The other day I was watching "Biography" on A&E about the Bee Gees and you know the parts of any show about a rock group, they play various parts of their songs. Now, I must tell you I have always liked the Bee Gees. This is a group that consistently put out great music and when I heard songs that I was not familiar with, it got me thinking about music and it’s expiration date, much like on a carton of milk. Music is not throw away. In fact, it is the opposite. It is the photographs that you keep as you grow older. That Frank Sinatra song to your grandparents is as meaningful as The Beatles are to your parents as Bruno Mars might be to you. What were you doing when you heard one of your favorite songs from your past? What was that song on the first dance you went to with your first boy or girlfriend? Was there a song playing when you had your first kiss? This is what music is about and why I love it so much.
As a DJ playing events from anniversaries to weddings and everything in between, I could get away with a music inventory of 100 songs being played at every event. There are those who want only the newest and cutting edge, I guess to show their friends how “with it “ they are and then there are those that want the same songs they hear over and over again. Now don’t get me wrong, as a DJ, I have no problem playing the "Electric Slide" or "Cupid Shuffle." and I love playing the greatest hits across the decades. I’m probably one of the few disc jockeys that have no problem playing these songs. My job is to get people up on the floor dancing and having a good time and to me that is what a DJ does. It is a natural high to see people having a good time and I am responsible for that with the music and entertainment that I provide. When I meet with the brides and grooms and work on their reception and start to do work on their music, I'm always excited when I get songs from them I have never heard before. It's like going up in your attic and finding a real gem buried beneath the boxes. Now most of these songs I would never get to hear played and might never know about at all, if it were not from all the input from my clients.
There's a lot of work that goes into putting songs together for any event so when you come up and say, "Play something we can dance to!" Why don't you give me the song that you want to dance to and then I'll play it along with all the other songs that have been requested that evening.