There were more people on the street and more people in line for food than last year.
I looked out over the city from the roof at Union Rescue Mission.
$10,000 is terrific. It puts food on a table. It can pay some ongoing operating expenses that never stop. It allows survival but does not allow growth. It does not fix anything.
My objective here is not to chastise companies or organizations that are not fine examples. It is to hope that I can get companies, individuals or organizations that truly wish to help a few ideas.
I asked Chad to pass this idea along to Brad Paisley. Chad is Brad's right hand guy. I also asked Chad to pass the idea along to everybody that is on tour with Brad Paisley and ask that these other acts pass the thought along as well. Networking. Maybe all of us in the music business can contribute to a bit of networking?
I will also be posting this blog post on the Dr. Z Amp Forum. There are many artists active on that particular forum. Many of them are my personal friends. I am asking them as my friends to pass on my thinking to their management.
Please help me in my own personal mission to make 2011 a year of real change and not just business as usual. Individuals can make a difference. Lets get to work.