Sunday, 27 September 2015

Rule #102: Music programs for prisoners

 Some band I've never heard of - Godspeed you! won some award I've never heard of - Polaris... Pretty interesting so far eh? It's not surprising I haven't heard of this award as I hate award shows. I don't know what EMMY'S or GRAMMY'S are and nor do I care to. I'll get into that another time. What I found interesting here is that this band actually shares my viewpoint. They were awarded 30K for the win, and instead of thanking mom, dad and God (if that's what musicians do) they slammed the whole deal, saying "Holding a gala during a time of austerity and normalized decline is a weird thing to do" and donated the $30,000.00. Cool.

 Now, here's what got my attention. They donated the thirty large to.. get this, musical programs for prisoners. I didn't even know you could do this! Isn't that like funding crime or something? Why the hell would anyone donate money to someone who has broken the law instead of donating it to people who actually abide by societies rules and laws? I don't get it.
I wish I knew about this program when I was starting out in life. I would have done things differently. I would have stolen a guitar, got caught, went to prison, enrolled in the "Learn to be a ROCK GOD! for criminals" program, where I could spend all day learning how to rock that guitar like Eddie Van. And all on Joe taxpayer's dime. And when I've paid my debt to society, I'll be ready for the rock star lifestyle. If it doesn't pan out, I'll just steal a saxophone and re-enroll in the whole program again.

In the new world, excess cash will go to worthy causes, not prisoners.


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