10.20.14

10/18/14 – ALS North Shore Walk to Defeat ALS – Playlist

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Sound Check:

Better Off Alone – Alice Deejay

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

Feel So Close – Calvin Harris

Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) – The Hollies

Safe And Sound – Capital Cities

Santeria – Sublime

Too Close – Next

 

Start Of Event

Happy (From Despicable Me 2) – Pharrell Williams

Let It Go – Demi Lovato

Compass – Lady Antebellum

Girl In A Country Song – Maddie & Tae

Play It Again – Luke Byran

Beware Of The Boys – Jay-Z Feat. Panjabi MC

Mmm Bop – Hanson (Request)

Fantasy (Album Edit) – Mariah Carey

Radioactive – Imagine Dragons (Request)

Mr. Brightside – The Killers (Request)

All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You – Heart

All Around The World – Lisa Stansfield

Black Cat – Janet Jackson

Blaze Of Glory – Jon Bon Jovi

C’mon And Get My Love – D-Mob with Cathy Dennis

If You’re Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band) – Alabama

Where I Come From – Montgomery Gentry

Where I Come From – Alan Jackson

Small Town Throw Down – Brantley Gilbert With Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett

Workin’ For MCA – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Stone In Love – Journey

Cradle Of Love – Billy Idol

Close To You – Maxi Priest

Dangerous – Roxette

Head It In A Love Song – The Marshall Tucker Band (Requst)

Blurred Lines (Radio Edit) – Robin Thicke Feat. Pharrell & T.I.

Moves Like Jagger (PO Clean Edit) – Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera

10/18/14 – ALS North Shore Walk to Defeat ALS

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This blog is dedicated to anyone who currently has, lost there battle with, care takers and loved ones of  Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or more commonly known as  Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Here is just some basic information about ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. For unknown reasons, veterans are twice as likely to develop ALS as the general population. There is no cure, and only one drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) modestly extends survival.

FACTS ABOUT ALS

  • Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with ALS, and every 90 minutes someone loses their battle to this fatal disease
  • The average life span after diagnosis is 2-5 years
  • Military veterans are twice as likely as the general population to die from ALS
  • Living with ALS can cost more than $200,000 per year

 

Ever since I was young I wanted to do something extremely positive in my life. That is one thing I can say my family really instilled well in to me. I have gone through some pain and suffering over the last 16 of my 36 years of life so far. One of these events had a very profound effect on my life. At the time I did not know it but I would be handed a gift that will live on forever.

In April of 2006 I met the person that would forever change my life. That person is my wife Marci. She is always there for me like the rock I was for my family. She always has a smile on her face. She faces adversary in a way I have never seen and seldom ever cries or gets upset. During the summer, fall and winter of 2006 I got to know her dad Ray. He was funny, witty and could always make everyone smile. There were times I felt like he was a step dad to me when just having a casual conversation at one of his 4th of July cookouts he loved to have.

Sadly in 2010 we got some very devastating news. I remember the day really well. Marcis dad had been sick and the local area doctors could not figure out what was going on. Marci is the kind of person that takes charge of something when it really needs to be. She felt like they were not getting any answers so she called her Dads Dr. to see if he had any answers. She got some grave news that he could possibly have ALS. From her blog on her ALS page she writes “I remember when the Doctor told me he thought my father may have ALS.  I said so what’s the treatment like, his words hit me like a Mac Truck, “There is no treatment, it’s a progressive disease.”  Have you ever had to tell someone you love that they might have a disease that has no cure and their life expectancy at their age is another 2 years, maybe?” I got a phone call shortly there after with her crying uncontrollably. What can a husband say at a moment like that? To be honest nothing. I even started to cry, was in disbelief and denial all at once. I said to myself no not him.

Finally he went to Rhode Island Hospital to see a specialist. Had some very specific tests done and it was confirmed. He did have ALS. I do have to say I have never seen a family come together like my own in a time of urgency like this.

Over the 5 years I saw a person who built things with his bare hands (such as the house I live in), loved to fix cars, loved German Shepard’s and most of loved his family more than anything else in the world. Every time we would visit him (my wife Marci (his oldest daughter), Mindi (his youngest daughter), Jordan (Mindi’s son) and myself) he would light up like the only thing that mattered was Jordan. Everything else could fall apart and Jordan would bring him joy like I never saw.

Sadly we lost him on July 28th, 2011.

