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    Excellent idea on the Chickenfoot web site:

    http://www.chickenfoot.us/letters

    it's sometimes not an easy read. But it's really great the band is doing this:

    "In the spirit of the song "Three And A Half Letters (I Need A Job)", Chickenfoot invites everyone who is in a similar struggle to share their story in the form of the many letters that Sammy received and inspired this song. The song is motivated by the dismal economy, which has led to problems such as hunger and job loss and we hope that by offering a place for people to share their stories and their willingness and need to find work, people in their local communities can reach out to lend a hand. Maybe it's work as simple as cleaning up your back yard or building a fence, or maybe you know someone who has an open job that matches someone's skills - simple things we can all do to help each other out can make a big difference in someone's life.

    If you haven't seen it yet, check out the video here to the right - it puts some powerful images to the real life stories from the song.

    The band is also teaming up with Feeding America (www.feedingamerica.org), which is another way to help people in need. Sammy said "I received a lot of letters from people over the years who were looking for help or work and recently I received one from an Afghan War Veteran that ended with 'Can you help? I need a job.’ That really hit me and the song came together. We really want to encourage people to help where they can, and I think one of the easiest ways is by making contributions to a local food bank. I hope we get this message across in this video and while we are on tour."

    We will be reviewing all letter submissions and then publishing them here and at shows while we are on the road to help provide a wider audience for friends of the 'Foot in need of work.

    When writing your letter, include everything needed to tell people about you and your skills and make sure you include where you are. The more specific you can be, the more likely someone else looking to hire someone will be able to see you as a good fit for that position."
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    What a great thing to do, big ups to Chickenfoot!
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    Saw the video for this song for the first time yesterday and I am only a casual CF fan and I liked the idea of the song and musically it was very good, but somehow how they incorporated the lyrics to the music to the song just didn't do anything for me. Like I said, nice idea, just don't like the song structure.
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    Too fucking bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddymon View Post
    Saw the video for this song for the first time yesterday and I am only a casual CF fan and I liked the idea of the song and musically it was very good, but somehow how they incorporated the lyrics to the music to the song just didn't do anything for me. Like I said, nice idea, just don't like the song structure.
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    Eddymon, we're not discussing the song here, but this very cool initiative on the CF web site trying to provide jobs to people who need one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Dreamer View Post
    Eddymon, we're not discussing the song here, but this very cool initiative on the CF web site trying to provide jobs to people who need one.
    And I applauded them for the meaning of the song and yes its a greatthing they are doing. But if it works then we might have less posters here all day. Then we can blame Sammy for the decrease in VHLINKS members too.
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    Only Eddymon can manage to be the wet blanket on this topic.

    I think the idea is great. It'll be hard to execute, but the sentiment is certainly there. I'd love to hear some stories of people getting some work out of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reckless Fable View Post
    Only Eddymon can manage to be the wet blanket on this topic.

    I think the idea is great. It'll be hard to execute, but the sentiment is certainly there. I'd love to hear some stories of people getting some work out of this.
    That is the most important thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reckless Fable View Post
    Only Eddymon can manage to be the wet blanket on this topic.

    I think the idea is great. HE'LL be hard to execute, but the sentiment is certainly there. I'd love to hear some stories of people getting some work out of this.
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    Has Sammy ever said he he gave the dude a job or paid him royalties for the lyrics? All nice and good to do this stuff but if Sam is using this guy without paying him for use of his letter or hiring the guy, it all is a little empty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AVH Blues View Post
    Has Sammy ever said he he gave the dude a job or paid him royalties for the lyrics? All nice and good to do this stuff but if Sam is using this guy without paying him for use of his letter or hiring the guy, it all is a little empty.
    He said that the lyrics are a mish mash (for lack of a better term) of a bunch of ideas from a bunch of different letters. I don't doubt that Sam donates to many charities and such, that he doesn't make public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    He said that the lyrics are a mish mash (for lack of a better term) of a bunch of ideas from a bunch of different letters. I don't doubt that Sam donates to many charities and such, that he doesn't make public.
    I'm not talking about donating money to charity. We all do that. I'm talking about giving the guy a job that gave him the concept for the song or at least giving him writing credits and paying him royalties. He reads a letter word-for-word and then says it is a mash of multiple letters? I doubt it.
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