I mentioned not long ago how proud I am of Kathy for a new song and animation she ramrodded for Consumers Union to promote prescription drug reform in Congress. It's a truly cutting edge project combining podcasting, flash animation, and Consumers Unions e-action system to promote a reform message with an outrageously funny twist. (The above shot depicts "male lactation" as a possible side effect.) Called "The Drugs I Need," the song was written and performed by the Austin Lounge Lizards, with the video done by Austin's Animation Farm. It blasts big drug companies for pawning off products with deleterious side effects without making all their test results public.
Well, yesterday the New York Times covered it in their Science section, and they quoted Kathy! I'm glad she's getting some credit, because she deserves it. She tells me it's been plugged on over 50 blogs now, and is being promoted by Jib Jab.
Check out the song and animation (both are downloadable) at www.prescriptionforchange.org.