We’re Looking Into Recording Again!

February 18th, 2011


Due to the great fun and success of the Oswald And The Herringbones Reunion Show and Steve’s Birthday Party, we are looking into recording some more of our material for you.

There is a thought floating around out there that we would post the tunes once a month or let you our friends vote on which tunes we record.

It used to be very expensive to go into the studio and lay down tracks but now we all have our own studios in a box pretty much and we can do this without great cost.

Anyway, keep checking back and we will let you know what is being done. Our hope is to capture the energy and sense of the band rather than just cranking stuff out. So it should be pretty fun this time around.

God bless you all!
Michael A. Barone
Oswald And The Herringbones!

OATH will be LIVE at Ruby Tuesday’s Jan 28th 2011

December 24th, 2010

OSWALD AND THE HERRINGBONES are GETTING READY!
We hope everyone has a great Christmas! The band has been busy practicing for the public reunion gig at Ruby Tuesday’s 1978 Summit St. Columbus, Ohio January 28th! Hope we see all of you there. In the meantime you can listen to many of our tunes on this site (look to your right for links >>>—–>

We are also visible on Youtube.com just search Oswald And The Herringbones and many videos will pop up! Enjoy!
Michael A. Barone

Oswald And The Herringbones “What Does This Mean?”

October 14th, 2010

OSWALD AND THE HERRINGBONES REUNION 2011

September 30th, 2010

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Hello UA class of 1979 and all friends of the band. We are working hard to pull together a great show for you in January. Right now I’m posting lots of old “Oswald And The Herringbones Live” shows in case you are not familiar with our music. You can find the tunes and download them free at the blue links on the right side of this page —->

Anything that says OATH is also Oswald And The Herringbones. I’ll be posting about 8 or nine more “Live” gigs soon. Each one is a little different and even though we repeat many of the tunes from show to show, there are usually a few new or stray ones which are not on each set list.

Please remember these are all old “board mixes” from shows in the Big Eighties, which means they are not professionally produced they were just taped (yes, on cassettes, remember those?) directly off the sound board at some of our live concerts.

I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as we had fun playing them back then. The January Reunion Gig will be posted as soon as we know the venue.

God bless you all, and thanks for thinking of us!
Michael A. Barone
OATH

OBAMACARE or “How the Pro-Choice folks just shot a major hole in the bottom of their own privacy boat!”

March 26th, 2010

“What is good for the goose…eventually may cook it!”

When you hand over 1/6 of the economy to the government there will be consequences to all sides of individual freedom. Whoever controls the government will control Healthcare.

We are told that under the new Healthcare reform we will not have rationed healthcare. However, there is no doubt in most people’s mind that this is not the case.

Realistically, we already had rationed government healthcare. Medicare and Medicaid already have refused to pay for certain procedures and operations on an individual basis. So have many individual insurance companies.

We know government run Medicare and Medicaid are both perilously close to being financially broke if they are not already insolvent. Reports out today say Social Security, according to the Congressional Budget Office, will reach its tipping point 6 years earlier than was projected. The tipping point is the beginning of being financially unsustainable.

This may be due to bad management, after all, the government is not known for being frugal with our money. Anyone remember $400 hammers and $600 toilet seats? So here is the deal.

Part of the argument put forth in early cases about abortion was that it was a right to privacy matter between a woman and her doctor. How often have we Pro-lifers heard the rhetoric that it is not any of our business and that you can not legislate morality?

Pro-Choice Abortion providers like Planned Parenthood have tossed that in the public arena for years leaving many of us thinking that, apart from our belief in the inalienable Right to Life given by our Creator, there is little ground we can stand on when it comes to this “privacy” issue. After all, who are we to say you can not do what you want with your own body?

Keep in mind that we do not believe it is just the body, or just the life of the mother that is being violated in abortion. Rather we believe that the life of the fully human, separate person of the child should have all the rights of personhood from conception to natural death.

We do not think the child is a “blob of tissue” or simply a “product of conception”. We believe the child is fully human, a complete person, a gift from God, from the first moments not just at Nidation which is when the fertilized egg attaches itself to the uterine wall.

