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This PSA Is Awesome

KISS, Steven Tyler, Matt Sorum and a whole slew of other folks just lent their celebrity to preserving the arts in schools. The charity Adopt the Arts was founded by Sorum and fights school districts cutting arts programs as a cost saving measure.

I went to public school and sang in choir (sang very poorly, that is) and also played clarinet in band for eight years. Music helps kids learn and slashing arts programs to save a few bucks is not only insane, but also dangerous.

Reader Comments (15)

The idea of cutting any U.S. Education budget, especially for school art programs, is sheer b.s. and anybody who thinks it's necessary is drinking the wrong Kool-Aid.

Let Congress cut stuff we really don't need or want and put the money where it's needed most -- The Arts and Art Education. If it wasn't for Art Classes I took during my entire education from age 4 to 21, I would not have wound up working on Madison Avenue for 20 years.

I graduated from high school with a G.E.D. but never graduated from college. Had it not been for my arts education, much of it received in public schools from an early age, I never would have made it and would probably be sleeping on a park bench in Santa Monica or dead.
May 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Here's an idea. Cut 3?4's of the needless,grossly overpaid "administrative staff". Take that money and you've got yourself maore than enough to keep every program that actually benefits and educate's kids. It's such bullshit that it it sickens me. Kudo's to these guys for lending their celebrity to the cause.
May 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Ally, we need an edit feature!!! LOL I meant 3/4's and I misspelled more in my rant.....
May 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary
And we can start with Congress! We can also cut many of their pet projects and waste due to the influence of lobbyists and now, more than ever, corporate interests, thanks to The Supreme Court's ruling to allow Corporations to donate freely to political campaigns.

If you want to go back to Squaresville and even worse corruption than we have now, vote for Romney.
May 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I for one do not love Romney but I fear for our country if President Obama is re-elected! God help us all if it happens.
May 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKEVON
The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Look at the facts. Stop drinking' the Fox Kool-Aid. Do you want to Rock or do you want to have your rights continually stripped systematically by EXTREMISTS masquarading as Conservatives.

Vote the Squares (or less square) out if you want to enjoy what little freedom you have left.

Granted, Obama's Presidency has been limited and he's made some mistakes but if you think for one second Romney has more of your best interest in mind you're kidding yourself.

Hey, if you like what Walker and Kasich are doing and saying with their puppet legislatures, keep 'em in and vote for Romney. But if you want things to continue to get better, vote the worse of two evils out across the board.
May 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Things are not continuing getting better they will be far worse if we let Our President have four more years to continue his socialist takeover! I pray for us all!
May 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKevon
Socialism?! Ha! There has to be a safety net when the markets crash, you have two unecessary wars without raising taxes and the Big Three were teetering on implosion. We need them in case we do wind up needing to make the Terminators in case war reaches the heights Romney and Co. so crave to feed their powertrippin'.

I agree, what is called Obamacare is severely flawed. To make him own it is laughable as it was written by lobbyists for the insurance industry and Big Pharma working both sides of the aisle. The thing got so watered down and compromised in order to get it through, it won't be nearly as effective as it should be. Just be glad there's more of a safety net in place for our children than previously.

Reagan raised taxes 17 times. How come nobody called it socialism then?

When Obama is re-elected and the House re-taken, things will get better. And you can enjoy what freedoms you have left. The Supreme Court will have the interests of the people in mind once again when the Right Wing Corporate Puppets are no longer the majority. After things normalize, you'll be happy again and get over your selfishness.

Sure, you won't give our President any credit but at least I'll rest easier knowing I did my part voting for him to look out for your best interests even though you're incapable of knowing exactly what those are.

Just in: Gas down 15 cents. Corporate profits at an all time high. Unemployment has grown 20 straight months. Granted, that needs to be better. Jobs need to stop being shipped overseas. That's a Bi-partisan problem due to corporate lobbyist influence over a crooked Congress where both sides are guilty, one more than the other. If you're gonna have that, you have to look out for all the unemployed in this country. Actually, where Obama erred was not setting up a job bank to rebuild our dilapidated infrastructure.

