Jackson Browne:
A song inspired by the ocean

TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch · 4:26 · Filmed Nov 2010

Jackson Browne plays a song about being on the ocean ... or really, being anywhere among passionate friends. (He started writing this song aboard Mission Blue Voyage, a Sylvia Earle-inspired conference about saving the ocean.) "If I could be anywhere," he sings, "anywhere right now, I would be here."

Musician and activist
Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music — and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. Full bio