Crowded House Is In The House

9:35 Bravo. Finally, a song I know. “Don’t dream it’s over,” by Crowded House (1986) — I betray my age again, as does host David Holmes, who calls them “the most underrated band of all time.”

Very appropriate lyrics for global warming: Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup, There’s a battle ahead….

You can follow David Holmes’ blog at — but I can’t see why you’d want to get even more of this guy.

We are implored to “change 4 lightbulbs to CFLs” — they really shouldn’t use acronyms. Not sure everyone watching Bravo knows that means compact fluorescent lightbulbs.


9:45 “Switch Off” — first hot commercial — imploring people to turn off their home electronics when it is not being used because so-called “standby power” consumes 5% of household electricity.

10:00 A nice visit with super-green celebrity Ed Begley Jr and his family. It was not too long ago that he was the butt of jokes in Hollywood. Now green geeks are eco-chic.