The Styrofoam Cup Song for artistatexitO

Here’s a songster’s take on the journey of a single styrofoam cup.  A song that exemplifies exploring the interconnectedness of all things–including that incredible indestructible substance, styrofoam.  KKFI’s Jeanne Jasperse served it up again this morning at 9:27 am. She played the version on the Kerrville Folk Festival Sampler 2009  cd.  The players are The Hudsons and the song is truly titled Styrofoam.  The artistatexitO ought to have no questions as to why I’m posting it for their listening pleasure today. But everyone else can listen too.  Now think about life from the point of view of the last styrofoam cup you sipped from then discarded without another random thought.

With much appreciation every Sunday morning for the hostess of KKFI’s Coffeehouse Radio Show, Jeanne Jasperse. You can check out more of what’s brewing in  her coffee-house songwriting mind at  http://www.kkfi.org/program.php?id=76 

Oh to be a styrofoam cup exploring the Gulf of Mexico. What better observer could we ask for?

Oh and for more about the connecting potential of styrofoam just take the exit link to — http://artistatexit0.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/styro-odysseus/

16 Comments

  1. Jeanne Jasperse said,

    September 1, 2010 at 1:16 am

    A Big Thank You to all who listen to KKFI. I am humbled and grateful to have an audience that really listens to and gets what the music is all about!

    • September 2, 2010 at 3:28 pm

      Jeanne, you just keep on playing great music that isn’t heard on too many radio waves. Thank you for all your time and the Quality tunes you send out every week. Thanks for visiting and posting too. Waves!

  2. artistatexit0 said,

    August 31, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    A friend told me he read somewhere that the shelf life of a Styrofoam cup is about 200 years. Observing these cups in the “wild”, because they are fragile do eventually break down. Unfortunately, like other plastics the pieces just keep getting smaller and smaller where they interact with the world on a more intimate level.

    • August 31, 2010 at 6:42 pm

      That sounds pretty accurate according to what I’ve read about styrofoam–and other plastics. They’ve got HUGE half-lives in a chemical sense. And their levels of toxicity vary–but too much of anything in a pure substance contaminates it.

  3. echostains said,

    August 31, 2010 at 11:27 am

    I missed out big time here – all I heard was loads of tweetings must be my connection or something. I gave up in the end:(

    • echostains said,

      August 31, 2010 at 11:40 am

      update: I persevered – and got past the tweeting and it actually plays ok:) great sentiments – not my type of music though singer got a nice voice. I’m sure I made a remark about Huck Finn and Jim the slave on a raft on artistatexit0 blog somewhere (early days) This song couldn’t have been chosen better for you Al! I’ve never even thought about these styrofoam cups floating about – there must be mountains of them. I hate drinking out of these – though the plastic ones are even worse!

      • August 31, 2010 at 6:40 pm

        LOL–well I posted this precisely because of its connection to artistatexitO’s ART. Glad you persisted and heard the cup’s journey. Huck & Jim, indeed.

    • August 31, 2010 at 6:38 pm

      It might have been when the video was being shot from outside?

  4. artistatexit0 said,

    August 30, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Thanks Eva…I feel honored by the timely song. I like the line featuring the polystyrene Huck Finn! I’m still finding too many cups out here and they are the super-sized variety, (probably holds more than my daily intake of liquid). My best to the band. The lead singer has a nice voice!

    • August 30, 2010 at 8:13 pm

      Hey arstistatexitO! A little tribute to the art you create and your choice of materials/medium. LOL–I too love that line with Huck Finn–yes, journeys down rivers. Supersized anything amazes me–except for sweet potatoe fries with shrimp at the Vietnam Cafe on the corner of 39th and Rainbow Blvd in KCMO. Perhaps if the band googles itself it’ll discover this intersection with the link to your art. That would be way cool from my perspective. LOL. Glad you enjoyed the tune.

  5. roxie said,

    August 30, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    spotlight– on interconnectedness of all things–including that incredible indestructible substance, styrofoam–your words are perfect! thanks for sharing their talents!

    • August 30, 2010 at 7:48 pm

      Hey “Roxie, Roxie, Roxie!” Glad you got out from behind your desk for some play in blogland. Hope you enjoyed the song–not too many people would take the time to work out the perspective of a cup of any sort–and actually give a ‘voice’. Singer/songwrites have incredible potential for getting people to think in different ways while entertaining them. Such can be the power of ART. Contented purrs, mehopes.

  6. lesliepaints said,

    August 30, 2010 at 3:20 am

    Bravo, Eva! Al will appreciate this. Maybe he will even pick up the styrofoam cup he finds and make a hat of it. Enjoyed the entertainment. Thanks. 🙂

    • August 30, 2010 at 7:42 pm

      Hi Leslie. I have no doubt that when Al picks up a styrofoam cup whe will MAKE something of it. His art is downright ingenious. What a moment of ‘timing’, Leslie. The song and Al’s art connected immediately in my braincase upon hearing. Grins.

  7. bigsurkate said,

    August 29, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    I gave those up years and years ago, and usually carry my own coffee cup. Sometimes, I get a cardboard one, which I use until it begins to leak! LOL.

    • August 29, 2010 at 9:47 pm

      Ditto. But every now and then one is encountered and is resused until no longer serviceable. I like the journey of the cup in the Hudson Band song. Gives a sense of just how LONG lasting styrofoam is in our ecosystem.


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