peace, peeps. Every year, I look forward to this time… not because of the day off on Monday, but because I get to talk to my students about one of my personal heroes and an inspiration to all, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King’s movement and message is especially meaningful to me in these days that we live in, and in tribute I created a track, entitled “306.”
The number refers to the room in the Lorraine Motel where Dr. King often stayed when he visited Memphis, TN, and where he spent the final minutes of his life. I had a chance to stop in Memphis on tour this summer, and the first place I went was to the Lorraine, which is now a Civil Rights Museum..and it was truly moving.
It was then and there that I took out a pen and paper and started writing “306.” Honestly it was one of the hardest songs for me to write, as it got me a little emotional.
I planned to write an entire album based on MLK’s life, and this wouldve been the final song… but it was just too big of a task to undertake. a great man like King deserved more time and effort than I could give them.. but thanks so much for the feedback.. tell a friend. ;D