So you may be asking yourselves, why would the reverend, such a holy, selfless and humble man(ahem….) be such a shameless whore and try and sell us things on his blog. Well the answer is simple. We need it.
A bit about the band and CD. The American Spring CD contain stories of the plight of the working class in this day and age. It tells of stories of the illusions of better days, the elderly, stories of theft and corruption, but most of all, it tells stories of power and hope. The power being, what you the listener-the congregation-can do in your life. What you can do to change your small corner of the world. Stories of hope, because no matter what you do-however insignificant you may think it is-changes the world in some way. (Sample tracks on the music page of this blog)
The Band “LordRifa” receives no monies from the gigs we do. All of it-every last cent-is donated to charities. We do this because it is not enough to talk about it, not enough to write about it, we MUST walk the talk. Otherwise, all that we stand for is meaningless and all of the words I have ever written are just tomorrow’s recycling.
Our efforts have gone to help the homeless problems in San Francisco, women’s shelters, ecological damage, hurricane relief, music in schools programs…the list goes on. And it’s not just the musicians who do this, But everyone; roadies, sound people, musicians, management, everyone!
Because we all believe that there is a better way and we are all willing to take it to the mattresses to prove ourselves right.
We are willing to fight for the American Spring.
Will you help us? $16.50 including shipping. Such a deal!!