There is only one Entertainment and we are all a part of it.

Recently, I had the opportunity to work with another entertainer.

Charles Rex of Chicago. He plays accordion and has for longer than I have been alive… Probably longer than my parents have been alive.

It was amazing to watch him work. He was an absolute pro. One minute he was getting ready to get setup. The next he was in his chair ready to work. It was like a magic act.

The real magic was the music. He covered the bases, playing to the room, Anniversary Dance, the Anniversary waltz, a polka. I was amazed.

We were playing at the Rathskellar. The party was a 50th anniversary. The wedding 50 years ago was at the Rathskellar.

I wonder aloud at how many locations will be here in 50 years. Will the place you select be in existence in 50 years? I heard a great interview from a bride and groom who had selected Tavern On The Green in NYC for that very reason.

I always recommend that grooms buy a copy of the first dance for similar reasons. How many times will music formats change in 20 or 50 years?

Respond to this ad and you might be DJ’ing your own wedding.

It’s May 3rd. A busy wedding season is just getting started. Guess what? DJ companies are looking for DJs. Check out this ad on Craig’s list.
Maybe they aren’t trying to fill dates they over booked. Maybe they won’t be sending out untrained DJs to a wedding.

Is the company you hired scrambling to find a DJ for your wedding?

Did you get the name of the DJ on the contract? You got a contract. Right?

The ER wedding.

I really enjoyed the wedding on ER. I have been watching this show for way too long. I loved the vows. The Spontaeity.

How did ER manage to include a non-horrible DJ?

How did they swing playing real music by popular artists? This was a break through.

None of the wedding shows on NBC, ABC, CBS, TLC, Lifetime, etc, etc, etc ever use the soundtrack to the actual event. Even “The Wedding Crashers” totally avoids the subject of music. They actually remove the dinner music soundtrack for the show.

The same goes for wedding magazines. How much ink gets devoted to making things pretty? How much to making sure everyone has a great time? You get to vote on this one… Does Pretty equal Fun?