jump to last post 1-50 of 54 discussions (96 posts)

Excited, Want to Share the News

  1. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    I'm really excited and want to share the news with friends that I know will appreciate how it feels.

    I am a big music lover, and there is a song that has "haunted" me for years.  It's a song I used to hear on a local radio station that prided itself on playing off-the-wall songs that most people haven't heard before.  This song was one they played often, but I never caught who it was by or what the name was.

    The station is gone and I haven't heard the song in years and have tried a few times to find it online.  When you don't know the name of the song, the artist, and only a few bits of the lyrics, it's not easy.  The other night, I decided to try again and be a bit more persistent. 

    I found it.

    The guy that sings it has a nice website.  I began snooping around his website and found him to be a very intriguing character.  Not only is he a Texas singer/songwriter, he's also the author of quite a few books. 

    I sat down last night and wrote him a short email basically telling him what I just told you and that I'd love to write an article about him to post on HubPages.  I gave him a link to my profile and invited him to read some of my hubs.  I asked him if he would mind answering a few questions and give me permission to post a few photos. 

    Early this morning, I had a response.  He said he liked my writing style and would love to answer any questions I had for the article.  He gave me a link to his g/f's website where she has 5 years worth of photos.

    OMG...I am soooooo excited!  I'm so flattered to get a response and this opportunity to write about someone I have spent years trying to find.

    I don't want to give any details of who it is, but in the not too distant future, you'll see a new hub about it.  smile

    1. tony0724 profile image59
      tony0724posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I guess its not Ryan Bingham. He is pretty good too, and a real old school Texas cowboy.

      1. KCC Big Country profile image86
        KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        No, it's not Ryan Bingham.

    2. Aya Katz profile image86
      Aya Katzposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      KCC, this is exciting news! I hope you include the song that inspired you in the interview hub.

      1. KCC Big Country profile image86
        KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Aya, I'll include the title of the song for sure.  I don't know if I'll be able to find the lyrics or how he'd feel about publishing the lyrics because they are not out on the web now.  That's what made it so hard to find.  There is not a YouTube video of it either.  So, I'll have to see what I can come up with.

    3. Patty Inglish, MS profile image88
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This is very exciting and I look forward to reading your article!

      1. KCC Big Country profile image86
        KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Patty!!

    4. saddlerider1 profile image63
      saddlerider1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Can you hum a few bars:0) maybe we can be good guessers. lol

      1. KCC Big Country profile image86
        KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        it goes like this....


        hmmm, hhmmmm hhmmmmm hmmmmmm,  hummmm hmmmm hmmmmmm

        Any ideas?  LOL

    5. profile image0
      Justine76posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      woooo hooo!!!!! That is super exciting!!

      1. KCC Big Country profile image86
        KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Justine!

    6. waynet profile image50
      waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's great! I know only too well to search for something for years...been trying to find my brain for a long while lol!

      But that is certainly nice to get a reply back from your email, as some people are very busy these days it seems...look forward to the hub to find out what song it is!

      1. KCC Big Country profile image86
        KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, Wayne!

    7. prettydarkhorse profile image65
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I will definitely read your hub KCC

      There is a song which I dont know the title but heard it before in my life. Two years ago I found the title of the song - I can relate to you

      Congratulations, you must be overjoyed
      Take care!

      1. KCC Big Country profile image86
        KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you PDH! I am very excited.

    8. profile image0
      Michael E. Hortonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations on your find.

      1. KCC Big Country profile image86
        KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Michael!

  2. Ohma profile image75
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    Wow great Job! maybe you can help make him famous so he is easier to find.

  3. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    He's super easy to find if you know his name.  The problem was I didn't know his name.  The reason the song wasn't easy to find is because the lyrics are not online and he doesn't have a YouTube video of that song.

  4. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Way to go KCC! smile

    You go get him! lol

    Congratulations! Nice accomplishment! smile

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Cagsil!  Now to get the best use of my questions. smile

  5. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    10 questions - two personal, two past related, two present related, two future related and two off-the-wall. lol

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ooooooo, I like that......

      I have a few written down and so far, I think they all fit into that scheme.

  6. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    cool

  7. rebekahELLE profile image89
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    very exciting! we will be looking forward to your hub!  that's awesome that you wrote him. if he's well known, you'll get views from all over looking for him. I have a couple of hubs on musicians that get a lot of outside views. it's so interesting to see what people search to find them.
    exciting for you! smile

  8. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Thanks RebekahELLE.   Although, the traffic will be nice, it's one of those articles you want to write "just because".  It's just one of those really satisfying moments for me.  One, to finally track the song down, then to discover that the artist is someone that is really interesting, then to actually make contact with him and him be excited about ME writing about HIM!