My wife put on her blog “When my father first passed away, I was angry and had a lot of fury and started our Ray of Hope Team and did a Walk To Defeat ALS three short months after his funeral.  The second year rolled around and I was in denial, I was still angry, confused, heartbroken and I didn’t have the courage and strength to think about all this fundraising stuff because to think about it meant to relive my pain more than I was.  The second year came and went and yep, still not thinking about it more than I had to.  During this time, my husband partnered with the ALS Massachusetts Chapter and has been their DJ for the 3 walks they hold each year and I sit home embarrassed that I have done nothing but wallow in my own grief.”

The year I was apart of Team Ray Of Hope walking to defeat ALS was an interesting one. I liked what I saw and who was there. All kinds of teams were there from all walks of life. All for one cause. A cause that gets over looked by a lot of people. While I was there I noticed there was a DJ on site playing music and taking requests. I thought how great would it be if I could do at even just 1 of the walks. My father in law loved it when we had a party of some kind and I was DJing it. Specially when I played a few of his favorite artists. I decided right then and there to find out who was in charge of the walks and see if I could DJ for at least one of them. When I started talking to the event coordinator and she found out that my father in law passed away we had an instant connection.

Ever since then (2 years ago now) I am proud to say I have done the Worcester, North Shore and Boston Walks to Defeat ALS. Each one is in unique. The best part is getting to meet all the wonderful volunteers that help with Registration, Food & a few other booths at the walks.

I am also proud to say that my wife has had a renewed fight to help raise awareness and funding for the ALSA. I honestly believe that it was due to the ice bucket challenge that went viral in the spring of 2014. This past North Shore Walk Peter Fretes mom Nancy was a guest speaker. I did not realize that they were from Beverly, MA. All I knew about the ice bucket challenge was it originated in MA by someone who has ALS.

Please make sure to check out the following websites.

To read more about ALS: http://www.alsa.org/about-als/

To read more about Team Ray Of Hope: http://web.alsa.org/site/TR/Walks/Massachusetts?px=3197852&pg=personal&fr_id=10173#.VEVSd–meoC

 

02.24.14

2/21/14 – Walter Moniz 40th Birthday Party – Playlist

Posted in Playlist at 1:40 pm by Administrator

Sound Check

Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress – The Hollies

Too Close – Next

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

 

Cocktail/ Social Hour

Hold On – Wilson Phillips

It Must Have Been Love – Roxette

Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor

Vision Of Love – Mariah Carey

Another Day In Paradise – Phil Collins

Blaze Of Glory – Jon Bon Jovi

How Am I Supposed To Live Without You – Michael Bolton

Opposites Attract – Paula Abdul

Escapade – Janet Jackson

All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You – Heart

Black Velvet – Alannah Myles

Release Me – Wilson Phillips

Don’t Know Much – Linda Ronstadt with Aaronn Neville

All Around The World – Lisa Stansfield

I Wanna Be Rich – Callaway

If Wishes Came True – Sweet Sensation

(Can’t Live Without Your) Love And Affection – Nelson

Don’t Wanna Fall In Love – Jane Child

Dangerious – Roxette

We Didn’t Start The Fire – Billy Joel

I Don’t Have The Heart – James Ingran

Dowtown Train – Rod Stewart

I’ll Be Your Everything – Tommy Page

Everything – Jody Watley

Here And Now – Luther Vandross

Have You Seen Her – M. C. Hammer

With Every Beat Of My Heart – Taylor Dayne

Do You Remember – Phil Collins

 

Walters Entrance

Birthday – The Beatles

 

Dinner Hour

Just Between You And Me – Lou Gramm

Price Of Love – Bad English

King Of Wishful Thinking – Go West

What Kind Of Man Would I Be – Chicago

I Remember You – Skid Row

Here We Are – Gloria Estfan

Love Takes Time – Mariah Carey

Just Like Jesse James – Cher

I Go To Extremes – Billy Joel

Whip Appeal – Babyface

Oh Girl – Paul Young

We Can’t Go Wrong – The Cover Girls

When I’m Back On My Feet Again – Michael Bolton

This Ones For The Children – New Kids On The Block

Forever – Kiss

Without You – Motley Crue

Diamonds And Pearls – Prince

 

Cake Cutting

Happy Birthday – Traditional

 

Open Dancing

Swing The Mood – Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers

Good Time – Owl City and Carley Rae Jepsen

Get The Park Started (Album) – P!nk

I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas

Timber – Pitbull Feat. Ke$ha

Gangnam Style (Album) – PSY

Cha Cha Slide (Radio Mix) – Mr. C The Slide Man

Night Of My Life – DJ Pauly D Feat. Dash

Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) – Katy Perry (Request By Walter)

