TOPIC: A wedding for three!
STORY: THE SONG PROJECT TAKING SHAPE
Florrie came to me filled to overflowing with excitement about the idea of commissioning a song for her stepdaughter Virginia's wedding. Florrie had just received my Song-of-the-Month on the song "Bright Eyes" (a father in the late stages of Lou Gehrig's Disease leaving a message for his daughter). She was particularly moved by this song because her own husband suffers from a similar disease. We conducted a fruitful song interview, and I was on my way. But WAIT!! Florrie's level of enthusiasm about the song was so great that she wrote me the next morning to tell me that she had started hearing lyrics in a dream. She promptly typed them up and emailed them to me--careful to say "Please feel free to ignore these."
TOPIC: Bride's sister toasts groom
Ten years ago, I wrote and recorded my first-ever commissioned song. It was for a wedding. I did so not because I was planning on writing a commissioned song. Back then, I'm not even sure I knew what a commissioned song was. But I'm getting ahead of myself. And this month (--less writing!--) I can let the TV tell you. Because not too long ago, I was the featured guest on yet another TV show, where I was asked how all this commissioned songwriting stuff got started. So here is that story:
TOPIC: To bride from her sister
TOPIC: Bride & groom to those gathered (Anna's wedding song)
TOPIC: Groom surprises bride
TOPIC: Father/daughter dance
TOPIC: Song for the ceremony
TOPIC: Couple's first dance
Song of the Month