Reviews of Knowlton talk about the outdoor space, but on this particular wedding day, it was raining, so the whole event was indoors. Cocktails were served in the mansion, and guests were free to wander into all the interesting rooms. We were able to provide sound for this location by placing a speaker at the top of the stairs with the cocktail hour mix.
The reception was in a large modern hall with a high ceiling. We were able to fill the room with great sound from our station in the corner of the room. Guests were dancing the whole night to classic rock, pop, old-school, crunk and sing along favorites. The bride and groom made their grand entry to The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love, and they closed the night with Friends in Low Places! Continue reading Knowlton Mansion Wedding
For all you lovers out there.
This romantic mix will keep you warm on a cold night. Listen to it on your way out to dinner with your loved one. Play it in the background as you ease into a bubbling jacuzzi. Let it inspire you to pick up the phone and call your honey.
Continue reading The Sweetness
I’ve been inspired by all the new music released this year. In July, I put together a mix featuring music I was listening to in the first half of the year. Earlier this week, I wrote about the new music that I discovered by reading other people’s year-end lists. Here’s the rest of the music that made me happy in 2014.
Continue reading Music That Made Me Happy In 2014
A cocktail hour mix for a wedding at Normandy Farm Hotel
Continue reading Silo Cocktail Hour
Feel the excitement!
The keys to victory are: score early and often, put on a good act in front of the referee, and don’t bite anyone!
Download a zipped folder with this mix.
Continue reading Mennu Wins The World Cup
These Were My Jams in 2013
About a year ago, I saw a post on facebook from producer-friend which had a link to a song with the preface, “This is my jam.” Intrigued, I clicked through and discovered a new social service called — wait for it — This Is My Jam. It prompts you to select a song once a week. I’ve been doing it for the past year, sharing my weekly jams through my Facebook page and Twitter feed. I even made a few new friends on This Is My Jam where I look forward to seeing what my friends will post next, and who might like my current jam.
Sometimes I miss making mixes on CDs. The process and the output were very creative. Mixing the disc and peppering it with samples from movies, culture and television made those discs unique. The disc art was another opportunity for expression, even with the built in challenges of designing a round graphic with space for a hole in the middle. For packaging, I used printed labels on envelopes or hand folded paper CD cases. Some of those mixes are available here on this site. You can download or stream them on your computer, smartphone, tablet or other connected devices. Speaking of connected devices…
Continue reading Connected Devices
This Spotify playlist has high energy indie music that will help keep your heart rate up. Great for running, treadmills or just getting pumped. Artists include White Denim, Vampire Weekend, Maximo Park, Wolfmother, The Strokes, The Black Keys, The Tough Alliance, Phoenix and Sleater-Kinney.
Continue reading Independent Workout
Get your mind right as you volunteer!
This mix is for people on their way to or from a volunteer project, or perhaps just reflecting on how to make the world a better place. Using musical genres as diverse as grunge, hip-hop, reggae, rock, soul and house, this thought provoking mix touches on issues like poverty, homelessness, hunger, and the environment.
Highlights include Bob Marley’s War Based on Haile Selassie’s address to the UN General Assembly in 1963, John Mellencamp’s Scarecrow about the experience of losing the family farm, and William Shatner’s cover of Blur’s Common People, which might sound cheesy and overproduced, but it gets the point across.
Continue reading Music For Social Action