Eco Celebrity Eco Interview With Ocean



 Ecoize's Eco Celebrity Eco Interivew with
Ocean 
 Eco Celebs


In case you haven't heard Ocean's music yet, go to 
Ocean's site and find out more about her after reading this thoughtful interview.

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Ocean's voice is entrancing and we think she embodies what our site stands for - for mermaids, of course - Ocean's a surfer, a vegan because she loves animals, and an active environentalist and animal protector. We also love her style !
We asked Ocean to be our spokesperson and to contribute some of her beautiful artwork to our site, and we're thrilled that she's agreed to become involved with EcoMermaid !
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Eco Celebrity Eco Interview with Ocean


EcoMermaid Staff


First of all, I speak for all of us at EcoMermaid who absolutely love your music ! We were intrigued that your debut cd was entitled, 'Mermaid Music',and that 
you, too, are involved with ecological concerns.

Would you tell us more about what led you to name your cd ?

Ocean

I guess we all are obsessed with some variation of the idea of the mermaid, 
and I, too, feel the link between the mermaid and environment The reason the 
cd is called,'Mermaid Music',is because the songs in that collection are all 
about passion and longing, whether of the body or the soul. There is o ne song 
on in - 'Siren Song'- which is directly linked to this idea, and which tells 
a story of a mermaid and a sailor. The CD encompasses many styles, and is eclectic 
in sound.

EcoMermaid Staff

I really love it! And when I first heard ,'Siren Song',on the radio, I was struck 
with how you had found a new way to tell this very archaic tale.

Ocean

Thanks. My mermaid story brought out the ambiguity and, I hope, some of the 
haunting qualities and otherwordliness of those tales- kind of a horror story 
with romance as its' end, no matter how it goes.

I like the primeval idea of the mermaid, and it seemed to fit with the exotic 
melody in the song.

EcoMermaid Staff

How did you get the name, Ocean ?

Ocean

My parents are surfers, and I was actually born in the ocean ! And it seemed 
to fit, according to my Dad, who said I have sea-colored, aqua eyes. We always 
lived at the beach, and I still do. I could swim before I could walk, and I 
feel very at home in the sea. Of course, I surf and even our rescued dogs do!

EcoMermaid Staff

That's so nice that you've rescued dogs too!

Ocean

Oh, yes. I rescue all kinds of animals, and that includes pets, domestic animals 
as well as wildlife, and I keep as many as possible. I wouldn't think of buying 
a pet at a pet store, or from a breeder, when so many are in trouble and might 
be put down at shelters. I have six dogs, four cats, and two birds, all rescued, 
- but o nly the doggies surf!-and I've fostered more and found homes for them. 
With wildlife, I save them, then transport them to where they'll be tended, 
mended, taken care of, and if possible, then released back into the area where 
they'd been living before. It's a wonderful thing, being able to see them return 
to their wild homes!

EcoMermaid Staff

We're posting o ne of your articles o n wildlife rescue under our section, WildlifeFix, 
which is under MerAnimals. Most of us here at EcoMermaid also have adopted needy 
pets, and we feel they are the very best ! We'd all like to learn how to do 
wildlife rescue too, and I'm sure our readers will enjoy reading about your 
adventures in saving lives.

Ocean

Everyone can do it! There are ways which every person o n Earth, I mean, o n Sea- 
I love how you've renamed the planet for who she really is !- can help to save 
lives, and doing animal rescue is very fulfilling.



EcoMermaid Staff

Ocean, do you think that being named for the ocean has given you a feeling of 
kinship with it?

Ocean

Most definitely - like, I feel that I should help protect the ocean, and all 
the planet. I really do walk along the beaches and not o nly search for injured 
wildlife, but I pick up any trash I find. It's so sad to see that some people 
don't feel that same concern for keeping the beaches and wild areas beautiful. 
That's o ne reason I was happy to accept your invitation to act as your spokesperson 
for EcoMermaid. You have the same goals as I do!

