Arts Council Funds versus The Olympics - do I hear a song?
While I fully support the torrent of petitions
thrust at No 10 Downing Street suggesting that money would be better spent investing in the Arts instead of siphoning it off towards the great Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the pomp and celebration that will engulf us in 2012, I can’t help feeling slightly torn.
Going For Gold
is a punchy number all about the Olympics and will hopefully be heard around schools as they cheer our teams on throughout the summer. It covers all of the previous countries who have hosted the Olympics and has a driving octave bass that keeps the song moving with room for harmony and chanting in the middle.
While the Arts Council cuts may slow and even stifle an area of the arts that I am both involved in and feel passionately about, I would hate for there to be no Olympics! I’ve spent time drafting and re-writing this song and I know it’ll be a success, well I hope so!
Enjoy it and play ti your friends and try to encourage them to play it to their friends at school. Get them singing it around the playground, athletics tracks, sports fields, gyms, anywhere. It’s time to get ourselves geared up for 2012. Let’s get behind the campaign and go for some gold medals.
Tags: Arts Council, Chipping Norton, funding, Going For Gold, London 2012, Mr Myles Music, music for children, music for kids, Myles Granger, Olympic campaign 2012, Oxfordshire-based children's song writer, songs for children, Songs for kids, The Olympics, The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park