(I only split this reproductive hair because the AMA changed their definition of conception to Nidation to allow for certain contraception methods which do not allow Nidation, or inhibit Nidation, not to be considered abortifacient. Shame on the AMA!)

Here is the Orwellian sized hole in the bottom of the Pro-Choice privacy boat which is now being enshrined by the democrats who sold or sold out to Obama care; government rationed healthcare will ultimately invade the privacy of us all.

The new Obama-care bill provides for the government to set up a mechanism, a bureaucracy, or panel to decide if any of us, but particularly those of us outside of their predetermined useful age restriction (18-35 years old) are worthy of any medical procedure at all.

Just as it will not matter that your doctor will decide with you that you “need” a new knee or hip joint, so it will not matter that a mother and her doctor decide that she “needs” an Abortion. Not only will there no longer be a right to abortion on demand, it will be a responsibility of all pregnant mothers to provide to the government, drone workers for the better good of all.

Just as the government may say the following:

“Sure you can get that new heart you need, if you sign here. After all we are taking care of you and granting you an extension on your natural life, can’t you give back to your country a few years of good service? And if you allow us to, we will keep you living as long as you like the only cost to you will be indentured servitude.”
If you get too tired we may have to keep you alive just long enough to pay off your debt to us before we let you die.

If you think this is too far into the future, all you need do is listen to the chorus of “Sixteen Tons” by Tennessee Ernie Ford,

“You load sixteen tons, what do you get
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go
I owe my soul to the company store.”

The government already is weighing in on who lives and who dies based on quality of life issues, if you don’t believe me go ask Terri Schiavo!

The new Obama care may just as well say this to the Abortion minded mothers:

“You don’t want this baby, but we need this baby to work in the factory or the fields, so to say, we need this baby to pay into the tax system which is currently broke. We need this baby, which you may well have given up all rights to when you decided to conceive of it. You are young. You are healthy. We deem you quite capable to carry this baby to term and give birth to it with little or no damage to your body.

After all, that is what your body was designed to do; to breed. The utility to the state of the child you carry now outweighs your discomfort, fear, physical danger in pregnancy and you will not be afforded the operation which you desire. Consider your request for this reproductive healthcare option “denied” by your government. Have a nice day!”

So when the strength and utility of youth to the common good, as determined by the State, begin to outweigh the value of human life due to “quality of life” issues, pregnant mothers will be told they must bear the children for the good of the State.

The inconvenience of a “crisis pregnancy” may well be waved off like a pesky fly.

Sure in the case of the “Health of the Mother being in such grave danger that her life is threatened” abortion will be allowed. Hell, then it will be celebrated as a sacrament by the government.

But seriously, and we reach the point of this writing now, how often is an Abortion really necessary to save the life of the mother?

How much more often is it really just a personal choice of convenience decided on in privacy between the Mother and her Doctor? Realistically, how often is it just wrapped in the pretty and socially acceptable package called “Health of the Mother”? Those of us who have been on the front lines praying and sidewalk counseling at the Abortion Mills, know the answer to that question.

Even in the case of the mental health of the Mother, if she is lame in any way, older, worn out, tired, or just not what the government deems socially acceptable, what are her chances of fighting the system? She could appeal a government denial of her right to this “reproductive healthcare procedure” all the way to the Supreme Court. Of course by the time her case is heard she would have already given birth or died trying.

Tragically, with the State involved it could happen that after she has carried the child through all the inconveniences, humiliations, discomforts, physical pains, etc. which she would have cited as reasons to end her pregnancy in her appeal to the “government reproductive healthcare decision board”, they may well deem her unworthy of motherhood due to mental or physical disabilities.

Now remember in doing so they could well make the case, even after all her sacrifice and even once the maternal endorphins kicked in, and once she had decided she wanted to keep her baby, that she is an unfit mother by her own admission. Then the State could remove the child from her and send it to where they deem it would be best cared for, nurtured, raised to adulthood, tested for ability and then sent to work in the best interest of the people. There the adult child will “redeem” himself to the government that saved his life and raised him to be a good citizen of the New World Order.

