Tuesday, July 24, 2012

19 years ago

A few weeks ago, I went searching for and found an old cassette mixtape I had created to be played in the minutes before my wedding.  Yes, today is our anniversary.  I thought I'd post the track list just for kicks.

1. Rod Stewart - Your Song
2. Toad the Wet Sprocket - Feel This Way
3. The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
4. Joni Mitchell - Help Me
5. America - I Need You
6. Steve Forbert - Romeo's Tune
7. Bob Marley - Is This Love
8. John Lennon - Woman
9. Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes
10. Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
11. Stryper - Together As One

I thought it was funny that I would be playing a Bob Marley song inside the church building where we got married, in fact, at the time I thought it was so funny that I made it two instead of one.

This filled up one side of a 90-minute cassette.  The other side had the wedding march and bridal chorus which I had "performed" myself by programming my old Korg Poly800II, which was still working back then.  I used a pipe organ patch that I roughened up a little by adding some extra digital delay and threw in a few altered chords just to give it a personal touch.  My brother-in-law manned the big jambox that played all the music, flipping the tape and hitting the stop and play buttons.

It was a very simple wedding.  The only expense was the wedding cake, which my father-in-law paid for.

I still count all of these songs among my favorites.


  1. Good Lord! Nineteen years already? Many happy returns of the day, and tell your wife (yes, I do remember her name!) hello from me!

  2. Congratulations. Best wishes for a great many years to follow.