About six weeks ago I wrote a poem dedicated to “all who I’ve come to know on this medium in my three years of blogging”, entitled “Dog Years Are Like Blog Years“.Not long after that post went up, Amy Derby and I were bantering on Twitter about how I should find someone to write music to it. Amy suggested I chat with John Haydon.I looked up John’s MySpace music site and gave his original tunes a listen. He was good. Darn good. On top of that he writes an excellent blog about Social Media for non-profits, CorporateDollar.org. (Oh, and he had already signed up to come to SOBCon09).We started cyber-chatting ourselves and the next thing you know he volunteered to write the music to “Blog Years are Like Dog Years“, with the goal of having it ready by SOBCon09, so we could perform it live then.Well, I got the finished product yesterday from John, and I quickly decided I couldn’t wait for SOBCon to share it with everyone.So, John and I present to you for your downloading pleasure, the world premiere of our “new single” (right click and do “save as”):
(Music performed, written and sung by John Haydon, lyrics by Starbucker).Here are the revised lyrics so you can follow along:(Copyright 2009, John Haydon & Terry Starbucker)You start like a child, eyes open wideTo possibility, of what lies outsideGuided by teachers, showing the bizTom, Phil & Rosa, Trevor and LizThoughts on a page, feeling your wayWondering if folks want to hear what you sayBefore too long, you begin to be seenBy Mike, Ben & Lisa, Chris & ChristineYou put names to faces, as SOBsFast moving forward, like a steady breezeThen you blossom – a child of thirteenStill not assured, trying not be meanBut more friends arrive, and things start to clickThanks Mary, Maria, Jodee and RickYou grow strong, a young blogging adultIndependent and tough, with cause to exultAnd those who raised you, begin to lay lowLike Easton, Tim, Ellen, Kammie and JoeAll these good people, sharing their viewsToo many to count, too many to chooseBlog years are like dog yearsFlying through posts like a bat out of hellLeaving mentors to rush aheadThe lure of bigger numbers always in your headBut I shall never forget, those who held my handIn those childlike days of this new landBut now I’m an old man of the blogosphereAnd you will always be welcome hereYou put names to faces, as SOBsFast moving forward, like a steady breezeThank you John, for taking the time to do this – I am so grateful. It just makes the sentiment I meant to convey that much more meaningful.Friends, download and enjoy – and see us perform it live at SOBCon09!