Tuesday, December 13, 2016

THE YOUNG CENTER FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN'S RIGHTS

Won't someone please think of the children? Alright. I ask that you join me in donating to The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights.

My wife and I wake up every morning and care for our kids. We get them dressed, bring them food, and attempt to make their days fulfilling and meaningful while keeping them safe. Every child deserves the right to have someone there to help them through life.

The kids that The Young Center help come to America for many reasons—political upheaval, extreme poverty, child labor, abusive homes, or just searching for their family. From where many of us sit, it's difficult to believe that this actually happens. But it absolutely does. And regardless of the circumstances, these kids need our help.

The Young Center provides legal guardians for trafficking victims and unaccompanied immigrant children who, in most cases, must navigate the immigration system alone, without an attorney or any other adult to help them.

The Young Center Child Advocates speak the children’s languages and often share the same cultural background, creating meaningful ties with each child while advocating for his or her rights so that no matter what happens—whether they remain in the US or return to their home country—their safety is ensured.

I humbly ask that you donate with me to support this organization.  We must treat the most vulnerable among us with love and guide them away from harm. Let's help these kids however we can.

Thanks.



Here's a song by Pete Seeger...



IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL WORLD 

IF WE COULD CONSIDER EACH OTHER
A NEIGHBOR, A FRIEND, OR A BROTHER
IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL WORLD
IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL WORLD
IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL WORLD

IF EACH LITTLE KID HAD ENOUGH MILK EACH DAY
IF EACH WORKING MAN HAD ENOUGH TIME TO PLAY
IF EACH HOMELESS SOUL HAD A GOOD PLACE TO STAY
IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL WORLD
IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL WORLD

IF THERE WERE NO POOR AND THE RICH WERE CONTENT
IF STRANGERS WERE WELCOME WHEREVER THEY WENT
IF EACH OF US KNEW WHAT TRUE BROTHERHOOD MEANT
IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL WORLD
IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL WORLD

IF WE COULD CONSIDER EACH OTHER
A NEIGHBOR, A FRIEND, OR A BROTHER
IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL WORLD
IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL WORLD
IT COULD BE A WONDERFUL WORLD

Thursday, December 1, 2016

THE ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE


Today’s organization is The Anti-Defamation League.

There are people out there who do not believe that we are all created equal, that each of our lives are important to the same degree. Perhaps they’re afraid of what they don’t understand. Perhaps they are angry about something and feel the need to direct that anger at another group of people. Whatever the case, we cannot allow for the profileration of hatred. If humanity is going to survive, we must continue to demonstrate that love and kindness make our shared existence worth living. We must fight against discrimination however we can in order to bring about equality for everyone, everywhere.

The Anti-Defamation League fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation, and advocacy, serving as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators, and the public. In addition to combatting hate crimes and hate on the Internet, the ADL also advocates for immigration reform, expanding LGBT rights, advancing women’s equality, and much more.

Even if you can only donate $1, please consider supporting the Anti-Defamation League so they can continue to battle against hate and discrimination, wherever it may be. And like I said before, if you can’t afford to give, please just go out and do something that makes the world a better place.

Let us not give up hope.




Here's a song from Woody Guthrie...



ALL YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE

WELL I'M GONNA TELL YOU FASCISTS
YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED
THE PEOPLE OF THIS WORLD
YEAH THEY'RE GETTING ORGANIZED
YOU'RE BOUND TO LOSE!
YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE!

ALL OF YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE
ALL OF YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE
ALL OF YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE
YOU'RE BOUND TO LOSE!
YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE!

RACE HATRED CANNOT STOP US
THAT'S ONE THING YOU SHOULD KNOW
YOUR BIGOTRY AND MISOGYNY
AND YOUR GREED HAVE GOT TO GO
YOU'RE BOUND TO LOSE!
YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE!

ALL OF YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE
ALL OF YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE
ALL OF YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE
YOU'RE BOUND TO LOSE!
YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE!

PEOPLE OF EVERY COLOR
WELL THEY'RE MARCHING SIDE BY SIDE
YEAH THEY'RE MARCHING CROSS THE FIELD
WHERE FASCISM’S GONNA DIE
YOU'RE BOUND TO LOSE!
YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE!

ALL OF YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE
ALL OF YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE
ALL OF YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE
YOU'RE BOUND TO LOSE!
YEAH YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE!

