Monday, July 2, 2012

The preacher, the man, my friend...Grandpa

I thought I'd reminisce a little this morning.  

Sure miss grandpa who passed Sunday a week and a day ago.  What a special, unique guy!!!   Pancakes...he could make some pancakes now.  Super thin and just a little crispy on the outside.

And love...he had some love for everyone.  Hugs that were genuine and tight, so you really knew how much he meant it.   

I think he was probably the last of the true believers.  You know the dedicated kind of believer who doesn't need to entertain any other belief system. Sure,  that made him simple, but he was simple by choice...choosing to believe in a personal relationship with God as he understood him.  And it was that unique and very special relationship that shaped his character and life for 93 years. 

You could believe in God it seemed a little easier when you were around him, I think.  Not because of what he preached, but because of how full his own life seemed to be, and rich the surroundings of other people seemed to make him.   

After all, we love others because the love of God is in us.  If that is the measure of a man and  his spiritual condition, then grandpa was in great shape.   I never knew anyone who took so much joy from knowing and loving others.  

There are people who touch your life while they live.  And then there are those whose death creates the spirit of their life in you.  For me, that's evidence eternal.  

The greatness of his life is the impact he left on all of us.   What a man...what a friend...what a grandpa!!!

Friday, March 2, 2012 is for New Artists

Well, I've been having fun setting up this site.   Started last year with a simple idea...take a great song, find the apparent summarized message(usually in the chorus of course), then clip it.  Add the lyrics in video form, and "wooo-lah" a song message is born.  

But what's so hard about that really?   Well, the unique feature about a Song Message is text-ability.   A Song Message is not an e-card since an e-card is emailed.  A Song Message is text-able.  You can text it to a friend via your mobile device.  

The little video-song-clips are small enough that you can send 'em through your phone like a text.  There are still a few kinks and quirks to work out, but the system and method works really well for the most part, especially on Android and iPhones and over 200 other handheld phones.  

I decided to go with songs that are popular radio songs from all genres of music at first and then promote it to NEW ARTISTS as a way of helping them promote their own music.   Each song can be linked to an iTunes account for purchase if someone likes the new artists' Song Message.

The guys programming the whole thing are really phenomenal.  Robert Maltby is our main programmer and he has done such a fantastic job getting it programmed and scripted.  He is still working out the kinks with the search bar feature, but he'll get it working perfectly.  Meanwhile, you can browse through the categories of songs as they are divided according to Aritst, Genre, Topic, Holiday, Birthday etc.

Be sure to check it out and text a Song Message to a friend sometime throughout the day.  It'll make 'em smile!!!