Monday, April 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Song for Katie Rogers!

Dear Friends!

We have to admit that our in-house "Aussie", Katie Rogers, was first to mention a by now famous new breakout star after her last trip to her homeland - long before we knew him. Katie heard "Someone I used to know" and predicted major success and she is right! Gotye went from playing the small El Rey in February - and yes, Katie was in the audience that night - to packing Coachella and the Nokia at L.A. LIVE just three months later. Tomorrow we will be celebrating her birthday, so here it goes: Happy Birthday, Katie!

"Gotye’s music has been compared to that of Sting and Peter Gabriel, and with good reason. Not only is his sound nostalgic and bold, but Gotye is a contemporary artist that, to the inexperienced, could  
feasibly belong to any era from the 1970s right up until the present day. "Somebody that I Used To Know" is a world wide wild fire anthem for good reason; It's flawless. The song is compelling enough with its intriguing, minimalist opening, tale of relationship gone bad, and Gotye's super infectious pop hook wail on the chorus. Then we hear the female side of the story and "Somebody that I Used To Know" is elevated to brilliance. The song is not flashy, {which i especially love !} but it is instantly memorable and destined to be a classic. Hurray for the Aussies! "  : ) ~ DJ Matt Cornwall

Happy Birthday from all of us at EventWorks!

Monday, April 23, 2012

EventWorks Is Buzzing With Anticipation! Earth Wind & Fire Live This Week!

Dear Friends!

There is a special buzz going through the office this week! We are busily setting up for "Hooray Los Angeles", the Final Night Closing Party for the 2012 International Pow Wow. We are expecting 3,500 guests and a lot of amazing entertainment but the main live concert is something we are all especially looking forward to!
Courtesy of the Grammy Museum, Earth Wind & Fire will take the stage and we will all stay late, whether we have to or not! Read below how DJ Matt feels about the legendary EWF!

"Probably one of the hardest things I've been asked to do in recent history is having to choose one, just one,  Earth Wind & Fire song, out of a catalog of 20 studio albums, 4 live albums, and 62 singles,  
and with a music career spanning over 40 years. And PS, in my book, you'd be pretty hard pressed to find an actual bad EWF song. Seriously. Scientists have recently discovered that the music of EWF  
is just as potent and powerful as any element known to man. Don't even get me started on how many musical careers would not be (Michael Jackson, Prince, every single 90's and up R&B act) if Earth Wind &  Fire didn't happen. You getting what I'm saying? I chose the song "Fall in Love With Me" because it is but one of countless examples, of their untouchable genius.  This song is one of those hybrids of  
everything: jazz, funk, soul, R&B, electronic, horns, rock, percussion, that I don't know any other act that could even attempt.  The EWF are so good in fact, I think it should be mandatory to learn  
about their music and influence in grammar school, along with the other essentials, like reading writing and arithmetic. Nuff said I think"  : ) ~ DJ Matt Cornwall

Monday, April 16, 2012

No More Blues for Michael Alvarado!

Dear Friends.

Thanks to those handy Facebook apps we are successfully stalking our humble co-workers who don't like to make a fuss about their special days. Of course, we should remember birthdays anyway but we admit to memory loss in that regard.
Just in time we discovered that our Design Production Manager Michael Alvarado has reason to celebrate today! Very Happy Birthday, Michael! No getting away from us without a moment to toast!
Michael, a man of boundless creativity (check out the artwork quilts he makes in his little spare time to recharge his batteries), chose Coati Mundi to serenade him today.

"Happy Birthday to our dear friend Michael Alvarado! I've been truly privileged to work with the Über talented Michael, in countless cities for many years, and of those many talents, is his superb taste and skill as a music selector. True to form, please enjoy Michael's pick from the artist Coati Mundi. With over 30 years of musical mileage under his belt, Coati Mundi is most noted for his highly influential shaping of late 70's/ early 1980's fusion of Disco, Punk and  New Wave, with his unique latin/tropical/jazz funk rhythms. Highlights of his career include playing with the likes of "Kid Creole and the Coconuts," "Hall & Oates," and "Tito Puente" to name but a few. The song "No more blues" came out in 2011, and so eloquently picks up the 80's fusion torch, blazing dance floors with the ubiquitous now sound of  early 80's NYC "no-wave" disco punk funk minimalist magic; Latin style of course : )"
dj matt cornwall

Best Wishes from all of us!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Take Musical Flight With Andrew Bird

Dear Friends,

Trust DJ Matt, you will love singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird if you don't know him, yet. And we don't just say that because Andrew and Janet share Chicago as their hometown. Catch him at Coachella on the 14th and 21st if you have your tickets. Both days are sold out!

"Andrew Bird is a like a rare exotic bird; his music migrates to any land it fancies, it's flight is bright from bursting vivid hues of audible plumage. Trust me, you will become a bird watcher, or  listener, if you are not already, after experiencing the sensation of  his musical wingspan."  : ) ~ dj matt cornwall

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Monday, April 2, 2012

A Feast For Ears and Eyes: OneRepublic

Dear Friends!

We recently had the pleasure of working with OneRepublic. A huge success! We love their video, and we are not alone! Nearly 45 million views on YouTube - WOW! Music and video are a feast for the senses.

"I've had the great pleasure of working with Eventworks dj'ing along with a favorite performer of theirs, OneRepublic and Ryan Tedder, and thought it befitting to share one of their songs. Whether performing his acoustic set or with the band OneRepublic, Ryan is simply a hoot! His music live comes straight from the heart, as do his fun and funny anecdotes, trials and tribulations and overall hilarious and touching stories of life on the exciting grammy award winning singer/songwriter road. : ) ~ DJ Matt Cornwall 
Wishing you all a week free of trials and tribulations!