I had the incredible opportunity to be a part of The Vote For Change Tour, and I'm back to tell you it was a wonderful mind-blowing trip. Regardless of your political persuasions - I don't want this thread to be about Kerry vs Bush - it was unprecedented and musically and politically truly special. Usually I spend my time largely alone writing scores for movies, but had the opportunity to live another life for a couple of weeks playing rock and roll with my band opening for one of the headliners, playing venues in 6 "swing states". Going from a largely solitary life to one that put me and my band in front of 15,000 people a night was wonderfully surreal, and to boot, for a good cause (IMHO).
Most importantly, the VFC tour registered thousands of new voters and at the very least brought attention to the importance of voting and being a part of the political process called democracy. Overall, over 1.5 million newly registered voters will hopefully be participating on November 2nd, compared to 4 years ago.
I hope everyone here will excercise their right and duty to vote your conscience on Tuesday, November 2nd 2004. The future of our democracy depends on yours and every US citizen's participation, without which will weaken us all.
I'll get off my soapbox now and download the GPO update!