I know it’s not a state secret that I’m a tech geek. I like gadgets as much as the next guy. I appreciate when those that create the gadgets make them easy to use. I have the capacity to use complicated devices, but I prefer simplicity. Right now I’ve moved into an iPhone. I’ve been looking into ways to switch my email for my domains to being push notification. I don’t want to manual check to see if an email came in. I’d rather it just show up and tell me.
Usually this requires expensive software and my host isn’t into installing it. Thus I’m having to find a way to make it happen with an open source solution. I got it installed and it’s doing something however it’s not functioning yet which is a disappointment. I’m still looking into solutions that will work between my computers and my iPhone. If you’re an avid reader who has knowledge of push email on a domain that will work at minimal expense do contact me and let me know.
Another form of push is when an artist I’ve featured here on Single of the Day informs me of a new CD they’re releasing. It lets me know they like what I’m doing and that I need to perk up and let you know about new music from a familiar artist. Such is the case for today with July for Kings and their CD Monochrome. One of their members is Joe Hedges, who has a great song that you can search for here on Single of the Day.
His new band is definitely pushing some cools ideas around. In light of the subject I’ve been thinking about with email this morning I chose a song called Say It Now. It’s got a bizarre opening with the delays between the instruments, it gives the timing a bizarre feel. That feel all goes away as soon as they hit the chorus and slide into the second verse. I really dig his melody and vocal in the chorus and I like how it changes a bit in each chorus, more of a building the song kind of thing.
It doesn’t hurt that I really like Joe’s voice. It’s got a very cool quality to it. I would actually really jump at a chance to sit and write a song with Joe. I’m guessing that our voices could blend well on a song.
The rhythm of the melody in the chorus nails right into me. I like the rapid fire words into a held out note, it’s cool stuff. Then the motoring piano riff in the second verse is a nice change to keep the song cruising along. Thinking about that, this is the kind of song I could hear blasting out of a convertible car as I’m zipping around the hills of Southern California while driving to the coast.
It’s available at iTunes, go grab it and get your top down, then Say It Now when you tell others about it.