The other entertainment bigwig in Washington

While MPAA head and Enemy of the Internet Jack Valenti is busy trying to scare Congress into imposing ridiculous laws designed to screw over customers and futher fatten the pockets of the entertainment industry, Sesame Street’s Elmo is speaking in front of the Education Appropriations Subcommittee. Along with head of an international trade association of musical instrument makers, he’s urging the U.S. Congress to spend more money on music research and musical instruments for school programs.

I will gladly testify in front of Congress that in addition to the sheer joy of playing music, there are so many unexpected benefits that come with playing a musical instrument.

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