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Tony Funderburk
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The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer-Songwriter Podcaster Marketing Consultant
The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer-Songwriter Podcaster Marketing Consultant

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Feeling sluggish...run-down?
You might need a nitric oxide booster.

I'm just talking to myself here, so if you're not interested in developing healthy habits, you might as well tune out now. Everybody gone yet? Good. Now I can give myself a good talking to. Hey Tony...If only you could give yourself a shot that would boost your energy and no needles were required. And no yucky tasting liquids or pills either? Wouldn't that be great? Well, you don't have to imagine because you're designed to be able to do that. (you should've guessed as much) And all it takes is for you to put down your computer or smartphone or whatever you're writing and reading this on and get up and go for a walk. Yeah, you can give yourself a nitric oxide booster shot with a 30 minute walk. Sound good? Great, 'cause there's more...

What exactly IS a nitric oxide booster?

OK...before I start getting off my comfortable couch and moving my backside around, it would be a good idea to find out what a nitric oxide booster is. Right? I promise, Tony...it's not gonna hurt. And you'll thank me later. But to help you out, and keep it unscientific so you won't doze off, let's just say your body stores its own medicine inside the lining of your arteries. And the medicine doesn't come with tamper-proof tops...so it's easy to open and use.

That lining of the arteries is called the endothelium. But like I said, I don't wanna get too scientific, so we'll just call it the lining of your arteries. And in that lining your body contains chemicals designed just for you to help you heal and stay well. (talk about great design!) So, how do you open up the medicine and let it work its magic? Here's how...

You gotta move!

When you move, your body produces nitric oxide. And nitric oxide moving quickly through your veins and arteries is what opens up the medicine in the lining (endothelium). And your body is designed to know what works best for you. Unlike pharmaceuticals which typically have more side effects than benefits. (you remember those from years ago, right Tony?) The way to get your nitric oxide booster is to boost yourself through a 30 minute walk...or lift some weights...or swim, ski, bike, etc. etc. etc.

The point is...movement gets the nitric oxide moving. Coincidence? Hardly. Awesome design in a complex structure? You betcha! Somebody went to all the trouble to give your body the ability to heal itself, Tony. Why not take advantage of it? Especially when all it takes is to get up and move. (update...walked 2 miles with my wife this morning, and I could practically feel those natural medicines pouring into my bloodstream)

Well, I've got myself motivated. If there's anyone else eavesdropping on this conversation, how about you? Gonna move around more today?

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Stay tuned,

Tony
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Ad for an electrician in the greater Kansas City and Northwest Arkansas areas - voiceover & production by yours truly
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Have you ever pondered the wonder of music?

I don’t mean thinking about the notes or the beat or the even the instrumentation. I mean have you truly pondered the unimaginable, inextricable, undeniable force, the gift, and the wonder of music?

(To ponder: to weigh carefully in the mind; consider thoughtfully: He pondered his next words thoroughly.)

Think about what music is…

It’s intangible.
It’s incredibly indefinable.
It has no shape, yet it shapes thoughts.
It has no function of its own, yet somehow helps us function
Music has the power to stir emotions…

…And of its own accord can’t fulfill any of them. Music isn’t necessary to perform our daily duties, but how many places of business do you find with no music. Certainly not the ones who want to keep customers. Music can’t comb your hair, brush your teeth, or tie your shoes. But it can ease you through those mundane tasks and make you forget about the time.

You don’t need words to enjoy music. Or status. You don’t even need people around. It isn’t poured from a bottle, shaken from a cannister, or even dolloped from a 5 gallon bucket. Still; it can be as refreshing as champagne, spicy as cayenne, and rich and decadent as “gold ring homemade vanilla” ice cream. (That last reference is a nod to a delicious ice cream from Texas)

Music appeals to fewer than our five senses.

But it also appeals to more than our senses. When you study musical structure, it makes perfect logical sense. But when you try to explain why it “moved” you, very often you can’t quite convey it satisfactorily.

It wasn’t because it smelled, tasted, felt, sounded, or looked so good. It was what it did to your cerebral cortex. Or maybe it hit you in the “gut”, but it didn’t actually hit you, and it wasn’t actually your “gut”. See what I mean? You can’t put your finger on it. In fact you can’t touch it at all. You just know. You know?

Why in the world am I going on and on about the wonder of music? Thanks for asking.

Music is an almost perfect way to ingrain an idea into the mind. Because without exception there has always been this common chord. (like my musical metaphor?) People love music! No surprise… It’s extremely versatile, dependable, believable, and yet inexplicable.

As a singer songwriter I take the same octave countless other musicans use and create my little piece of semi-immortality to satisfy…what? Me? An audience? A paycheck? All of the above? None of the above? The answer is yes to all the questions. I’ve written songs for each of those purposes. And each one was satisfying in its own way because each one involved the intangible little friend of mine. I’m not sure why I’m so moved by this unseen companion, but I do know this:

Music is a gift from God.

It, and your thoughts, can never be stolen from you, forced out of you, or driven away from you…as long as you want it; you’ve got it. How incredible is such a gift. Yeah, we could live without music, but…

It wouldn’t be nearly as joyous an existence.

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What if your job requirements included this? Would you measure up? http://bible.com/114/jos.1.9.nkjv
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Here's a testimonial video I composed music for and edited for a client who helps make business building simple.
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It was an honor to compose this theme song and be part of Jim Cockrum's CES 5 in September 201
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In honor of Valentine's Day this week...
The Same In My Heart
The Same In My Heart
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If you're a Christian, do you realize how uncool you are in this world? That's OK. Wear it proudly. You're in Great Company!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0797RTGP5
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It doesn't have to hurt.
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