Monday, December 24, 2012

Wishing You A Wonderful Holiday!

Dear Friends!

Just a few shopping hours left until Christmas........   We actually hope to NOT think about discounts and sales but to gather with family and friends to celebrate the holidays.

Our friend Dennis Maggi from the American College of Trial Lawyers sent us a wonderful song suggestion that really drives home that point in a wonderfully tongue in cheek way.

"I'm sure by now many of you have probably heard the Christmas song called "The Christmas Can-Can" by the extremely talented 10 man a cappella  sensation called " Straight No Chaser... " (particularly those that might remember me putting this song on last years Eventworks Christmas Podcast! ) If you haven't perhaps you too might feel the exuberant rush of sweet relief I did when I first heard it knowing that finally I am not alone in thinking Christmas, for all its joy and magic and good spirit, is also complete utter lunacy and only getting worse! But in such a funny, funny way, as told by the men of SNC and the Christmas Can-Can! Leg up, now kick and repeat ! : ) "
DJ Matt Cornwall


Janet and your friends at EventWorks

Monday, December 10, 2012

Congratulations to New Parents Katie and Eric Rogers

Dear Friends!

Katie and Eric Rogers are very happy to announce the arrival of their baby boy: Holden Jack Rogers, born November 13th, 2012 in Nashville, TN. Katie confesses to having turned into a gushy, doting Mum in about 2 seconds. "We are totally smitten!" So are we! Holden will make his debut at EventWorks' office soon, weather and his mood permitting. The Rogers household is big on music, so Holden already has a playlist.
"Ho Hey" by the Lumineers was the basis for the baby shower invitation and it's our Monday song for Holden.

"It's not hyperbole to say the Lumineers are one of the biggest breakout groups in the alternative rock genre this year! These champions of what is being touted as the new folk music revival bring a warm unpretentious youthful vibrancy and passion with this track, and I'm always a sucker for a good catchy hook, or in this case, chant ! Way to go baby Holden! "
-DJ Matt Cornwall 

Katie, Eric and Holden: CONGRATULATIONS from your friends at EventWorks! We are so happy for you!

Much love,

Monday, December 3, 2012

EventWorks Presents: Confessions of a DJ

Dear Friends!

We are always amazed by DJ Matt's talent for choosing the greatest musical mix for any event. So we are wondering: what drives him? Where do these ideas come from? We have been probing .... Matt agreed to "confess" and reveal some of the sources of the musical magic. For starters, he reveals his admiration for David Byrne and Talking Heads.

"Well, this isn't so much a confession at this point, as it is, simply sockin' it to ya with the truth!! Music is a primordial force, a life-affirming, liberating power. In the famous Walter Pater quote "All art aspires to the condition of music" I believe he meant this not only figuratively, but literally, as music literally is a physical force (that of actual physical vibrations etc ) ! This "force" has driven my entire life ever since I can remember and I have been very fortunate with my career as a DJ, not only for being hired by the great people of EventWorks, but by being able to share in the sheer joy of communing, celebrating life and liberating people by taking them on a journey musically at every event I play.

I have many musical heroes who I've learned from and who exemplify greatly this experience of music, and David Byrne of The Talking Heads is a big one.  He has just recently come out with a fascinating and extraordinary book called " How Music Works" that explores the history, origins, making of, behind the scenes perspective and business of music. This is an excellent read and gift for anyone interested in exploring the many facets of music as well as highly entertaining accounts, confessions and stories of a member of one of the most famous of 80's bands. The enhanced eBook works like a regular eBook, but there are many short musical snippets embedded in the digital file to serve as examples of the various music talked about in the book! Enjoy!"  ~ DJ Matt Cornwall

We are putting it on our Holiday Wish list!

Wishing you a happy week!