    1. rebekahELLE profile image89
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I know you must be thrilled.  enjoy every moment!

      1. KCC Big Country profile image86
        KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you so much!

  9. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Party time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    YAY!!!!!

    lol lol lol *special moment* lol lol lol SWEET!! cool

  10. raisingme profile image87
    raisingmeposted 7 years ago

    VERY WELL DONE!  I look forward to reading it!

  11. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Hey Raisingme, what's up? How are you today? smile

    1. raisingme profile image87
      raisingmeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I am awake...barely...but I think I should get points for that big_smile

      1. Cagsil profile image59
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol lol lol   Okay, maybe you do... wink

  12. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Good on you Karen smile
    Isn't the power of writing amazing? hmm 
    And now you've got celebs lining up to have you interview them lol

  13. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Thank you for the "party" Cagsil....

    Thanks RaisingMe and Pearldiver!

  14. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Well, you deserve to be in the SPOTLIGHT and more people should be aware of that fact. lol lol

    Therefore, if I can help, I do. wink tongue

  15. Rochelle Frank profile image90
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    Sounds very exciting. The fact that the lyrics touched you personally, will make it special. You go, girl !

  16. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Thanks so much Rochelle!

  17. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    YOUR AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    xo

  18. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Thank you Kimberly!

  19. archdaw profile image58
    archdawposted 7 years ago

    Con'grats!! looking forward to know who your mistery person is.

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, archdaw!

  20. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Dang, I wanna hear the song!!

  21. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    LOL....soon, Habee, soon.

  22. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    Brilliant!

  23. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Thanks, Darkside!  I'm still not used to the new avatar for you!  LOL

  24. profile image0
    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    good on you KCC. Can hardly wait

  25. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Thank you so much, Ralwus!

  26. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    So glad for you KCC - and understand you so good! smile

    My personal mystery of this kind is still unsolved...

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Misha! I told my husband and daughter and they just don't share the excitement that my online writing friends do.  I knew you guys would understand.  I hope you solve your mystery soon! Keep at it.

  27. viryabo profile image85
    viryaboposted 7 years ago

    Thats really great KCC. I can already see you getting very famous when this hub is published.

    The traffic/PV's will be awesome! Do we have to wait for long? smile

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this



      Thanks Viryabo, I don't know about becoming famous or even getting lots of traffic.  As I mentioned earlier, it's really just a hub that means a lot to me to write regardless of the outcome.  It's hard to describe.   You won't have to wait long.  I'm doing a little research about him before I just pop off some questions to him.  I have about 5-6 questions ready to go.  I'll probably email him today with them.  Not sure how long it will take him to respond.  Then I'll write the hub.  I've started the hub already.

  28. Origin profile image60
    Originposted 7 years ago

    Congrats on that, can't wait to read it. big_smile

    1. barryrutherford profile image35
      barryrutherfordposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      tongue

    2. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Origin!

  29. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    lol lol lol lol






    Okay, maybe that wasn't as funny as I originally thought. Considering, no sound can come from the forum? wink lol lol

  30. Harlan Colt profile image80
    Harlan Coltposted 7 years ago

    You mean its not Harlan Colt and the Saddle Soaps?

    I'm crushed.

    - Harlan

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Awwww.....sorry Harlan.  Perhaps you're the mystery Misha's trying to solve...there's still hope.

  31. SpiritLeo profile image69
    SpiritLeoposted 7 years ago

    I am So hAppy for You! I know the feeling... smile

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you SpiritLeo! I knew I could count on you guys to understand!

  32. nikipa profile image27
    nikipaposted 7 years ago

    Memories... Memories... what we are without them?...
    I am happy for you!

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Nikipa!

  33. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    I'm very excited for you KCC!  Congratulations on finding him and receiving a positive and supportive response from him!  I'll be waiting for your hub!

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this



      Thank you Beth! I just finished the questions I'm about to send him.  I'm really excited.

  34. donotfear profile image91
    donotfearposted 7 years ago

    Wow, this is too cool! What a sense of accomplishment, even more when the Hub comes out! I'm glad you found the song origin!

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this



      Thank you Donotfear!  It is a great sense of accomplishment!  I hope to have the hub out in a few days if he's able to respond to the questions.  He's a busy guy, so it may take him a while to get around to answering them.

