Yes, yes, June is the traditional month of the year associated with weddings, but your brother isn’t getting married this Sunday is he? I didn’t think so.
As an alternative to putting together a mix of music that you might actually hear played at weddings (at least for the most part), I’ve put together a baker’s dozen of songs all about the subject of marriage, from the ceremony to the afterglow; from the peaks to the valleys, and points in between.
A handful of the tunes I’ve selected here come in versions different from the original, more popular ones. And in a way this seems appropriate, given the subject of marriage. Like a new cover version, marriage is joining someone else with the familiar, to make something new and (hopefully) exciting, yet still sounding right.
So here’s to my brother Eli and my new sister Allison on their big day….and don’t worry guys, this isn’t the only gift I’m giving you.
Wedding Bells – Coldplay from Live at Apple Keynote (bootleg) (2010)