Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Change Is Gonna Come. Lift me up! Dream with me!



Inspiration and connection to me are the corner posts for making it through what can be a difficult point in the evolution of this planet as we know it today. We are lonely travelers in this world longing for and looking for a sense of belonging and purpose.

We all are carrying our personal burdens and usually none of us imagine what our fellow traveler deals with. All options for kindness , caring and recognition of the lonely journey are needed.

None of us is alone in this journey although it can feel as if the traveler is abandoned. Here is a group that, to me ,reaches our far beyond what the senses can experience. I believe in this movement and I believe in music and dance and love!...This says all three to me!

This is a powerful musical prayer to transcend distance and difference. Each of us count here.

What is your experience? Here is the story from behind the movement . I lifted this from Kyles beautiful blog DREAMS IN COLOR.....Thanks Kyles

Here is the story........

THE INSPIRATION
Playing for Change is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace to the world through music. The idea for this project arose from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. No matter whether people come from different geographic, political, economic, spiritual or ideological backgrounds, music has the universal power to transcend and unite us as one human race. And with this truth firmly fixed in our minds, we set out to share it with the world.
THE PRODUCTION
We built a mobile recording studio, equipped with all the same equipment used in the best studios, and traveled to wherever the music took us. As technology changed, our power demands were downsized from golf cart batteries to car batteries, and finally to laptops. Similarly, the quality with which we were able to film and document the project was gradually upgraded from a variety of formats-- each the best we could attain at the time—finally to full HD. One thing that never changed throughout the process was our commitment to create an environment for the musicians in which they could create freely and that placed no barriers between them and those who would eventually experience their music. By leading with that energy and intent everywhere we traveled, we were freely given access to musicians and locations that are usually inaccessible. In this respect, the inspiration that originally set us on this path became a co-creator of the project along with us!
THE EFFECT
Over the course of this project, we decided it was not enough for our crew just to record and share this music with the world; we wanted to create a way to give back to the musicians and their communities that had shared so much with us. And so in 2007 we created the Playing for Change Foundation, a separate 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation whose mission is to do just that. In early 2008, we established Timeless Media, a for-profit entity that funds and extends the work of Playing for Change. Later that year, Timeless Media entered into a joint venture with the Concord Music Group through the support of label co-owner and entertainment legend Norman Lear and Concord Music Group executive vice president of A&R John Burk. Our goal is to bring PFC’s music, videos and message to the widest possible audience. Now, musicians from all over the world are brought together to perform benefit concerts that build music and art schools in communities that are in need of inspiration and hope.
In addition to benefit concerts, the Playing for Change band also performs shows around the world. When audiences see and hear musicians who have traveled thousands of miles from their homes, united in purpose and chorus on one stage, everyone is touched by music's unifying power. And now, everyone can participate in this transformative experience by joining the Playing for Change Movement. People are hosting screenings, musicians are holding benefit concerts of every size, fans are spreading the message of Playing for Change through our media, and this is only the beginning. Together, we will connect the world through music!

51 comments:

Steve E. said...

It must be a wonderful feeling, being attached to a group, believing in their cause.

Hey, that's ME! In Alcoholics Anonymous.
I have that same feeling of closeness, companionship, fellowship, and joint activities. Our goal is to help others.

Glad to see you "on" Linda!

Linda S. Socha said...

Thank you Steve O...I find that people in AA tend to be people I like very much!
If they are musicians...like you my friend...all the better!

Thanks for the comment ! I have been snowed under and a little over whelmed so am working at getting refocused!!

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

An excellent blog Linda and very interesting to read, also thought provoking. I must say I enjoyed the read.

Yvonne.

Jenny said...

What a lovely well-written post, Linda!

Yes, music is such a united force. It is amazing.

Shadow said...

what a brilliant and original concept.

Rikkij said...

Linda- it's funny. It's always been hard for performers to find a venue and be seen, and now in the age of internet, it's so easy that they get lost in the deluge. So an organization of sorts to perfect seems wonderful. And your promotion I'm sure is a bonus! nice work. ~rick

Karen said...

Some people think about changing the world; others do something about it. If only we would all be as active in service.

Beautiful post, Linda. Thank you.

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linda said...

linda, it's good to see you again!

this post is deeply moving and also such a startlingly simple yet profound message is found within....I was pondering the thought of how sound is so simple, how we do nothing yet, music may find us anywhere at anytime...even the deaf can hear it...there are so many "what if's" in this idea!!! like~ what if the planes carried this music instead of missles...perhaps too idealistic and yet a possibility, just the same. I never was a realist...

blessings to you....

Marion said...

Linda, this truly is inspiring and uplifting. Thanks so much for sharing it! Blessings and Hugs!!!

Ghost Dansing said...

it's a really kewl idea.....

Something Happened Somewhere Turning said...

Linda, welcome to year 13. :-)

Lyn said...

Whatever we do, it must be inclusive..we must reach out with kindness to each other..what you do is another step to harmony..music is in our DNA!!

Silver said...