I See Right Through You – DJ Encore

Higher State (Clum Mix) – Jodie Conner Feat. Bailey

Waiting 4 (2011 Remix) – Peter Gelderblom

We R Who We R (Red Flake Club Mix) – Ke$ha

Obsessed (Cahill Club Mix) – Mariah Carey

The Radio (DJ Ross & Alessandro Viale Club Mix) – Get Far

Green Light – John Legend Feat. Andrea 3000

Close The Door – Montel Jordan

The Lady In Red – Chris DeBurge

A Love So Beautiful – Michael Bolton

The Earth, The Sun, The Rain – Color Me Badd

I Wanna Sex You Up – Color Me Badd (By Request from playing previous song)

(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight – Stevie B

Diamond Girl – Nice & Wild

Let The Music Play – Shannon

Bad Of The Heart – George Lamond

Silent Morning (Album) – Noel

When I Hear Music – Debbie Deb

Show Me – The Cover Girls

Summer Girls – Dino

Get Lucky – Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams

Treasure – Bruno Mars

You’re My First, My Last, My Everything (2002 White Label Remix) – Barry White

Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe – Barry White (Requested)

Studio 54 Megamix – Studio 54 All-Stars

Bad Girls – Donna Summer

(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty – K.C. & The Sunshine Band

I Will Survive (Remix) – Gloria Gaynor

Celebration – Kool & The Gang

Party All The Time – Eddie Murphy

Closing Time – Semi-Sonic

2/21/14 – Walter Moniz 40th Birthday Party

Posted in Birthday Parties, Events at 1:10 pm by Administrator

This past Friday, February 21st, 2014 I DJed for Walter Moniz Surprise 40th Birthday Party. When my Brother In Law called me Tuesday night last week he asked if I was available to DJ an event for him. I saw I was and forgot to ask exactly what kind of an event it was. No biggie I am a professional I can handle it no matter what it could be.

My brother in law Kevin runs the Tabacaria Acoriana (TA) Restaurant. Really great Portuguese food.

I arrived early to have a late lunch around 2:30pm or so. Had some Carne Asada (Pot Roast) with Rice and Potatoes. Around 3:00pm I headed down to the function hall bringing down my equipment. I brought a smaller setup than I normally do.

Walter Moniz 40th Birthday Party

Walter Moniz 40th Birthday Party

People started arriving around 6:00 pm to setup for the party . Before you knew it the hall was filled with about 20-30 people having drinks and chatting while we waited for Walters’ entrance. A few notable people that were there Sam Sutter (Bristol County DA), Mike Lake (Running for MA Lt. Governor), Kevin Aguiar (Former MA State Rep.). I made a few new playlists for dinners hour and it is based on Billboard Hot 100 singles. I was using the one from 1991. Around 7:30 pm he made his grand entrance to Birthday by The Beatles. Someone gave me the signal to lower the music and asked everyone to sing Happy Birthday to him. After that I returned back to my Billboard playlist. I noticed that people were actually singing along and talking about the songs being played. I even had the bartenders singing.

About 8:00 pm or so Kevin brought out the Buffet of Mini-Meatballs in Sauce, Seafood Rice, Chicken Wings, Salad with French and Creamy Italian Dressings and Portuguese Bread. After everyone went through we had a few speeches from Kevin Aguiar and Walter himself we cut the cake. I played the traditional Happy Birthday song and everyone sang along. The waitstaff removed the cake and table to the back to cut it up and served it with ice cream. I started the open dancing portion of the night until about 11:30 pm and played anything from 80’s and 90’s dance music, a few club songs from Louie DeVito.

 

Overall I give this event 4 out of 5 stars.

