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Great Kid, Great Cause

26 Sep

Pretty recently, Michelle, Agent Daddy and myself went to a little shin-dig in Long Beach, where we were fortunate to meet little Brandon Weaver. What a good kid.  There’s nothing like a good kid using his influence to help other kids.  
After reading this, If any of you Moms are truly concerned about the deterioration of  Youth Enrichment school programs, and want to make a real difference in your community, here is your shot.   Feel free… No, it’s your duty as Moms, to recommend businesses in your town to the Swipe4TheKids Program.  Just tell them Brandon Weaver sent you. 
Besides, how can you deny a face like that. Makes you want to pinch his little cheeks.


Race car driver Brandon Weaver has just signed on as a Swipe4TheKids spokesperson, and at 12 years of age, he’s got vision for his generation.
Swipe4TheKids is a program that creates sustainable funding through a business’s ordinary practices, and provides resources for youth sports, music, and the arts programs that are at risk of dissolution or cutbacks.

Brandon initially became interested when learning that the program helps children discover and develop their talents who lack the resources to do so. As a young race car driver, this hit close to home. “My favorite thing in life is racing. Even though I like school and do well, I couldn’t have discovered racing by just excelling in academics. I’ve been blessed to be able to pursue my racing career, but there are a lot of kids who don’t have the choice. Swipe4TheKids helps the kids in my generation discover their talents, and I am happy to support that.”

Brandon has accomplished a great amount in his 12 years thus far. The Bakersfield, CA native began racing with the International Karting Federation at just 6 years old. Since, he’s raced the Bandolero Series, in which he earned the title 2011 California State Champion of the Bandolero Bandit Division, and #3 in the US. In 2012, he began racing the Legends car. To date, Brandon has won more than 25 races and has 40 Top 5 finishes.
Swipe4TheKids recognized Brandon’s talent, appreciates the support in the program, and has joined the two together by signing the young driver as a spokesperson. Swipe4TheKids is proud to have Brandon Weaver on the team and part of the community.

About Swipe4TheKids
Swipe4TheKids is a sustainable funding program for youth sports, music, and the arts programs at risk of cutbacks or total dissolution, providing children with the opportunity to participate in vital youth activities. The program raises money through a business’ merchant services platform. When a customer makes an electronic payment transaction at a participating business, a portion of the merchant services fee that the business incurs goes to Swipe4TheKids. The funding directly impacts programs in the area where that company is located, such as local sports clubs, recreation centers, music programs, and others.

Let Me Ease Your Pain – Part 1

16 Nov
OKAY… I am feeling musical, I am feeling spontaneous and i am feeling your pain.

Today… I thought that I would try something a little different. In addition, I am going to break it up in two blogs…

Part 1

Question: How many of you lovely Moms have teens or grown children, or even husbands that are inspiring musicians?

You know what I’m talking about… the ones who spend their entire lives, through their last dying breath, locked in the studio for hours, if not days, continuously shooing you away, shoving all responsibility aside and rejecting family time, merely to express themselves creatively, in hopes of someday drawing the stadium crowds. by introducing the next platinum hit to the masses. Ultimately becoming a Superstar! (or at least make a few bucks trying)  Do you sometimes feel the rejection?

Well… as you can probably guess, my Mom and my wife had the same problem. =/

Do you guys even realize how many hits, I should have written over the last three decades?  Well… at least one right? Wrong!  I have played with dozens of bands performing on stage close to a thousand times.  Including some bills with the biggest of names. Played on several recordings that hit the shelves at some of the major retailers. Still, zip, nada…  But it’s all self gratifying…

If this is you, who ultimately suffer the symptoms, due to the musical madness of a loved one,… and truly believe (annoying to you or not) their music has the potential for commercial use….

PPPPlease…  Stand up and shout!  

This is in no way, shape or form meant to be discouraging to you or your wannabe musical loved one.


It could be a little light at the end of the tunnel.

Keep an eye out for Part 2… You won’t want to miss it.

Until next time…

Adam G