Category Archives: Music

Seattle Wedding at Alexis Hotel

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One of the many great things about the legalizing of same sex marriage in Washington is that we’ve become a destination wedding site for many same sex couples. I can’t begin to tell you how happy it makes me to work with all of these couples who finally have the right to marry! Continue reading

Lighting Up the Night at Robinswood House

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This wedding was my first opportunity to work a wedding at Robinswood House and I definitely wasn’t disappointed. This place is gorgeous! Add in that gorgeous venue with a clear, sunny Seattle summer day and a really fun couple and you get one of my favorite weddings of the year! Continue reading

Holy Crap New from The Grouch!

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I love when I hear people complain about the current state of hip hop. This only happens because they’re limiting themselves to what’s being pushed by the mainstream. The truth is that the current state of hip hop is FANTASTIC!

Why? Because of people like The Grouch. Keeping with the Pacific Northwest style of upbeat, positive music and lyrics, this new song, All In, is my feel good song of the year!

This was requested at a wedding I played back in February at 1927 Events in downtown Seattle and I nearly pooped myself when I saw it on the request list. It went over SO well and the staff loved it, too! Check it out!

New Music from Augustines!

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Now, you know I’m a music geek. I’m also kind of a locavore, so I really geek out when I find great new music that’s also local.

Enter the new album from Seattle band Augustines, formerly We Are Augustines. I first heard this on KEXP in October and they dragged out the release FOREVER!

Well, it’s finally out and you need this! Really, you need it!

How to Pick Wedding Ceremony Music That Won’t Bore You to Death

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Yes, we all know that traditional wedding ceremony music isn’t particularly exciting. Fear not. There is hope! You can do this without boring yourself to tears (and save the tears for your vows). Great wedding ceremony music puts your personal twist on traditional ideas. Let’s start by understanding what the tradition is, then we’ll talk about how to (mostly) ignore it and go your own way.
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DJ Set From C89.5

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The past week I’ve been going through a lot of the deep, dark corners of my music database. What I have here is a set that I played on C89.5 a few years ago. It was a pretty awesome opportunity to play this show since playing mobile events can be a little musically restricting. Not that that’s necessarily a bad thing, but I do have tons of music that will probably never see the light of day and this was a rare opportunity to play some of my favorite tunes.

This rides the line between progressive house and trance and is pretty high energy throughout. Enjoy!

May 2008 Mix on C89.5 by John Wood on Mixcloud