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ROCK IT – David Shriver Tribute is now Launched!

Posted in I Have A Dream, Independent Music, Indie Music, Kickstarter, Memorial, Pop music, Short Film, Soundtrack, Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 13, 2012 by damngoodtunes

Full speed ahead! That’s what Bruce Maier and his dedicated team are saying now that phase 2 of the Kickstarter.com fundraising campaign has launched as of Monday. There is a brand new introduction video in place which will give the potential donors much more of the information and even a sneak peek at David’s live performance on the Ed Sullivan Show, along with a clip of actor-musician and author Mickey Jones who Maier recruited to play drums on the soundtrack for the film. Mickey was seated in the control room of the recording studio hearing back the song Rock It for the very first time when he is captured on  camera offering an emotional response.

This is a worthy project and there is an inspirational message of hope for anyone who loves music and has considered putting all their faith in the Dream of making it in music.

David Shriver and Mickey Jones along with their band-leader Trini Lopez sold millions of records and played the most important shows and broadcast in the world . But all this fame would come just a few years after David’s first time becoming famous as the electric Bass player for Rock icon Eddie Cochran. Cochran will killed in a tragic car crash in England, leaving behind millions of saddened fans and a young David Shriver asking the question of what would be next. After a stint with the Kelly Four, David was at the famed PJ’s in Hollywood when he meets with Lopez and Jones who were just then needing a good Bass player. The rest is an amazing history which includes moving from Malibu and buying a  farm in Washington state, joining with Northwest music legend Clayton Watson and performing in symphonies and Big Bands! David Shriver as the song says,  ” lived his life with passion ! ”

In order to tell this story in Rock It, we need your help. Please go to our Kickstarter page and watch the video and read the details. Rock It!

See The Video Here

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Remembering Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted in Civil Rights, Freedom, I Have A Dream, Martin Luther King Jr., World News, Youth with tags , , on January 17, 2011 by damngoodtunes

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

” Long Way To Go “

 
THERE WAS A MAN WHO SAID ” I HAVE A DREAM “
HE SAW NO DIFFERENCE IN COLOR AS HE WALKED OUR STREETS
HE WAS THE SAME AS YOU, YOU’RE THE SAME AS ME
PUT HIS LIFE ON THE LINE FOR WHAT HE BELIEVED
 
AND THEY WROTE BOOKS AND STORIES ALL ABOUT THE MAN
THEY NAMED ROADS AFTER HIM ALL ACROSS OUR LAND
KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE FOR LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS
AND WE’LL ALL SAY A  PRAYER IN THE FREE WORLD
 
( CHORUS )
 
SO WE PLEDGE OUR ALLEGIANCE AND WE STAND UP TALL
THROUGH THE EYES OF THE WORLD WE’VE GOT IT ALL
BLACK OR WHITE, YELLOW, RED HANDS SHARE THE LOAD
‘CAUSE WE’VE STILL GOT A LONG WAY TO GO
YES WE’VE STILL GOT A LONG WAY TO GO 
(  excerpt )
words and music by Bruce J Maier
bjmsongs/kanbllc
copyright 2011
all rights reserved
 

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