Journey's founder found Arnel, who was born and lived in the Philippines, on You Tube. He was in a cover band in the Philippines and a fan had loaded up several songs from their performances.
One thing led to another and Arnel was asked to come to California to audition to be the new lead singer for Journey.
Arnel had been, at times, homeless, eating street scraps, and sleeping on benches. Now he is the lead singer for Journey and he was found on You Tube.
This a fascinating. But there is more.
The other Journey band members are so jazzed about Arnel - his spirit, his passion, his story - that they feel invigorated and renewed as creative artists. In the Sunday Morning interview, one band member said that knowing Arnel makes him want to be a better human being.
They have released a three CD set that includes 11 new songs (comes out Tuesday).
I am blown away by the butterfly effect in action here. Imagine all the little flaps that occurred to make this happen. What are the odds?
Crazy-wonderful things can happen when we - and those around us - flap, flap, flap.