Category Archives: The Listening Room

Get to know my musical taste as I get to know yours. Most of these playlists were created for fun. So enjoy them!

Twentieth Century Club Cocktail Hour

Custom made for a wedding at the Twentieth Century Club of Lansdowne.

This cocktail hour mix features swing & big band music from the 1930s, and modern interpretations of the style.


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Elmwood Park Zoo Cocktail Hour

Custom made for a wedding at the Elmwood Park Zoo.

This cocktail hour mix features music by Shovels & Rope, Jason Isbell, Shakey Graves, Lord Huron, Dawes, and The Be Good Tanyas. During cocktail hour, guests will have the opportunity to feed the giraffe. That’s right: a real live giraffe!
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Friedman Farms Cocktail Hour

Custom made for a wedding at Friedman Farms in Dallas, PA.

Featuring music by Father John Misty, Sylvan Esso, Glass Animals, Beirut, William Onyeabor, Arcade Fire, and a few classic rock favorites. My favorite song on the mix is Don’t Know What’s Normal by Shintaro Sakamoto. I have no idea where the bride and groom discovered this song, but I love it!

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Community Arts Center Cocktail Hour

Custom made for a wedding at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA.

Featuring music by The Rolling Stones, Mark Ronson, Electric Light Orchestra, The Beatles, Jarabe de Palo, Buena Vista Social Club, Generationals, Fitz & The Tantrums, Electric Guest, Dr. Dog, Real Estate, Average White Band, James Brown, The Impressions, Sly and The Family Stone, and The Velvet Underground. We filleted a live Frank Zappa track called Been To Kansas City In A Minor which opens and closes the mix.
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Garden Room Cocktail Hour

Custom made for a wedding at The Hilton Garden Inn in Philadelphia.

Featuring music by Bon Iver, Coldplay, Rise Against, The Mountain Goats, David Bowie, Blue Swede, The 1975, CHVRCHES, INXS, Prince, Jack White & Alicia Keys, Spoon, Divine Fits, Bombay Bicycle Club, Kings of Leon, and a great cover of Phoenix’s Lisztomania from the Amazon Prime series Mozart in the Jungle.
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The Down Town Club Cocktail Hour

Custom made for a wedding at The Down Town Club in Philadelphia.

Featuring music by Badly Drawn Boy, David Bowie, The Smiths, The Black Keys, Meaghan Smith, Doris Day, Major Lance, Prince, The Emotions, HAIM, Surfer Blood, The Cure and more.

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Pretzel Bun – Trippy

The best trippy music of 2015, including soundtracks to films that don’t exist, cosmic primates, and other psychedelia.

Best enjoyed with a single plum floating in perfume served in a man’s hat.

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Dream of Love

International Cocktail Grooves

This custom made cocktail hour mix features Flamenco guitar, bossa nova, pop, jazz, electronic, neo-soul, spy rock and Latino. You’ll hear the voices of women and men singing in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic. The title, Dream of Love, is a lyric in Sting’s “Desert Rose.” Continue reading Dream of Love