Yes, we in the Pro-Life side of the argument have something to celebrate. The Obama care healthcare reform just might have legislated morality for us, but at what cost?

I’m Thinking of Running For Congress in Ohio’s 15th District

March 21st, 2010

I’m just asking one quick question. I am so angry about the pending vote on Healthcare today. Even Bart Stupak buckled under a laughable promise from the President to declare an executive order to keep public funding of Abortion out of the bill. Keep in mind that an executive order can be rescinded any time. Would any of you vote for me if I ran against my fellow Catholic Mary Jo Kilroy? My wife said she would, so that is one. Any others?
Let me know. Mbarone@columbus.rr.com
Michael A. Barone

The RedStar-TM Wheels And Chairs Video

March 8th, 2009

This is how we round up and capture our horses for Rollerchairball. (To See Video Click Here) (Click Here for mpeg1 video) (Click Here for quick time video) You can plainly see how inferior Block Chairs are to ours since they “house” their chairs in warehouses. Stacked one on top of the other in “Cardboard” boxes until they are needed.

While we at RedStar-TM Wheels And Chairs believe the horses should be free to roam wild on the range until we bring ’em in for your RCB team. It’s called compassion. That’s why we are now and always will be the largest and best Wheels & Chairs company in the whole world.

That’s “El mundo entero” to you, Senor Lock!

That’s also why we keep reminding all our customers and “signed” league players, “Who Loves You Baby?”.

Love the REDSTAR-TM Champion Team

Mary’s Touch – The Radio Show

January 29th, 2009

I was asked to be a guest on “Mary’s Touch” a very good radio show featuring the stories of people who were helped in one way or another by The Blessed Virgin Mary.

Mary’s Touch is an inspirational 30-minute radio program designed to bring you a greater understanding of Jesus’s Mother, Mary. The program is hosted by Cheri Lomonte and Sally Robb. I really enjoyed speaking with them both as hosts of the show and telling them the story of my re-conversion to the Faith.

Here is my story at least in part. For the show they interviewed me after I told my story. So listen to their show when it comes out to hear more about what happened after I came back to the USA.

The show with me will be airing sometime in the future I don’t know the dates yet. But I encourage you to check out their website. I’m sure they will post it there after it airs.

www.MarysTouch.org

Click here to hear my Mary’s Touch Story.

My Mary’s Touch Story:

Some of my earliest memories of The Blessed Virgin Mary come from being a cradle Catholic and learning the Hail Mary as a child. I remember thinking that the prayer said she was full of grapes. I guess it made more sense to me as a child. I would not have known what Grace was so I didn’t redily connect that I was not saying the prayer right. I remember being very concerned and attentive as my Grandma Vera showed me and my sister Marie, how to properly hold the rosary and how to make the sign of the cross to start the whole thing off. I was more concerned about how to move the beads through my fingers and keep them folded in a pius manner than I was about what I was praying and who I was asking to intercede for me. Still I think in the Mother’s heart of Mary she probably knew I would grow someday to really embrace my faith through her and that she would lead me to know her Son when I was old enough to understand better who she was.

I knew Mary mostly from pictures and statues which we had in our home and our church. Ofcourse the manger scene was a big even for us every year as we carefully placed all the figures around the Christ Child under the tree. But I really didn’t come to know more about Mary until I was around eight years old. At that time a pilgrim statue of Our Lady of Fatima came to the Ohio State Fair and while I was at the fair with my whole family, for some reason my grandmother singled me out to go see the statue where it was on display.

After we saw the statue of Mary I was impressed that Grandma Vera was so concerned about praying to Mary to help the world. I asked her why she insisted that we needed to pray for the world. I was at the State fair, there was no better place to be as a kid with all the food and rides and sights and sounds I didn’t understand how my grandmother could become so serious just from visiting a statue. Grandma Vera spent the afternoon telling me about Mary’s apparitions in Fatima to the three shepard children and how the world was in a terrible state and why we had to pray as Mary had asked us to so God would not let the whole world go to hell. My grandmother contradicted my eight year old idea that the world was a pretty good place and that people in general were all going to Heaven. Mary was the mother of all of us not just Jesus, and she was very worried about how many people where not following God and were going to Hell. We had to pray the rosary for them because they were falling into Hell like snowflakes.