I'M GOING INTO BATTLE
WITH A GUITAR FOR A GUN
GONNA RID THIS WORLD OF SLAVERY
BEFORE THIS BATTLE’S DONE
YOU'RE BOUND TO LOSE!
YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE!

ALL OF YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE
ALL OF YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE
ALL OF YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE
ALL OF YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE
ALL OF YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE
ALL OF YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE
ALL OF YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE
ALL OF YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE
YOU'RE BOUND TO LOSE!
YEAH YOU FASCISTS BOUND TO LOSE!!


Saturday, November 26, 2016

THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION

Hey everyone.

Today’s organization is the American Civil Liberties Union.

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been a guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in our country.

Even if you can only donate $1, please consider supporting this important organization that fights for the rights of all Americans. If you can’t afford to give, just go out and do something that makes the world a better place.



Here's another new song. I wrote it with the hope that, even in the face of darkness, we will carry on for what is right and just in this world. Let us always strive toward a better tomorrow, lest the powers of hatred and fear overwhelm us.

Thanks for listening.





THE BETTER DAYS

OH WHAT CAN A PERSON DO?
SOME DAYS YOU JUST WANT TO RUN AWAY
AND SAY YOU'RE THROUGH
BUT WHERE WILL YOU GO?
WHERE WILL YOU HIDE?
WHERE WILL YOU END UP
IF YOU'RE TOO SCARED TO TAKE A SIDE?

PEOPLE, I KNOW
THAT IT'S SO HARD TO GO IT ALONE
SINKING LOW IN THE STORM
BUT WE MUST CARRY ON
FOR BETTER DAYS
COULD BE ON THE WAY
KEEP YOUR SOUL AWAKE
COME ALONG AND SING
FOR BETTER DAYS

TELL ME NOW, PLEASE
REALLY, WHAT THE FUCK?
I SWEAR THAT SOMETIMES
IT SEEMS THIS WORLD HAS RUN AMOK
WHEN WILL THIS HORSESHIT END?
OR WILL IT GO INCESSANTLY ON
UNTIL WE'RE REMNANTS OF LONG AGO?

OH PEOPLE, I KNOW
THAT IT'S SO HARD TO GO IT ALONE
SINKING LOW IN THE STORM
BUT WE MUST CARRY ON
FOR BETTER DAYS
COULD BE ON THE WAY
WITH MY SOUL AWAKE
I WILL HELP CREATE
THE BETTER DAYS

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

THE NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL

Hey everyone. I’m starting a video series to help support different causes throughout the country that need our help now more than ever. Each song will be accompanied by information on a different charity or non-profit organization, plus a link to where you can donate. Even if you can only donate $1, $5, $10, these organizations are out there fighting for all of us in order to make the world a better place.

Our first organization is the Natural Resources Defense Council.

The NRDC combines the power of more than two million members and online activists with the expertise of some 500 lawyers, scientists, and policy advocates to secure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. You can learn all about the work that the NRDC does everyday throughout the world right here.


As for the music, I couldn’t think of a better song to start with than this one. I know that playing this and posting it on the internet isn’t the same as going to a protest rally, or litigating for those in need, or writing the inspiring words that many of my friends post online day after day. But it’s something, I guess. And I hope it helps, even if just a little. Regardless, thanks for listening. I’m excited and hopeful as I start this project. I hope you join me in supporting some people who could really use our help. 



MAY THE TIME COME

MAY THE TIME COME
WHEN WE WILL ALL BE FREE
AND WHAT’S BEST FOR YOU
IS WHAT’S BEST FOR ME
SO RAISE YOUR HEAD
COME AND BANG YOUR DRUM
OH YEAH MAY THE TIME COME

MAY THE TIME COME
WHEN IT WILL ALL MAKE SENSE
AND WHEN NO ONE LIVES
AT ANOTHER’S EXPENSE
SO RAISE YOUR HEAD
COME AND BANG YOUR DRUM
OH YEAH MAY THE TIME COME

MAY THE TIME COME
WHEN WE WILL ALL FEEL LOVE
FOR WHAT’S HERE ON EARTH
AND IN THE STARS ABOVE
SO RAISE YOUR HEAD
COME AND BANG YOUR DRUM
OH YEAH MAY THE TIME COME
OH YEAH MAY THE TIME COME
OH YEAH MAY THE TIME COME



Sunday, April 1, 2012

MUSIC VIDEO MOTION

Hey everyone. So I just finished my first music video yesterday. I know it's absolutely ridiculous but I don't care. Hopefully it's at least somewhat entertaining. Anyway thanks for watching...