7/5/17: Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On”

I really enjoyed my 4th of July. I spent part of my day emceeing the entertainment stage at Carrboro Town Hall with some great music. I was thinking how great it was that such a diverse group of people could get together and enjoy themselves listening to music underneath that huge shade tree in front of Carrboro’s town hall. Later in the night, I got to be a part of the big ol’ Town of Chapel Hill 4th of July Fireworks show. Close to 25,000 people, all united and celebrating Independence Day together in Kenan Stadium. We’re so divided these days, politically and otherwise, and amidst all the negativity that’s so easy to find we still have more similarities than differences. When you get right down to it, most of us want the same thing. Liberty, and justice for all.

When I finally hit the sack well past midnight, it was thoughts of brotherhood, peace, love – all that good stuff – that were running through my head. When I woke up this morning, it was the familiar voice of the Marvelous Marvin Gaye that I heard.

In my opinion, and the opinion of many others, Marvin was a real visionary and a musical genius, in

addition to his amazing vocal talent. The song streaming through my brain this morning was one of his masterpieces, “What’s Going On.”

“War is not the answer, only love can conquer hate.” I’ve got to agree with the man, and I want to share the song and message in it with you today in the form of a phenomenal live performance that you might not have heard before.

To read and listen to all of Ron’s Music in My Head entries, click here!

The School of Rock Chapel Hill is a music school for kids of all ages located in the 501 Diner location on Fordham Blvd in front of Eastgate Crossing.

Locally owned, locally operated, locally staffed, locally sourced instruments, and locally built!

Now Open for business, you are invited to stop in for a tour or schedule a free demo session. Their hours are Monday-Thursday 3PM-9PM and Saturday 10AM-4PM!  

Learn how to play a real rock and roll song in just 30 minutes!

On July 7th, School of Rock Downingtown, School of Rock Cary, and your very own School of Rock Chapel Hill will have students performing at Cat’s Cradle from 6-9PM as a part of School of Rock Downingtown’s east coast tour! Show is free and open to the public. All at the Cat’s Cradle on July 7th.

AND, to kick off a partnership with the Public School Foundation; For every new enrollment through the end of June, they will donate $10 to the local public schools’ music and performing arts programs, and moving forward, they’ll donate 1% of their gross revenue, so help them support music in the local public schools and enroll today!

Click Here to See Photos of the Grand Opening Celebration!

Sign-up at chapelhill.schoolofrock.com, or call 919-338-1011.

Also, they have some great summer camps, and summer camp spots are filling up fast, so sign-up today!

Open for Rocking!



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