Dear Lilith Fair 2010

I Will Remember You 01/13/2010

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Dear Lilith Fair,

When I worked at the 2005 Songwriter’s Summit For Oneness (which was an event that partnered Songwriting Mentors from Los Angeles and Colulmbus, Ohio with aspiring high school songwriters) I had the pleasure of working alongside Dave Merenda (Songwriter for Sarah McLachlan’s “I Will Remember You”). At the time I was actually a high school teacher and had just started thinking about sharing more of my music with the world. It was so great to talk to Dave about his experiences in the music industry. Sometimes you meet someone who has more experience than you who wants to share their knowledge, answer questions you have, and just be a sounding board. As well as talking about the music industry and music that inspires us, we sat at a piano and sang “I Will Remember You” together. Here is a recording (from an actual casette tape) of us singing the song!

 

“I Will Remember You”
(Alyson Greenfield/Dave Merenda)

 

Lilith Fair Dream 12/31/2009

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Dear Lilith Fair,

I just woke up from a dream in which I was walking down the street and I started to hear a familiar voice singing. I turned a corner and the next small street was lined with tall buildings sporting many balconies. The singing was getting louder and I looked up to see people standing in the street and on each balcony quietly listening. I was trying to figure out if the singing was being projected from someone’s apartment or if it was live. I looked up once more to see Sarah McLachlan on one of the highest balconies. I thought, “Of course! I knew I knew that voice!” At the end of the song she had magically descended to the street. When she was finished I don’t remember clapping, I just remember everyone smiling. Since I was so close to her I decided I must go up and say something. A couple of people spoke to her and then I said, “That was beautiful! Your voice is so wonderful! Also, I’ve started a Lilith Fair blog!” She looked at me and said, “That’s a good idea.”