Posts tagged “hunger

What is Enough, and what is madness?

We were in the middle of mixing Love Can Change The World when the messages from Tom Shadyac’s documentary, “I Am – The Film” worked their way into a rhythmic chant…

What is enough, and what is madness?
Where do we stand along this path of sadness
Follow the line between hunger and greed
How much do we need?

The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations spread throughout the country, and the voices are being heard. Every day we balance our bills with our established level of comfort, and even with our nervousness about the future we remind ourselves of how much better off we are than so, so many people in our country and beyond.

Changing the world starts with each one of us. We’re not begrudging those who are financially successful. We just need to ask ourselves, what is enough? How much do we really need, and what can we do to make this a country – and a world – where children don’t go hungry and everyone has access to healthcare?

KGO Fights Hunger Day – we can all play a part

We’re listening to KGO Radio in San Francisco today as we pay bills, get ready to leave for the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) Conference, and generally stay busy with the work of getting Love Can Change The World ready for distribution on iTunes, and the like, as well as work with our radio promoter to make sure the record gets heard far and wide.

While we work, admittedly we gripe a little about all the details required to get this record out into the world while we much on walnuts and fresh fruit and plan what healthy yummy food we’ll take with us on our trip next week.

Except today is a little different for our local talk radio station that we have on in the background – today is KGO Fights Hunger Day.

So we stop, and realize once again that we have to pay attention to the words we sing:

Love Can Change the World, I can play a part…

So we’ve put the word out to our Facebook fans and friends and  Twitter followers and made this offer: We’ll send a cope of our as yet unreleased new CD Love Can Change The world to the first ten people who email us (or Facebook message or Tweet us) after donating $25 or more to Bay Area Food Banks via KGO Fight’s Hunger today before 7:00 pm. We’ll just have to trust you on this, we’re not connected at all with KGO’s effort, we just want to spread the word and give our friends and fans some incentive to get involved.

Finding healthy food on just a few dollars a day is a tremendous challenge, and its no secret that economic realities are depleting food banks everywhere.

So, if your’e in the Bay Area, please listen to KGO today with an open heart. Wherever you area, you can play a part in the fight to end hunger.