Singing telegrams are fascinating to me...Rap Master Maurice makes a living off of insulting telephone raps, and that one creepy computer automated Santa-gram that was circulating made the rounds to me a few times during Christmas. Maybe personalized telegrams trumps cards these days, and plus you can save them because everyone just lets phone calls go to voicemail, anyway. When I was wasting time today I stumbled onto TajTunes, a weird singing telegram service that sends "wacky" personalized acapella songs over the phone from singers in India. I listened to a few and couldn't always make out the bizarre lyrics, but they're listed on the site. I was pretty into some of the TajTunes customer testimonials:
"I finally got the nerve to ask my hot physical therapist out via TajTunes… Thank you for making me a man! Oh... and she said Yes!!" - Joshua, Raleigh, NC
"One friend said she almost ran off the road she was laughing so hard!” - Susan, Atlanta, GA
"My assistant nearly peed in her pants." - Ali, Winston-Salem, NC
I also noticed that they are hiring songwriters to write the jingles! No instruments are necessary, and you don't even have to perform them—someone from the call center in India does that! I started racking my brain for a few local songwriters who I think should pursue a career at jingle writing... Scotty from the Pharmacy comes to mind, Kasey Anderson for country jingles, the out-of-work Spurm frontman Jordan T. Adams perhaps and Carrie from M. Women suggested Casey Catherwood from Witch Gardens. Anyone else have suggestions?