06.23.13

6/21/13 – 2013 Relay For Life of Greater Taunton Playlist

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Setup (Audio and Video Check)

Poison – Nothin’ But A Good Time

Guns N’ Roses – Knockin’ On Heavens Door

New Kids On The Block – Cover Girl

New Kids On The Block – Summertime

 

Start of Event

LFO – Summer Girls

Kelly Clarkson – People Like Us

JustCoolMusic.Com – Relay For Life (Dance Mix)

Miley Cyrus – Party In The U.S.A. (Wideboys Radio Edit)

Aaron Tippin – Where The Stars and Stripes and The Eagles Fly

Bruce Springsteen – Born In The U.S.A. (Album)

New Kids On The Block – I’ll Be Loving You Forever

New Kids On The Block – Please Don’t Go Girl

New Kids On The Block – You Got It (The Right Stuff)

Cascada – Kids In America

Phil Vassar – Six Pack Summer

Garth Brooks – Standing Outside The Fire

Toby Keith – God Love Her

Dream Theater – I Walk Beside You

Dream Theater – Another Day

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama

Christina Aguilera – Fighter

 

Opening Ceremonies

Survivors Lap

Martina McBride – Over The Rainbow

Miley Cyrus – The Climb

Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us

 

Open Music

Shania Twain Feat. Mark McGrath – Party For Two

Katy Perry Feat. Snoop Dogg – California Girls (Armand Van Heldan Remix)

New Kids On The Block – Call It What You Want (The C&C Pump-It Mix)

Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe (808 Electro Mix)

LeAnne Rimes – Can’t Fight The Moonlight (Remix)

Van Halen – (Oh) Pretty Woman

Slayer – In A Gadda Da Vida

Metallica – The Four Horsemen

Nightwish – The Phantom Of The Opera

Black Sabbath – Paranoid

Anthrax – Indians

Iron Maiden – Wasted Years

Big & Rich – 8th Of November (No Intro Edit)

Toby Keith – Ain’t As Good As I Once Was

Garth Brooks – American Honky-Tonky Bar Association

Sugarland – Baby Girl

Taylor Swift – 22

Stray Cats – Rock This Town

Bon Jovi – Living On A Prayer

Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (Pt. II)

Kelly Clarkson – Catch My Breath

Lifehouse – The First Time

Orianthi – According To You (X-Mix Remix)

Ace Of Base – Beautiful Life (Vission Lorimer Club Mix)

Ricky Martin – Cup Of Life

Elvis VS JXL – A Little Less Coversation

Crazy Frog – Axel F.

La Bouche – Be My Lover

Kenny Chesney Feat. Uncle Kracker – When The Sun Goes Down

George Lamond – Bad Of The Heart

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us

Jason Aldean – Dirt Road Anthem

Kiss – Reason To Live

Bon Jovi With Jennifer Nettles – We Weren’t Born To Follow/ Who Says You Can’t Go Home

Dean Martin – That’s Amore

Smash Mouth – I’m A Believer

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Wanz – Thrift Shop

Zedd Feat. Foxes – Clarity

Fray, The – Never Say Never

Will.I.Am Feat. Britney Spears – Scream N Shout

MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This

Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby

Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)

Jason Aldean – Johnny Cash

 

LUMINARIA CEREMONY

Scottish Bagpipe Players, The – Amazing Grace

Scottish Bagpipe Players, The – The Haugh’s Of Cromdale

Scottish Bagpipe Players, The – Scotland The Brave

 

Line Dance Hour

Village People, The – Y.M.C.A.

Chubby Checker – The Twist

Rocky Horror Picture Show, The – The Time Warp

Bangles, The – Walk Like Egyptian

Los Del Rio – Macarena (Bay Side Boys Mix)

Marcia Griffiths – Electric Boogie (Slide)

Rednex – Cotton Eyed Joe

Mr. C The Slide Man – Cha Cha Slide

Cupid – Cupid Shuffle

Cali Swag District – Teach Me How To Duggie

Buster Poindexter – Hot, Hot, Hot

Quad City DJ’s – C’Mon Ride It (The Train)

Soulja Boy Tell’Em – Crank That (Solja Boy)

PSY – Gangnam Style (Ultimix)

Baaur – Harlem Shake

E.U. – Da Butt

Chubby Checker – Let’s Twist Again

 

Open Music

Dropkick Murphy’s – Dirty Water (Live)

 

Louie DeVito Feat. Train – Hey Soul Sister (Kartromic Remix)

Louie DeVito Feat. Ke$ha – Tik Tok (Fred Flake Club Mix)

One Direction – One Thing

Blake Shelton Feat. Pistol Annies and Friends – Boys’ Round Here

Little Mix – Wings

Kiss – I Love It Loud (Live)

Top Gun/ Kenny Loggins – Need For Speed/ Danger Zone

Kid Rock – All Summer Long

New Kids On The Block – Summer Girl

Irene Cara – Flashdance…..What A Feeling

Bananarama – I Heard A Rumour

Tiffany – I Think We Are Alone Now

Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me

Bon Jovi – You Give Love A Bad Name

Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills

Lita Ford – Kiss Me Deadly

Donna Summer – She Works Hard For Her Money

 

Zumba Hour

 

Birthday Cake Celebration

New Kids On The Block – Happy Birthday

 

2000’s Hours

Alicia Keys – No One

Crazy Town – Butterfly

Britney Spears – Toxic

Outkast – Hey Ya!