That night we all went to a restaurant and during dinner I became very ill. It may have been pychosomatic or maybe it was just all that junk food from the fair, but I became very scared, my stomach hurt and I felt like I couldn’t breath. My parents calmed me down and the feeling of fear eventually went away, but I remember it to this day some 40 years later. Of course this is my memory of the event. I’m sure I have probably imbellished it a little but needless to say my grandmother had really gotten to me and left a serious impression about Mary and prayer .

Most of my childhood memories of Mary had faded by the time I was 27 years old. I had drifted from the Catholic Faith in highschool , I never left the Church after Confirmation I just fell away a little and didn’t take it as seriously. I started working a part time job and when it came to missing Mass for work, well that was just expected and par for the course.

Throughout high school I was I was enamored with the idea of being rich and famous as a musician. I had decided early on to be like the Beatles and play music as my ticket to fame. Never being very big for my age I shied away from athletics and I was a bit of a loner. Being alone at that awkward age tended to feed the desire to be an artist as well as the want to be important some day. I saw the athletic guys getting the girls and often felt inferior to them. But I mainly did what everyone else was doing hoping I would fit in and just get by until I could find a way to show the world I was really somebody.

Junior year in highschool I met a great friend named Neal who like me wanted to impress girls by playing guitar. We started playing in our basements and eventually at small parties etc. When we were able to win a spot in our Senior highschool talent show, I finally felt like I belonged.

Through out college Neal and I continued to write songs together build our repatoir and our skills. We met knew three other guys who played music and one day asked them to start a band with us.

I’ll spare you the details of the next few years but the basic story is that we did very well locally and regionally eventually having a success recording and album and winning a statewide contest which helped us land a video on MTV. The success from the video opened many doors for us and by 1988 we were touring an 11 state area of the north central United States of America and well on our way to every thing I had come to believe was important in life. Sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Life was perfect except that when I was alone I felt terrible and I knew there had to be more to life than what I was experienceing. I went to Church occasionally but often felt guilty because I knew my morals were not squared with the God I had learned about as a child. At one point I had a very bad weekend steeped in the debachery of a want to be rock star. I’ll leave the details out but suffice it to say I was at the moral equivalent of one of those souls falling like snowflakes into Hell that Mary had grieved over at Fatima .

That is when she came back into my life. Loud and clear, intervening as all good mothers will when their children are misbehaving.

I found myself at a Church around 4 in the afternoon on a weekday. I was drawn there out of a sense of emptiness. I went into the day chapel where there was a tabernacle and I sat down and had a talk with God. I arrogantly asked Him to show me that He was still there. I still believed but I couldn’t connect anymore. I liked my sinful life but after the pleasure it brought, I felt empty or guilty and I didn’t want to feel like that if God didn’t care.

Suddenly there were a flock of grandmothers coming into the chapel and basically surrounding me I the pews. I sat there no really knowing what to expect as the daily 4:30 PM Mass began. The readings were all about the prodigal son and how the Father had come to the end of his land every day looking for his wayward son. When the priest gave the homily and invited us all back to union with God I really lost it. I sat in the back pew silently crying like a little boy wanting to be able to come home but still very confused about how.

The Mass ended and as the chapel emptied I walked up and sat next to the tabernacle. I told God that I got it. I understood the message but I was still so arrogant that I asked Him why He didn’t do miracles anymore. I specifically mentioned Fatima and in my worldly mindset I chided God telling Him how it would be better if He would just do something like that again. I said Fatima had happened in 1917 before my grandmother was even born and here it was 1987 with and nothing but radio silence from Heaven for all those years. If God would only allow Mary to appear today we would just video tape the event and play it for the whole world to see. And thus the great conversion would happen and all would be right with the world. Yes I was a real piece of work. Far from the shy kid who wanted to be famous I had become a serious sinner and an arrogant one at that. Before I left, I promised to try to be a better person and to go to confession but I also clearly stated that it was not going to be my fault if I fell back into sin because there was no maintenance of the relationship from His side as far as I could tell.

