Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My Favorite Singer and the Fan Letter

On my previous post, I put together my very first video. In choosing the the background music, I had wanted to use a track by my favorite singer Lorna Lim. The title of the track is Polinahe. Her voice is so sweet, so nahenahe! I've been a huge fan of Lorna for a very long time initially with The Lim Family of Kohala on the Big Island of Hawai`i. She is by far my favorite vocalist regardless of music genre, wahine or kane (female or male).

I literally had my dream come true when I got to meet her at a performance she and her group was doing at a mall to promote her then new CD release Polinahe. I had bought the download for the "album" on iTunes, but bought a CD that day so she could sign it...kinda hard for sign my iPod eh! I also bought a t-shirt and got my picture taken with her, truly one of the best days of my life!

Ok back to my video. I was quite aware that there may be problems if I publish something using copyrighted music without permission. So I contacted Palm Records to ask for permission to use the track and traded emails with them. Without going into detail they basically said no. I understand because I have friends who are in the music and recording industry so I repect that! So I purchased a royalty free track from an online source and it worked out quite well.

Perhaps if you want to see and hear what I had in mind, you can purchase a download of the track Polinahe or the entire album. Start my video, turn down the sound and listen to Polinahe on another player while watching the video.

Back to Lorna. I have always wanted to write her a "gushy" fan letter, but never knew where to send it to. In my corespondence with Palm Records, they told me to send it c/o to them and she would get it...yes!!! It paid to stick to my values!

So I wrote my "gushy" letter,

I hope she likes it!

1 comment:

  1. I've been meaning to send a fan letter to *my* favorite singer/band recently, but it is amazing how hard it is to find an address these days. As if it doesn't matter to hear from fans anymore outside of internet-channels? Hmm. Cool that you were able to send a letter!