of "The Shipping 20" Celebrates Jackpot
Win With Original Song "Calling in Rich"
CEDAR RAPIDS (KGAN/KFXA) - Obviously not every Quaker
Oats employee was a part of the infamous "Shipping
20" that won the $241 million lottery jackpot
this month. When Quaker employee David Bosier got
the good news, he and his ticket pool checked their
stack of numbers to find disappointment.
"Needless to say, it wasn't us," said
Although he was a little disappointed, Bosier saw
a chance for victory anyway with a song he wrote
more than a year earlier. The song, ironically about
winning the lottery, is called, "Calling in
"I got excited about it and I called up Kevin
and said hey, we need to finish this; we need to
finish this song now," he said. So he got to
work. He called up his friend Kevin Simnacher to
play guitar and sing on the track and then linked
up with another friend, Mark Pence, to mix the song
and add backtracking.
"I finished the song mix at 3 o'clock this
morning," said Pence who confessed he was getting
by Wednesday afternoon (6/20) thanks mostly to Red
Bull and adrenalin.
But they were just in time. They emailed the song
to the Iowa Lottery, and at the big award ceremony
in Des Moines on Wednesday, the song served as the
unofficial theme for the "Shipping 20."
A mix of a light-hearted folk song and the theme
to the Jeffersons? The artists admit it's not their
usual brand of music, but it was a labor of love.
"I knew we'd be able to do it quickly enough
to get it done in time," said Pence.
"Those lottery winners, they had to buy a lot
of lottery tickets to make this happen overnight
for em, and it's that way with the music,"
"It feels like I won the lottery, but I don't
see any money," said Bosier with a laugh.