Hijacked headlines

November 16th, 2015
Hijacked Headlines

Hijacked Headlines

Hijacked Headlines
by joey racano

This is the tale of a billion sheep
The governments got them all fast asleep
They’re walking and talking but asleep all the same
Now they have french flags in front of their names

This is the tale of another attack
People have died and we’re taken aback
But somehow it has a recurring theme
Pearl Harbor, nine eleven, another bad dream

This is the saga of a planet gone wild
Flowers in winter, the weathers too mild
And powerful forces at work and at play
Control information, it’s worse every day

It’s hard to believe this is cause and effect
But here comes big oil you’re about to elect
This is the tale of a fork in the road
A terrorist bombing about to explode

I just read the paper, the headlines of fear
We’re shooting and bombing for Christmas this year
But someone worked hard to successfully time it
The headlines were hijacked away from the climate

joey racano


Hijack, epilogue…

Had the french attacks not occured, this is what would be filling the worlds media news papers television cable and radio right now:


Instead, I challenge those who doubt me to look at what is in the news instead. It’s all fear, it’s all war, it’s all hate and it leaves nobody talking about the climate.

C. omplete I. ntervention A. ccomplished

joey racano

Terra Attacks

November 14th, 2015
Forced off the Air

Forced off the Air

Terra Attacks

The Pope has arrived as Saint Francis of Assisi
So has the gunfire on Avenue des Champs-Élysées
But who could have done these most hideous acts
The press has gone viral without all the facts

The news of the world is now 24 seven
200 dead, just a dozen to heaven
And who of all people got knocked of the air
It looks like Al Gore once again, it ain’t fair

The climate spectacular set to begin
Exxon and Mobil to court for their sin
Greenland is melting much faster than thought
We can’t let this build said big oil, distraught

What would it take to take over the airwaves
How many innocents sent to their early graves
Hire the mercenaries ten million each
When they are done meet the sub at the beach

Too many billions at stake in the game
Elton, Bon Jovi all using their fame
Bringing the climate awareness we fear
Leading to Paris December this year

Never mind polar bears, we’re the endangered
Who’s gonna pay for our jets and Road Rangers
We can’t let that concert go world-wide as planned
Go shoot up Paris and one of the band

joey racano

Terror attacks happen in Paris:


Concerts called off:


Seaworld Sanitarium

October 14th, 2015
dead orca

dead orca

Seaworld Sanitarium

French Riviera never really cared
about a whale named Valentin
French Riviera never was prepared
against the storm that did him in

Halfway ‘round the world San Diego Seaworld
wanted to build bigger tanks
Couldn’t care less about Antibes muddy mess
and soon doomed to join their ranks

A Sting-ray has stung his last
Muddy bay approaching fast
Sea Turtle, Sand Shark
Lights out, darkened park

Complacency is what we’ve got
Orcas in the parking lot
Sea Lions you can’t see
Waters of turbidity

Stop the madness shut them down
Mighty orca’s not your clown
Marineland, Seaquarium
Seaworld Sanitarium

Write a letter, demonstrate
Stand outside of Seaworld’s gate
Their time is coming, they will fall
Free the orcas, free them all

joey racano

The drama continues to unfold in Antibes France, at Marineland, largest marine park in Europe. The park owners ignored the warning in 2011 when they were hit by a major flood, and re-built the park, even adding new buildings that served to funnel the storm surge waters in from the ocean when the hurricane hit last week. The entire park was inundated, with 90% mortality being reported by activists fighting their way around a total press blackout.


Wilkie and Keijo in 2014:

Valentin has already died in a tank of filth and mud, and now there are unconfirmed reports that keijo has died as well, with Wilkie’s condition deteriorating. According to french activists, the crane pictured was rented and is being used to move the orca bodies to a secret location for low-key necropsies.

Obviously this was a preventable tragedy, and a crime against nature, and it has grave implications for the Seaworld tank expansion in San Diego. How could Seaworld San Diego protect their captive orcas from such a storm driven surge? The answer is simple- they couldn’t.

Stand by for updates.

love and respect

joey racano

RIP Valentin, Freya, Keijo

Plastic People

September 18th, 2015

Plastic Person

All about ME

All about ME

Plastic Person heart of stone
Narcissistic ego zone
Can’t leave well enough alone
Take a selfie with your phone

Plastic Person oh so blind
Acting like you’ve lost your mind
It’s not too late for you to find
One thing matters- are you kind

Plastic Person grow with us
Can’t you see the world’s a muss?
Leave behind the endless fuss
Hop aboard the eco bus

Plastic Person find your heart
From today a brand new start
Don’t make dolphins come to you
See them in the ocean blue

joey racano


Please plan to attend the California Coastal Commission meeting and ask them to deny approval of Seaworld San Diego’s request to build more and bigger swimming pools for captive orcas.

