Making noise: vegan musician and activist Dave Noisy.During the height of the Napster controversy, a socially and ethically responsible alternative to the file-sharing service was created in the form of Fairtunes. Allowing users to make voluntary financial contributions to their favorite artists, Fairtunes acts as a virtual tip jar. Articles about Fairtunes appearing in The New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of Times and The National Post mentioned several artists that received contributions, including U2, Sarah McLachlan, and the Noisies. Who, you may be asking yourself, are the Noisies?
Dave Noisy is the guitar player, singer, and, in fact, the one and only member of the Canadian band The Noisies. He started playing guitar 14 years ago and shortly after began recording songs in his primitive home studio. The songs were then put on tape and sold to his friends at high school. With new and better technology, he started to record music once again in 1999. The Noisies' website describes the music as "original and eclectic, cross-genre, counter-pop to punk to power folk and beyond!" For Dave, music is a "creative outlet ... it allows me to express myself, to tell stories. Those are my main goals."
The Noisies' songs cover a range of subjects from political to personal issues, and while a large number of Dave's songs are about more general topics, many show his dedication to a cruelty-free, Earth-friendly lifestyle. He wrote the song "Dairy Trucks Keep Circling My House" after noticing several dairy trucks that kept, well, circling his house. "Greed and a Piece of Wood" was written for the Stoltmann wilderness area Broadly, a wilderness area is a region where the land is left in a state where human modifications are minimal; that is, as a wilderness. It might also be called a wild or natural area. (Very low or immaterial human impact or "footprint. , a proposed national park in the Upper Elaho Valley of British Columbia British Columbia, province (2001 pop. 3,907,738), 366,255 sq mi (948,600 sq km), including 6,976 sq mi (18,068 sq km) of water surface, W Canada. Geography
that has been facing deforestation deforestation
Process of clearing forests. Rates of deforestation are particularly high in the tropics, where the poor quality of the soil has led to the practice of routine clear-cutting to make new soil available for agricultural use. at the hands of logging companies. And "Life on the Pharm" is "a commentary on all the drugs used ... for human and non-human animals."
Dave became an ethical vegan vegan /veg·an/ (ve´gan) (vej´an) a vegetarian whose diet excludes all food of animal origin.
n. more than 13 years ago. "As a creature who appreciates freedom and respect, I can't take that away from the others we share this planet with. I think it's also important to understand that there is no need for humans to kill or use other animals, for food or (for) any reason ... (Veganism “Vegan” redirects here. For other uses, see Vegan (disambiguation).
Veganism (also strict or pure vegetarianism) is a philosophy and lifestyle that seeks to exclude the use of animal derived products for food, clothing, or any other purpose. ) is the thread of my moral fabric. I don't eat any animal products, I don't own or use anything with leather or wool, and I'm very careful to make sure everything I buy is vegan, including less obvious items, like candles."
While not as well known as other vegan artists like Moby or Def Leppard's Phil Collen Philip Kenneth Collen (born December 8, 1957 in Hackney, East London, England) is one of the guitarists for British rock band Def Leppard. He joined the band in 1982 following the firing of Pete Willis. Biography
Collen was born in Hackney, East London, England. , Dave is able to make significant contributions to the causes that are important to him. Along with being the chief organizer for local animal rights and vegetarian groups, Dave also sponsors a monthly public vegan potluck dinner, staffs information tables at events, maintains a number of activism websites, and moderates several email lists. He recently orchestrated a demonstration outside a McDonald's for World Farm Animals Day and participated in a protest of Kentucky Fried Chicken Fried chicken is chicken which is dipped in a breading mixture and then deep fried, pan fried or pressure fried. The breading seals in the juices but also absorbs the fat of the fryer, which is sometimes seen as unhealthy. .
When asked how he felt about the current state of the vegetarian/vegan movement, Dave replied, "I feel it is growing substantially. Fewer and fewer people I encounter are unfamiliar with what veganism is ... Vegetarianism vegetarianism, theory and practice of eating only fruits and vegetables, thus excluding animal flesh, fish, or fowl and often butter, eggs, and milk. In a strict vegetarian, or vegan, diet (i.e. is much more expansive. This trend will only continue. I am hopeful for the future of nonhuman animals here on Earth ... Music is universal, and hopefully one day veganism will be as well."
You can download songs by the Noisies from <www.mp3.com/noisy> or learn more at <www. thenoisies.com>.
Eben Packwood is an undergraduate studying English at Bennington College Bennington College, at Bennington, Vt.; coeducational (originally for women); chartered 1925, opened 1932. Its curriculum is based on individual interests and needs. in Bennington, VT. He wrote this article while doing on internship with the Vegetarian Resource Group during his school's Field Work Term.