Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New music video! "War Is Not the Answer, Never Was, Never Will"

Hello VFP Chapter leaders and members,

Here is our music video:  "War is Not the Answer, Never Was, Never Will"

You can also Google youtube.com and type in the whole name of the song.

To see lyrics and chords for this song, click on the image to the left.

When was the last time you heard a peace song on the radio? It is virtually impossible to get these types of songs on the air. People like Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs etc. would never be heard today. The vast majority of radio stations today are owned by corporate media giants like Clear Channel and these wonderful artist would never make it onto today’s play lists.

The song: "War Is Not the Answer, Never Was, Never Will" was literally written on the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death. The word “imagine” is in the song. The song is totally financed by Veterans For Peace chapters, individuals, national and local peace groups. We have forty-five people singing on the chorus, we had a fabulous time recording it. We think it is pretty good – you be the judge – please watch and listen.

PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE - The effort really starts right now! It is up to each and every one of us to distribute this music video far and wide and ask them to send it on, so on and so on.

Please send it to all your family members, friends and contacts, to all your VFP members and contacts, send it to as many people, organizations, churches, politicians, radio stations, etc.

Let's put some music back into the peace movement. Please pass this music video on to all of your family, friends and contacts. Ask them to pass it on to their friends and contacts, so on and so on. The lyrics and chords are listed at the end of the video; please copy and share the song with friends. It is up to each of us to help make this happen by passing this music video on to everyone you know and asking them to pass it on.

At the beginning of this effort, a friend asked me what I thought would happen with the project; He wanted to know if I had a plan. I told him no, I didn't have a plan – but I knew I had to do this... I have a saying above my desk, a quote that I live by: "You may never know what results come from your actions. But if you do nothing there will be no results" – Mahatma Gandhi

So I hope you all join me in acting, helping get this distributed. Please take a few moments, right now, and send it out.

Thank you,
Pat Scanlon and all the folks that made this music video possible.

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