Shakira – Whenever, Wherever

P!nk – Get The Party Started

*Nsync – Girlfriend

Santana Feat. Mana – Maria Maria

Santana Feat. Rob Thomas – Smooth

Savage Garden – I Knew I Loved You

Gnals Barkley – Crazy

*Nsync – It’s Gonna Be

Usher – U Got It Bad

Nelly – Hot In Herre

Gwen Stephani – Hollaback Girl

New Kids On The Block – Step By Step

 

90’s Hour

Paula Abdul – Straight Up

K7 – Come Baby Come

House Of Pain – Jump Around

Michael Jackson – Remember The Time

Bobby Brown – My Prerogative

Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby

80’s Hour

George Michael – Faith

Scorpions – Rock You Like A Hurricane

Bryan Adams – Summer Of ’69

Beastie Boys – Fight For Your Right

Madonna – Borderline

MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This

Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine

Bill Withers – Lean On Me (Live)

Bon Jovi – You Give Love A Bad Name

Kenny Loggins – Footloose

Poison – Unskinny Pop

70’s Hour

Elton John & Kiki Dee – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

Rupert Holms – Escape (The Pina Colda)

Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survivor

Billy Joel – Piano Man

Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline

10cc – The Things We Do For Love

Village People, The – Y.M.C.A.

Eagles, The – Hotel California

60’s Hour

Starlight Vocal Band – Afternoon Delight

Beatles, The – Twist And Shout

Etta James – At Last (Live)

Foundations, The – Build Me Up Buttercup

Righteous Brothers, The – Unchaind Medlody

Chubby Checker – The Twist

Four Tops, The – I Can’t Help Myself

Aretha Franklin – Respect

Temptations, The – Ain’t To Proud To Beg

Contours, The – Do You Love Me

Jimi Hendrix – The Star Spangled Banner (Live From Woodstock)

50’s Hour

Chordettes, The – Lollipop

Dion & The Belmonts – A Teenager In Love

Danny & The Juniors – At The Hop

Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode

Champs, The – Tequila

Buddy Holly – Peggy Sue

Sam Cooke – You Send Me

Eddie Cochran – Summertime Blues

Chordettes, The – Lollipop

 

Open Music

Justin Timberlake -Mirrors

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Ray Dalton – Can’t Hold Us

P!nk Feat. Nate Ruess –  Just Give Me A Reason

Selena Gomez – Come & Get It

Rihanna Feat. Mikky Ekko – Stay

Will.I.Am Feat. Justin Bieber – #thatPOWER

Florida Georgia Line – Cruise

Eric Church – Springsteen

Carrie Underwood – All-America Girl

Jason Mraz – Geek The Pink

Rick Springfield – Affair Of The Heart

Hooters, The – And We Danced

Def Leppard – Animal

Huey Lewis And The News – Back In Time

Pretenders, The – Brass In Pocket (I’m Special)

John Mellencamp – Cherry Bomb

Ariana Grande Feat. Mac Miller – The Way

Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky

Mariah Carey Feat. Miguel – #Beautiful

Pitbull Feat. Christina Aguilera – Feel This Moment

Krewella – Alive

Avril Lavigne – Here’s To Never Growing Up

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Wanz – Thrift Shop

Bruno Mars – Treasure

Taylor Swift – 22

Maroon 5 – Daylight

Justin Timberlake Feat. Jay-Z – Suit & Tie (Radio Edit)

Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child (Radio Edit)

Calvin Harris Feat. Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love

Ed Sheeran – Lego House

Kid Rock – All Summer Long

AC/DC – Back In Black

Sublime – Badfish

Social Distortion – Ball And Chain

Carrie Underwood – Blown Away

Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl

David Lee Roth – California Girls

John Fogerty – Centerfield

JustCoolMusic.com – Relay For Life (Dance Mix)

6/21/13 – 2013 Relay For Life of Greater Taunton

Posted in Events, General at 1:23 am by Administrator

 

 

 

 

 

Relay Logo

 

This event an touches me in more than one way…. I lost my Grandmother and Uncle to Cancer.. I have made it a goal in my life that I should give back when I can… This is one small way…

This years theme was Birthday since it is the 100 year anniversary of the ACS. They decided to do a decade hours sponsored by different teams…

Event Listing

 

 

A few days before hand I recieved this via email and it was nice to see it was going to be a slow pace…. Music all night all long with very little extra’s.

