Two days ago, I entered a contest at Bringing Up Bronwyn to win an itunes copy of Sweet Water Child: Lullabies for Getty, a benefit album to help The Getty Owl Foundation, which was founded to help families fight Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).
I entered, not expecting to win anything, but mainly to help spread the news about the cause.
I never win anything, and I enter a lot of online contests. A LOT. (Hey, I like free stuff)
I was super excited, but hadn’t listened to the album until AFTER I downloaded it (I trusted Eileen when she said it was awesome).
Well, let me tell you. Eileen was wrong. It was NOT awesome. It was above and beyond awesome.There are no words to describe the awesomeness contained in this album.
Mind was blown.
This is not some “let’s throw some shit together and call it a benefit album” album. Every song is more beautiful than the next. It’s a gorgeous tribute to a beautiful cause.
Eileen did such an amazing job writing about Getty and the cause, that I don’t want to even attempt my own write-up. I will send you over to her post.
Go on. I’ll be here to give you further instructions when you’re done. Seriously. Go. The rest of this post will make no sense if you don’t.
Wasn’t that beautiful? Isn’t that a gorgeous face? How can you not want to help?
I can hear the protesting: “Hey Natalie, I DON’T have kids, why do I need this children’s lullaby album?” Or “Hey Natalie, I now have surly teenagers who would rather poke out their eardrums than listen to anything I say is awesome, what do I do?”
This album is awesome enough to listen to it by yourself, while blogging, while wanting to relax, working on your art/hobby, driving home from work, going to sleep…you get the idea. You can also tell surly teenagers they aren’t allowed to listen to it. Guaranteed they will steal your copy.
So NOW you’re saying: “Natalie, I’m not a big fan of music” and “My hearing was impaired because I was a surly teenager who poked out my eardrums when my parents tried to get me to listen to something they liked, what now?” Or maybe “Natalie, your taste in music sucks, I refuse to subject myself to anything you say sounds awesome.”
First of all? Weirdo. My taste in music is awesome. But seriously, the cause is still a good one, and you can help by donating here. Any amount will help, and you can donate to the Getty Owl Foundation or to little Getty Owl and her family directly. Your choice.
I know there are so many causes to help, and I know that sometimes money is too tight to donate, if that’s the case, please spread the word to someone who may be in a better position to help. Do what you can.