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Remembrance Species 2020

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Seabirds calling on the wind to tell me what they saw Plastic islands floating out upon the water And where will we run to, darling When this world is gone? And who will we turn to, darling If we've got no-one? Seabirds calling on the wind to tell me what they saw Bloated bodies sinking down into the water Seabirds calling on the wind to tell me what they saw Dying oceans everywhere, across the water
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HEY GIACINTO! IT’S YOUR YANKEE FRIEND! And Yankee Sam glances over With waspish smile Westward wind begins to howl And carries scent Of rotting flesh Sam wears carrion glasses And cap-toed Derby’s The colour of bone char Illegally imported Cuban cigar Hangs between his lips HEY SAM HOW ARE YA? HEY SAM HOW YA BEEN? And great Baptist Sam Walks strange dog on a chain Creature without form Non - Euclidian, smoky Opens tentacled maw and Barks like metal grinding Circular saw on bone The march of semi - human feet Through fetid bogland The ghost of medicine Bill Rises from the mire and yells GET A JOB, DICKHEAD! GET TO WORK CATHOLIC SCUM! KILL EVERY BUFFALO YOU CAN! EVERY BUFFALO DEAD IS AN INDIAN GONE! Hot young tech entrepreneur Smokes a little hash On commercial / spiritual retreat Sent visions otherworldly By various demiurges And this carnal metropole Gasps in horror As issued from his right hand Blood boils through Pipes beneath the Western plains And the heaped skulls Of the predestined - damned Cry together in chorus I’M GOING WITH MY GATLING GUN TO THE PLACE WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM! AND ONLY THE GREAT PAN HIMSELF SHALL KNOW THE PLACE WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM!
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Who are those living in the blue? OCEAN! Who are those living in the green? JUNGLE! Who will remember? Clouded One! Lonesome George! Black Faced Honey Creeper! Cryptic Tree Hunter! Who are those living in the blue? OCEAN! Everybody loves the sunshine! Just trees and things and flowers. What once was a stream, now is just a dream! And it ain't gonna rain no more! Now that my baby is gone!
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Song for the Argali Sheep Tiger Tiger, burning bright In the cold Siberian night, Clouded Leopard, Red Gazelle Christmas Island Pipistrelle… Hummingbird and Armadillo, Elephant and Steller’s Sea Cow Chimpanzee, Rhinoceros (with his crossbow) Albatross… Hawksbill Turtle, Cat’s Paw Clam Flying Fox, Orangutan, Humpback Dolphin diving deep Mongolian Argali sheep… Open Season on Trump’s son Shoot him with his laser gun, Show no mercy as he pleads, it’s what he shows to Rare Endangered Species… © Michael Kemp 2020
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Selection curated by Bell Lungs of Remembrance Species Scotland and Laura Luna Castillo of Lunetario Editorial.

All proceeds from album sales will be split between Umbral Axochiatl, an axolotl conservation charity in Xochimilco, Mexico City and Scottish Seabird Centre, a seabird conservation charity in North Berwick, Scotland.

Please visit the rest of our digital exhibition at www.lunetarioeditorial.com/remembrance-species-2020-exhibition

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released November 30, 2020

Curated by Bell Lungs and Laura Luna Castillo.

Please visit the rest of our exhibition at www.lunetarioeditorial.com/remembrance-species-2020-exhibition

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Remembrance Species Scotland, UK

Remembrance Species is a collective based in Scotland, marking Remembrance Day for Lost Species on November 30th through imaginative creative community engagement.

2011 - Funeral for the Great Auk

2012 - St Stephens Island Wren

2016 - "Circle; Cycle" by Great Auk Collective

2018 - Stellers Sea Cow

2020 - Axolotl / Coastal Seabirds
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