I know I usually write about working in a prison. That's what this blog is all about. It's hard, it's dirty, it's gritty, it's ridiculous and it's often dangerous.
But working in a prison is not the sum of my life. Thank the gods. I have other things going on outside the wire that are often much more important (to me, anyway) than those nitwits on the inside.
My sister sent me a cool video last night. I thought it was just a cool video and not much more. The link to the video is here: http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2539741
It's a bunch of street performers from all over the world singing the song "Stand By Me." This guy videoed them and dubbed it all together. It's just awesome. Go watch it. Then come back.
Turns out there's more to the story. Isn't that always they way? (grin) Seems this cat and his friends are doing something great with their art by promoting music and the arts all over the world. Building music schools in impoverished areas. Creative writing schools. Refugee centers. Doing good things for people who need it. And in a very cool way.
The place is called Play For Change. Their website is here: http://www.playingforchange.com/pop2.html Go check them out.
If you love music (as I do) and you enjoy seeing something positive coming out of this dark and dank existence of ours, go give them a rub. Contribute. Buy a coffee cup or something. It couldn't hurt, it might help and you'll feel better about yourself.
What's to lose?
Tomorrow I promise I'll be back to my old sour and dour prison guard self. Heck, I may even write about poop again.
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