Thursday, June 2, 2011

{allen mask :: do something}

one thing i LOVE doing is bragging on people who are out there doing some pretty rad things.
  this week i'm committing to doing just that here on the blog.

meet allen mask.  who is he you ask?  well let me tell you...
not only is allen the fiance of my dear friend and photographer extraordinaire, carly brantmeyer, but he's also a pretty awesome recording artist.  one who was coined the "wall street rapper" last year as an analyst at goldman sachs in NYC and in the last few months has made the transition to sunny California to join Carly in this adventure called life and to join up with the Google forces...  all this before his 23rd birthday!! 

he recently partnered with San Francisco Youth Arts Program CASA at The Rooftop School to compete in the 2011 national Battle For The Bands competition hosted by, VH1 Save The Music and The Hot Topic Foundation and created this music video.
over 20,000 schools, individuals and organizations created songs, videos and advocacy projects to promote the importance of music education. Allen Mask and CASA were Grand Prize Winners of the competition with Mask's new single "Next Big Thing" and its music video. CASA received a $5,000 grant for their music education program, that was also matched by Google, and Allen had the opportunity to perform at the 2011 Do Something Awards Kick-Off in New York City with Plain White T's.  you can check out that performance by clicking here (allen's performance is at the 37:00 mark)

as you all know i'm a HUGE advocate of music and think public music education is a vital part of our nation.  kudos to allen and his team for taking the time to invest their time and talent into saving the music!

Allen's birthday was yesterday so let's show him some belated birthday lovin' by heading over iTunes and checking out the single "Next Big Thing" by clicking here. 


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