Songs To Wear Pants To
Meet Andrew, the face behind the website http://songstowearpantsto.com/. You can commission him to write a song for you, or you could just suggest an idea and hope that he likes it. If he does, he'll create it for free!
But you better be careful what you suggest because he has an amazing sense of humor and that song may not turn out just as you expect. Even so, it always turns out great regardless of your expectations... and that's the beauty of STWPT!
I stumbled upon his website one weekend about 2 or 3 years ago, and I remember being blown away by the fact that a man could just decide to do something he loves on the Internet and make money from it. Needless to say, that entire weekend was spent idly listening to song after song of musical bliss.
Andrew composes songs in any style you want: Any genre, any pace, any theme, and you may even specify the lyrics if you wish. He sells some of his songs for 99€, and all the rest are free. But Andrew also does other stuff with his music. He makes music videos which you can find on YouTube, performs in a band called Your Heart, and he's even been asked to give speeches at colleges.
Personally I think he's a pretty cool guy, and it's even more amazing that he gets to do what he loves for a living. The idea behind STWPT is one we should all strive for. To do what we love for a living not because we need the money, but because we love doing it.
Discovering STWPT is yet another thing I'm thankful for, and by the way, here are a couple of Andrew's compositions that had me cracking up that weekend when I discovered him.
Edit: Looks like Andrew has shut down his STWPT site and has moved to Youtube. So check out his Youtube channel