further and backed the heat down to 45 degrees!

"My wife and kids saw what I was up to and they all started doing the same thing! It was amazing! Like some kind of silent communication that can only come from living together with people for many years. The next thing I knew, I was lying in bed in the dark with my eyes closed. That's about all I remember. When I opened my eyes, there was light streaming through the windows. I looked at the clock and it said 7:30AM! I couldn't believe it. We had stretched our 1 Earth Hour out to 9!

"It was such an easy and natural thing to do. I think tonight we might shoot for 10!"



Blogger Lewis said...

Now *that's* the kind of commitment that would make Al Gore green (with envy). Kudos to you and your bleary-eyed family!

7:39 AM  
Anonymous sam grey said...

You know, you could hook small generators up to the squeezeboxes and generate electricity as you play and pump, a kind of alternative energy source that I am sure that the Congressional subcommittees have not yet considered.

If you supply enough electricity back to the grid, your electric meter will run backwards and the power company will have to pay YOU.

7:50 AM  

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