Some might view this as the wrong place to post this bear with me.
No matter what our individual specialities are, no matter what area of production we are engaged in, and no matter what political party we belong to, I think we can all agree that we, the members of Controlbooth.com, owe our training and continued livlihood to "The Arts".
Whether you engineer sound for a Church or for Metallica, If you light Opera or strippers, If you build sets for Theatre or Indies, your tools, your training, your technology, were almost surely an evolution of something that began as part of "The Arts".
With the economic crisis that we are facing now, and will be for the coming 3-10 years, we should all be aware that funding for The Arts will surely suffer against the weight of debt generated by the need for Public investment, Relief programs, Heck maybe even soup lines. As a way of keeping The Arts active and healthy in these difficult times I strongly support the signing of a petition I was just made aware of. This Petition, addressed to President Elect Barak Obama, calls for him to heed the words of a friend of his, and a man to whom we all owe more than a passing amount of respect for his contributions to our collective cultural conscienous; Quincy Jones.
In a recent interview [November 14th 2008 WNYC interview by John Schaefer on "Soundcheck."] Mr. Jones stated:"...next conversation I have with President Obama is to beg for a Secretary of Arts."
My friends, please follow the link below and sign the petiton that asks the President Elect to listen to his friend .
Thanks for reading, thanks for signing.
Secretary of the Arts Petition