It sounds like a Valentine’s Day promo, but it’s much cooler than that. The Songs of Love foundation asks musicians to write songs for seriously ill children. Jason’s song was written for a 13-year-old cancer patient and is the 20,000th song produced by the charity, which is really impressive.
You can see the video for Jason’s song, but first, go and vote for this charity to get a big grant so they can help even more kids in need.
After you do that, vote for something not quite as important. Jason is going to put out a new shirt for… now’s the time for it… Valentine’s Day! I don’t think I’d wear any of the proposed designs (Doves in a 69, one eating the other? Weird.), but maybe one of them is your style.
I do love the votemraz.com URL. Hopefully they can use that for other events in the future.
If I was better with Photoshop I’d whip up an Uncle Sam/Jason Mraz hybrid with some big “Vote!” message. But I’m not, so I won’t. Here’s a snapshot from YouTube instead.
To help get people registered to vote, Jason is offering to perform a free concert at the college that gets the most people signed up via the link shown at the end of the video. Now, that seems to be unfair to schools that already have a large number of registered voters, as well as to people like me who graduated college back when Dawson’s Creek was still on the air, but it’s a good cause, so I’m happy he’s supporting it.
Watch the Message of Mrazand then get your friends organized to get people signed up. Here’s a tip: College kids will do just about anything for free food. Set up a mini buffet in your dorm room and as soon as people come in for some pizza or Oreos, lead them to your computer and get them registered. Turn it into a party. Play some Mraz, have a sing-along, offer manicures and makeovers, do some speed dating, whatever it takes to win this thing.
Would it take a baker’s dozen to get my point to you?