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  • Bigger Than Music: I'm Running For Office!

    Hi Harmony Central Friends...



    I know a lot of members post updates on what they're doing lately, so here's mine...

    Though I'm a musician, I've also been a very dedicated community activist for many years, in my neighborhood of East Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA. Several weeks ago, I formally filed as a candidate for Los Angeles City Council, in the 13th District seat for the March 5, 2013 City elections.



    Now...before you guys kick me off to the Political forum, I just need to clarify that L.A. City offices are non-partisan, and I'm not running on any particular ideological platform. I actually am totally not interested in running for a partisan office. It doesn't matter what party you're affiliated with, everyone wants a cleaner, more connected community, and better City services, right? I'm also born and raised in my district, and have a lifelong connection to its various culturally diverse communities.



    Doing this endeavor means I'm not really playing with my band as much (though there are some fundraiser events that might allow that to happen). But as a musician, and as an artist in general, I think music, or at least creativity, will play a large role in my campaign. My district, which runs from Hollywood to Silver Lake to Echo Park to Atwater Village, has a huge arts community, and I want to engage them more in local issues, and use their creative energy to solve many of the City's problems.



    Here's a map of my district:







    I know very few of you here might live there, but I do have a few supporters here on HC, namely UstadKhanAli (aka Ken Lee), who's my official campaign photographer and Jeff da Weasel (aka Zak Claxton), who gives me messages of support on Facebook . If you wanna support me but can't vote, you can help my campaign out by giving a generous campaign contribution (via my website - US residents only)

    And if you do live in my district, I wanna hear from you!



    BTW my campaign website is here: www.elsontrinidad.com



    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elsontrinidadforcd13



    Twitter: https://twitter.com/elsonforcd13



    Wish me luck! Let's rock this!



    Elson
    Elson TrinidadSinger, Songwriter, Keyboardist, BassistElson and the Soul BarkadaWeb: www.elsongs.comMySpace: www.myspace.com/elsongsFacebook: Facebook PageTwitter: twitter.com/elsongs

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    YES!



    And why not pull a Midnight Oil and play your own rallys!
    __________
    Ain't no sacrilege to call Elvis king
    Dad is great and all but he never could sing -
    Jesus

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    • #3
      I don't live in District 13 (nor the City of LA proper, down here in the suburban South Bay), but I support Elson's candidacy 100%. He's going to have some tough competition, but I honestly think he can take them. And, needless to say, I'm very proud of our friend who wants to make a difference in the world... and he can, and hopefully will.
      Music, thoughts, stuff, and... I guess that's all

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      • #4
        Kudoes to you!! That's fabulous.



        But, can we see your birth certificate?
        N E W S O N G ! To Say 'No' Would Be a Crime (Remix) is now streamable from my YouTube channel.

        Subscribe, like, and share the links!

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        • #5
          Let's try to get some support from the HCPP.
          N E W S O N G ! To Say 'No' Would Be a Crime (Remix) is now streamable from my YouTube channel.

          Subscribe, like, and share the links!

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          • #6
            That's pretty hip turf, El...



            Hope you're cool enough!





            Good luck in the race!
            .

            music and social links | recent listening

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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by blue2blue
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              That's pretty hip turf, El...



              Hope you're cool enough!





              Good luck in the race!




              Thanks!



              I'm the only candidate with a Minimoog. I have the Silver Lake hipster vote.
              Elson TrinidadSinger, Songwriter, Keyboardist, BassistElson and the Soul BarkadaWeb: www.elsongs.comMySpace: www.myspace.com/elsongsFacebook: Facebook PageTwitter: twitter.com/elsongs

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              • #8
                Make H-C proud!
                God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by elsongs
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                  I'm the only candidate with a Minimoog.




                  Slam dunk.
                  N E W S O N G ! To Say 'No' Would Be a Crime (Remix) is now streamable from my YouTube channel.

                  Subscribe, like, and share the links!

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                  • #10






                    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff da Weasel
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                    I don't live in District 13 (nor the City of LA proper, down here in the suburban South Bay), but I support Elson's candidacy 100%. He's going to have some tough competition, but I honestly think he can take them. And, needless to say, I'm very proud of our friend who wants to make a difference in the world... and he can, and hopefully will.




                    Ken Lee on 500px / Ken's Photo Store / Ken Lee Photography Facebook Website / Blueberry Buddha Studios / Ajanta Palace Houseboat - Kashmir / Hotel Green View - Kashmir / Eleven Shadows website / Ken Lee Photography Blog / Akai 12-track tape transfers / MY NEW ALBUM! The Mercury Seven

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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by elsongs
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                      I know very few of you here might live there, but I do have a few supporters here on HC, namely UstadKhanAli (aka Ken Lee), who's my official campaign photographer and Jeff da Weasel (aka Zak Claxton), who gives me messages of support on Facebook . If you wanna support me but can't vote, you can help my campaign out by giving a generous campaign contribution (via my website - US residents only)

                      And if you do live in my district, I wanna hear from you!




                      And....the first batch of photos from the ones we just a few days ago are nearing completion!!!
                      Ken Lee on 500px / Ken's Photo Store / Ken Lee Photography Facebook Website / Blueberry Buddha Studios / Ajanta Palace Houseboat - Kashmir / Hotel Green View - Kashmir / Eleven Shadows website / Ken Lee Photography Blog / Akai 12-track tape transfers / MY NEW ALBUM! The Mercury Seven

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