I want to blog about this before I forget. Last night I went out and helped celebrate one of my orphan family sister’s birthday. It was awesome. If you do not have people in your life who are silly and fun and happy and open – and oh yeah there for you when stuff gets real – you need to find you an orphan family. MUAH to you all!
This party was on the same night as a show I wanted to see at Austin’s famed Continental Club, so I had to make a solo detour over there. This detour is courtesy social media. Here’s how it all started…..
I was listening to the radio in my truck, and heard a song I really liked. So I used SoundHound to find out what the song was and who sang it. It was Front Porch Thing by Adam Hood. So of course I shared the song, via Facebook and Twitter. Then when I got home I looked at Adam’s website – and hey look at that….the boy’s from Opelika, Alabama — not too far from the Redneck Riviera….where I’m from. No wonder the music sounded like something I’d hear down at the Boat House. So I listened to more of his music on Spotify, and it all was awesome and made me homesick.
But I’m not even to the cool part yet! Adam tweeted me, then I found out he was going to be in Austin at the Continental Club. I had never been, and was pretty excited to go see a good ole boy play in my new stomping grounds. For the record, the Continental Club reminds me of Hogsbreath. Not the new one in Destin, the cool old dive one on the Island that Opal killed. If Hogs had national recording acts and people with cowboy hats that is. 🙂
Adam sang all these songs about how much he missed his wife while he’s on the road. And for reasons I won’t go into here, that is really what I needed to hear. So I told him hey after the show, and then I went back to my orphan family.
Moral of the story – use those social tools to dig deeper! Share what makes you FEEL. Connect in real life with those that reach back out to you. BE REAL. That’s how to connect everyone, and if we can truly connect we can change the world.
Oh yeah – and go out and pay money for live music! And DEFINITELY go see Adam Hood if he comes near you. 🙂