Monday, October 17, 2005

The real talent in the family

If, gentle readers, you'll indulge an off-topic moment, I'm awfully proud that my wife Kathy just produced a wonderful new online video for Consumers Union (where she runs their national e-advocacy program) titled "The Tower." It's part of a campaign urging folks to sign a petition to the FCC calling for greater public input on proposed media consolidation rules. The music is an original, commissioned tune by the Austin Lounge Lizards, and the art is from Austin's own Animation Farm, both wonderful homegrown Texas talents. Check it out.

Some Grits readers might recall the succesful video Kathy produced for Consumers Union earlier this year, also with the Lounge Lizards and the Animation Farm, called, "The Drugs I Need." That video was featured on the Today Show and has been downloaded by more than 3 million people.

Congrats, Kathy, and I hope "The Tower" reaches even more folks.

For more information about Consumers Union's work on media consolidation and "communications choice," see the group's website,

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