It always helps to have a gimmick in the music industry, and Lowell Mason’s was that he claimed to be “the world’s smallest gospel singer.” Some info about him from missioncreep.com:
born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1937. Mason's singing career began at the tender age of nine, when his father, a minister, would send him out to churches and revival meetings across the southern and mid-western United States. Mason said, "My folks used to put me on a Greyhound bus, I'd travel somewhere, someone would meet me at the other end of the line, I'd go and sing, then that same person would put me back on the bus and send me home."
He appears to have been fairly successful. And, in fact, he's still going strong. Check out his website. Though, at 82, he now focuses more on his church activities than his singing.
Traditionally, in rural India, there is a common practice of applying cow dung on floors and walls allowing it to dry, as it is believed that coating it makes the structure remain warm in winters and cold in summers. Also, as it is a regarded as a natural disinfectant and mosquito repellent, the practice is quite common in villages.
I have to say, Mrs. Sejal Shah did a very professional-looking job of applying the cow dung to her car.
Posted By: Alex - Wed May 22, 2019 -
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