#163, July 11, 2018

Let's talk about the music for your next CELEBRATION

Especially about PLANNING your wedding or party music.  

Want  to do it well?  Need help?  Let me give you a handy Tip.  

But First, Let Me Tell You a Little Story:

"I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. 
He told me to stop going to those places." 

"The patient says, "Doctor, it hurts when I do this."  
"Then don't do that!"

"I take my wife everywhere, but she keeps  
finding her way back."

"The horse I bet on was so slow, the jockey  
kept a diary of the trip."

"There was a girl knocking on my hotel room  
door all night! Finally, I let her out."

"My Grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't  
need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle." 

I'll never forget one evening back about 1993.    
I was entertaining at a benefit dinner party  
in an old San Jose nightclub.  

The after-dinner speaker was veteran comedian  
Henny Youngman.  Master of the quick one-liner,  
and one of my all-time favorite comics.

Standing with his violin, he'd play a few notes  
between jokes.  Which were two short sentences: 

First: Tell the story quickly.  
Second: Deliver the punch.  

Knocked me out!  

He had us laughing over a half hour with  
a ton of these classic one-liners.  Starting  
with his signature:  

"Take my wife.  Please". 

And another one I'll always remember:

A bum came up to me saying, "I haven't  
eaten in two days!" I said, "Force yourself!"

What a great line!  It's been one of my favorites 
ever since.  I think of it whenever someone tells 
me they're stuck on a project and can't go on.  

I'd like to say,  "Force yourself!  Just put  
yourself where you need to be, remove  
obvious distractions, and go for it!"

Just set a goal and imagine a few "easy-to-do"  
steps to reach it.  Then stick out your foot  
and take that first step.

Really, what's the worst that could happen?   
Possibly your first attempt might be so awful, 
you'll die from embarrassment.  

More likely, though, your first try will be  
pretty decent and show the way to improve 
the next step.

Are YOU stuck on a project right now?  

Let's say, for example, you're planning  
a party and can't decide the perfect  music 
to set the mood you want.

Well, don't just sit there.  Figure where you 
want to wind up and ask yourself how  you can 
get there.  What do you need   to decide first?

So ask a friend for suggestions.  Ask someone 
who's done this before.  Ask a professional 
party planner.  

Or for goodness sake, ask a musician.

They'll probably begin with  "Tell me about 
the mood you're looking for."

That's the first question I always ask whenever 
I help anyone plan music for their celebration. 

So here's that Tip I promised: 
Consider the MOOD you want when you begin 
to plan music for your wedding or next party.    

And now that we're talking about 
planning wedding & party music...
Summertime parties and Labor Day are just ahead, 
and you might be involved with planning an 
exciting holiday celebration.

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, 
think of us.

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

Thur, Sept 27, 6:00-9:00pm
"Concierge Association Awards Gala"
Cinnabar Golf and Country Club,
23600 McKean Rd, San Jose

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.

Listen to my favorite story about "Forcing Yourself!"

Let's chat soon.

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

P.S. Want wedding or party music?  See our reviews on  Yelp.  
       See photos of us in action on Instagram

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