  35. wrenfrost56 profile image80
    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    Way to go, very cool. Many congrats. smile

  36. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    WOOHOO!!!! I just came back to pay tribute. lol lol lol And *bump* the thread, yet again. lol

    I know, I do not have to....but, this is just so cool of an event that more people should be amazed. smile

  37. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Thank you Cagsil.  You're such a kind friend to so many here on HubPages.

    I just emailed him the questions.  I limited myself to 10...well, actually 11.  Now, we'll see where it goes from here.  I am sooooo excited.

  38. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    COOL! cool

  39. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    I had something else happen to me awhile back that I'd like to share and I'll explain why.

    I had written a hub about a country music star and included a photo I found online.  Probably a year or more later, the owner of this photo filed a DMCA complaint against me, and rightly so.  I didn't get the photo from her, but I got it from someone else who evidently got it from her, directly or indirectly.  It doesn't matter, I did not own the photo and now knew the true owner didn't want me to use it.  She had been a photographer for this star at one time.  No problem, it was removed.  However, the hub needed a photo.  I took a chance and wrote the star asking for permission to use a photo.  I was given permission to use a whole group of photos.  That feels good, folks.

    I share this with you so that you understand that if you want something, sometimes all you have to do is ask.  Don't be afraid.  What is the worst that can happen?

  40. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    That they refuse. lol lol I would have thought that was obvious. It is the fear behind hearing rejection that limits some from bothering to put the effort forward. This is unfortunate. But, I'm glad you shared this as well. Thank you. smile

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL...and so what if they refuse?  You're no worse off than before you asked.  You're right, so many fear rejection.  Rejection should not be feared.

  41. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Agreed! cool

  42. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    The gentleman has replied with the answers to all of my questions!  He is soooooooo nice.  Now my work begins! I will be putting together my hub.  This is so much fun.  He's such a good sport in helping me with this.  I am so appreciative.  I hope I do him proud.  smile

  43. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Great news KCC!

    Are you going to have the lyrics for display too? I'm just curious. smile

    Either way, I am sure you'll do an excellent job. I believe in you and your ability, because I've read your work. So, my faith isn't misplaced. Good writer, for a great story! smile

  44. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    I didn't ask him for the lyrics, but I'll give a synopsis of the song. 

    I'm nervous, but I think that's a healthy thing.  If I wasn't, I wouldn't be taking it seriously enough.  This is a big deal for me.  I just want to do a good job on it.  It would have been easier if he was only a singer/songwriter, but since he also has 15 novels under his belt, I feel a bit more pressure.  smile

  45. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Well, believe it or not, you shouldn't feel any pressure at all. The reason being is that apparently HE has visited your hubs, reviewed them and granted you permission. He is already confident and what you are doing to yourself is self applied.  The obstacle you face is put in front of you, because of your lack of faith in your ability, to live up to other people expectations. However, as I just pointed out....it can be conquered through your faith. My faith says you'll do wonderful. If that matters... smile lol

    Sorry about the so detailed post. I was just trying to present it differently. smile

  46. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    In other words or simply said- Do your best, be honest about your effort and you'll present a master-piece he will enjoy, as will, the rest of who are waiting to read it. So, that's about it. smile

  47. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Thanks Cagsil....I appreciate your support.  It's actually shaping up pretty well.

  48. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    I just sent my draft copy of the hub to him to look at. smile

    1. profile image0
      Justine76posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      smile  we are all excited to read it too.

      1. Shadesbreath profile image87
        Shadesbreathposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        For sure.  Make sure you post on here that it's up!

        1. KCC Big Country profile image86
          KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I will, thanks!

      2. KCC Big Country profile image86
        KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Justine!

    2. manlypoetryman profile image65
      manlypoetrymanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It sounds like it will be a great Hub. I agree with everyone else. Really cool that you will get the opportunity to write on this person from first-hand questions that you were able to ask.

      1. KCC Big Country profile image86
        KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Manlypoetryman!  It's an opportunity I'm really proud to have.  I hope the hub lives up to the hype now....LOL  As I said earlier in this thread, it's really a personal achievement more than anything.  It just feels good to find the song, the writer, and then be able to communicate with him and create a hub out of it.

  49. profile image0
    pinkyleeposted 7 years ago

    wow thats really awesome hun!

    1. KCC Big Country profile image86
      KCC Big Countryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Pinkylee!

  50. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    The hub is published.  It's called "And It All Started With a Song".   The song is "Sister Moon" and the author is Mike Blakely.  I hope you enjoy it.  Mike will be reading your comments left there.

    1. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Here is the long await hub by KCC Big Country, read to your heart's content. smile

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Mike-Blakely

 
working