Share Music Mission
The mission of Share Music is the same as the message of my first book. Which is that, and if you've read this far you'll already know, is that you're not like most people.
You were born with something great inside you.
Yet society does everything it can to silence that greatness. On the most obvious level, if, perchance, you're ever swept up in waves of sludge-filled tweets, barrages of empty and moronic facebook posts, or Youtube's downward spiral to spongiform video-itus, you're really not thinking for yourself.
George Washington (as I wrote in m first book), maybe like you, at first saw no choice but follow the gray brick road laid out by society. In his case, he really wanted to go to a posh private boarding school in England. (Not quite as bad as Facebook posts and the school you probably go to, but still a waste of that great thing inside of him....)
George Washington's father died, though, when he was just a kid, and suddenly there was no money for the overseas school.
Sometime the darkest clouds have at least a pewter lining...
The education George Washington got, as he left school in his mid-teens, setting out on adventures in the wilderness with trappers, scalp-carrying Indians, and enemy soldiers (the French, at that time,) was much better than a formal education ever could have been, at least for George and his innate...greatness.
It's true that throughout George Washington's life he regretted he didn't know Latin, and thus couldn't read the "classics", filled with the knowledge which gave his fellow founders and compatriots the perspective and wisdom to change the world.
Yet he was truly "educated", at least if you know what "education" really means.
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You don't? Glad you asked....
"Education" comes from the Latin word "educere", still an Italian word today, which means to lead out (which not what happens in most schools, is it? They just cram as much as will fit in your cerebellum, n'est-ce pas?) (See what knowing a little Latin does? It helps you to see that the whole "education system" is not "educating" you at all. It's instructing you, mostly to obey, recite, and regurgitate.
Your "education" is not educating you.
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George Washington's education – the kind he got, if not the kind he wanted when he was a kid – helped him find a spark somewhere inside him, a destiny, the thing he called "Providence". "Providence" allowed George Washington to break far more rules than you will ever dream of breaking. He fought a war to throw off tyranny – not the vapid tyranny of your twitter feed (however onerous it is), nor even the unfair rules in your school – but tyranny as monstrous as an army fighting against the call of liberty and freedom beating in George Washington's heart.
Or, as I said when I was eight years old, "I'll do whatever I want, whenever I want, however I want, and nobody's going to stop me."
Hey, it worked for Uncle George.
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Share Music is yet another effort to shake off tyranny, this time the tyranny of cyber-sludge, moronic-music, and all filth which overwhelms even potentially great people...the never ending onslaught of vapid nothingness....click click, swipe swipe, there goes your life.
Yet shining out, even through the morass of tweeted sludge seeping in to every nook and cranny of your cranium, somewhere inside you – maybe not somewhere inside everyone, but somewhere inside everyone who's read this far – is your music, your song.
It might not be a literal song, but then again, it might be.
Ultimately, the point of Share Music is to remind people that before music became a vehicle to get rich, or satisfy the egos of the chronically insecure, it was a way to connect our spirits to something divine.
And it may be again.
A huge part of Share Music is to believe in the magic of serendipity, live life, and stay off your computer... However, if you really want to send us some stuff, especially to use in our TV show, you can upload it here.
The reason you have to contribute (pay) something is anyone who puts up a website like this gets overwhelmed with communications/submissions. You are fundamentally missing the point if you do this, though. Find the people around you to share your music with. However, for those who insist.. something might happen, you never know (BUT PROBABLY NOT). I'd save my money if I were you...but, if you insist...:)
The difference between silver and gold? More money for us. Honestly, even if you do this, probably no one will listen to your stuff. Just sayin'...kinda like the lottery. Just...maybe...
actually, that button doesn't even do anything. It just sits there, mournfully, without a purpose.
If you feel that way, too, for God's sake, donate. At least you'll have done something with your afternoon....just saying....