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National Park Sessions: Friend Of The Devil

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The Giving Tree Band at the Devils Garden Campground in Arches National Park.

Arches National Park is the backdrop for this episode of the National Park Sessions, in which The Giving Tree Band plays Friends of the Devil.

The five musicians are slowing working their way around the National Park System, playing acoustically arranged songs in park settings to promote unity, harmony, and the well-being of all people and the planet.

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Sorry; but, I absolutely do not 'get' "National Parks Sessions" and do not believe the wonderous world of National Parks is enhanced in any way.   Obviously, somebody must have WAY too much money!

 


It's part of the "feel good" program.  It cost money and has no meaningful impact but it "feels good" so it must be done.  After all, who could be against "unity, harmony, and the well-being of all people and the planet."  Kumbaya!


And, of course, there are those who would prefer to help people to 'feel bad', and those people often prove themselves to be against unity, harmony, and the well-being of all people and the planet, as you say. These folks usually make themselves pretty obvious in any group they associate with.

[I may be a hippie, but even >I< don't do kumbaya.]


These folks usually make themselves pretty obvious in any group they associate with.

I don't know any such people.  Maybe you need to change the groups you are associating with. 


QED.


I think someone struggled in geometry. 


The Giving Tree Band is based in Illinois and performs at venues and festivals all over the country.  The band performed at SXSW in Austin back in March and looks like they filmed these park performances around that time.  They would have needed to obtain a special use permit at each park to do the filming.   A permit at Arches would cost the band at least $180($100 application fee, $80 administrative fee).  If the permit required any monitoring by an NPS employee or a scouting trip that would have cost them an additional $40-50/hr.

http://www.nps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/specialuse.htm


Rickb, I watched the video, fun. I must agree, it is constructive to have a a group of musicians singing about peace , inclusiveness, harmony, etc., best wishes to them. 


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