Friday, August 8, 2008


Duncan Sheik Wrestles For Rights In Tibet

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Musician Duncan Sheik is wrestling for rights in Tibet – now, if only he could squeeze into a singlet.

Sheik – known for his 90s hit “Barely Breathing” – is one of the contributing artists on The Art of Peace Foundation’s No. 1 album, Songs for Tibet: The Art of Peace.

The CD – which includes songs by Sting, Alanis Morissette, Dave Matthews, and John Mayer – is available for free download to all Beijing 2008 Olympics athletes, in hopes of raising awareness of the lack of freedom in China and the ongoing conflict in Tibet.

Sheik hopes Olympians are able to use the CD for inspiration and maybe even workout music.

He’s a big fan of sports, but he’d rather be a player than a spectator.

Sheik plays tennis and golf, and has some wrestling experience from when he was captain of the wrestling team in middle school.

He says, “I like to bust out my skills and have drunken wrestling matches with my friends. But – I promise – my singlet doesn’t fit anymore!”

Sheik says there’s a positive relationship between sports and music and hopes Olympians are able to jam while in Beijing.

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