First Amendment is the Only Permit a Busker Needs DEC 22, 2014 – Busking, or street performing, is when a musician, magician, or some kind of entertainer plies his wares out in public, usually near sidewalks, subway stops or city parks as people walk by, such as the musicians pictured left. Some of the greatest songwriters got inspiration…
DEC 10, 2012 – Taylor Swift has donated a beautiful signed Taylor guitar to the holiday auction being held to raise funds for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, an institution dedicated to helping those in oppressed communities, and carry on the work of the great Senator Robert F. Kennedy devoted his life to.
"Some men see things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?" – Robert F. Kennedy paraphrasing George Bernard Shaw
"To realize his dream of a more just and peaceful world, Robert Kennedy’s family and friends founded a living memorial in 1968. Today, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights is one of the foremost international human rights organizations. In the tradition of Robert Kennedy, the RFK CENTER has forged effective collaborations with NGOs, universities, legal clinics, and the media on behalf of oppressed communities."
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READ MORE below, and check out other donated celebrity merchandise in this special holiday auction, such as a guitar from Johnny Cash and more, by checking out the RFKCenter.org website.
MAY 16, 2012 – I came across this video this morning, a young couple in Lawrence Kansas was walking with Jacob, their blind and autistic 8-year old son, and encountered a street musician playing "Midnight Special" and the most amazing thing happened. Jacob started to go up to the guitar and touch and feel the music. Watch the video below.
MAY 10, 2012 – The Fender Music Foundation, whose mission is to assure "music is available to everyone in the communities that they serve", has received another signed guitar to their autographed guitar collection donated by artists and celebrities.
Tom Morello, aka The Nightwatchman, who has been active in the Occupy music arena recently has signed and donated a sweet Fender Kingman SCE dreadnought acoustic guitar. It can be yours too, all you have to do is donate $2,100 to the foundation and the bad boy is yours! All the funds will all go to benefit the Fender Music Foundation to help spread music! While you are there, you can get a guitar signed by Tom Petty, Vince Gill, and even President Jimmy Carter!
Wanna know more? Check out an intro to the Fender Music Foundation video below, and their website with testimonials of the awesome work they are doing is here.
APR 23, 2012 – A group of New York area musician activists have formed "Occupy Guitarmy", and seek to gather 1000 guitarists, from beginner to shredder, in a massive May Day Music March on May 1, 2012 in Bryant Park. It is the brainchild of Occupy Wall Street Music Group, and they have put together the songs they want to play that day all on a website, chords and all, for everyone to practice and learn before the march. There will be 1000 guitarists all playing and singing "One Guitar", "We Shall Not Be Moved", "Worldwide Rebel Songs""El Pueblo Unido" and of course the classic "This Land is Your Land".
They have people there willing to help you learn guitar, and they also encourage others to form their Occupy Guitarmy in their hometown. Check out their website here.
Here is their Press Release:
"New York, NY (Occupy Wall Street)—Legions of guitarists, string players, singers, and DIY-shaker makers will converge on Bryant Park May 1, 2012 for Occupy Guitarmy, part of the Occupy Wall Street May Day actions for social and economic justice.
Occupy Guitarmy is a large gathering of New York-area guitarists and string players from complete beginner to master shredder, from bedroom artist to legend. All are equal in this guitarmy. We play and march to support Occupy, to raise our voices, to recognize each other was musicians, music workers, community. We ask all New York City-area guitarists and string players to join us on this day."
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