Sunday, May 23, 2010

VFW Swartz Creek Golf Outing

I had the pleasure of supporting our US Troops this weekend! Sergeant Rynca Jr was back home and had a chance to enjoy life for a minute with a round of golf with some friends and family. He's getting ready to be deployed again soon, and the VFW had adopted this troop and had a fund raiser to send care packages to IRAQ. I believe they raised about $5600 before expenditures, so great job Lori! Over 100 people participated in the 18 hole challenge with events such as the Longest Drive, hole in one and many other fun activities, all supporting the troops! They also had a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and drawings for some awesome Redwings signed memorabilia as well as a portrait of Comerica Park, signed by Ernie Harwell! MIProDJ was honored to be apart of this event.

We wish Sergeant Rynca the best when he gets deployed next month, for which I believe the 7th time of his career in the US Army. And I’d also like to send a huge thank you to all the other troops currently serving our country, so we continue can live the way we do today.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Matt & Melina Tie the Knot (May 15, 2010)

Hey guys!

Sorry I've neglected my blog for a while, but one of my new years resolutions is to keep up on this blog, because I get more hits on this, than I do my website and personally I feel this does better justice than the website!

Anyways, what can I say about this reception, besides being THE BEST party of the year? This wedding had one of the biggest crowds, the best interaction I think I've ever had, I mean I had the dance floor packed, literally til the end of the night. The Gutzeit's just know how to party! Take a look. Thank you Matt & Melina for letting me be apart of your night.

Monday, May 17, 2010

I Challenge You!

Hey everyone,

Man, this one of the best weekends I’ve had in a very long time, when it comes to my DJ business. I drove down to Lake Orion on Friday night to entertain Genesee High School students, for their 2010 Prom. Then turned around and performed at Melina & Matt Gutzeit’s wedding reception. Its hard to come across back to back nights, where the guests were just “in the mood” to dance and party, which most of my DJ friends on here know that helps to make or break any event.

I take my DJ position very seriously. When I DJ an event and I don’t get the response from the crowd that I come to expect, it gets to me! It makes me second guess myself. Did I play the right songs? Was I not personable enough? Or are most of the guests from out of town and they just want to touch base with people they haven’t seen in a while, so is that the reason for them not dancing? But let me tell you about these two events I had this weekend.

First of all, this Prom! These teens were some of the most well behaved, respectful, out-going, energetic, enthusiastic “school crowds” I’ve performed for. As I’ve said before on my blogs, I just enjoy so much performing for this school. I just don’t get the traditional, well I’ll come out and say it; “butt head kids” I get with other schools! Ha ha – And the Administration NEVER gives me crap about the music I play. I mean, all my music is radio edit, so what else can you really ask for? The kids listen to it on the radio, why can’t they be allowed to dance to it, at an event they paid to attend? Matt & Melina’s Wedding Reception was just a party waiting to unfold! What do you get, when you take a ceremony that takes place at 2pm, and a wedding reception that starts at 6pm, and include a party bus??? Use your imagination! Ha ha ha…The crowd at this reception was freakin’ awesome!!! There wasn’t a single song I’d play that cleared the floor. Everyone just wanted to dance and have a great time, and that’s what makes the best wedding reception.

Now, onto the point of this Blog. Most of you know I’ve been DJ’ing since I was a teen… I posted a Facebook status this weekend while I was at the wedding, about how much fun I was having at this reception, and how much fun the crowd was having. My old boss from Skateland replied “That talent must be from all those years of spinning at Skateland” and that really made me open my eyes about something. I owe A LOT to the McChesney & McComb family. They have always been there for me, from day 1 when I started working there (and I won’t disclose when I started!) ‘til this day I get help and support from them. They helped me build this business from the ground up, and its my lively hood, and I owe it all to them. From Dianne who offered me my first job ever, to Dan who continues to do what he can to help me and my business thrive.

So I realized I need to somehow return the favor for everything they’ve done for me. “Pay it forward, per se.” Most of you have heard about Skateland, probably have grown up there yourself, or have at least been there. I challenge you, that within the next Month you make time to Visit Skateland Arena, in Mt. Morris Michigan. Take your kids out on a Saturday afternoon, if you’re 18 or older and enjoy R&B music go on Wednesday Night, if you’re a teen go out to one of their Friday Night sessions. Throw your son or daughter an awesome birthday party out there, its very reasonable. Look at their website, and see what all they offer. I have a few ‘punk skater friends’ (no pun intended ;) ) on here, they also have a Skateboard Track on certain days, with different jumps and things to do. I have over 400 friends on here, and if you haven’t been there in a while, go visit everyone up there. It’s still and will always be family owned. Say hi to Dan, Dianne, Many, Peggy, Bill and anyone else up there.

I owe the world to them, and I hope you’ll take time to go up there and visit, or start making it a weekend place that you start going to. They always have tons of things to do for the kids, and new ideas/games/concerts happening all the time.

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Genesee... One of my fav schools!


Genesee High is one of my favorite schools by far because for one, I graduated there :) and two, I truly feel welcome here, and as a DJ that means a lot. When you have most the faculty programmed into your phone so when they call and they pop up on my Caller ID, I know it's to welcome me back for yet another great show.

One thing about Genesee, is when they come out to a dance, they come to, um... PARTY! I never have a hard time getting their dance floor packed. They are just awesome students, respectful (which means a lot coming from a High School), energetic, fun, all around great students. I hope to be their DJ for many many years to come! Check it out...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Adam & Candance Tie the Knot (May 8, 2010)

Well hmm... I'm not the greatest at blogging, because all I have to say whenever I perform at a wedding, how much fun I had. Which I think is why I believe I do such a great job at weddings, because I think I have as much fun performing as the people having the fun!

The original plan was to have the ceremony outside, but as you can tell from the 1st picture, in the background the darker clouds rolling away... Yeah, it was hit and miss on the rain. So, we moved it inside, and the lady who decorated the hall, did a phenomenal job! I played the ceremony music as well as the music for the reception.

All n' all it was just a great time. Look forward for the next few days, I have Genesee's Prom coming up Friday, as well as another wedding Saturday!