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?


Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (thawing), to film, to... (more)

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA: + Nicole returned with another Open House, this time talking with a Cohoes native... (more)

39th Annual Photography Regional Select Show

We got a chance this week to stop in at the 39th Annual Photography Regional Select Show at the Albany Center Gallery. It displays works... (more)

The Capital Region is growing very slowly -- which is better than many other parts of the state

The population of the Albany metro area was up slightly in 2016 compared to the year before, according to new Census Bureau estimates out this... (more)

Updates: 3Fish Coffee, 288 Lark Street

Quick updates on a couple of Lark Street-area storefronts... 3Fish Coffee The new cafe next to the Downtube on Madison Ave across from Washington Park... (more)

Recent Comments

I was very negative about the road diet when it was announced but I really love it and am excited to see it continue all the way to Lark. I eat my words!

Updates: 3Fish Coffee, 288 Lark Street

...has 3 comments, most recently from Chris Miles

The Capital Region is growing very slowly -- which is better than many other parts of the state

...has 1 comment, most recently from Jamie

The ghost of Eva Tanguay

...has 19 comments, most recently from PianoPlayerMalcolm

Drawing: Tickets for John Mayer at TU Center + a gift card for Ama Cocina

...has 105 comments, most recently from Steve G

Central Warehouse

...has 59 comments, most recently from Bobbi