 

I arrived on site at 3:00 pm to start setting up and decide to try a new setup for this year…

 

I had music playing by 4:15 and it was nice. After I got my main playing volume I walked the track to see if my new mics would work and no matter where I went the mics worked really well…

At 5:00 pm the wellness tent which is a great thing to have on site. Anything you wanted to know how about being healthy and cancer stuff…

At 5:30 pm the CPS-3 Testing tent opened up. It was great to know that this year that we had on site testing.

At 6:00 pm Opening Ceremonies/ Survivors Lap, Followed by the Survivors dinner. Below are pictures of the Opening Ceremonies and the survivors lap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taunton Relay For Life Committee Taunton Jr ROTC   Survivors Lap

 

7:00 pm I started playing a few hours of open music.

A lot of requests were being made during this time. You name the era I played it.

My wife and nephew came by. A couple of class mates of his happen to be there so for a few hours they played before they went home.

nephew

9:30 pm the LUMINARIA CEREMONY took place and it was beautiful as usual.

 

 

10:00 pm I started an hour of Line Dancing and I could not believe how many people came out to do them. It actually last a whole hour…

11:00 pm I started playing another hour of open music… I started taking more requests.

Midnight we had the Zumba hour at the requests of the instructors instead of 6:00 am.

Midnight Zumba

1:00 am was the 2000s HOUR SPONSORED BY TEAM C.A.R.R.

2:00 am was the 90s HOUR SPONSORED BY TEAM K.F.N.W.

3:00 am was the 80s HOUR SPONSERED BY TEAM LADYBUGS

4:00 am was the 70s HOUR SPONSORED BY HOYES FOR HOPE

5:00 am was the 60s HOUR SPONSORED BY FLASH AND DANCE

6:00 am was the 50s HOUR SPONSORED BY TAUNTON KEY CLUB AND TEAM DOMINOES

 

Team Dominos

 

Due to 60’s and 50’s music being short in length so the music ran a little short so at 6:00 am I start playing open music and starting playing requests as well until we had the closing ceremonies at 8:00 am.

01.15.13

1/12/13 – Golden Living Center (Garden Place) Christmas Party Playlist

Posted in Playlist at 9:51 pm by Administrator

Setup and Video Check

Hollies, The – Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress
Dion – The Wanderer
Pitbull – Back In Time
Van Halen – Can’t Stop Loving You
Van Halen – Dream (Concert Version)
Van Halen – Fire In The Hole
Van Halen – Poundcake
Guns ‘N Roses – Estranged
Guns ‘N Roses – Sweet Child ‘O Mine

Dinner:

Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You
Elvis Presley And Martina McBride – Blue Christmas
Adam Sandler – Chanukah Song
U2 – Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Cannon Rock
Run-D.M.C. – Christmas In Hollis
Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas
Whitney Houston – Do You Hear What I Hear? (Live)
Sting – Gabriels Message
Elmo & Patsy – Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
Amy Grant – Grown-Up Christmas List
Kelly Clarkson – A Moment Like This
Sarah McLachlan – Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Kenny G. – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
John Mellencamp – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Stryper – Honestly (Live)
Placido Domingo & Tony Bennett – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Barry Manilow & Expose – Jingle Bells
Bon Jovi – Please Come Home For Christmas
Mr. Big – Please Take My Heart
New Kids On The Block – This Ones For The Children
Michael Bolton – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay
Celine Dion – (You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman
Sheryl Crow – A Change
Black Label Society – In This River
Night Ranger – Sister Christian
Fleewtood MAC – Landslide (Live)
Nelson – Only Time WIll Tell
Creed – One Last Breath
Blind Melon – No Rain
Heart – These Dreams

Open Dancing:

Marcia Griffiths – Electric Boogie
Mr. C – Cha Cha Slide
Los Del Rio – Macarena (Bay Side Boys Mix) (Request)
PSY – Gangnam Style
50 Cent – In Da Club
Sir Mix-A-Lot – Baby Got Back
Commodores, The – Brickhouse

