Green Suede ShoesNov 20th, 2010
Everyone experiences a particularly tenacious earworm from time to time, but the one that still has me in its hold has been going now for close to a month. It’s set to the tune of Elvis’ “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You”, but is retitled, “I Reduce, I Reuse, I Recycle”, and sung by Eco Elvis, an Elvis impersonator I photographed at the First Annual Green Schools Conference. The thing is, despite its having latched onto my cortex like a lamprey eel, I really like it, and have caught myself trying to hit those rich baritone notes in the shower. Couple that with a recent moment in which I was “shown the true light of recycling” by my dearest, and I am now singing a greener tune.