Dear Mr. Iommi

Almost four years ago, I got married.  Instead of the usual “Here Comes the Bride” melody, my wife and her father walked up the aisle to this song.  It was my suggestion.  I sat at the computer and painstakingly edited a waveform of that song to loop it, just so I could be sure it was long enough, then stuck it on a CD and gave it to the DJ to play at the ceremony.

That might give you some small idea how important your music has been in my life, but nothing could truly describe the significance of its impact – both directly (through your own band’s albums) and indirectly (through the entire genres of music that trace their genesis straight back to the notes you wrote and played).

I just want to say, I’m sincerely wishing you all the best for a full and speedy recovery.  And, thank you.


5 responses to “Dear Mr. Iommi

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    • Thanks! It’s one of my favorites. I was actually in charge of the music part, so besides that, I also made up some mix CDs for the part before and during the dinner. I was told that a lot of people just go with like lite jazz or old standards or something. Instead, I made up a compilation of pretty much all the instrumental acoustic bits from all my Black Sabbath CDs, as well as Corrosion Of Conformity, David Gilmour, etc.. all pretty much were formal event appropriate, but also all stuff I like! (The dancing part of the evening was a different story, but there’s little that can be done about that, I suppose. I got out-voted about the Chicken Dance, for example.)


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