I was promoting my comedic videos on youtube to other users (sometimes referred to as spamming) when one day I came across a page containing original music by Sarah Jones. I made a chessy connection and subscribed to her page in the hopes she would subscribe to mine. She did and we became Youtube friends and life went on.
Over the course of the next 6 months she would comment on my videos and I would comment on her music and still life went on. However, during that time my wife was pregnant with our son and being that I was developing my photography business I knew that I was going to begin a 365 day photo project of his first year. I also knew I didn't just want a quick photo montage that zipped through 365 images in 36 seconds. No! What I wanted was a full song with a viewing of my photos of my son's first year so I could appreciate the memories and cry like a little girl.
Bill Withers is my all time favorite artist so choosing his music to put with my photos seemed like a no brainer at the time but, something felt off. Let's be honest Bill's music is great but to this day I still don't know how Ain't No Sunshine or Grandma's Hand would have fit in. Anyway, I knew my son was unique. My photos were also unique and my photos of my son being unique were also unique. So why not get a unique song? I have to say sometimes I am a genius but thinking genius thoughts doesn't mean I have genius answers for those thoughts I deem genius.
So, one day I was surfing Youtube and found myself on Sarah Jones' page. I listened to beautiful song after beautiful song that she had created and I thought to myself this girl is emotionally mature and talented AND... in that moment she actually started to remind me a little bit like Bill Withers. Well looking back I know it's a stretch because Sarah is a young pretty girl who plays the guitar and Bill is an old not so pretty man who plays the guitar. So now that I think about it... that little bit must have been the guitar.
Then the light bulb went on. No I mean literally. My wife switched on the light and nearly scared the shit out of me. Anyway, after she turned off the light and went to bed I thought to myself maybe I should ask Sarah to write and sing a song for my 365 day photo project. I mean I love her music and we are friends on Youtube so what's the worst that she would say? No! Are you stupid? Friends on Youtube??? Me no speaka English. Get a life looser! F*** off! Once I understood what the rejection value would be, I sent her my idea in an email.
Lucky for me she spoke English and said she would be thrilled and honored to do this even though she has never written a song for anyone else let alone about someone's baby. That didn't seem to matter because 8 days before my son's first birthday back in August 2010 she sent me an original song called Dream a little dream that made my wife and I cry like little girls.
Today I have 2 kids and believe it or not Sarah didn't lose the thrill and generosity. 2 days before my daughter had her first birthday last Sunday she completed another original and beautiful song called Angel Eyes that made me run out to the store to buy some tissue because... well you know why.
I can't tell you how blessed and honored I am for having met Sarah Jones on Youtube. Like I said above I really don't know much more about her you can't find out about on your own by just visiting Sarah Jones Music. Yet this amazing talented young lady still blessed my family out of the kindness of her heart and for that I have to say 2 things.
1) Thank you from the bottom of my soul for all that you did for me. You are a beautiful human being and I wish you much love and success in everything you do in life.
2) Don't worry I am not having anymore kids.
Thank you Sarah Jones.
There are 3 things I can't change... my 2 kids, my 1 wife and my 0 rights.