EcoMermaid Staff

I know you're currently working o n a new cd. Would you tell us something about 
it ?

Ocean

Yes. It is simply called, 'Ocean', because the record company i'm with now wanted it to be more of an introductory CD to my more mainstream work that they first o ne was,and, to me, that title stands for the ocean as well as for my name, because this CD has a oceanic rhythms, and is in a style I call sort of an 'island', sound. It's more accessible than my first CD and has some smooth, samba-type tunes in it and it's exotic and melodic, like much of my music tends to be. It's more like mainstream, and everyone seems to love 
it.

EcoMermaid Staff

You remind me of Sade in some songs, but you still have your own distinct and 
unique voice. You have a great range and i love the tone of your singing. Did 
you study music? You write brilliant songs too.

Ocean

No, no special training, and I play by ear. I've traveled a lot, and that contributes 
to my love of music and especially of exotic music.

EcoMermaid Staff

I really like the quotes we used o n our homepage from some of your articles, 
and we are so happy that you are allowing us to use some of your writings at 
EcoMermaid. You truly are multi-talented, and I have read your poetry, which 
is also great, and your artwork is stunning as well. We think you're the closest 
thing to a real mermaid we've seen, because you surf and spend time saving lives 
at the ocean and help the planet in everything you do. Did you think of being 
a mermaid when you were little?

Ocean

I think every little kid does, especially o nes who are raised at the beach. 
I used to think there really were mermaids and mermen in the sea, and fairies 
in the flowers. Now I realize we need to become like mermaids ourselves and 
swim together to save the planet, as you'd say. I think that's o ne of the coolest 
aspects of EcoMermaid, and I'm really glad to be a part of it.

EcoMermaid Staff

Do you have any plans of other ways you would like to protect animals?

Ocean

Actually, I have several- o ne is a cd I am in pre-production o n which has songs 
honoring various animal groups, like I have o ne for horses, which has a moving, 
lovely melody, and o ne for wolves, and so o n. I also have plans for my Concerts 
for Animals, which will raise money and awareness for them. I'm inviting all 
vegan and vegetarian and eco-minded musicians to join us in these, and I want 
to have booths with material telling about how people can help, and booths with 
samples of vegan dishes and recipes there and petitions for people to sign,etc. 
I'd like for them to be annual, or even more often. I also donate part of every 
cd sale of my music and prints of my artwork, or whatever I do, to animal advocacy 
groups and campaigns.

EcoMermaid Staff

That is so brilliant! We at our site will help to publicize your concerts, and 
in any way we can. It's very cool that you have established the links from veganism 
to public health to being child-free to saving the planet. I read about your 
views at FamousVeggie.com, among their celebrity interviews.

Ocean

Yes, in most interviews I mention saving the animals and the world, which really 
is o ne and the same thing. I love music and the arts, and I easily find time 
to devote to saving all I love in the world too. Sometimes it's as easy as just 
sending emails, which I do weekly from the Peta.org website and from other great 
sites, and sometimes it's letter-writing o n political issues which affect animals 
and the environment, and also, of course, donating time and money. I make time 
to save animals. And wherever I am if I see an animal in need, I stop whatever 
I'm doing because saving a life always takes precedence over anything else.

EcoMermaid Staff

We hope that more celebrities will take a stance as you've done, and speak out 
for those who can't. It's amazing to me that someone as talented and as busy 
as you are is also so unselfish and un-self-absorbed ! this is the essence of 
true MerSpirit, and let me say for all of the staff at EcoMermaid that we're 
so glad to have you swimming in our own ocean, Ocean, and that you are true 
mermaid ! Thank you for this interview and thank you for consenting to act as 
our spokesperson !

Ocean

I look forward to it, and congratulations o n your launch !


Ecoize has asked Ocean to write a blog for us, she said yes and we've called it 
Ocean's Ocean.


We're so excited that Ocean has agreed to take some time from music every few days and write for us, we'd like to take this opportunity to say Thanks, Ocean, from all of us at Ecoize, for making such a great contribution to saving our planet!

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