Buy Diane Birch’s “Bible Belt” and help hungry kids
I like to shop, I like music, and I like giving to charity. See that banner up there, for Diane Birch? If you click on the banner (either the iTunes logo or Amazon) and buy her debut album, “Bible Belt” her record company will give $1 to Share Our Strength, a great organization that helps feed hungry children in the U.S. Now, I’m no socialist, but in a country as prosperous as ours I think it’s absolutely shameful that anybody is hungry ever, let alone children. I haven’t quite been able to wrap my mind around how we can be having such a big childhood obesity problem, while other kids are going hungry. It just seems impossible. But according to Share Our Strength, there are millions of kids in the U.S. who are at risk of suffering life-long health problems from going hungry or not getting the proper nutrition. They’re trying to help and I’m thrilled that I can participate in some small way.
I would have posted this anyway because it’s for charity, but I spent the weekend listening to some of Diane Birch’s album, and I’m thrilled that I can recommend “Bible Belt” as wholeheartedly as I can recommend Share Our Strength. Diane Birch’s voice is soulful and kind of blues-y, and I love that she can sing without a lot of flash and distraction. She just sings, with feeling and passion. And she’s got a really fascinating story: her father was a minister, and she spent her childhood living in Africa and other places, always yearning to live in America. When she finally landed back in the states she got a crash course in pop culture and music.
The album is only $6.99 on iTunes, and remember, $1 of that goes to charity! I ordered it from Amazon for $8.49, and besides $1 of that going to Share Our Strength, I also got a promotional credit for $1 towards my next Amazon music purchase. So either way you buy, it’s a great deal, and you can listen to samples from the album on both sites. (For reason I really don’t understand, I still feel the need to have a physical CD in my posession. I’m sure there’s medication for that.)
Help me spread the word
Since I love the music – and missed going to her concert last Thursday because I was heading out of town the next morning – there’s an added reason for me to promote her album: the blogger who gets the most money given to charity through this campaign gets to host a Diane Birch concert! And of course you would all be invited. I don’t have the kind of traffic that some of the other bloggers have, so there isn’t much chance I could win this. But I’d like to try none the less. So if you could forward this post to your friends, or tweet about it, I’d really appreciate it.
And if you have your own blog, go ahead an click on the banner where it says “share” and post it on your blog, or go here for other charities and badges! I’d rather get more money for hungry kids than keep the traffic all to myself trying to win a concert I won’t win anyway. :-)
So, click the banner, lister to her music, and hopefully buy the album. And feel good that you helped hungry children too.