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And now for something different... As we head towards 1000 views for "20 Beautiful Children," and move forward with publicity and press, I have another song for anyone who knows what winter time in Michigan can be like: cold, slippery, snowy, and cold. Did I say cold? What's the cure? Coffee, of course. Watch and enjoy. You can download the song and album at my Bandcamp site.
Please comtinue to spread the word so those who did not see your links from before can see the video and hopefully share it among their friends as well!
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
4 hours after "20 Beautiful Children" was released, donations reported to shinyheadmusic.com total over $100. Thank you to all who have chosen to give, and please continue to share and encourage friends to do the same. Promotion on Facebook is taking off, with entries to each of the 5 major Detroit news television channels, as well as both National Public Radio stations. Follow the links below to "like" and comment on the video link I posted, encouraging coverage of the story. If we can get the news outlets to take notice, we can spread the word even further.
Follow these links and find the video link for "20 Beautiful Children" to like and comment:
Today, the video and download-to-donate song "20 Beautiful Children" becomes available. I am proud of the result, and hope that together we can make a difference. I am grateful to all the volunteer musicians, singers, video and audio producers who put this project together - there is no way I could have accomplished this alone. You will find instructions on how to make your donation and download the audio track here. Please share this video and encourage people to follow Shinyhead Music on Facebook and donate at shinyheadmusic.com
Here are the names of the people who helped with this project. Thank you all.
“20 Beautiful Children”
by Dave Martin
Dave Martin, Guitars and Vocals
Jason Cassell, Drums
Godfrey Porter, Bass
Doug Scott, Piano
Ju Ju Palmer
Recorded at Winding Road Studios
Produced by Steve Sholtes
Video Produced by
Special thanks to
Dr. Noel Jackson
Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center
Rev. Phillip Reed
Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church
For the victims, heroes and beautiful children of Sandy Hook Elementary
Today, I have been in contact via email and telephone with several charitable organizations in the Newtown, CT area. I am working to finalize partnership between our project and charitable group(s) I will designate to receive donations generated by downloads of the song. The video is close to completion, and we are excited to let everyone hear and see what we've made!
Monday will be the day. I'll post any news this weekend, but keep your ears and eyes open for a Monday release, then get ready to share and encourage your friends to do the same as they greet the new year.
Thanks to everyone who's "Like'd" Shinyhead Music on Facebook and shared news on this project with your contacts. Your faith and support in this project has really been inspirational to me.
From the Recording Session December 22 at the DYPAC Trenton Theater.