It's easy and it's green

Sarah Pedinotti

Sarah Pedinotti

We got word today from ThisQualityLife, the Capital Region's very own transit riding super hero, about a new jingle for CDTA written by Sarah Pedinotti. It's at the beginning of this video. Here's how it goes:

I ride the bus
As all my friends do
'Cause it's easy and it's green
And it saves us money too
I ride CDTA
Get on board!

As TQL emailed us: "My daughter and I were digging the jingle which kept our heads bobbing even after the music stopped." We agree, it's catchy!

By the way, the Sarah Pedinotti Band is now going by the name Railbird. They'll next be performing at the Energy Festival in Schuylerville on September 13.

(Thanks, TQL!)

photo: Railbird MySpace page

Comments

I ride the bus
Because I am a loser
It's dirty and it stinks
But it beats my old Schwinn Cruiser...

I ride the bus
now tokens I must buy
since I crashed my car
and got a D W I

But Kermit told me that it wasn't easy being green. And now all of you are saying the exact opposite. Who do I believe? What path will I take? Nobody knows. Because I'm a maverick, you see. Like John McCain.

Wow! Where I come from, we call this "selling out."

Wow! Jacko, why do you say that she's "selling out"? Give the girl a break, it's not easy making it in the music business.

@ Margie - I don't get the "selling out" comment either

Where I come from, not selling out means you put your token where your mouth is and something tells me that Sarah Pedinotti doesn't ride CDTA too often. But shouldn't we be more concerned with supporting local artists, public transportation and their (very important) collaborations? And look on the bright side: it could have been Sirsy.

I ride the bus
Though not each Sunday
‘Cause there are so few bus lines
They don’t always go my way

I ride CDTA
When it runs

@ Rob... low blow. Really,the bus is usually clean, and only stinks on occasion...you are a creative one though! I do dig your blog.

@ Barold... cute. But don't you remember CDTA stopped selling tokens in January... I read about it on AOA here: http://alloveralbany.com/archive/2008/07/16/brunos-leaving-this-week-concrete-drivers-back-beh

@ Jacko ... dude, when artists are paid equitably then we can talk "selling out"... besides, the jingle is for the good of the community, right?


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