Mr. Terry McAuliffe, 213683-0452 Democratic National
Committee Headquarters and Vice-President Al Gore Campaign's
Steve Mozena, Tel.: 310-452-3007, Cell Tel.: 310-990-8398,
Pager: 310-587-5714 firstname.lastname@example.org
A Homeless Man's Song
one of the five major Record Labels cut a homeless man's song
as a single and have it available nationally, maybe internationally?
a homeless man get to sing his song at the Democratic National
Convention in Los Angeles, CA?
media and the Democrats have a chance to show their support
for the homeless and make a difference in the life of one
the past four years, I have lived in Venice Beach, a community
in Los Angeles, and befriended many homeless in the area.
I have given them work cleaning up the boardwalk and occasionally
invited them to baseball games and other functions. Eduardo,
"Guitar Eddie", born in Mexico City and raised in Indiana,
is among my homeless acquaintances. Eddie is charismatic,
with dimples that show when he smiles. When he told me that
he had burned an original song on CD, I could hardly believe
my ears. I was impressed and even more impressed when I heard
each of the five major record labels (BMG, Warner Bros. Records,
EMI, Sony/Columbia and Universal Record Group) has a requested
copy of the song. Named "Out in Venice", the song is a beautiful
illustration of the spirit of Venice Beach, and the goodness
that with reality. Now that the Democratic Convention is coming
to Los Angeles, the city is sprucing up Los Angeles, including
Venice Beach. Undoubtedly, the city will round up the homeless
and jail them during the convention to remove any splotches
from the Los Angeles image. It has been done before.
of sweeping the homeless under the rug, let's take this chance
to help make a permanent difference for at least one homeless