Making Wedding and Party Music Delightful

#128, Feb 15, 2017

 Read on for 
   *  a Tip for planning your wedding & party music, 
   *  details for our next Public Event. 
   *  and another quick Video. 

First, let me tell you a little story.

How did we ever get along before personal computers?

Hard to imagine, but apparently we managed just fine.

I think we're better off now.  Although sometimes I think
we let the technology overwhelm us. 

And that reminds me of a lesson I learned  from Steve Jobs.  

30 years ago I began using an Apple II, then a MacIntosh.  
I needed a better way to write letters  and keep track 
of my band's business. 

I quickly found that using the computer was easier and 
more  fun than  my old typewriter and notebook & pencil.

Not just more productive, but more elegant and polished.  

Know what I mean?

Using that sleek little technical marvel felt so good. 
It was exciting!  Thrilling!  Magic!

Feeling the mouse moving.  Hearing the keys clicking. 
Watching letters, words, and numbers appear onscreen.

This was Steve Jobs' magic.  He made using his amazing 
machine  appeal to our senses and delight us.

How it felt, looked, and sounded.  What pleasures it
reminded us of  and how using it made us feel.

And he did it again and again -- with the Macintosh, 
the MacBook,  the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad .

He deliberately balanced technology with aesthetics -- 
what makes it beautiful, enjoyable, and satisfying.

Why am I talking about "aesthetics"?
Because when we focus on  the "beauty" of our party or
wedding,  we'll make  our guests delighted to be there.

It's more than just selecting the right flowers, decor,
food, and music,  although  they're certainly important.  

It's also the artful ways we assemble them, so they
all come together as a masterpiece of satisfaction.

Steve Jobs' example reminds us to stay aware of
not only how well we plan, or how well our colleagues 
perform, but also how our guests enjoy the festivities.  

It's more than just making the right selections.  
It's being careful that the celebration we create 
feels exciting, delightful, and fun for everyone.

Just like we felt the very first time we used a Macintosh, 
i Pod,  iPhone, or iPad...

So here's that Tip I promised you: 
Choose your celebration's features, and
especially your wedding and party music
so your guests love its beauty & elegance.

And now that we're talking about 
planning wedding & party music...
Mardi Gras and St Patrick's Day are just ahead, 
and you might be involved with planning an 
exciting holiday party .

And if you or a friend are engaged to get 
married, you might also be involved with 
planning the wedding.

Perhaps both. 

So the next time you or a friend  are looking for
upbeat, elegant music played the way you want, 
preview us at our next public event.

Where can you can catch us?  Here: (see details below)

Wednesday, February 22, 11:00am-1:00pm,
Professional networking luncheon for "WIPA",
("Wedding Industry Professionals Association") 
Sir Francis Drake Hotel,  450 Powell St , San Francisco

Caterer? Wedding or Event Planner? Bride? Groom? 
Enjoy the festive mood we'll create.  You'll  hear the
popular standards, jazz classics, and Latin favorites. 
Please stop by and say Hi.

So whenever the time is right for you, please  
and tell me about the mood you're looking for.

Watch me talk about beauty and aesthetics (2011). 

Let's chat soon.  


Robbie Schlosser | Magnolia Jazz Band
"Elegant, Upbeat Music for Weddings and Parties"  

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