Thursday, April 9, 2009

PLAYING FOR CHANGE...Stand by me.




The Playing for Change Community is a group of artists and inspired people
who have come together to connect the world through music. This is a Multi Media Movement created to insprie, connect and bring peace to the world. This is an idea whose time is here.....This video highlights what is similiar about all people and the love and joy in life we are all seeking in spirit.

To check out the website, go here. Let me know your thoughts about this connection and the love and life giving force it inspires towards acceptance and world peace.

How do you see it? As a community of Artists, Writers and Muscians your ideas and thoughts are welcome and invited and deeply appreciated here. My stance is that all persons sharing the earth have the right to life and peace. Thank you for your time and care in sharing.

Happy Easter to everyone and wishes for the spirit of renewal for you and yours that it brings!

46 comments:

Steve E. said...

My favorite song--all-ime--is www. or What a Wonderful World..."I see friends....the're just sayin' I.LOVE.YOU."

Yep, I'm there with y'all.

Linda S. Socha said...

Love you too Steve...Thanks for sharing....one of my favorites also
Linda

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Thanks for a super blog, A song I lke hearing is a very old song called "SPREAD A LITTLE HAPPINESS"
The words say it all.
Happy Easter

Yvonne.

Selchie said...

This is great, gave me goosebumps. Yes I agree everyone has the right to share this beautiful planet.)

Have a lovely Easter weekend, sweet.

Selchie.

Rikkij said...

can't argue with the right to life and peace, Linda. and community is a good thing when all play nice. appreciate your good intentions and willingness to support. ~Rick

lizzie said...

That's a great song, Steve, but Fields of Gold by sting is one of my all time favourites. It makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.

Audrey said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for posting this Linda. I agree, everyone is entitled to life and peace. I also believe that everyone on the planet is entitled to education and freedom. Respect is a basic human right in my opinion - everyone of us has something to contribute. It is up to all of us to recognize and acknowledge those contributions no matter how big or small.
Loved this! Happy Easter to you.

Winivere said...

I am having a hard time getting email addresses from my blogs. When I left AOL, I lost the editing pencil which has been a big pain. I want to go private with The Mad Platter because I don't want men coming into that blog. If you want to be included when I go private, please send me your email addy. Thanks!
XX,
Winivere

Marion said...

A fabulous post, Ms. Linda! Yes, it's ME and I'm back. I had to set up an entirely new blog due to the problems I had with my other one with folks not being able to access it or comment! Good thing I don't own a gun or I would have shot the computer, it was so frustrating. LOL! Hugs for the middle of Louisiana. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

Robert Lau said...

I will always stand by you..Linda

Happy Merry Easter to you and your family.

Best regards,

Robert Lau

Linda S. Socha said...

Thanks Yvonne. I appreciate your comments and your faithful blog support

Hey Sarah

Love the new photo. I am determined to get your book. Just need to the time to figure out the process!! THANKS for the comment

Rick

Love your comments..on all levels.:>)


Thanks Lizzie. I agree!

Audrey...Thinking about you. Love your comments as always. Love your attitude!

Winivere
MUCH thanks for letting me know. MY email is lindasocha@aol.com

Marion

Welcome back! Glad you are on board!

Robert......Thank you. You are beyond special friend

Linda

findingmywingsinlife said...

Wonderful Linda! I sent you an email in response to the one you sent me, let me know if it gets to you. Take Care.

Jacqueline Michelle said...

What a great idea. I don't understand why we can't just live & let live. Let's all just chill & do our own thing & let others do theirs.

Happy Easter to you too :) Are you doing anything special this weekend?

Linda S. Socha said...

Hello Seeker of Wings....
Thanks for the email and the permission!

Jacqueline Michelle
I love seeing your comments and remembering you are in the world..No special plans for Easter. We did a family get together last week.
Linda

Aggie said...

Definately one of my fave songs and that was a great interpretation. Wouldn't it be fantastic if we could all live and let live. Well Easter is a season of hope ... so, one day! one Day!
Have a lovely weekend.

-A said...

Great post!

June Saville said...

Well done Linda. It's great to hear a voice calling for co-operation between human beings everywhere.
And the song - well - what more can we say really?

Linda Pendleton said...

I love that video, and it is good to see and hear it again. thanks.

Marvin D. Wilson said...

Linda! What a blessing to stop by here today! I had my guitar out and was playing along - soooooo cool. Thanks!

Chris said...

Happy Easter!

Writer on Board said...

"My stance is that all persons sharing the earth have the right to life and peace." -Linda

Anything I could add after that doesn't feel like enough. More life. More peace. More Linda. Yes.

Ghost Dansing said...

this has a great amount of kewlness associated with it..... why

CathM said...

A lovely and uplifting post, Linda. Happy Easter to you and yours!

Nadege said...

an excellent foundation L. and good of you to forward this
concept.

HOPELESSBELIEVER said...

Awww, world peace, what a beautiful concept! ONe that people all over the world have been working toward for many ages and hopefully some day we will see this happen. :) Through music, art , writing, poetry, etc. I believe we can indeed make a difference. I believe God would have us all live in peace, being kind to one another and helpful to each other, loving one another. The song is great and a lovely post Linda, thank you! :)
take care my friend,
and Happy Easter!
Julian :)

Karen said...

Just wanted to say "Happy Easter," Linda. I enjoy your blog and your positive presence on several of the ones I read.

Lisa said...

hi Linda- I have actually been following your blog for sometime now, so were suprised to see you sign up as a follower yesterday when i assumed you already were !!!!!- lovely to reconnect again- read your blog all the time i comment very seldom........welcome back to me tee hee xxx!!!

Woman in a Window said...

It baffles my mind that we don't all play nicer. It would just be so much easier, wouldn't it be? Oh, no, not for the selfish I suppose.

Lovely sentiments for Easter or any time, Linda.

Dave King said...

Great idea. Wish them every success - think they just might pull off something.

L. Rochelle said...

Stand by Me..just one of my all time favorites, and this one is tops..good luck to the group! Remember.."peace, love, and brown rice"? Stiil OK for me.
Lyn

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Beautiful film and song! Thank you for sharing this, Linda!

Branwen said...

Lovely piece of music Linda. Boy have you been busy while ive been away....SOOoooo many followers and lots of awards...Well done. You deserve it. I will be back to read more and catch up. Hope you had a lovely Easter. x

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

Hope your Easter was renewing and blessed as well!

Cherie/ Butterfly Dreamer said...

In a perfect world we would all have everyhting we need. Until then we stand together for peace and love. Thank you for the beautiful post.

Cherie

Mathilde said...

Je suis sous le charme total, complètement éberluée, les belles voix de black me font toujours halluciner et me rendent dingue !
Mais, il est évident que quelle que soit la couleur d'un homme, si son âme est belle, ou même s'il veut chasser tous les mauvais esprits de son être, alors, l'art pourra le sauver et peu importe sa pratique, danse, chant, peinture...mais ses vibrations puissantes sont faites non seulement pour le sauver, mais, pour sauver du coup toute l'humanité entière de ses pires démons à commencer par l'envie de tuer un autre homme. Si seulement nous pouvions installer des chorales, des peintres, des danseurs, aux alentours des pires endroits ou la haine circule, je ne serais pas étonnée de la voir s'amoindrir.
Il existe d'ailleurs un proverbe français qui dit "la musique adoucit les moeurs" et je suppose que vous devez avoir l'équivalent en anglais.
Si malheureusement le budget de l'armement est plus conséquent, et ce, pour toutes les nations que le budget de la culture, que cela ne nous empêche pas de diffuser par tous les moyens à titre d'amateurs nos plus belles inspirations à travers, la poésie, la photographie, la musique, l'écriture, pour au moins tenter d'apaiser les souffrances déjà existantes et surtout... continuer à mettre en valeur tous les grands artistes vivants, ou qui nous ont quittés.
L'art finalement n'est ni plus ni moins qu'une forme de spiritualité.
Je vous félicite pour toutes vos implications à vouloir faire en sorte que le monde devienne meilleur.
Je vous embrasse.

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

Love the song! Beautiful sentiments all around - Amen! Happy Easter, Linda and love to you - K

Linda S. Socha said...

In English--Translation from
Mathilde comment

I under the total charm, am completely flabbergasted, the beautiful voices of black always make me hallucinate and return nutcase to me! But, it is obvious that whatever the color d' a man, if his heart is beautiful, or even s' he wants to drive out all the bad spirits of his being, then, l' art will be able to save it and it does not matter its practice, dances, song, painting… but its powerful vibrations are made not only to save it, but, to save blow all l' whole humanity of its worst demons to be started with l' envy to kill another man. So only we could install choral societies, painters, dancers, in the neighbourhoods of the worst places or hatred circulates, I would not be astonished to see it s' to reduce. There exists d' elsewhere a French proverb which says " the music softens the moeurs" and I suppose that you must have l' equivalent in English. So unfortunately the budget of l' armament is more consequent, and this, for all the nations that the budget of the culture, that does not prevent us from diffusing by all the means with title d' amateurs our more beautiful inspirations through, poetry, photography, music, l' writing, for at least trying d' to alleviate the already existing sufferings and especially… to continue to emphasize all the large alive artists, or who left us. L' art finally n' is neither more nor less qu' a form of spirituality. I congratulate you for all your implications to be wanted to make so that the world becomes better. I kiss you.

AlpHa Buttonpusher said...

Awww sorry I'm late..Happy Easter..xoxoxox

james oh said...

I love your noble thoughts and action. Count me in so that I can play my part as well. We are the world and if we don't promote peace and harmony, who else will do that?

Chrisy said...

Yes music is an international language...and any movement that raises awareness of the connectedness of all is worth supporting...and I wish that everybody realised that we are all singers, just as we are all artists...so often negative (ignorant) comments early in life can cause us to think that this isn't the case....

susanmuses said...

"My stance is that all persons sharing the earth have the right to life and peace."

Amen!

Lena said...

I loved the song and the whole concept of it. I believe united with sharing and giving we can make the world a lot better place... and so the concept of live and let live will make sense to everyone on this planet :)

Middle Ditch said...

That was glorious. I hope that you had a great Easter. Peace to you all.

Self-Proclaimed Mistress of Nothing said...

I am terribly late. Way past the point of "fashionable" so I will say... HAPPY SPRING!!

Many of the comments mentioned songs. There is a song that has always touched me... It's A Small World. Perhaps it's because of my first trip to Disneyland when I was young. The representations of cultures from all over the world captured in a single place (ride) is something I will never forget. Also, it sometimes makes me cry.

Wishing you love, JOY, and new beginnings! ~♥~

SILVER said...

wow! "STAND BY ME.." you've got it, big sis!

Harlequin said...

such wonderful sentiments... you have such a welcoming space here...
all the best of the bunny !!