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I would like to create a video for my song “Minnesota Got Colder” for Memorial Day and I thought I would give you a chance to participate. Since the song is about remembering those that we've lost, I figured this would be a great way to do that.

If you haven't heard the song, here it is. Click play and then read on below!

[audio: http://planetcorey.com/songs/Minnesota%20Got%20Colder.mp3]

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Here's my idea…

Using the song as a backdrop, I would like to make something like a slide show using photo's of the people whose memory you and I want to keep alive. I am thinking that I would like to intertwine the lyrics between photos. I am going for an old fashioned scrap book feel or maybe something like the pics are laying around on a desk or table (feel free to offer up any suggestions in the comments below).

If this is something you would like to be part of, send an email with following info to me at corey [at] planetcorey [dot] com:

Here's what I need from you…

  1. Send a picture – along with the name – of the person you would like to have in the video. Make sure they are smiling or are in a moment of happiness. Other than the fact that this is the best way to remember them, it will also match the lyrics in the songs “pictures cast a sunlight they warm this cold and empty space, they record your beaming face on your happiest days.”
  2. Include the dates that they were with us (ie 1950-2001)
  3. List any moto or saying that they might have had or something that is inscribed on their monument OR anything else you want to share about them with everyone. Also, Feel free to include why they passed if you are looking to raise awareness about are particular disease or if they passed in the line of duty.

I can't promise that I will be able to fit every bit of info in the video but it will be nice to have some stuff to choose from. Also, I am thinking that I will only need 10-15 photos and I may not be able to use them all. To be fair, I will do them on a first come first serve basis.

If we have more pictures than is needed for the video or there is an overwhelming response, I may put up a dedicated webpage or set up a special account on a photo sharing site were we can publish any additional pictures.

Also note I will be publishing this video everywhere I can so please do not do this is you are uncomfortable having these pictures on display for the world to see.

There you have it…

Part of me can't wait to see how this turns out and part of me is nervous about the scope of this project. Asking you to share something this personal is something that I am taking seriously. I will do my best to honor all involved the best that I can.

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, feel free to shoot me an email or type it out in the comments below.

Lets do this! Lets immortalize the ones that are no longer with us physically by sharing and celebrating their lives with anyone and everyone.

By the way, if you are new here and could use a little more passion in your life, join the party and sign up to my fanlist. To thank you, I'll give you $3 worth of my best songs free.

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