Sunday, May 29, 2005

2 Questions

Recently a Bride asked about an appropriate song for a Mother/Son-Father/Daughter dance. This Bride did not want an overly emotional song, just something to honor the parents.

Here is my answer:

What you need is a devotional song that's not too personal or sappy.

Songs like THESE fit the bill here. They are lighthearted, upbeat and refrain from grandiose emotion:

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)- James Taylor

You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You- Dean Martin

What A Wonderful World- Louis Armstrong

The Long and Winding Road- The Beatles

Have I Told You Lately- Rod Stewart or Van Morrison

Beautiful in My Eyes- Joshua Kadison

There are many others. You can type the title of any song into Google, along with the word "lyrics", if you want to check the words. Google results will list several websites that offer the lyrics free of charge.

Another Bride inquired about the "Money Dance". She was concerned about it being tacky but still wanted the opportunity to dance with her guests.

My suggestion:

Call it a "Honeymoon Dance" and let your guests know this is their chance to wish you luck on your new life, while they share a dance with you. The idea is to "romanticize" it.

Make sure to mention where the Honeymoon is and not mention "dollars" or "money". They will get the drift. Some (most) will give you cash anyway. ALL will enjoy dancing with you one on one.

Play songs that tie in with where your Honeymoon is if possible. Hawaiian, Caribbean, etc.

Happy Listening,

DJ Craig

Monday, May 16, 2005

DJ Craig- Music News

    AARP Concert Circuit?

The Rolling Stones announce another world tour starting in Boston on August 21, 2005. Yes, these are the same Stones that graced "Spin" magazines' cover back in 1983. The breakup predicting headline then read, "The Stones Run Out Of Reasons For Staying Together".

Here we are 22 years later.

Is Spin magazine still around?

    Lopez Rejects DA's Plea

Jenny from the Block recently retained D.A. Pennebaker to lens a documentary about the creation of her Rebirth album.

Lopez was apparently unaware that the film would actually reveal how it was made. Lopez objected to the way her singing was showcased and didn't appreciate being depicted as a diva. She threw a tantrum that ensured the epic would never be unspooled in its entirety. If only she would've had the same instincts about Monster-In-Law . . .

    Crue Seeks Clue

Motley Crue are teaming up with "America's Most Wanted" to try to find a missing fan, who hasn't been seen since she left her home to attend the band's March 6 concert in Washington, D.C. The band is offering a $10,000 reward to try to find the missing Baltimore woman.

- DJ Craig

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Outstanding New Songs...

And The Albums They Come From:

Going Through the Motions- Aimee Mann

The Forgotten Arm

The Statue, Here Comes a City- The Go-Betweens

Oceans Apart

Behind- Monofader


The Hand That Feeds- Nine Inch Nails

With Teeth

Goodbye Horses- Psyche


Ode to L.A., My Boyfriend's Back- The Raveonettes

Pretty In Black

I Want You to Want Me (Live)- Cheap Trick


Crash Into Me- Debbie Comer

An Acoustic Tribute to Dave Matthews

Happy Listening,

DJ Craig