Selecting music is way too hard

Liz and I are very particular about the kind of music that we like and what we don't like.  So when we got the list of a couple thousand suggested songs from the DJ, it only compounded an already stressful situation.  

How do you make everyone happy?  Grandma isn't going to be digging the latest deep house track or a new, groundbreaking alt-rock track and we're totally against the idea of playing cheesy novelty songs. (and there are plenty on the list...chicken dance, anyone?)

If the DJ is someone you know and trust I guess you just let them do their thing.  Unfortunately that's not necessarily the case here especially since a lot of the songs we like aren't even on the list to begin with.  We want a mix of music to please everyone, but seeing how that may require us to personally select five hours worth of tunes it becomes a very daunting task.

I always liked the idea of just programming the night on an ipod and then just letting it go.  Of course that means you have to rent equipment and there's no one there to do introductions or take care of a technical problem--so it ends up being more hassle than it's worth.  Hopefully DJ Michael Tucker will understand what we want.  Hopefully.


Anonymous said...

Dude, pick the music that you like and that makes you guys happy. It's your day. Your gramma will understand.

I like the chicken dance, but I am a large, large man and nobody wants to see me flappin around like a nutcase.


James Beirne said...

Yeah, I know I know. It's still hard though!

You doin' the chicken dance would be high-larious by the way.

Liz Stiles said...

Personally, I'd rather see Biggs dance to the unicorn song.