#209, May 6, 2020
Let's talk about the music for your next CELEBRATION

Especially about planning perfect wedding or party music.  

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 few musicians.

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...

Memorial Day and Father's Day are coming up, 
and you might be involved with planning an 
exciting 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: ( RSVP maybe required)

Saturday, May 9, 5:00-8:00pm  (Sorry, canceled)
Annual "Wedding Faire" 
Ardenwood Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd, Fremont

Reply or call 408-245-9120.  Let's chat soon.


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