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This is a highly unusual request, but I'm hoping someone out there could find it in their heart to help me once I explain the sad circumstances...

My mother was killed in a car crash last week. She was on her way to work, and a speeding car crossed the line and hit her head on. She was my whole world. She was my best friend. She was the sort of person who never said an unkind word about anyone, always gave to people less fortunate that herself even when she had little to give, and everyone who ever met her adored her.

Her memorial service is this coming Sunday, and though it was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, I have recorded a version of her favorite song in the world — Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" — to be played in her church during the service. I had to record it, because I am so grief-stricken, I know I will not be able to get through it live on the day.

I'm wondering there are any professional mastering engineers out there who would be willing to donate a very short amount of time to me just to get it up to proper levels and tweak any frequencies that might be off. It is just simple acoustic guitar and a single vocal.

I would need to have it no later than Friday, to make sure I have time to burn it at home before heading out of town to the memorial.

I know this is a huge request, and that your time is so valuable, but it would mean EVERYTHING to me. Everything. The reason I'm asking so late is because I had wanted the church choir to sing it and had gotten them the music, but the director is out of town at a conference until Saturday and she won't have enough time to prepare it. So I scrambled to record it myself today. This song is that important to me.

I would happily put the finished file up for ANYONE to take, freely, if they were interested.

[Please please forgive me if I have posted this in the wrong spot.]


Space Wed, 10/21/2009 - 18:31

It saddens me to read of your lose Violet. Not much I can offer in the way of help with this issue. My Mother passed away last year and I submersed myself in the collection/organization/sequencing and distribution of the music she was a big fan off from the forties for her wake.

A most difficult thing for me but therapeutic.

If you do not get any offers from the real guys here, I am not an ME but I am fearless when it comes to doing what is right.

God bless,


Violet Wed, 10/21/2009 - 20:14

Cucco wrote: e-mail me.
My address is in my profile.
Best wishes and my sincerest condolences,

Will do, Jeremy.

Thank you SO SO SO MUCH — both of you, Brien too — for responding.

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jammster Wed, 10/21/2009 - 21:17

Hello Violet,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss, Its very difficult to understand why this can happen in life under these circumstances.

I hope you have plenty of time to take walks where your mother liked to be and spend lots of times with her friends and your family.

Best of wishes to you,
I'll look forward to hearing your music,