I wanted to thank Gary publicly for the contact he recently made for me, and to let people know why I've been too busy to post of late. Now that it's official, I can post here what's going on.
I've been hired by Jack DeMello of Mountain Apple Company in Hawaii to work on arrangements and orchestrations for them (currently using a lot of GPO, of course!) Jack is a wonderful person, and an extremely talented composer himself, with a monumental track record. It is quite humbling to speak with him, and hear his wonderful stories and accomplishments.
At the moment, I'm working on orchestral accompaniment arrangements for legendary singer Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole. His last album Wonderful World has been #1 on the Billboard World chart since its release a month ago. Needless to say, I consider this a gigantic opportunity, and am extremely grateful to Gary for helping this happen.
I hope this helps people further realize that Gary doesn't just have a product... he has a mission to help composers and music-makers, and a wonderful business philosophy that goes miles beyond just the dollars.
Many, many thank-yous, my friend.