Well, it's beginning to feel a lot like...Winter here in New York City. And I'm feeling a little under the weather. "Pobrecito," as my high school Spanish teacher used to say. But I'm not too sick to move forward with a holiday song for you. It will be online soon. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions and ideas!
I hope all of my "mishpucha" had a very Happy Chanukah. Around the holidays, I always make sure to be thankful for what I have. This is more true this year than ever. My friend Andy was recently volunteering in Haiti, which, as you may know, was devastated by an earthquake last January and is currently under seige from cholera and disease. After returning from Haiti, Andy told me: "We live in a paradise."
This week's video is a "vlog" (Video Log, like a blog but with video instead of words, for the uninitiated) from the fall, directly related to this thought. I went to Miami as a volunteer to sort clothing, food and medicine for Angel Wings International, a non profit sending medical relief to Haiti. I was asked to perform in front of all the other volunteers, especially since i wrote the jingle for the organization. Part of this performance can be viewed in the video, in which I perform REM's "Everybody Hurts."
If you are so moved, you are more than welcome to contribute to this amazing cause. I know you likely contribute to MANY causes, so no pressure. But their web site is: http://angelwingsinternational.org. If you do contribute, please let me know and I'll send you a free mp3 as a thank you!