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Up late…. working working. Feeling a bit behind the 8-ball after a couple weeks off. I want to get the radio show firing on all cylinders. Need to update my wedding DJ business, present myself as a Vancouver wedding DJ, update the website, upgrade equipment. Bought a new laptop today. I am excited about that. My old laptop is a 2010? Macbook Pro. Some old Intel Core 2 duo processor, 4 gigs of RAM…it just lost the ability to keep up with Serato DJ and the Numark NS ii.

i feel confident I’ll be able to compete in Vancouver against the other wedding DJs once I polish up the website and upgrade some equipment.

I had some other thoughts about what I might want to do for another job or to expand my production. I’ve been looking into Projection mapping…following this person on Instagram called Ayramultimedia. Their stuff looks amazing and I wonder if I could create something like that for a wedding reception?

And still I have some other ideas. God dammit.

Spent the night bouncing around the information superhighway researching things. All the while, this song we bouncing around my head. Remember last fall when Eastside was briefly a thing?

I feel like there is still so much I want to do tonight, but I must sleep. Madelyn has day camp tomorrow. Coral and I are (and Jack) are meeting her friend Jane at Burgoo. THEN, I need to focus on putting together a radio show. Huge day in front of me…and still the gears turn in my head.

This blog isn’t really about anything. Just writing things out.

Go with yourself.

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My wife tracked down her old Motorola Razr flip phone the other day. We plugged it in and came across a bunch of old pictures. She found this beauty… the day she told me she was pregnant with our daughter Madelyn.

I picked her up on Yates Street in front of our first apartment together. She was emotional, told me she was pregnant. I said, “do you wanna keep it?” She said, “yes.” I said, “cool. We’d better hurry up…don’t want to be late for Monster Trucks.” And off we went to host a suite of radio contest winners in a suite at the arena.

Now we’re totally married with kids!

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OK, enough with the “dear diary” … let’s get to it.

A song that screamed up the Hype Machine charts. The mysterious (being mysterious is so hot right now) Eastside. This BLOG says we don’t know anything about her (they do have a picture of a woman’s back…maybe Eastside’s?). But we do know she sounds amazing and her cover-mash of Ed Sheeran’s “Don’t” crossed with Chris Brown’s “Loyal” is novel.

This song has been on repeat.

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Jaymes Young is another British duder… Earbuddy says this song is so much more than a devastating love song…there is a depth or darkness that might lurk behind the simple promise to be “a better man.”

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One of the women I do boxing training with is named Debbie Stirling. She was tellling me that she is currently obsessed with Clean Bandit. Then the other day I was trolling the “Most Shazamed in Victoria” chart… and somewhere around #4… Clean Bandit. And now today… #4 on Hype Machine, Clean Bandit. Something is up…let’s hit play on the new song “Real Love.”

and then revisit their MONSTER jam “Rather Be.”

Happy Friday!

Go with yourself.

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@ladymix sent me a follow up story to Wednesday’s JK Wedding Dane post.

“Wedding Dance” Newlyweds Speak Out Against Domestic Violence

By Lindsay, 3:40 PM on Fri Jul 31 2009,
After their wedding video rocketed to fame and sold thousands of downloads of Chris Brown‘s song “Forever,” Jill and Kevin have launched a site of their own, soliciting donations to combat domestic violence. They seem pretty serious about it, too.

On their new site, jkweddingdance.com, the couple states: “Due to the circumstances surrounding the song in our wedding video, we have chosen the Sheila Wellstone Institute. Sheila Wellstone was an advocate, organizer, and national champion in the effort to end domestic violence in our communities.” The site prominently displays links where readers can donate.

A statement from the Sheila Wellstone Institute points out that Jill’s current pHD work “focuses on breaking cycles of violence in society” and that Kevin is on his way to law school “due to his passion for social justice.”

Jill and Kevin, who, it should be noted, don’t get the money from those Chris Brown downloads – Chris Brown does – are going out of their way to use their fame to help others. Your turn, Chris, YouTube, and Sony.

YouTube Wedding Video Now Tool To Combat Domestic Violence [Star-Tribune]
I Now Pronounce You Monetized: A YouTube Video Case Study [GoogleBlog]

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Isn’t this neat.  Last week or maybe a couple weeks ago, Coral emailed me a clip on Youtube to check out.

JK Wedding Entrance dance

The video had just begun its odyssey to the top of the internet pops and had a very modest 100,000 something views.  now it is 11 million!

But more interesting, Chris “I Hit Girls” Brown’s song “Forever” was featured and is seeing increased sales because of the popularity of the clip.  That dude better be dreaming up a pretty epic wedding present for this hipster Minneapolis couple because they may have just saved his career!

From FMQB dot com

While Chris Brown has certainly been receiving some bad publicity lately, it seems that a viral wedding video featuring his song “Forever” has given the song’s sales a boost. The YouTube hit, dubbed “JK Wedding Entrance,” featured the wedding party dancing down the aisle to “Forever.” Just five days after it was posted, the video was the most-cited clip, according to Nielsen’s BlogPulse, and has recently surpassed 10 million views. As a result, the song is now in the iTunes Top 10 and the video contains a link to purchase “Forever.”

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