Now those of you who listen to Mary’s Touch regularly know that when Jesus wants to reach a reprobate like I was, He often sends His Mother , not to scold but to gently break it to us that we are not all that and a bag of chips!

Not twenty-four hours later I was setting up my equipment with my band in a bar when in came two friends who were still in high school. They told me that that day they had been talking in religion class and someone said that The Blessed Virgin Mary had been appearing to some kids in Europe somewhere. The very next day God sent the answer to my arrogance to show me how wrong I was about everything. It hit me like a ton of bricks. No one in the room understood my sudden interest in every detail these two guys gave me. I interrogated them like a dime store detective novel. Where was she appearing in Europe? Yugoslavia somewhere. Who was seeing her? Six or seven children. How often? Daily! How long had this been going on? Since 1981! What where was the Church on this? Why hadn’t I heard about it? Did the Pope know? On and on it went I freaked everyone out because I was so excited about it. The next day I contacted a friend who was a priest and got as much of the details as I could.

Over the next 9 months I prayed the rosary every day. I attended prayer meetings and I went to confession and Mass as much as I could. I heard about Mary’s reported apparitions in Medugorje Yugoslavia and I wanted to go. I fasted on bread and water 3 days a week and I read everything I could about the happenings.
Finally in November of 1988 I was able to go to Medugorje to see for myself. There were all kinds of stories I had heard about rosaries turning gold and miraculous pictures of Mary appearing on film shot at a blank wall. I heard of conversions and healing but the big thing was some people would report seeing the Sun dancing in the sky a direct link in my mind to the miracle at Fatima.

I went to see all this for myself and I will say I was not disappointed. As always we wait for the Church to determine the eventual approval or not of any reported apparition but I want to be clear about Mary’s role in all this.

She came to get me but she never showed up herself, she just called me then stepped aside. As the blessed Mother always does, she led me to her Son Jesus.

I was so hyped up about miracles and golden rosaries that when I got there I found Mary was just the outward attraction. Once she got me there as a pilgrim she gladly stepped aside and reintroduced me to her Son Jesus. Everything in the small town was Christ Centered. There was Mass and reconciliation, there was Eucharistic Adoration, there where praise and worship sessions and there was grace in abundance. I tell people I went hoping my rosary would turn gold and when I got there, my heart turned gold instead.

From that point on I have worked for the Church in some form or another. When I returned to the USA I immediately quit my band even with shows booked for the next 6 months. I went back to college and finished my degree in radio and television communications and I packed up everything I owned into a cheap Chevy citation and moved to Birmingham Alabama to work for a little old Italian nun named Mother Mary Angelica at the Eternal Word Television Network. I worked there for 7 years eventually producing Mother Angelica Live, Life on The Rock, Pillars of Faith and a host of other shows.

Through it all I joined a Medugorje Prayer group and met my beautiful wife Dana. Miracle upon miracle happened and we were eventually married. When I left EWTN in 1997 I came back to Ohio and worked as a Director of Religious Education at my local parish. My family grew too I eventually had 4 daughters, one who is named Regina chaole after Mary the Queen of Heaven. As a DRE and associate Youth Minister, I used the basic format of the Marian Medugorje prayer group I was part of in Birmingham to co-found an international youth ministry called the Dead Theologians Society which eventually reached 148 chapters worldwide while I was the president of the organization. Eventually I got involved in Catholic Radio and started working for St. Gabriel Radio 1580 AM here in Columbus, Ohio on where I now reside with Dana and our 6 children. The last two were boys!

Through it all Mary has remained a huge part of my life. I often feel undeserving of her special attention and as I age I become acutely aware my own sinfulness, but I also know that she is there helping me every day to know Jesus, God the Father, and her spouse the Holy Spirit more and more. She has taken special care of me and often reminds me in not so subtle motherly ways that there is an abundance of Grace in her hands if we just ask for it.

