On this episode of Gritty Bowmen, Aron Snyder and myself, visit with our friend, David Brinker, of Sitka Gear. We recorded this podcast at the ATA Show, more than six months ago in January of this year. This is a podcast you should watch if you have time. You will never see a more uncomfortable and awkward Aron Snyder in your life; which is well worth watching. But the best part of this podcast is watching Brinker bust out songs on his guitar in the middle of the ATA Show at the MTN OPS booth for all to see. And David shares a song he wrote himself. And I love the song. I love the song for many reasons, and some these reasons are pretty-well summed up by these quotes:
“The music I listen to will tell you more about me than my mouth ever could.”
“If anyone tells you a song is important to them, you should turn it up loud; close your eyes and really LISTEN. Because in the end, you will know that person much better.”
“Music has a great power for bringing people together. With so many forces in this world acting to drive wedges between people, it’s important to preserve those things that help us experience our common humanity.”
I could not help but notice how Brinker’s talents brought disparate people together; blurring boundaries between competing brands and companies. And I learned more about David by listening to his song than I ever could in a 1-hour conversation on a podcast. And the next time you’re outside watching the sun rise, I hope you don’t take for granted how splendid it really is.
If you’re like me and you really enjoyed Brinker’s song, “Something ‘Bout a Sunrise”--you can download the mp3 from the show notes of this podcast at Grittbowmen.com. The song is free. It’s just about sharing a good hunting song and bringing people together. Do me favor, get on Facebook and Instagram and follow David Brinker Music--I love to see people pursue interests that fulfill them and change the lives of the people around them. David Brinker Music is one of those things. Give him a follow and if you like his music, and if you ever see David, stop by, shake his hand and let him know what you think.