WFAA News 8 spotlighted a local nonprofit music outreach program that was created by our very own Eric Griffey, a Fort Worth Weekly staff writer and fledgling saint.
Griffey decided a while back that he’d like to go to heaven when he died. So he founded Fort Worth Music Outreach and rounded up and organized a bunch of local musicians, which is only slightly easier than herding feral cats in a fog.
Then he made alliances with public schools that typically struggle with arts funding, and now two-dozen musicians are giving free music lessons in nine after-school programs.
Full disclosure: I am one of those musicians. I want to go to heaven too. If I have to trample over Griffey to get through those pearly gates first, don’t think I won’t.