Friday, October 17, 2008

Civics Lessons: The Bus

Billy Jonas: The Bus


Billy Jonas is a singer/songwriter based in the Philadelphia area who plays acoustic guitar and percussion on various found objects. He has split his recorded output between adult material and kids’ music, both of which he does very well. I have wanted to introduce him to all of you for quite some time.

As you listen to “The Bus”, you may wonder, “where’s the civics lesson?” I offer this one with a gentle touch, not a raised voice. As the election approaches, we hear statistics drawn from various studies to support one point or another. I just wanted to remind everyone that, as Jonas says, “it gets more complicated”. Behind each number in these studies is a good person in a bad situation, especially in these trying times. As you enter the voting booth, don’t forget to care about the people behind the numbers.

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