Sunday, January 11, 2009

BIG NEWS - not weight related

A few months back, I posted about "Bustin' My Buttons" when my son-in-law, Vinjelu, won a national talent search for "best song".

He and Kathryn (my daughter) have performed a few times since then, including hosting a benefit concert last month. You can read about that event here, if you are interested.

Next big news in this journey.....their winning song is now available on itunes.

Here's how to get it:

Go to itunes.....(you do not have to have an ipod in order to use itunes, is a great way to store, sort, and listen to your music on your computer)

In the search bar, type in "Weeping"

A surprising number of items will come up with the same title, so go to "power search" and type in "Weeping" for Song Title and "Another Way" for Artist.

Next, click on "buy song" is only 99 cents.....and follow the instructions to have it downloaded to your computer.

Once finished, take a listen.....It starts with Kathryn singing "Weeping might endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning...." If that is not what you downloaded, you got the wrong song.

The song is a combination of lyrical and hip hop, just so you know ahead of time.

Vinjelu and Kathryn’s heart is to address issues of social justice, using music as a platform to bring awareness to global issues. They also bring a message of hope and the wealth of walking with God. Vinjelu’s lyrics touch deep in the soul - I have read many of his songs and there has't been one that hasn't touched me - and I'm not just speaking out of parental pride.....really.

Even if 'hip hop' isn't your usual genre, Vinj is pretty clear in his raps - realtively easy to understand - even for my untrained ear - and Kathryn's melodies are straightforward.

They are SO excited to have taken this step......getting a song recorded and 'mastered' so that it is of good enough technical quality for itunes to accept it was a huge step!

Can you tell I'm proud of them?


Stages of Change said...

Got the song, its quite nice I must say :)

bbubblyb said...

Wow, that's really cool. I don't have an ipod sad to say but that's cool it's went public.

MeltingLisa said...

That is really, really cool!!! Congrats to them, (and to proud Mama!) I will definitely download it later onto my IPod!

MizFit said...

that is VERY cool.


~TMcGee~ said...

Very happy for you and them! Congrats!

Skye's the Limit said...

How awesome! Loved, loved, loved the song! And what a beautiful picture of the two of them! I know I may be a little biased, being in an interracial marriage myself, but they make such a beautiful couple! Please tell them I am so happy for them! And Mom, you have every right to be proud! :o)