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Clare & The Reasons Release Song For Obama

Clare and the Reasons- for the Grateful Web

As the world enjoys the last days of summer, Clare & the Reasons are headed back to the UK for a tour that is still adding dates. The tour includes stops at landmark UK festivals, such as Fringe, Connect and End of the Road. The group will join up with My Brightest Diamond halfway through for a co-headlining European leg.

Fargo Records, the French label boasting such artists as Andrew Bird, Jesse Sykes, Against Me, and Ron Sexmith, will be proudly re-releasing The Movie in all European territories excluding the UK. On October 7th at La Cigale, Chris Garneau, My Brightest Diamond and Clare & the Reasons will join forces to celebrate Fargo Records.

Clare and the Reasons were recently added to the Dublin Fringe Fest playing a night of music with Duke Special. They'll be performing the songs that Manchon and Special have co-written for the upcoming Duke Special release.

After the European dates, Clare & the Reasons will be announcing more exciting news for the States, and eventually will be settling into the studio to record their sophomore album.

UK TOUR DATES:

Aug 25- EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL-Club Voltaire- Edinburgh, Scotland
Aug 27- ABERDEEN- Café Drummonds
Aug 28- INVERNESS- Madhatters/Hootananny's
            - Nevis Radio- Fort Williams- Scotland, playing live.
Aug 29- FORT WILLIAMS- Fired Arts
Aug 30- CONNECT FESTIVAL- Club Noir stage
Aug 31- DUNDEE- Fat Sam's
Sep 2- GLASGOW- King Tuts
Sep 3- YORK- The Duchess
Sep 4- MANCHESTER- Night & Day
Sep 5- BIRMINGHAM- Glee Club
Sep 6 - "Loose Ends" on BBC Radio 4.
Sep 6- NOTTINGHAM- The Bodega Social Club
Sep 8- NORWICH- Norwich Arts Centre
Sep 9- LONDON- Borderline
Sep 10- DUBLIN- Spiegeltent Dublin Fringe Fest with DUKE SPECIAL
Sep 11- OXFORD- Bullington
Sep 12 – END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL

EUROPEAN TOUR WITH MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND:

Sep 21 – AMSTERDAM-Melkweg
Sep 22- HAMBURG- Molotow
Sep 23 – BERLIN- Lido
Sep 24- SCHORNDORF- Manufaktur
Sep 26- VIENNA- B72
Sep 28- ZURICH- Rote Fabrik
Sep 29- MILAN- MusicDrome
Oct 1-BRUSSELS- Le Botanique
Oct 3- BELGIUM- 4AD
Oct 4- GRONINGEN- Take Roots Festival
Oct 5- NIJMEGEN- Doornroosje
Oct 6- TOURCOING- le Grand Mix
Oct 7- PARIS- LA CIGALE- Fargo All Stars
Oct 8- STRASBOURG- Laiterie Club
Oct 10- EVREAX- Abordage Club
Oct 11- LE HAVRE- Cabaret Electric

Offshore Drilling: Top 10 reasons it's a BAD idea

Say NO to offshore drilling!- for the Grateful Web

Gas prices have been jumping over and under the $4 mark all summer, your grocery bills are soaring, and campaign ads are blasting you about the benefits of offshore drilling. So what's an average Joe or Jane supposed to believe? Will offshore drilling really make things better for you?

What you're hearing on the news is pretty one-sided, and most reporters are talking about this issue like it makes perfect sense. Well, it doesn't.

What can I say; sometimes dumb ideas get a lot of attention. That's exactly what's happening right now as President Bush has lifted the executive moratorium on offshore drilling, and Congress is being pushed to do the same.

Let me take just a second to review the top 10 reasons offshore drilling is such a dumb idea:

10. Offshore oil drilling won't impact gas prices today, and it won't have a significant impact on gas prices in the future.

9. This is nothing more than a money grab by the oil companies - who are already making record-breaking profits.

8. We burn 25% of the world's oil here in the U.S., but we have only 3% of the world's oil reserves. So even if all offshore oil magically came to market today, the vast majority of our oil would continue to be imported, and we wouldn't see price relief at the pump.

7. The current moratorium was put in place decades ago to protect us from the danger of oil spills along our coastlines and beaches.

6.  Burning fossil fuels like oil causes global warming, which causes stronger hurricanes, which will threaten the very offshore drilling rigs being proposed, which will contribute to even more global warming.

5. To avoid the worst impacts of global warming, we need to switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy within the next 10 years. The billions of dollars that would be spent on offshore oil drilling just postpones the inevitable transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

4. Oil exploration requires massive seismic testing - which threatens whales and dolphins.

3. Oil prices are set on the global oil market, so American oil is no cheaper than Saudi oil. We won't get a discount for oil drilled in the U.S.

2. We can't solve the world's energy problems with the same drilling that created them.

1. Renewable energy is available now, so it's time to walk away from fossil fuels and toward a clean energy future.

 

Take Action >> make sure Congress hears from YOU about offshore oil drilling.

Let's face it, there's really no good reason to drill offshore. More drilling is good for Big Oil, not for you and your family. We can't drill our way out of this mess - oil drilling is already at an all-time high and prices are still skyrocketing.

As a matter of fact, even if we could tap into all of the energy stored in the Earth's reserves - coal, oil, and natural gas - it would equal the energy in just 20 days of sunshine. Tell Congress to look on the bright side to solve our energy crisis. It's time to invest in renewable energy and leave oil to the dinosaurs. It's time for an energy revolution.


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