Thursday, June 24, 2010

DJ horror!

"5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40 hundred stab, thousand jook".  If you're confused, then you have every right to be. That first sentence (if you can call it that) is actually the way a song starts and guess what, it's one of the songs my DJ was going to play at my wedding. Apparently it's not a violent song, the stabbing and jooking going on is supposed to have a sexual connotation. Now this would almost be funny if it wasn't my wedding.  I can just see Grandpa dancing to this one.

My ex SIL's  (used to be married to my brother) new husband is our DJ friendor  - as in vendor we're not paying. He did a really god job at a wedding that I went to in January so when my ex SIL offered as their wedding present, I was thrilled. But when I had them over and asked him to bring his laptop so that we could just run through a "Play" and "Don't Play" list. Most of his songs ended up on my "Don't Play" list. So now with the 3, 876,432.1 things already on my TO-DO list, i've now added create reception playlist.

I figure I could give him some leeway with the cocktail hour and the other music like for first dance, cutting of the cake etc. are already in the bag. If he plays some crazy song during the cocktail hour, most people won't notice with all the talking, eating and mingling but the reception is another story.

So now I have to go rifling through my old CD collection; my itunes library; and ask my brother and nephew for the latest music. I don't what's out there now considering the only time I listen to the radio is in the car and it's usually "The wheels on the bus go round and round", thanks to my little man or the current Yankees game thanks to Mr. Muscle.

Sigh, the joys of being the 'little woman' and the mommy.

JEM.

13 comments:

  1. Good luck! Definitely a good idea to enlist help for this huge task. There are just so many songs out there to remember them all!

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  2. It sounds like you should definitely provide a play/do not play list...I agree with Chocolate Lover--get others to help you!

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  3. Uggg...going through our play list in itunes etc was awful and so time consuming. We e mailed our Dj songs we like and he is also going to use his professional opinion along with it for more up to date stuff since our i tunes are only semi current. We indicated that we don't want a lot of cussing etc. Hey, if you want me to cut and paste and e mail you our list of songs let me know. If it will help you out. We listed them by song title, artist and when might be an appropriate time to play it. So, if you enjoy RB some old skool for the older folks, top 40 let me know and I can send it to you. Might save you some time.

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  4. ugh, what a bummer! and now you've got me a little scared too, i haven't run through a play/don't play list with our dj..i'm just going to tell her to keep it clean and wedding-appropriate. good luck with your music search!

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  5. i have "chicken dance", "electric slide" and any other coordinated dance numbers on my do-not-play list. i didn't even think of the songs you listed and now you have me getting a little nervous! my DJ sent me a booklet of all the songs he offers and styles, etc. i could try to email a list to you somehow if that would help think of more songs for the do not play list?

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  6. This is TOP priority on Mr. B's list. There are some songs we def. want played & some that must be ruled out - Salt n' Pepa "Push It" is #1 on his Do Not Play at a Wedding list. I semi agree. It's a great song, but do I really wanna see my Nana's sister doin an old lady dance to "Coolin' by day then at night working up a sweat"??? Notsomuch.

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  7. We created a playlist and a Do not play list. Our DJ definitely stuck to the do not play list and I did hear a few songs we had on our must play list, but for the most part, he missed out on a lot of songs we were hoping to hear. Mostly because you just don't realize how quickly time flies by.

    My suggestion, stick with classics...oldies but goodies...even in the hip hop, house vibe. You can't go wrong with the very popular songs and such. Our wedding was pumping with songs like Brown Eyed Girl, Play that Funky Music, Party in the USA...things you think are lame or overdone, but totally get people going for sure. And of course, we had lots of hip hop for Mr Fix It :)

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  8. Music is very important during the reception so you def dont want some crazy songs...so I hope he listens to your Do Not Play list. I never even heard of that song he played for you! LOL! My stepdaughters who are 13 and 15 love Miley, Lady Gaga, that type of stuff and when I asked our DJ to play Miley "Party in the USA" for them some rap remix came on and it wasnt even her singing?! How does a DJ not have the Miley song I asked for on our PlayList?! It was no big deal I just went up there, had him change it and that was that! It makes for a funny wedding moment! Overall he was a pretty good DJ that played music in all genres for all ages.

    PS I know about the mommy songs and I respect you and all mommies for that! My MOH's 2 yr old loves this one song and wanted to play it every time we got in the car with them! LOL! Glad my stepdaughters are 13 and 15 and like Pop music!

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  10. I had a really similar experience with my DJ! PM me on weddingbee (vistagirl) if you want my list. they are all love oriented or at least not about breakups or cheating, mostly oldies but good family oriented dancing music. our dance floor was packed all night!

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  11. You are scaring me girly lol! I am about to be doing the same thing. I am hoping to just give them my ipod and have them hook it up to their super DJ equipment. Not sure if that works ... Hopefully ...

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  12. Lol. Please feel free to borrow from my playlist! We got a lot of compliments at the wedding, even though I bet not even a third of our music was played due to time. Our reception was probably a total of three hours. Good luck! Big whoop on using a friendor for the dj! Ours was also a friendor we paid $100 for.

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  13. wow 30 days to go! you must be so excited :) at least in giving the DJ the songs you do and do not want your guaranteed to get your way! I cannot wait to see pictures. You will make for a gorgeous bride!! xo

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