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    Damn, I was really hoping someone was just stringing three words together. I do this all the time at hipster bars and then tell them it's the new band that I'm really into.

    The soon to be wife and I spent a lot of time trying to find the right DJ for the wedding. In the end we chucked the whole thing overboard along with the photographer, the caterer and the bulk of the guest list. I convinced her to have a small wedding and her father to give us some of the money he'll save by not having to pay for a 200+ guest wedding. We'll be going the ipod sound system with a remote route though she has consented to allow me to pick some of the music.

    Book of Love (cover by Mike Doughty) - Probably cliched but I like the song
    I Want the Girl in the Blue Dress to Keep Dancing (Mike Doughty) - too new to have been cliched yet
    Little Drop of Poison (Tom Waits)
    Jockey Full of Bourbon (Tom Waits)
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2008
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    Nice. Tom Waits at a wedding is awesome.

    I can always tell when someone has actually put some thought into what gets played. Of course, you want to appeal to the wide spread of people who will be showing up, but to me, there's a world of difference in choosing "Groove Is In the Heart" by Deee-lite instead of "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang as the "let's get up and dance, uncoordinated white people" song.

    Just a flavor thing, let's the music lovers know that you're thinking about them. Once you tell them that, they will dnace for you all night long. I had my dance floor at my wedding packed, "booing" me when I had to pack up the sound system and leave to go on my honeymoon. THAT'S a successful DJ experience.
  2.  (2921.23)
    The last wedding I went to had a live band which was a lot better. They played a lot of the shit on that list but it someone how felt less awful with actual people playing the instruments.

    On the subject of songs you don't want to hear at a wedding I haven't been back to Detroit for a wedding that has not included Ass+Titties by DJ Assault
    My brother has made me promise that if anything ever happens to him I'll play that at his funeral.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2008
     (2921.24)
    Detroit Weddings. Hmmm, aren't those against the law?
    That phrase always sounds like a gangster's lingo; "Hey Vinnie, give 'em a nice 'Detroit Wedding'..." Aren't there phrases like a "Bronx handshake"? I'm so behind on my up-to-date street lingo.

    All my least favorite weddings have taken place in the suburbs around Detroit, not surprising really. Rich suburbs where rich people run to watch the main city decay at a safe distance.
  3.  (2921.25)
    Damn, I was really hoping someone was just stringing three words together. I do this all the time at hipster bars and then tell them it's the new band that I'm really into.


    genius.


    "Hey Vinnie, give 'em a nice 'Detroit Wedding'


    double genius.
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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJul 16th 2008
     (2921.26)
    Just as a "public service" or "self pimping" announcement, the scene containing "Wedding DJ Bingo" from my new graphic novel B.P.M. is now posted on my website for you to check out for free. 3 pages a week, releasing the first two of three chapters until the release of the book in September. You can check out the first 21 pages of the story HERE