A conversation with Craig Minowa.

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Craig Minowa of Cloud Cult, courtesy of bagelradio

We recently launched a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of global warming and to educate listeners about what each of us can do to help halt the phenomenon. Craig Minowa of Cloud Cult is one of the most active environmentalists in the music community. Craig founded Earthology Records, the only nonprofit record company in existence to offer environmentally and socially friendly CD replication services at reduced rates for struggling artists. Cloud Cult also released one of KEXP’s favorite albums of 2005, Advice From the Happy Hippopotamus.

Craig and our own John Richards recently sat down to talk about global warming and environmental responsibility. We’re excited to podcast this interview as a special edition of our Music That Matters podcast, with live music from Cloud Cult including two unreleased tracks. To learn more about what you can do to help stop global warming, go to KEXP.ORG.

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  1. Tony
    Posted October 25, 2006 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Where is the Cloud Cult interview and songs? All I heard was a (great) podcast with a listener co-hosting with John, but no Cloud Cult interview/songs. ‘Sup with dat? I want my Cloud Cult pretty please, or at least an explaination about where I can find it, if I am an idiot (and I may be).

  2. KEXP
    Posted October 25, 2006 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Hi Tony. Thanks for checking on this. The podcast is definitely available. Do you use iTunes to subscribe to the podcast? The solution might be as simple as Refreshing your podcasts in iTunes. If you still have problems please send me an e-mail at Andrew@kexp.org.

    Thanks again!
    – Andrew

  3. Tony
    Posted October 26, 2006 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    Got it. I was simply clicking on the link above rather than downloading it via itunes. I found it through itunes and was able to enter cloud cult heaven.

  4. Posted February 27, 2007 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Hi Craig…I just purchased the benefit CD for Pearl Swanson at the Electric Fetus. Dream Music for Little Wizards was jaw dropping beautiful!!!

    Thank you for being such a big advocate for global warming…your non-profit record company is genious.

    I am an independent children’s photographer in Duluth and I do charity work through http://www.acpcg.org which is a collaborative effort by photographers to provide families with terminally ill children and those experiencing the loss of a child complimentary portraits. I provide them with a slideshow set to music and I would be absolutely honored if you allowed me to use your song in the ACPCG photo essays (with credit to you…the artist). I do not profit from these sessions and actually don’t attach my business name to them in any way whatsoever.

    I would also love to know if there is an option for me to purchase your music for my website. I have a brand new one launching in April along with a massive marketing campaign. If you are interested at all and want to take a look at my work…you can see it at http://www.nicolemariegallery.com

    Thanks for your time!!!


  5. KEXP
    Posted March 2, 2007 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    Hi Nicole,

    Thanks for your thoughtful comment and all the great information. I’m not sure if Craig will check this, but you can contact Craig and the band at information@cloudcult.com.

    Thanks again!

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