Ray of Light is a healing music minister from Long Beach, California. He is currently studying Multimedia at Long Beach City College. He has composed and produced his present composition, Tug-O-War which is an extension of Ray Of Lightss' other song, Stop the War Us Dot Com. Ray Of Lightss is doing his part to halt World War III and IV before the end of 2012.
Tug-O-War and Stop the War Us Dot Com are the antiwar anthems of 2012 which are encouraging us to repent of being gods of revenge, unforgiveness, racism, torture, murder and the death penalty before it is everlasting too late. Stop the War has an electronic sound because it was produced and mixed completely in Pro Tools by the composer, Ray Of Light with assistance from his friend Dexter from Orange County, California. Ray Of Light produced this song to remind us that it is possible to begin to turn our weapons of abominations of desolation into tools of construction. Construction puts citizens of the world to work and the workers enriches the governments of the world with the fruit of their labors which is more profitable than killing potential laborers.
Stop the War was inspired by the old Negro spiritual, Down By the Riverside. Ray Of Light heard this song as a child where he would imitate the minister's singing and preaching styles. Also, his influences are Mahalia Jackson, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendricks, the Beatles, Smokey Robinson, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Oscar Peterson, McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans, Horace Silver, Ahmad Jamal, Weather Report, Dakota Staton, Betty Carter, Johnny Mathis, and Marvin Gaye.
His education includes Lansing MIchigan Community College for voice training, Los Angeles Community College as a Music Major, Dick Grove School of Music in Studio City, California, Recording School of America in Hollywood, California as well as Multimedia Productions at Long Beach City College in California.
Stop the War can be purchased from the corresponding website, www.stopthewarus.com as well as www.cdbaby.com. It is also available on sites like iTunes and Amazon.com. The corresponding video has been taped, and is being edited for availability on YouTube and other video sites. Ray Of Light requests that all peace lovers join with him in singing "Pick up human life/Down by the riverside/And study was no more/Stop the War Us Dot Com."