Why register? ...To Enhance Your Experience
Closed Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Montgomery County, Maryland
    Posts
    3

    Default IAFF Local 1664 Fire Fighter to help FDNY with song

    My name is Mark Nelson I am career fire fighter (IAFF Local 1664) in Montgomery County. When I am not wearing the hat of fire fighter, I am a musician and recording engineer. As a result of the attacks on September 11, 2001, I rewrote the lyrics and recorded the song "Knocking on Heaven's Door" in my home recording studio. I also called on some local musician friends to help him with his effort. The end result was has been described as a very marketable product.

    WHAT RADIO STATIONS HAVE BEEN PLAYING THE SONG?

    As of right now, the only radio station playing the song is WARW Classic Rock 94.7 (www.classicrock947.com) in Washington, DC. The song is in rotation now and the radio station still receives phone calls to hear the song. Other stations have been approached and we hope to hear back from them soon.

    HAVE I BEEN GIVEN PERMISSION TO SELL THE SONG?

    The answer is YES! Permission was received from those who hold the publishing rights to the song on October 17, 2001. Efforts to reproduce and sell the song are underway now. An order for the first batch of CD's will be placed VERY SOON so sales can begin.

    WHERE WILL THE PROCEEDS GO?

    Every cent of the money raised will go to will go to the New York Fire Fighters 9-11 relief fund that has been established by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). I am not seeking any personal monetary gain at all, nor are those who helped me record the song.

    WHERE DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?

    I can be reached by e-mail at IAFFHELP@aol.com. A clip of the song and additional information is available on the internet at www.montgomerycountyfirefighte rs.com.


  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    58

    Default

    Mark, I'm a self taught guitar/banjo player. On 9/15, I played a festival that friends of mine put on and I usually do "Knockin' on Heavens Door". When I did it this year, I changed the words to honor our Fallen. It was improvised but I remember singing, "take this fire ax from my hand".
    When I read your post, it was kinda spooky but I hope you get lots of air time.
    God Bless you in your efforts and be careful on the job!
    Billy Reiter
    See you on the big one!<br />Billy Reiter 1st Lieutenant/Chaplain available 24 7

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Montgomery County, Maryland
    Posts
    3

    Default

    Hey Billy thanks for writing, I hope your gig went well. Thanks for the words of praise, stay safe yourself, see ya, Mark Nelson

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts