Our challenge today, Day 6, for the #zerotohero WordPress blogging challenge is to embed something new into our post. I chose to learn how to embed SoundCloud into a WordPress site. Note: Day 5 was theme — I spend a lot of time choosing this one, so I’d already accomplished that.
Stop to smell the roses — that ‘s the expression. And today I pause on Tuesday, busiest day for Scott at the newspaper. In fact, he even wrote a melody about it:
In a civilized society people have time for art and music. I wonder how civilized we are, today, in schools, where art and music are pushed aside for test prep and posted objectives so we all look just the same, as Pete Seeger would sing [this one is sung by trendless]:
And what if we don’t learn the important songs? Martin Luther King Day is coming soon — how many students will sing “We Shall Overcome.”
And what is the history of “We Shall Overcome?”
And are we doomed to repeat history because we don’t have time learn the beat of the history, the songs that carry forward our feelings and our beliefs, and bring us together through music?
Pete Seeger has some words about that…
So take your time, smell the roses, listen to your favorite music, and share music together. And call your local school boards and let them know you want music in schools. Do it on Tuesday.