Raffles and Giveaways

ABBA – Dancing Queen (Audio Only)
Flo Ride – I Cry (Audio Only)
Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’ (Live) (Request)
Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer
Madonna – Vogue (Request)
Quad City DJS – C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train)
Buster Poindexter – Hot, Hot, Hot
Don Omar Feat. Lucenzo – Danza Kudro
Pitbull Feat. JTR – Don’t Stop The Party
Rednex – Cotton Eyed Joe
Patti Austin & James Ingram – Baby, Come To Me (Audio Only) (Request)
Bryan Adams – Please Forgive Me
Montell Jordan – Close The Door (Audio Only)
Nicki Minaj – Va Va Voom
Big & Rich – Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy) (Audio Only) (Request)
Blake Shelton – Footloose
Toby Keith – American Soldier (Audio Only) (Dedication to the Troops)
Rob Base & DJ Ez Rock – It Takes Two (Audio Only) (Request)
Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Donna Summer – Bad Girls (Audio Only)
Chic – Le Freak (Audio Only)
Tavares – It Only Takes A Minute Girl (Audio Only)
LaBelle – Lady Marmalade (Audio Only)
PSY – Gangnam Style (Request)
E.U. – Da’ Butt

1/12/13 – Golden Living Center (Garden Place) Christmas Party

Posted in Christmas, Corperate Events, Events at 9:00 pm by Administrator

I have been DJing for Golden Living Center – Garden Place in Attleboro now going on atleast 5 years. I have done all kinds events for them ranging from the Annual Christmas Party to on site activites.

It has been alot of fun throughout the years. This year we were back at the Attleboro Elks Lodge… I love this location for its sheer size. It has 4 rooms. 2 Main 40-50 person halls and 2 smaller ones in the back.

This year I am adding a new feature to all my party packages to try and set myself apart from other DJ Companies in the area. The new feature is Music Videos. They can take an event to a new level. In the last year or so Music Videos have gone from being a Club Staple to a Mainstream thing DJs could add to an event.

This past Saturday at the Golden Living Center Christmas Party was my first event of the year with Music Videos instead of Music Only and I will be the first to admit that sometimes implimenting something new does not go without have some sort of issues and such was this night. They were not that big of issues. I am getting all the kinks worked out using a new laptop with Music Videos… The issue did not stop the event from not me being able to play music or anything like that. More that the laptop would stop displaying the Music Videos on the TV’s I have setup.

We had really nice Buffet of Salad, Baked Zitti, Swedish & Itlian Meatballs, BBQ Chicken, Deserts, Coffee and a full bar. I was suprised that the Bar still had Sam Adams Winter Larger still on draft. During an event I do not drink. I will usually have one when the bar first opens up and usual it is a beer to relax at event like this one.

The night went smooth and even got a few requests. Biggest request was Gangnam Style by PSY. As usual the Disco – 80’s Music where the biggest hits….

07.13.12

7/7/12 – Peter and Amy Matheny Wedding Reception Playlist

Posted in Playlist at 12:38 pm by Administrator

Dinner:

David Gray – Babylon

Billy Joel – Leave A Tender Moment Alone

Colbie Caillate – Bubbly

Natalie Cole – This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)

 

Introductions:

I acknowledge there Grandparents

Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight (Parents)

Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back In Town (Bridal Party)

Beyonce Feat. Jay-Z – Crazy In Love (Bride And Groom)

 

Dinner:

James Taylor – Your Smilling Face

Peter Frampton – Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours

Ray LaMontagne – You Are The Best Thing

Little Big Town – Bring It On Home

Steve Tyrell – A Kiss To Build A Dream On

Ingrid Michaelson – The Way I Am

Michael Bolton – (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay

Shania Twain – From This Moment (Album)

Gavin DeGraw – Chariot

 

Cake Cutting:

Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me (Histeria Video Mix)

 

Dinner:

Boston – Amanda

Dave Koz – Endless Summer Nights

Kenny G. Feat. Peabo Bryson – By The Time This Night Is Over

Dean Martin – Ain’t That A Kick In The Head

Maxi Priest – Wild World

Norah Jones – Don’t Know Why

Europe – Carrie

Zac Brown Band – Whatever It Is

Jack Johnson – Better Together

Bobby Darin – Beyond The Sea

Loverboy – Heaven In Your Eyes

Jim Brickman Feat. Jordan Hill – Destiny

 

First Dance:

Zac Brown Band Feat. DJ Slight – Free (Wedding Remix)

