MICKEY HART BAND RELEASES "JERSEY SHORE"
FOR HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF
The Mickey Hart Band has
released a new song, "Jersey Shore," to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. To download the song and help rebuild
the shore go to MickeyHart.net/Jersey. Those who
make a donation will also receive two bonus hours of music including the full length performance of the Mickey Hart
Band Live on the Jersey Shore (August 17, 2012), and tracks from the band's latest album, Mysterium
"I was a kid from Coney Island, Atlantic Beach and Far Rockaway," said Hart. "The Shore was the totem, the
centerpiece, a physical representation of community spirit for many generations. My inspiration for this song began
when I saw Brian Williams on the NBC Evening News. Brian showed distress clearly in his eyes and voice. It was a
deep loss, not just property, but so much more. Jon Bon Jovi was with Brian, telling the story of personal loss of his
sense of place growing up, losing his most precious places, now only memories--powerful, moving words. After the
broadcast, it was birthing time. The song was born in 5 minutes. It is a tribute to the people and to the place we call
The Jersey Shore. It’s a song of victory over adversity. A song of hardship, of hope, tears, and smiles--but above all
survival. It's time to rebuild what we've lost. Let's bring back the beauty. Your help is needed now, more than ever.
Please give what you can."
100% of the proceeds of "Jersey Shore" will go to Clean
Ocean Action, who have organized over 3,800 volunteers since November 2012. Volunteers have worked on
various projects including beach sweeps, toy drives for children displaced by Sandy, home and business cleanups,
and "memorabilia" cleanups where they find items that may be highly significant and catalog them so people can find
them via the local police department. To become a volunteer with Clean Ocean Action, go to fortheshore.org.
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