Posted on Nov 14, 2004 02:02 pm
Administrator Since: Apr 03, 2002
OK, Sunday morning, first thing that happens is that the database tables with all the member music info gets trashed. So, I proceed to cuss and swear and do all the unhealthy "reactive" things. After a few minutes I do the proactive things, start building a work around for people to get the mp3 files (which are still there) back in to their profile and email my host asking about a backup, no dice, the backup was run AFTER than table trashing. OK, keep going with the work around. My morning is frantic, I'm upset, I'm snappin at the family and all grumpy.
10:30, time to get ready for church. Ashley and I take off to church, I get her in Sunday School and I grab my seat in the auditorium. I haven't been to church in a few weeks due to schedule issues, but this Sunday is the end of a project the church conducted resembling the "pay it forward" concept. They gave 10 people some money from the church's coffers. These people are on a mission to use it to spread the kingdom of God.
Some people shared their stories. As the stories boiled down, it wasn't even about the money, it was an excercise to get people minds to open and to use talents that they had to better the world essentially. They were great stories of how the money funded fund raisers for charities such as Habitat for Humanity, M.A.D.D. and other such organizations.
Suddenly, the problems at HRC, while I feel horrible about it, seems so small, and all I am thinking is wondering about what else I can do to promote music in the world.
I have always been a fan of the concept of paying it forward. HRC was pretty much built on that concept. Not to sound insulting or belittling of myself or others at HRC, but, for the most part I am guessing HRC is mostly catering to individuals selfish pursuits of fame and rock stardom (albeit to varying degrees).
So I come home, ready to turn on some football, I can't help but think there is bigger things for me to accomplish in this world, to make more of a difference. In my youth I volunteered for a few different causes, but life gets so busy I forget to sit back and look at how good I have it, and how blessed I truly am...I just continue to work for more.
There MUST be something more, something bigger, something that matters that me, or we, as a group con promote or help promote, with the platform of HRC. From where I sit right now, HRC seems so trite, and such a fuedal effort at self-reward.
I wanted to make this a blog, but I thought it might ancourage conversation about something that HRC can do to help the cause we all believe in. That being the power of music.
Wow...I am a man of completely mixed emotions...
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