Did you ever have something happen to you, that was so damn hurtful, that you just ‘put it away’ and tried to move on without it? I’ve put this one away since the Black Out in Aug of 2003. Here it comes…. Damn it!
My girlfriend was getting married for the second time. She was one of my best friends…and I was her maid of honor. My husband and I were having tough financial times, and she had let it slip what her wedding song was going to be, and how much she loved the lyrics to Taking me Home, by Don Henley. I decided to use the Karaoke version, which is the same music, and harmonies, and I borrowed a favor, from a guy that I’ve done voice work for for free at times, and I went in and recorded this song for her. I thought it would be a great gift, in lieu of the fact that we couldn’t afford much, and I WAS a professional singer… It came out great! I was pretty damned impressed with myself! LOL! I didn’t know if she’d swap out Don Henleys’ version for her wedding dance, but I’d hoped that later on in the evening she might play it, and let everyone get up and dance to it as well.
She thanked me for it, and never mentioned it again. Never played it, and that was that. Maybe that’s why the BLACK OUT happened on her wedding day?? Karma?? (JK)
It hurts when you put your heart and soul into something like that, and don’t even get a nod. Pretty much like what we’re going through in our radio careers right now, right?
Just know, I feel your pain,… as I’m sure you feel/felt mine. My mom would say, “It builds Character.”
Here’s a sample of the song, just to keep myself honest.