So I encourage all the Mary’s touch listeners to trust that she is listening along with God the Father, for your every need and concern. I’m sure she will be happy to bring any strays listening to my story back into the fold. Because that is her place and her glory as the mother who Christ gave us all from the cross. I assure you that you can trust her to lead you to Jesus her son because she was made full of Grace and she knows how to apply it to all of us her children.

BONEROCKERS!-TM AUDIO BONE HEADPHONES!

September 6th, 2008

Hello To All!

Click Here to listen to this podcast! Or go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJg9EHILugM to see a video demonstration of the BONEROCKERS!-TM Bone Conduction Headphones!

I have exciting news which I know will be of interest to everyone old or young. www.StMichaelspod.com has been given a wonderful gift which I want to pass on to all of you.

I want to tell you about something that is very alarming and directly affects us as podcasters and our listeners. We have an obligation to pass this along to all our listeners and to anyone who has ears to hear!

I’m going to tell you something pretty scary now but I’m also going to tell you one excellent way to avoid this thing and to protect all your loved ones from it. Please listen to me and act on my advice. You will save yourself and your loved ones from much future suffering and regret.

I recently did some digging and found many studies which are being done on hearing loss in the USA, and around the world, due to poor listening habits of people using Ipods and other MP3 playing devices. It is easy to see that our whole world is going deaf at a very rapid rate because we listen at levels which can permanently damage our hearing as fast as in 15 minutes. This is hearing loss that is irreversible and heartbreaking. The fact that we own and use our Ipods and Other Mp3 players is a testament to the fact that we love our music and our podcasts too. The studies available on the stMichaelspod.com website clearly show that we are all going deaf quickly and what is worse we are deafening the next few generations as well.

If you are a parent you really need to see these studies.
***BUT IF YOU CLICK AND GO TO THEM COME BACK HERE TO SEE THE SOLUTION!!!!***

Study 1
http://www.pamf.org/teen/health/diseases/mp3hearing.html
Study 2
http://in.ibtimes.com/articles/20080327/teen-deaf-ear-risk-mp3-player.htm
Study 3
http://www.healthyhearing.com/hearing_library/article_content.asp?article_id=756
Study 4
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23815580/

Just look at these Ipod Levels! Thanks to Ciaran Hughes for the graphics!

Ipod Danger Levels!

They are very scary and the predictions for our future are pretty dire unless we begin to do something about the problem. Fortunately I have one of the answers.

I have been watching a certain technology for 20 years now which is finally emerging in a user friendly manner. This technology called Bone Conduction has been around since Beethoven’s time. If you know the story he finished his final symphonies even when he was mostly deaf. Many people attribute this to a false idea that he knew music so well he just remembered where the notes were. Certainly Ludwig van was a genius however those in the know are aware of his use of bone conduction to hear the sounds which enabled him to complete his works. By biting down on a wooden rod placed against the piano he could hear the notes even after his normal hearing was mostly gone.

We know how normal hearing works, sound travels in waves through the air and is collected by the outside of our ears the ear is shaped in a funnel to corral the sound waves into the ear drum. The ear drum actually has a few very tini bones behind it which move back and forth when the drum receives the sound waves. Those bones move tiny nerve endings back and forth generating an electronic impulse which is read and converted into what our brain tells us is sound. With bone conduction technology the sound wave is introduced to the bones around the ear. The jaw bone and other parts of the skull which vibrate the tiny bones in the ear behind the ear drum and we perceive sound that waty. Now because I know this technology may seem foreign to you my listeners let me assure you that you experience it every day. For example if you take just a second right now and lightly scratch the back of your head with your finger nails you will hear it through bone conduction. Go ahead and try it I’ll wait right here….Ok now think about chewing a carrot or eating something crunchy like cereal… you know how loud that is inside your head yet it is hardly noticeable to someone sitting right next to you. (That is if you chew with your mouth closed). So believe me bone conduction hearing is very normal and very familiar to you already.

