Music’s what it’s all about

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A high-performance audio system doesn’t matter much without music to play on it. Sure, we have scads of music in our library but if you’re like me, new music is always of interest. Especially new well recorded music.

It’s no secret that the musicians of today are struggling in the post Napster economy. Heck, they were struggling before Napster too. Pouring your heart out for the cause of music is an often thankless task, yet musicians do it time and again because they want to share what is in those hearts. They express it best through notes, harmonies, and melodies.

My son Sean has been a musician for most of his life. And a gifted one at that. And his heart is as big as the moon, filled with a generous spirit to help others. He and his friend, Russell, are doing what they can for aspiring musicians: collecting instruments, audio equipment, sheet music, and educational supplies which they then place in the hands of struggling musicians in an effort to better their lives and enrich the art. More than that, they teach classes, give of themselves, and do their best to scratch out a living while helping others. What a great cause.

Is there a chance you might have something of value to donate? An old violin the kids no longer practice on, some speakers hanging out in the garage, a drum kit, trumpet, sheet music. Anything and everything helps. Including money. If you can contribute, here’s their address for donations:

Audiophile Societies Donations
1841-B Slack St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
USA

Sean’s website for donations can be accessed by clicking on the link in the address I just posted. If you want to help with a monthly donation, like I did, you can go here to see their bigger plans.

Without music and a new generation of musicians to write and play it our hobby loses meaning. Thanks for doing what you can.

It all matters.