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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Okay, this doesn't really fit into technical but it isn't social since it does pertain to performing and on that basis, I am posting here (so don't yell at me FF
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).I have been asked to spin at a wedding. THis is no problem. I asked the bride and groom what music the would prefer I spin to, what they would like to hear, since they are not having a DJ.They told me they listen to Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, old CSN&Y...you know the reallllly easy folky stuff. I like that music too, it's nice but not to spin to.They hate Tekkno and Trance. Not really big fans of Pop or Blues/Jazz. Rock is passable with them but might offend some of their guests. I have two weeks to get a viable routine down and right now no tunes to do it to, and for the record, they want music...not just the rush of fire.
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Any suggestions would be beyond appreciated! Thank you.
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------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Peregrine


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Location: Mystic, Ct. USA

Total posts: 428
Posted:ring of fire!im going to get a cd of 25 versions of it this week
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nomad
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

nomad

retired
Location: Paris, France

Total posts: 356
Posted:The BACKSTREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!nomad

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Twist


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Total posts: 160
Posted:I think this is VERY technical...And I have bunches o' suggestions:1. Celtic: Maintains the acoustic flavor with an extremely uptempo feel and progressive, building rythms.See "Donald McGillavry" (sp?) by the band "Silly Wizard."2. Spanish Guitar: The dramatic builds and turns of bullfighting and dueling music for poi?! I think it would work.3. "Outback" and "Dr. Didj": Incarnations of the same band... second has a slightly "techno" feel, but it's looped didgeridoo samples and sounds VERY organic and acoustic.4. Uptempo Reggae5. Babatunde Olatunji, Zakir Hussein, or any World Beat Percussion

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NYC_not_PK

One Tyred Guy
Location: Camaiore, Lu, Italy

Total posts: 203
Posted:Either some good powerful classical or an instrumental soundtrack. I'm thinking of some pipe organ Bach, George Winston, or a Danny Elfman soundtrack (Batman, Edward Scissorhands.)Unless they are REALLY against electronic music you might be able to slip some in... There are some cross over/technoish stuff that you might want to try like "clubbed to death" off of the matrix soundtrack, Or that opera song off of NYC underground 3. I've got a wide range of music instruments so if you give me a hint I might be able to find you something...With a nice classical number you can't go wrong at a wedding though... Oh wait, WAAAY overplayed but "O fortuna" from Carmina Burana by Carl Orf (spelling?!) the classical piece featured in every movie trailer with a sword in it. Hit up CDnow and you'll know what I"m talking about.

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:I have a tekkno version of O FOrtuna...as well as the Thundercats remix but I don't think that'll go, even though it is a weaponed wedding (Don't ask). What I am going to do is just list all the suggestions and let them choose (prolly stupid I know) so thanks and keep em coming.Except for you Nomad...you are one sick puppy! ;-) Let me guess you watched the BSB special on CBS last night didn't you? when the rest of us were scrambling to turn off the tv you were hurdling furniture to turn it on!
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------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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nomad
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

nomad

retired
Location: Paris, France

Total posts: 356
Posted:Nope, i was still cleaning my gear from the Franconia weekend!I agree with Twist, World Beat Percussion sounds good. Also, have you thought about Loreena McKennit?nomad

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Stressed Eric


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Location: stround(ish) cotswolds uk

Total posts: 15
Posted:pelewhat sort od BPM are you after ?as my wife and I have a very wide selection of music here (shes a clasicly trained musician )give us a range and ill pass it by the pregnant one .but off the top of my head possible summut by Enya or enigma or even summut along the lines of Michael Nyman "The Heart Asks Pleasure First"( the theame from the piano)Eric

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Ade
SILVER Member since Mar 2001

Are we there yet?
Location: australia

Total posts: 1897
Posted:I normally ask people I'm going to perform for "what are you listening to at the moment" when planning out a performance, and that gives me a good starting point.Anyway, I don't mind a fair bit of folk, and here are some tunes I might suggest:Peace Train by Cat Stevens Highway 51 by Bob Dylan might be ok tooRolf Harris (don't laugh) - Sun ariseWhat about the Pogues? They're technically folk.....good luck

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Peregrine


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Location: Mystic, Ct. USA

Total posts: 428
Posted:and let us not forget red rain by peter gabriel and also what about paul simon something like graceland or rhythm of the saints? and also baba maal song called Soukanayo which is quite fun african music.brain tired. too much tai chi. bed now.Pere

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mikeyb


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Location: Oxford, UK

Total posts: 93
Posted:Interesting, as for the last couple of weeks my main spinning music has been:Cat StevensCrosby Stills & NashBob Dylansimon and GarfunkelPentangle.Seriously, have a play with some folk, it's not that fast on the surface, although if you spin to the fingerpicking patterns rather than the pulse it can turn out very quick indeed, but what I like about it as opposed to, say, techno (which I also love) is the changes in tempo - it feels great when, say, Suite Judy Blue Eyes suddenly changes speed and you catch and match it.Santana's in the right time-frame and has that big complex Brazilian beat to it.On a hybrid / crossover thing, certainly endorse Dr Didj, the Afro-Celt Sound System's very good, Headspace do a nice Folk/Techno hybrid, Baba Maal scores big points, as do Baka Beyond if the African Crossover thing seems right.If all this still sounds a bit yuck, then look at it as an "opportunity to widen your experience" and get even more versatile - bite the bullet, and give them the best show possible within the constraint. Which we know you will do
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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:I think I am going with the easier tribal beat of Peter Gabriel w/ Massive Attack doing "Games Without Frontiers", the rockish Type O Negative's version of "Cinnamon Girl", the Jazz sounds of Susan Tedeschi "Rock Me Right", the slow easy sounds of LeeAnna Rimes "I Need You" and do the blows to something like the gaelic song "Sleepy Maggie" or "Southern Cross" Crosby, Stills and Nash. I might as well give them the full myriad, right? Thanks everyone for the help. I myself listen to a wide array of music and can spin to most of it but I have never had to perform for people who are so limited, you know?Thanks so much everyone. You really gave me alot of choices and much to think about...and this, coupled with a discussion I had with Nomad over the weekend, leads me to another question, on a new thread!
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Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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