GOOD GOD, IT’S FINALLY POSTED!
Huge thanks to my crack team of troubleshooters.
Dear Record Industry,
I do not want to rip off your hard-working creative artists. Not even a little.
However, let me give you a little tip. If you allowed us to use your songs or, heck, even charged us a fair-use fee to use your songs in our little home-grown, non-profit seeking slide shows, YOU MIGHT GET A FEW MORE PEOPLE BUYING YOUR SONGS. BECAUSE THEY ARE GOOD AND IT IS KIND OF FREE ADVERTISING. JUST SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT.
The girl who spent the last three days trying to outsmart you and every video hosting site in the world because she just wanted to play a SONG for God’s sake.
So, this is a complete cop out because I used the SAME song as last year, but it was, for some reason, the only one that did not trip off the sensors of every copyright alarm out there. But let me tell you, it was this or a recording of me humming, and you definitely came out ahead in that deal.
If you like it, you should go and BUY this song, Sweet by French artist Jehro.
If I were really a whiz I would give you title pages that you could read, instead of flashing by you and credits and things like that. But instead, I give you the celebration and remembrance of a year past and our best wishes for all the hopes and promise of 2009.
And oh, the songs I had for you. Thanks, readers who gave me amazing choices. I’m listening to them right now. Wish you could, too!
Anna Sawin is a Connecticut-based portrait, wedding, and editorial photographer. She lives in the shoreline town of Stonington with her family and has discovered the perfect cupcake. Just ask, she is willing to share her secret.