Stand By Me
I heard afterward that the event had been
taped but until now the videographer hadn't the time to edit the
thing into clips.
I was surprised a year later by a call from Dan (the groom) who told
me he had prepared a few clips for us, and in HD too!
He also added some captions which makes it more fun to
Standing on the Edge of Love
The whole thing was recorded from a stationary camera
positioned high up in a corner,
one of two used to film the wedding itself.
The mic of course is on the cam so the sound,
quite good, is still a bit "remote" sounding,
and picks up a lot of the room
My PA was pointing away from the mic.
But Glenn and
Bill sound good!
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Because the room was small and intimate I elected to
use lighter equipment than I normally would have. In this case an
acoustic-electric Ovation Elite 1868 and a Parker Hornet PM20 electric guitar.
My "PA" is actually a 40 watt floor monitor sitting on
the hearth to my left. And for the guitar amplifier, I used a VOX DA-5 modeling
amp. Only 5 watts and about the size of a 4 slice toaster!
All Those Lies
Dan (the Groom) titled this one
"The Frontman vs. the Crowd".
A bit adversarial, but there are times when you feel like
you really gotta work for it.
I guess this was one of those times.
This song, originally by Glen Frey (of the Eagles) seemed to
resonate with Glenn and me, being a couple of old farts, but
may have been a bit "heavy" for this occasion.
Hey, ya don't want to be talking about "lying"
on your wedding day, eh?
Another song from early on in the evening.
This was always a good tune to play live with a big band.
It may have lost a little in the translation
to a smaller venue
but it's still a fun tune to play!
Dream Lover was always one of the songs we did
"back in the day" in the first set.
This old Bobby Darin tune is a bouncy little piece of
that always seems to be well received.
It was usually the first song of the night that triggered
the women folk to grab their man and get him up dancin'.
No dancing here though!
But still a great ice breaker tune nonetheless.
Continuing thanks to Dan for putting these videos together