A special tribute, Battle Ballad is dedicated to our U.S. troops and any and all victims of war everywhere including 9/11 victims and survivors as well as any and all individuals involved in domestic violence. It is a tear jerker with hope and a message to live and embrace in peace today for there are ripples of negative energy on both sides for and from every violent act. Chorus lyric “kiss me now you fool…” is a metaphor in saying it is up to us in living for today and loving one and all who are important in our lives. Storyboard & Directed by J.R. Griffin (former US military), D.P. Laura Beth Love, Co-starring Tina Guo as Grim Reaper & Angel, Will McMichael former US military as husband soldier, and Jarrald Ingram former US military as enemy soldier. Edited by Brian Porter. Beaded Jewelry by Lea Ingram. Special thanks to the Ingrams for the use of their home to film this project.
I Have a Dream Foundation – Los Angeles IHADLA.ORG
I Have a Dream Foundation (IHAD), a national organization has a Los Angeles based charity (IHADLA) dinner Sunday March 9th, 2014 to help underprivileged kids solely in the Los Angeles area. Di Lee is donating her time to help in obtaining valuable silent auction items for this event.
Photo of Di Lee with LL Cool J at last year’s event:
Our music has already touched many people in ways I didn’t think was possible. Each of us can make a difference and to me music can bring about magic ~ something that was always there but only discovered when a song touches our minds & hearts, penetrating our soul.
“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
“I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do something I can do.”
― Edward Everett Hale
“No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
“Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.”
― William Arthur Ward
“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”
― St. Catherine of Siena
Rather than a vanity paycheck it feels better to give something of far more value than entertainment or money. Sometimes gifts can be priceless like that of love which is everything, connection, inspiration, devotion, attention, purpose… Winston Churchill says, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Continue reading →
My thought is we know it’s love rather than merely attachment or infatuation when we literally would do anything for someone and when there is an issue, we find whatever fault we may be responsible for, no matter how small. Gandhi says it so right on, “Love never claims, it ever gives. Love ever suffers, never resents, never revenges itself.”