Wedding Traditions

By |2018-04-14T12:31:14+00:00April 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Weddings|Tags: , |

As you are planning your wedding, you are no doubt having discussions on what exactly will happen pre-ceremony, during the ceremony, after the ceremony, etc....  You might be talking about typical U.S. traditions.  It may be regional traditions, or heck, you might even have some family traditions that you want to continue on.  There's a lot [...]

As John Mellencamp said….”Play Guitar”

By |2018-03-05T05:29:11+00:00March 5th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Music|Tags: , , , , , |

Maybe you have heard the song from John Mellencamp, "Play Guitar".  Well, to be fair, when it was released, he was John Cougar.  But the title of the song didn't change.  The song is great.  It speaks to rock n' roll.  It speaks to everyone who has ever thought about, wanted, or dreamed of playing guitar. [...]

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

By |2018-01-16T04:42:51+00:00January 16th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Weddings|Tags: , , |

Well, it might have been freezing outside (it usually is at the beginning of January here in Iowa), however inside it was nice and warm.  I had the pleasure of entertaining at the Bennet/Ferring wedding at the beginning of January in the historic Paramount Theater, in downtown Cedar Rapids. Let's just say the Paramount staff [...]

Last Christmas – A Wham! cover

By |2017-12-20T05:26:00+00:00December 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Music|Tags: , , , |

Christmas is quickly approaching, and it's pretty normal to hear Christmas songs on just about any station.  Yes, you can find a station that plays nothing but Christmas music, and with Spotify and Pandora, you can always get your fix of Christmas music.  Matter of fact, one of my DJ's from many years back would [...]

Postmodern Jukebox – All About That Bass

By |2017-12-09T15:10:22+00:00December 9th, 2017|Categories: Music|Tags: , |

I love a good remake.  However, when an artist/group takes a song and not only remakes it, but re-defines the song.  It's absolutely great.  Such is the case with Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox.  I have been listening to these guys for quite some time, and just realized that I haven't shared any of their videos.  [...]

Making your Music Request List

By |2017-11-25T13:52:56+00:00November 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Music, Weddings|Tags: , , |

Whether you are months away from your reception or just a week away from the date, one of the large items that often gets overlooked till the last minute is making your list of songs for the reception.  There are many ways of doing this, but ultimately, it comes down to this...."Where do we start?"  [...]

Hardin Wedding….It was a rainy day, but fun was had by all

By |2017-10-25T03:42:54+00:00October 25th, 2017|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , |

I love entertaining at weddings.  That's why we do so many of them.  The only thing better than DJ'ing a wedding, is DJ'ing a wedding for a family that I have known for so long, and have DJ'ed their parties for years, that I can remember when the bride was a little girl.  Such was [...]

Football & Weddings

By |2017-10-09T22:22:17+00:00October 9th, 2017|Categories: Weddings|Tags: , , |

It's that time of year again when Football is in prime time.  If you are having a wedding between October and December, you no doubt have been asked a question something like this..."Is your wedding the same day as the Iowa vs Minnesota game?!?"  Fill in your favorite college teams.  Brides have struggles with this for [...]

Prince ….

By |2016-05-29T12:58:44+00:00May 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

I have struggled to write down my thoughts on this artist since his passing.  I still can't believe it.  Prince was one of those iconic artists that embodied music.  He lived it, breathed it, and you could see it in him when he played.  I remember dancing to his music when I was in college, and [...]

Glenn Frey 1948-2016

By |2016-01-20T03:40:10+00:00January 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

A sad day indeed as the music industry and those that love listening to the wonderful voice of Glenn Frey mourns the loss of a great artist.  I can remember growing up and listening to the Eagles, and my father playing me every Eagles song there was.  It was one of the first tapes and subsequently [...]