WHEN: October 8th, Thursday, 9:00am

What: Agenda Item 14a, last item on the agenda

WHERE: Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd in the SEASIDE BALLROOM

more info at: www.coastal.ca.gov

And remember: Captivity is Tragedy

Take whale protection to the next level- thank the Navy for agreeing to precautions and ask them to expand those precautions to the waters of the Pacific Northwest:



Barf Bag

Barf Bag

‘All is Whale’ in Avila Beach

June 13th, 2015
Humpback feeds in Avila Harbor

Humpback feeds in Avila Harbor

‘All is Whale’ (in Avila Beach)

We traveled to Avila just on the chance
We’d be lucky enough to see Humpback Whales dance
The sky was as blue as a painted canoe
The sun on the water shone all the way through

Breakfast at Fat Cat’s near Avila Pier
Was almost complete when I sensed they were near
And sure enough, I looking off to the south
Saw the surfacing Carlsbad-like cavernous mouth!

Thar she blows! I proclaimed, mixed with hashed brown potatoes
The setting could easily have been in Barbados
But who needs to travel when whales come to you?
It seems like there’s nothing good karma can’t do!

We had the whole restaurant up on it’s feet
A Humpback went breaching, our hearts skipped a beat
Ka-thump! went the seawater filling back in
Up, up flew the pelicans wearing a grin!

People in kayaks came by to say ‘hi!’
Paddle board surfers stood tall as the eye
An eye that was smiling as bright as the sun
We didn’t play lotto but surely had won!

joey racano


Marnik Van Cauter is an exchange student from Belgium with a nice camera, a great eye, and good luck. We met at Avila Harbor with the Humpbacks dancing just offshore. He promised to send me these photos- thank you Marnik!

Now you know why every year, we say ‘Thank You Whales!’

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Fish Head Stew

February 24th, 2015
Sneaky Sperm Whale

Sneaky Sperm Whale

Fish Head Stew

Everybody cry for the stripper of the sea
Feeling so entitled to his fishing industry
Now he has to find another way to stay afloat
Rightful owner started fishing underneath his boat

How did all the codfish ever just belong to you?
Stripping bare the ocean isn’t very nice to do
Now the rightful owners come to make you pay your due
Please enjoy the fish heads, maybe you can make a stew!

Everybody cry for the fishing nets and gear
Whales are bending hooks and it’s increasing every year
50 tonnes of whale and they’re coming here to teach
Notice all the sea lions up starving on the beach

Everybody cry for the empty-handed kid
Fishing out the oceans leaving jellyfish and squid
You can make a chowder from the bait that’s in your pail
School is now in session and your teacher is a whale!



Freedom Chase off Hawaii’s Big Island

February 22nd, 2015
Chase for Freedom

Chase for Freedom

Near ten days they chased that whale
His trumpet sounding through the gale
The bow was chopping caps of white
We saw them glowing in the night

A starboard moon splashed the horizon
Hard to port, the sun came risin’
Ropes at ready, one man stood
Raised a long pole sharp ‘n good

Braced against the bounding main
Through the swells took steady aim
And when that whale was well in reach
Just before his mighty breach

The long boat pulled up along side
Of a whale ten days had cried
Boatswain gave a mighty shove
Blade on pole cut deep for love

Soon thereafter he was free
Just as every whale should be
No more ropes and traps and trash
Down came flukes with thunderous crash

Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest
Cutting whales loose feels the best
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum
Returned that whale from whence he’d come!



Dance to the Apocalypse

February 13th, 2015
Care to Dance?

Care to Dance?


Chronopolis, a sci-fi novel by joey racano

February 6th, 2015
A Time Machine powered by the energy of several stars, used to change history -

A Time Machine powered by the energy of several stars, used to change history –

Chronopolis: A book of science fiction by joey racano, 209 pages, lot’s of fun!


The Fish, the Fry and the Whale

January 25th, 2015
Free the Orcas!

Free the Orcas!

The Fish the Fry and the Whale

The fish, the fry and the whale
Fortunes entwined at the tail
Heartless captivity slammed
River of sadness be dammed

The tiniest fish is the smelt
Incredible fate she’s been dealt
Endowed by the courts with great powers
To heal watersheds within hours

For NOAA, the message is clear
Move boldly ahead without fear
Give the Endangered priority
And resident orcas seniority

Seventy Eight are what’s left
After four decades of theft
Tell whale prisons run by pathetics
We need Lolitas genetics!

NOAA must not be complacent
Restore the Columbia Basin
The watershed needs King Chinook
And the sea needs the orcas you took!

joey racano

Everything NOAA needs to know to make this decision is right here in black and white: Lolita must go free.

“Supreme Court leaves in place a longstanding ruling that the Endangered Species Act requires federal agencies to consider the preservation of all endangered species their highest priority.”


Love and respect,

joey racano

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