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Brad Bordessa
04-01-2015, 09:39 AM
Aloha Kākou!

I've been working hard the past month finishing up my latest recording. It's finally done and I'm thrilled to share it with the world!

The song is called Draw The Line At 13 and takes aim at the Thirty Meter Telescope project on Hawai'i Island's Mauna Kea - the highest and most sacred mountain in Polynesia. The telescope, while providing many scientific benefits, would be detrimental to the environment, spirituality, and political process of the people of Hawai'i.


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An overview article on TMT and the clash between science and culture: http://www.livescience.com/29451-hawaii-telescope.html
Sacred Mountain – video about the cultural connection of Hawaiian's to Mauna Kea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUSVUQK9Bq4&sns=fb
Facebook hashtag: #TMTshutdown

Not your average UU post, but I feel it's important to use my music to spread awareness of important issues. This is not a protest against science. Every person standing for the mountain knows the benefits the TMT could have for the astronomy community. But at what cost? Let's say no to money for once and be happy with what we have. Let's respect our host culture. 13 telescopes on Mauna Kea is enough.


They made their stand on the mountain road
Hawaiian soldiers, the nationals
In their footsteps the spirits paced
Ancestors watched from every face

As they gathered upon the heights
They took to task all the men of might
Bent on rendering the sacred dull
Desecration in capitols

Kū kiaʻi mauna (stand guard like a mountain)

Draw the line at 13
Look inside, how many light-years do you need to see?
Turn your eyes home
Don't look back until the 7th generation's grown

Bare feet on pavement in thin air
Don't tell me you could run like that if you weren't scared
Scared for the land, scared for your life
Scared to live if you didn't do what's right

04-01-2015, 10:34 AM
Nice uplifting tune.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
04-01-2015, 11:15 AM
An incredible and moving video Brad.
For those who don't know here's just a bit about the tragedy happening on Mauna Kea.
Aloha 'Aina.