Read some Rock'n'Roll lyrics to remind yourself about what's right.

Romney and all your kooks are so far from Rock'n'Roll and the fact there are so many Metaloids out here who believe their crap is beyond comedic.

p.s. I lived and worked during the Guliani era. Though he cleaned up the streets and brought down crime, he also wouldn't let new Nightclubs get liquor licenses or worse, allow them cabaret licenses so patrons could dance! Now, I ask you, is that Rock'n'Roll? Is that the kind of jerks you want running the country? Because that's what you're asking for! In the words of the immortal Beastie Boys, "You gotta fight for your right to party!"
May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I respect your opinions but strongly disagree with you! I also worked in NYC as a Police Officer during Gullianis terms, believe me the city was a whole lot better with Rudy in charge. It was a complete mess with Mayor David Dinkins. Our country was 100% better with President Ronald Reagan was running the show. I will pray for our country!
May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKevon
Metalboy you continue to impress!! Shocks the crap out of me.. I had you pegged for a ring knocking college boy.

WE deperatley need a cleansing of both congress and the senate. We the people are systematicaly stripped of our rights.

I agree both choices are scary. Romney just screams corporate greed. Obama's foreign policy is scary. I don't know which is worse.

I served this country for 22 years and turned a blind eye to what was going on outside the military utterly believing that it was for a greater purpose only to wake up and find that we were just used and alot of us just used up for no real reason other than greed.

We need representatives that actually represent their constituants and do not go to Washington just to get rich!
May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShawn
I'm from Mass. Ive seen what Romney did or didnt do when he was a 'part time' Governor..Trust me,,you DO NOT want him in office.
May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJimbo
They're ALL operators. Both Romney and Obama are puppets of the same masters -- Wall Street/The CIA/The Pentagon have worked in unison ever since the Wall Street boys got Prescott Bush (yes, W's Grandfather), his cronies in and out of The Pentagon to form The CIA.

Obama cares a little more about people is the only real difference. Sorry, I'd rather help The Poor and Middle Class out, not JUST hand it over to The Rich -- The Real Elite -- in the form of Tax cuts they don't need, both on a personal and corporate level.

They Robbed the Coffers twice! 1st, with the trumped up Iraq War and 2nd, at the end of W's term with the phony long engineered "Crash" on The Street. I'm not going to make it so easy on 'em this time, though, believe me, Obama will give up plenty when he still manages to barely get in.

Note to Kevon: Exactly when were you a cop and what precinct, if ya don't mind me askin'? I lived on the Upper East Side on 88th, right around the corner fom Elaine's, but I spent many a night seein' shows at The Cat Club, L'Amours, The Ritz, The Garden, Roseland, Beacon Theater, CBGB'S, Irving Plaza and The Palladium. My sincerest thanks for protecting me from 1988 to 2001 when I split for The Hamptons on August 28th.

Note to Shawn: Thank You for serving my country and protecting me. I'm glad you made it out alive. Though I believe in certain recent wars, your Brothers and Sisters In Arms died in vain for The Greed of The Carlisle Group (aka Haliburton and KBR) where all the Neocon's $$$ (Read Bush Dynasty, which is really just a front for The True Elite, i.e. people The Koch Brothers work for) are invested. Hopefully, the blood of those lost and injured will ultimately be justified decades from now when maybe, just maybe freedom will ring in those countries you were forced to serve in.
As far as being a Frat boy, I went to art school and didn't even graduate. Nevertheless, I held high level executive positions on Madison Avenue for 12 years.

Jimbo: I hear you, Brother!
May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
And, Kevon -- Yes, Guliani was better than Dinkins. But he also took alot of the fun out of he place, which, from your perspective, may have been a good thing.
May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
And Ronald Reagan raised taxes 17 times, man!
May 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Including the single largest tax on business in our entire history!

And he was right!
May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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