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Origins: God and the Orange Clown by Ian Robb

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Subject: Origins: God and the Orange Clown by Ian Robb
From: GUEST,Shiny
Date: 03 Sep 19 - 02:47 PM

Hi, not sure if anyone has seen this? The latest from Ian Robb of Finest Kind. Artwork by Ian Bell of Ontario. Ian Robb has teamed up with Jess and Richard Arrowsmith of Melrose Quartet/Crucible. Quite moving.


https://youtu.be/0hMLG42_YZs


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Subject: RE: Origins: God and the Orange Clown by Ian Robb
From: gillymor
Date: 03 Sep 19 - 03:33 PM

Wow, that is painfully good.


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Subject: RE: Origins: God and the Orange Clown by Ian Robb
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Sep 19 - 03:39 PM

Ian posted this on Facebook on August 12:
    Just received the finished YouTube version of my song "God and the Orange Clown", with Richard and Jess Arrowsmith adding their vocal and musical wizardry, and some whimsically Pythonesque but gut-wrenching digital puppetry from the multi-talented Ian Bell.

    The song is about climate change, and is aimed at those who call themselves Christian but helped to elevate a racist, misogynist, lying narcissist with no interest in helping to save our planet, to the most powerful political post in the world. Their God didn't make this mess, and prayer won't fix it.

    As someone who lives in a Northern city that has experienced devastating tornadoes and serious flooding in the past year, I'm tired of seeing right wing idiots sweep away any political measures and incentives to clean up our corporate and individual acts. Listen, watch and weep.

    https://youtu.be/0hMLG42_YZs

    Thanks to James Stephens and Tom Wright for recording and mixing.



Garnet Rogers replied:
    "What a lovely tune. Has anyone ever thought of setting it to music?" (Spike Milligan.) Seriously, Ian. really brilliant. The tune is so powerful and the words are so moving and spot on., The performance is wonderful too. Thank you.


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Subject: ADD: God and the Orange Clown (Ian Robb)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Sep 19 - 03:49 PM

Ian Robb posted his own recording with lyrics on Soundcloud in 2018:

GOD AND THE ORANGE CLOWN
(Ian Robb)

When your forests turn to ash,
When your fields all turn to dust,
When your islands are awash,
How will you choose; who will you trust?
When the mudslides hurtle down,
Who will you turn to for recourse?
When your greens all fade to brown,
Who will you blame; who will you curse?

And still you go to church to pray,
Leaving your children to atone.
This world you’ve left in disarray
Is not God’s work; it is your own.

When tornados wreck your town,
When the tempest scours your coast,
Will you still heed the Orange Clown,
Will you still cheer his every boast?
When it’s time to make your choice,
Whose truth, whose lies will you believe?
Will you ignore the braying voice?
Will you refuse to be deceived?

Or will you go to church to pray,
Leaving your children to atone?
This world you’ve left in disarray
Is not God’s work; it is your own.

When at last the seas run dry
And when rocks melt in the sun
And when you can no more deny,
Then you’ll see what you have done.

Yet still you go to church to pray,
Leaving your children to atone,
This world you’ve left in disarray
Is not God’s work; it is your own.


God and the Orange Clown
© Ian Robb 2018

A message to the religious right and those who put the Orange Clown and other liars and climate change deniers in power: Neither God nor the Orange Clown is the answer.


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Subject: RE: Origins: God and the Orange Clown by Ian Robb
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 03 Sep 19 - 07:46 PM

What a great song!


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Subject: RE: Origins: God and the Orange Clown by Ian Robb
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 19 - 04:22 AM

& more climate change songs

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Subject: RE: Origins: God and the Orange Clown by Ian Robb
From: bazza
Date: 11 Sep 19 - 03:24 PM

What a great song, just started to learn in D


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Subject: RE: Origins: God and the Orange Clown by Ian Robb
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 11 Sep 19 - 06:00 PM

Nice piece of political propaganda Mr. Joe.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

A short hike from Joe's home will take you to the "Knob Cone Pines of the Sierra Nevada, California."

The true record of God's influence is written within the tree rings of this remarkable species.


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