I’ve spent some time over the past month and a half figuring out which records, and tracks thereupon, to play at the wedding for a coworker. Small affair, with 20-22 people, and Jazz was the requested format. No problem, got it covered. Just wish I’d remembered where I put that single RCA barrel connector to eliminate the $4 and 25 minutes spent getting two MORE of those damned things.
The wedding went very well. Some Yo-Yo Ma and stuff, from the iPad using djay, for the ceremony itself, then right into some Ahmad Jamal and Miles Davis. Many hours, many records, and only one frantic session trying to find dancing music later, I wrapped things up with some 20s and 30s territory band stuff. Great fun was had by all, including me.
On a different note, my ESL Music haul arrived today. Some Ancient Astronauts, Kabanjak, Federico Aubele, and Thievery Corporation vinyl to add to the collection. Man, I’m looking forward to playing some of these at Def Con if possible.
Speaking of…I submitted an application to preform during Def Con 19 this year. The hardest work was putting together the tracks I knew I wanted. The music was easy, as I’ve had a ton of new and recent releases whose sound is just begging to be heard loud and clear by an audience. A mix was required, so I put it together. It’s available below for your pleasure: