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Random - Celebrate MLK Day w/ a New Song
Posted by Steve Juon at Saturday, January 16th, 2010 at 1:45PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

From Random:

peace, peeps. Every year, I look forward to this time... not because of the day off on Monday, but because I get to talk to my students about one of my personal heroes and an inspiration to all, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King's movement and message is especially meaningful to me in these days that we live in, and in tribute I created a track, entitled "306."

Click to hear "306," produced by EOM - .

The number refers to the room in the Lorraine Motel where Dr. King often stayed when he visited Memphis, TN, and where he spent the final minutes of his life. I had a chance to stop in Memphis on tour this summer, and the first place I went was to the Lorraine, which is now a Civil Rights Museum..and it was truly moving.

It was then and there that I took out a pen and paper and started writing "306." Honestly it was one of the hardest songs for me to write, as it got me a little emotional. Please take a listen to the track and share with friends as you wish.

View the Youtube video for "306."

Remember if you're lucky enough to be working, and lucky enough to have a paid vacation that day, show respect to Dr. King and the dream by doing something meaningful with your time... I mean, would Dr. King want you to sleep till noon and eat Cheetos? :-) check online, there are plenty of great opportunities to serve all weekend.... and you can even get Disney but seriously, you can.



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