 

Dinner:

Michael McDonald – Ain’t No Moutnatin High Enough

Luke Bryan – Drunk On You

 

Father/ Daughter Dance:

Rascal Flatts – My Wish

Bridal Party Dance:

Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

 

Open Dancing:

Jive Bunny And The Master Mixers – Swing The Mood

Blake Shelton – Footloose

DJ Casper – Cha Cha Slide (Full Version)

Big & Rich/ AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long (Medley)

Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer (Album)

Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling In Love

Celine Dion Feat. Frank Sinatra – All The Way

Brad Paisley – She’s Everything

Pitbull – Back In Time

Rupee Feat. Kevin Lyttle and Daddy Yankee – Tempted To Touch (Remix)

Angel Venuto – Sweet Caroline (Techno Remix)

London Bus Boys – Jump (Techno Remix)

Earth, Wind and Fire – September (Dance Remix)

Jennifer Lopez Feat. Pitbull – On The Floor

Cupid – Cupid Shuffle

Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried

Luke Bryan – I Don’t Want This Night To End

Toby Keith – Red Solo Cup

Etta James – At Last

Kenny G. Feat. Babyface – Everytime I Close My Eyes (Slow Mix)

Jordan Knight – She’s Got A Way

Usher Feat. Lil’ Jon and Ludacris – Yeah

LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock – Party Rock Anthem

Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It

R. Kelly Feat. Keith Murray – Home Alone (Radio Edit)

 

Guest Last Dance:

Cascada – Truly, Madly, Deeply (Slow Mix)

Last Dance:

Chris Brown – Forever

 

Bride & Groom Must Plays to end the night:

Easton Corbin – Lovin’ You Is Fun

Blake Shelton – Honey Bee

 

DJ Breakdown:

Inner Circle – Bad Boys

 

7/7/12 – Peter And Amy Matheny Wedding Reception

Posted in Weddings at 12:12 pm by Administrator

This was an extremly fun wedding. Fun was had by all. This was another wedding at a historic location this time is Sturbridge, MA at the Publik House. I arrived around 4:15pm and did not have to start loading in until 5:00pm. I went inside to take a look around to see the room I was DJing in. It was an old Barn that was done really nicely for events. Very high cellings. I met the DJ who DJed the wedding before mine his name was Jordan Lynch of Connecticut’s DJ Entertainment. He was packing up and I was chatting with him about what he runs for a system and told me his QSC stuff was loaded into his Pathfinder and he just decieded to bring his trailer instead that had his backup gear and extra speakers. He also menchined to me he ran the QSC KLA series with a KW181 Sub for the wedding he just finished and that was something to see. I have always like that line just a bit pricey for me. He also menchined he ran Serato so his rig was small just like mine. After about 20 mins he was packed up and on his way back to Connecticut. I started loading in and talked to Josh the Matre’d and his crew struck the table for me since I use my own that I custom made.

After about 30 mins loading in I starting setting up. Got everything done in an hour and 1/2 taking my time.

Above picture was final setup. This has become my Advanced Package.

I started to hear the string quartet which ment we were close to 8pm when I was going to start. I usually will wear something to setup in so I do not ruin my formal clothing. around 7:45pm Josh opened the doors and I started playing dinner music while the guests entered. around 8:05 I lined up the bridal party which was short only 10 people.

Dinner service was great. The photographers were great to work with as well and to my surprise there was 2. I usually only end up working with one. Normally I put a time line together. I suggest that her and Josh put it together since this was my first time working at the Publik House. I ended up getting a copy which was nice.

After I introduced the bridal party Amys mom Janet got up and gave a very nice welcome speech. Then we had 2 courses served and then we did the cake cutting.  Then we had the main course of Stuffed Baked Chicken or Baked Fish. Shortly there after we had the toast by the Brides Father and then the Best Man. We then proceded into the first dance and the Father/ Daughter Dance. The groom was not fond of doing a Mother/ Son Dance so we ommitted it and he ended up dancing with his mom about half way through Amy and her dads dance which I thought was really nice.

I started the open dancing off with the Bridal Party dance and then went into open dancing. I could tell everyone was ready to have a good time from my introductions cause I did not have to ask there guests to make noise a second time.

Amy also wanted to have a guest last dance and then have all the guests join them for the last dance before the evening ended. The night ended around 11:30pm. I was home by 2:30am so it was a really long day for me.

In the end the  Peter, Amy and there guest had a great time.

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