Wednesday, June 27, 2007


On August 25, 2007 I will marry a sweet girl who would like to hear a sweet song, The Marriage Song, played for her at our reception.  For that to happen, I need to get it out of my head and onto a iPod.  My first effort is Alpha20070627.m4a.  It sounds more or less like the song I have in mind, but for a recording to be of high enough quality to be played at our wedding in front of our family and friends I'm going to need your help.

Interested?  You can download the mixed-down m4a and/or the source GarageBand file and submit your comments on and suggestions for the song.  Even better, I encourage you to rework, replay, remix, reword, sing, comp, fill, percuss -- to do whatever you can do -- and share the results with me and anyone else who's listening.

I can't do it all alone, and I won't stop doing what I can until The Day.  The current version has live guitar and vocals and some software instruments in it.  I'll keep rehearsing and re-performing tracks, testing fills and harmonies, and posting revisions.

Man, it could really use some percussion to replace that shaker.


Antrese said...

Great Idea, Very cool! I'm a sucker for collborative projects...unfortunately I'm not a musician (really-- I promise you dont want my help with this!). But, I do know several so I've forwarded this along. Good luck w/ it & I cant wait to hear how it turns out!

Anonymous said...

e-mail address?

Raphael said...

Cool idea. I like the song. You should probably change the id4 tags on the m4a to preserve your anonymity, unless the name on there is already a decoy. I've been making some music with garageband, including a song my friend and I played for two friends at their wedding. I'd love to help- feel free to drop me a line at If you want to check out the things I've worked on (some are pretty silly), they're all at
The wedding song is "Union Street."


msong said...

Thanks for the feedback! I'm preparing some new vocals and converting to mp3 without my info in the tags ;)

Does anyone have any tips on mixing down? It's hard to keep the volume consistent, I'm finding.


Anonymous said...

curious.maybe I can be of help.can you sned me the file (your wedding song) at ??