Chuck has recently recorded 2 of his newer songs: "Tonight I'll Light A Candle" and "Angel On My Shoulder". Caeli Barnhart sings and plays keyboard for these 2 songs. They are available for downloads and streaming on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play. and Spotify. Please email Chuck at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Chuck has added the song lyrics for 2 of his new songs: "Angel On My Shoulder" and "She Walks With Angels".
Chuck Messinger will be walking 100 miles in July to raise money for the Jessie Rees Foundation:NEGU which makes and donates JoyJars and other items to give to children and families dealing with childhood cancer. Here is a link to Chuck's fundraising page on the Jessie Rees Facebook page where you can also learn more about this wonderful organization: https://www.teamnegu.org/WalkingforJoy
l This has been a difficult week for those of us expecting to wake up on Wednesday morning after the election with affordable health care, tuition-free college, jobs that paid at least $15 an hour, led by our first woman President who would make us "Stronger Together". I mean, how could anyone vote for Donald Trump, who has no experience in government, gamed the tax system to help create his wealth, and made numerous racist, xenophobic, and misogynistic comments during the primary and general election campaigns? The pollsters and political pundits had pretty much called the election in favor of Hillary Clinton before Election Day.
It seems like the pollsters and leaders of the Democratic Party vastly underestimated the desire for wholesale change on the part of so many voters. They also took for granted the states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, where thousands of workers without college degrees felt left behind by the economic recovery following the recession in 2008.
Donald Trump, aided by a huge amount of media coverage, proved to be a master manipulator of peoples fears about ISIS, having their guns taken away, jobs being stolen by illegal immigrants, and the U.S. losing its top billing in the world order. The Democrats nominated Hillary Clinton, she of the Clinton political dynasty, who came with baggage relating to her email issues and who was regarded as untrustworthy by a major segment of the populace. She also was not as eloquent as Barack Obama and struggled to relate to blue collar workers and young voters.
So we are left in a twilight zone of President-elect Donald Trump who seemed to be saying the right things and acting like a decent human being in the first few days since winning the election, that is until he chose the editor of Breitbush, a mouthpiece for the alt right movement, as his Chief Advisor. Since the election it seems that racism and bigotry are on the increase and protests have occurred in many cities across our nation. Donald Trump will face many difficult problems once he becomes President, including climate change, combatting terrorism(both domestic and foreign), increasing employment opportunities for blue collar workers(many who have lost their jobs to automation and improved technology), reforming health care and dealing with health issues of an aging population, and reducing the federal deficit. Trump will have a Republican Congress to work with, unlike Obama who was stonewalled by a fiercely oppositional group of Senators and Representatives when he took office in 2008. So we will see if Donald Trump has the temperament and judgement to manage these and other problems while hopefully making America a welcome place for all its citizens, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation. We can only hope that Trump will live up to his promise to be a President for ALL Americans and we will stand ready to make our voices heard in opposition when necessary to promote racial and gender equality, protecting the environment and lobbying for gun safety.
Music4Peace www.facebook.com/Music4Peace-1188930261123202/ announces "Nickels For Negu!! in September, 2016 where we will be donating 5 cents for every new 'like' of our page(we currently have over 30,000 members) to support the Jessie Rees Foundations efforts to give Joy Jars to children with cancer. You can help this effort by sharing our posts and inviting friends to 'like' our page. We are also donating 50% of proceeds from CD sales and downloads to this children's charity. Please send us a message if you would like more information.
Music4Peace will be donating proceeds from downloads of songs by Music4Peace and Chuck Messinger for 6 weeks beginning on January 31, 2016 to support the Jessie Rees Foundation http://facebook.com/jessiereesfoundation to give Joy Jars and Power Packs to children with cancer. Each week we will feature a different song with poems and videos. Week 1 will feature "Teddy" a new song written by Ian Robertson which may be downloaded from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1077784481?ls=1&app=itunes and Amazon( coming soon). Week 2 will feature "Song for Brandon" which I wrote honoring a former student of mine who passed away from a brain tumor in February, 2015. We will also continue our CD Fundraiser which cost $10 of which $5 goes to the Foundation. Email: email@example.com for information regarding fundraising efforts and ordering CDs.
"I have added 5 new poem/photos to my poetry page:https://www.facebook.com/PoemsbyChuckMessinger/ including poems from "Song for Brandon", "Love for All of You", "Shine a Little Light", and "Shine Like A Diamond".
We have several new poems and videos on our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Music4Peace-1188930261123202
There are 2 new poems from my song lyrics to "Shine Like A Diamond" and 1 from "Heaven's Dream". There are also 2 videos of Liz and I singing "Teddy", from the poem written by Ian Robertson.
Check out our new video of "Teddy"- words by Ian Robertson of Star bright angels, guitar and vocals by Chuck Messinger and piano by Liz reborn Wigham. The video is on YouTube and has been posted on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Music4Peace-1188930261123202/