You're amazing? How do you possibly able to manage so much ??! It's true. Music is universal and reaches out with greater impact than what words alone can do.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Music does reach across boundaries. We do find a common thread to identify with.

Thanks for sharing this Linda, it was lovely. and I'm still humming it. :-)

Judith Ellis said...

Simply, YES! Thanks for sharing this and your thoughtful words. Wonderful post, beautiful poet and friend.

Cynthia said...

Thank you for making me aware
of this compassionate music
Linda, as always. Hugs.

SarahA said...

Lovely idea and very true too. I feel the same about Poetry.

Woman in a Window said...

Linda, the world needs more people like you. I think most are is unifying like that. When people are reduced to the creative spirit everything else, all that unimportant divisive stuff, just falls aside.

artemis-of-the-eucalypts said...

I really liked this post Linda, especially this bit "None of us is alone in this journey although it can feel as if the traveler is abandoned." Awesome sentiment!!!!!

BJ Roan said...

Great post! I believe in the power of music. It can alter a mood and lift up your spirit.

Jessie said...

a great and wonderful cause -- and the music video was awesome!!!

thank you for posting,
smiles and blessings,

human being said...

fabulous project... yes music can erase borders and connect all people... because it's got such healing effects on our soul... purging it from dogmas and prejudices...

Linda... dear new friend, thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving those sweet words...

i'm glad to know you and read your amazing blog now... each new friend is a new window to the world... and i really love this new window...
:)

love and peace to you

SaoirseDaily2 said...

Food choice never come easy for me on any day. I just try and do my best. Dr Roger has put me on Avandia and it seems to be working ok. Somedays I feel like Ruby on the Style Network and other days I just make it through. The trick for me is to keep my mind busy.

Happy Summer - Enjoy Life

Chrisy said...

A perfect post in every way! Thank you dear lady...and thank you for the kind wishes for wellness you left on my blog...my love goes across the miles to you...

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Music transcends worlds and galaxies!

Mazhar Hussain Shah said...

Really nice blog.I have enjoy reading. Keep it Up.Big M blog.

Silver said...

Hi! Came back to check in on ya.. and to finish listening to this song. Never did the last time. ;)

~Silver

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Harlequin said...

Linda-- thanks for sharing this and for your amazing upbeat and hopeful personality which shines through... bright and beautiful.

Cynthia said...

Hi Linda, your second paragraph
says it all for me. Compassionate
truth as is your forte.

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

Wonderful music and a great post. the music was really great, gotta play that to my sons...

Linda, I am closing down one of my blogs, because I have too many blogs. you have registered there as a follower or have commented there, so this is why I am letting you know that here's another one of my blogs, which features the same sort of pictures (nature of Scandinavia plus my books and art-work).

This is the link, in case you are interested:

http://aboutmynewshop.blogspot.com/

I hope you will enjoy it and might consider becomming a follower there instead.

greetings from Scandinavia, Sarah Sofia

Writer on Board said...

You are music!

Rick said...

What a truly inspiring post, Linda. Watching it, I felt like I was there. We all owe you a debt for this posting. Thanks for making my night.

Cherie/ Butterfly Dreamer said...

Thank you Linda ~ beautiful post.

velvetwoods said...

It is a wonderful story Linda thank you for connecting and reaching out to all of us.
By the way you have been tagged to tell six random things about yourself.
xoxoxo

Something Happened Somewhere Turning said...

I was thinking of you the other day and I hope you are having a great year and doing well. If I ever get to that area I would love to say hi. Be sweet. Be well.

Beaux and Lois.

Post Script: Thanx for being there.
:-)

Noelle said...

This is so awesome, thank you for sharing it!!

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

Kudos to you Linda and all who affect change for the better. You are truly an inspiration. Music has always been a common thread throughout time and space. Lovely idea!

laughingwolf said...

ab fab, thx so much, linda :)

BJ Roan said...

As always, a very interesting read.

HOPELESSBELIEVER said...

Hey Linda,

A really awesome post my friend, and of course I love all kinds of music :)
Hope you are doing well and we hear from you again soon,
take care,

Julian :)

~PakKaramu~ said...

Pak Karamu reading your blog

Middle Ditch said...

Music is the soul of our life.

Beautiful post.

Thanks for sharing.

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Saoirse in Spokane said...

Hi Linda, I have a new blog. I hope you will visit.

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Have a fab Wednesday.

Mathilde said...

J'espère que vous allez bien Linda, je commence à m'inquiéter un peu de ne point vous voir publier sur votre blog depuis début juillet !
J'ose espérer que les vacances, la visite d'amis ou des membres de votre famille expliquent cela !
Je vous embrasse.
Mathilde Primavera.

The Pink Cowboy said...

Lovely post, I am already inspired, this is one of my favorite songs.

Rick said...

Hello. I'm with the blogging police. If you don't hurry up and post again I'm going to have to give you a ticket.

Linda S. Socha said...
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Maithri said...

What a beautiful post,

Music transcends the mundane and yet grounds us in the earth at the same time...

To me, Its all there is ;)

Heres to you,
To change,
And to the music,

With love, Maithri