25 or so years ago I was involved in a marketing project for acompany called JS&A they made a product called a BoneFone™. If you are old enough to remember 25 years ago you will recall that we had transitor radios and boom boxes you held on your shoulder with one arm curled around it like a monkey. When JS&A came out with the Bone Fone™ it was going to be all the rage. It was a tube like device which was made for snow skiers to wrap around their shoulders and it played music through your collar bone. Very cool. You could ski and listen to you favorite tunes hands free. Again, very cool.

Being a young entrepreneur I approached the owners of the BoneFone and asked if I could help market the product. I was given 120 Bone Fones to use for a marketing survey which I conducted on teens and young adults at SnowTrails ski resort in Mansfield, Ohio. I spent two week loaning out BoneFones to the area ski clubs that frequented the resort. After an evening of sking with the bone fone I would ask the skiers to fill out a survey asking things like if they liked the experience, what they didn’t like if anything, how much they would pay weekly to rent a bone fone just like they rented their ski equipment, and how much they would pay to buy one. My survey was they run through a “chi squared analysis” which was a way to show what were called confidence levels of the product or the service being tested. My confidence levels for the BoneFone were astronomical. EVERYONE loved it.

So, I know you are all asking yourselves ok what’s the rest of the story we all know Michael is a poor church worker so why is he not a rich billionaire who owns land in Aspen, CO??? Ok three word answer …THE SONY WALKMAN! AHHHHH! It killed me. About 4 weeks after I had completed my survey I was up at the ski slope getting ready to sell the resort on buying a few thousand bonefones when some young skier who remembered me from the weeks before strolled up to me and said “Hey I remember you, you had that Bone radio thing…Check this out!” and with that my world fell apart as he pulled out a small set of the tiniest earphones I had ever seen connected to a small grey rectangle on his belt THE SONY WALKMAN !!!!!!!

Needless to say I was devastated.

Now I know the walkman is huge compared to our nifty Ipod of today but back then it was the killer thing to have. Within weeks everyone had one for Christmas and the Bonefone although it was a very different and more enjoyable experience, was gone and pretty much forgotten. All that was left for me was some bitter memories every time I bit into a carrot or crunched down on some Captain Crunch cereal.

Gone but sadly not forgotten. ..But wait now fast forward to earlier this year. I was digging through my old stuff and came across the old bonefone. By the way a new set of batter4ies and it still works like a charm I can’t tell you how many walkman units I have lost or trashed but it’s been a lot.

I decided to look into bone conduction technology to see what advances have been made. I have to tell you, and here is the exciting part, bone conduction technology is alive and well and it’s better than ever. And the best part is that it will save your hearing from the dangerous levels of the Ipod and other mp3 listening devices. Please allow me to introduce you to the Audio Bone headphone.

Audio Bone Headphones!
Audio Bone Headphones!

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There is a company in Japan called Goldendance, Ltd. which has 7 patents on this new set of Bone Conduction headphones they call the Audio Bone.

WOW! Very Cool!

And I’m telling you they are excellent! Completely compatible with your Ipod they do not, I repeat for your deafening ears do not go in your ears. The audio bone sits right in front and above your ears like you were wearing sunglasses backward on your head. The best part is that the bone conduction technology bypasses your eardrums! The possibility of damaging your hearing is incredibly reduced! And the sound is just phenomenal! Studies being done in Atlanta Georgia show that Bone Conduction is far safer than in ear, or on ear, earphones!

Also, just like the carrot and cereal seem loud to your brain the person sitting next to you usually won’t even be able to hear the Audio bone phones. How many times have you walked past someone with earbuds in and heard the high frequency part of the song and the music leaking out.

With the Audio Bone headphones that doesn’t happen because it is not blasting the other person’s eardrums and bouncing back out. The sound is not even going into their ears it’s transmitting through their bones!

Now, to add some wildness to an already incredible product if you put your fingers in your ears the sound actually gets …louder! I’m not kidding this is an amazing thing. Talk about cool! And Safe! These are seriously a gift from God to help save our hearing.

