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What she's playing, it's not a violin

Tomorrow I'll have a story on about a woman named Christen Lien. I met her over Twitter at the Governor's Global Climate Summit - she was one of the few people talking about the summit who wasn't working for a major utility, a government, or a company selling something. She just has a passion or two.

If you've heard her music, chances are it's because it was attached to a video made by Chris Jordan. And if you know who Chris Jordan is, chances are you've seen his pictures: of American mass consumption, of mass culture. Of thousands and thousands of things you throw away that are plastic.

As a teaser for tomorrow's story, here's a video of their work:

Lien plays tonight at Angel's Supper Club in Santa Monica.