There are so many applications for these headphones that I get choked up just trying to get them all out. Listen up if your ear buds have not already deafened you beyond hearing me…

With your:
Ipod
Your Desk top computers
Cell phones
Office workers in close proximity of other workers can each hear their own music with out a cacophony of sound in the office.
Factory workers with ear plugs protecting their hearing can put the Audio Bone on and enjoy music even with their ear plug in their ears. Because the Audio Bone does not go in your ear… it stays outside like wearing sunglasses backward.
You can go to my website at www.stMichaelspod.com and see them for your self. They come in many great colors black, blue, orange, pink and some other colors coming soon.

Audio Bone Colors

Audio Bone is a smarter way to listen
Don’t Block Your Ears – Listen to your music, without missing what’s going on around you.
Better for your eardrums – Ordinary headphones can cause ear drum damage if turned up too loud. Using Audio Bone protects your eardrums, which are the most sensitive part of the ears.
More comfortable. No pressure on your ears like ordinary headphones, and no ear wax.

The audio Bone is totally waterproof so you can swim and shower wearing them but you need to waterproof you ipod or mp3 player. And there are inexpensive kits which can do that for you. Just like putting you fingers in your ears will increase the volume of the Audio Bone, swimming underwater will do the exact same thing!
Think of computer labs in your library or school where there are many users at once this often requires the use of the old deafening headsets or ear buds.
How about this, since you do not have anything in your ears you can still hear everything around you. You can have a perfectly normal conversation with someone and they don’t ebven know you are listening to music while you speak

Parents, if you children put on ear buds and tune you and the rest of the world out this is the answer to reuniting your family on car trips and around the home.

Runners, walkers, and joggers, I see you listening to your Ipod with one ear bud in and the other dangling so you can hear cars and other possible dangers around you. How do you decide which ear bud to leave in? Some older songs like the Beatles stuff is recorded in early stereo where one ear will be all the singing and the other is all the music. The audio bone is you answer. You can hear the music in stereo in your head and still hear everything going on around you too! All this and with a huge safety factor. Folks I’m not kidding you please take advantage of my 25 years of experience with this technology. Check out the AudioBone head phones on my site and order a pair for yourself and you friends and your children and you grandchildren. I honestly believe that earbuds will be outlawed in a few years as this bone conduction technology comes to light. You don’t believe me? Ok try to find glasses made with non shatter proof glass! 25 years ago we just hoped that folks wearing glasses would not get hit by anything that might shatter them. Now you couldn’t find a pair of glasses with non shatterproof lens if your life depended on it.!

So, why not beat the curve and be the first to have the “IT” thing this year?
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And on top of all this I was able to arrange a special deal with the company’s distributor in America a company called Gamechangers Innovations. Ganmechangers has agreed to give $10 off the price to anyone using this stmichaelspod special podcast code. It is simply “mike001” and you enter it when you check out your shopping cart on their page. All you do is go to the Gamechangers website at www.audioboneheadphones.com and you can order them using my special code “mike001” While you are at their website you can see a 2 minute video demo of how they work and you can see the colors which are available too.

You will not be sorry I promise you. Also Gamechangers has a 30 unconditional satisfaction guaranty and they warrenty the Audio Bone for 6 months so you can’t miss with these guys!

Christmas is coming and this would be an excellent way to give a gift that kicks it up a notch without deafening your loved ones.

Please! Please! Please! I’m begging you to get a pair, or two, or three, and save your hearing and the hearing of everyone you know. Tell everyone about this phenomenal new product.

You may pass on my code “mike001” to anyone you know. Please do! Gamechangers will donate a small portion back to me for anyone using my code “mike001” but that is not the main reason I’m so excited about this, I’m excited because we can finally Rock on! Without losing the music.!

God bless you all!

Be Good and be Holy!

Michael A. Barone


One Proud Dad!

May 29th, 2008

Hey everyone this is my 12 year old daughter Kristen singing in her school play. Now I know every man thinks his daughters are talented, but I was blown away by her voice. She sings around the house, and sometimes with me and her sisters in the basement, but she really came out of her shell in this performance. Let me know what you think! Click here for the video.

Michael A. Barone