Thursday, November 30, 2006

It's 5:21 in the am, so I think I will post.Another day of Booking Weddings, making commercial spots, and Web Designing. Pretty much just doing what I do for money. I have, however, been at it all day and all night until now. It is way past time to take a break. Scarface is on AMC for about the 12,000th time. The family is sleeping and I am in the home office. It is a blessing when I can work from home. I wonder how many others here do most of their business from home. I do have to go out and meet clients from time to time. Of course, I do get to leave the homestead when I am off "rockin' the mic" at yet another party. I definitely don't mind leaving the house for that. People smiling, people dancing and having fun. This is due, in no small part to me on the digital wheels of steel. I just got another satisfaction survey from a satisfied bride from last weekend. That is the best way that I can judge my performance. I am so hard on myself. People often tell me that I am the greatest Disc Jockey - Master of Ceremonies that they have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. I do like that a lot. I try to give a great show. I strive to be better than I am. I never want to hear that the "DJ Sucked." Is all of this worrying the reason that I don't sleep much? Could be. I don't see myself changing anytime soon. I have people counting on me. I have performers that I agent for. They need jobs too. If you ever want to work harder than you ever did, and make less than you ever have, start your own business. If I were to calculate the hours that I work against the weekly "Cha-Ching," I would laugh. I try to let the accountant worry about such things. Well, since I don't want to rest so much that I make more that the minimum hourly wage, I will go back to work. Stay cool.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

We are family...I often wonder in my profession, what makes a good party song? I know that there is a top 100 in every genre that is updated weekly. But what makes one song make more people "shake their groove thing" than another. Of course this question needs to be answered in several parts. There needs to be answers for each genre. An answer for each era. Every age group will have a different answer on what makes a good party song. On my website, the top 200 most requested songs changes every week. There are, however, quite a few songs that stand the test of time. The top 200 dance songs as I have them at this time is as follows:1 Ac/Dc You Shook Me All Night Long 2 Abba Dancing Queen 3 B-52's Love Shack 4 Morrison, Van Brown Eyed Girl 5 Outkast Hey Ya! 6 Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama 7 Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar On Me 8 Black Eyed Peas Let's Get It Started 9 Sister Sledge We Are Family 10 Kool & The Gang Celebration 11 Clapton, Eric Wonderful Tonight 12 Commodores Brick House 13 Bee Gees Stayin' Alive 14 Sir Mix-A-Lot Baby Got Back 15 Usher Feat. Ludacris & Lil' Jon Yeah 16 Lonestar Amazed 17 Village People Y.M.C.A. 18 James, Etta At Last 19 Diamond, Neil Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) 20 Beatles Twist And Shout 21 Black Eyed Peas My Humps 22 Righteous Brothers Unchained Melody 23 Sinatra, Frank The Way You Look Tonight 24 Bon Jovi Livin' On A Prayer 25 Temptations My Girl 26 Wild Cherry Play That Funky Music 27 Brooks, Garth Friends In Low Places 28 Nelly Hot In Herre 29 Rascal Flatts Bless The Broken Road 30 Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup 31 50 Cent In Da Club 32 Dj Casper Cha Cha Slide 33 Armstrong, Louis What A Wonderful World 34 Buffett, Jimmy Margaritaville 35 Seger, Bob & The Silver Bullet Band Old Time Rock & Roll 36 Presley, Elvis Can't Help Falling In Love 37 Dexy's Midnight Runners Come On Eileen 38 Big & Rich Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy) 39 Lauper, Cyndi Girls Just Want To Have Fun 40 West, Kanye Feat. Jamie Foxx Gold Digger 41 Grandmaster Slice Electric Slide (Shall We Dance) '92 42 Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby 43 Kc & The Sunshine Band Get Down Tonight 44 Beyonce Feat. Jay-Z Crazy In Love 45 Loggins, Kenny Footloose 46 Jones, Norah Come Away With Me 47 Aerosmith I Don't Want To Miss A Thing 48 Gaye, Marvin Let's Get It On 49 Rednex Cotton Eye Joe 50 Checker, Chubby The Twist 51 Stefani, Gwen Hollaback Girl 52 Sean Paul Temperature 53 Mcgraw, Tim With Faith Hill It's Your Love 54 Pink Get The Party Started 55 Romantics What I Like About You 56 Franklin, Aretha Respect 57 U2 Beautiful Day 58 Gaynor, Gloria I Will Survive 59 Timberlake, Justin Sexyback 60 Jackson, Michael Billie Jean 61 Ciara Feat. Missy Elliott 1, 2 Step 62 Prince Kiss 63 Travolta, John & Olivia Newton-John Grease Megamix 64 Sinatra, Frank Fly Me To The Moon 65 House Of Pain Jump Around 66 Green, Al Let's Stay Together 67 Cheap Trick I Want You To Want Me 68 Sorta Crackers Band Chicken Dance 69 Krauss, Alison When You Say Nothing At All 70 Violent Femmes Blister In The Sun 71 Cole, Natalie With Nat King Cole Unforgettable 72 Adams, Bryan (Everything I Do) I Do It For You 73 Brooks & Dunn Boot Scootin' Boogie 74 Ub40 Red Red Wine 75 Shakira Feat. Wyclef Jean Hips Don't Lie 76 Jackson, Michael Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough 77 Adams, Bryan Summer Of '69 78 Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love 79 White, Barry Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe 80 Hot Chocolate You Sexy Thing 81 Lifehouse You And Me 82 Taylor, James How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) 83 Tone Loc Wild Thing 84 Young M.C. Bust A Move 85 Connick, Jr., Harry It Had To Be You 86 Black Eyed Peas Pump It 87 Pussycat Dolls Don't Cha 88 Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink, Christina Lady Marmalade 89 Urban, Keith Making Memories Of Us 90 Simon & Garfunkel Cecilia 91 Eagles Hotel California 92 Journey Faithfully 93 Stewart, Rod Have I Told You Lately 94 Springfield, Rick Jessie's Girl 95 Kc & The Sunshine Band (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty 96 Madonna Holiday 97 Weather Girls It's Raining Men 98 White, Barry You're The First, The Last, My Everything 99 Timberlake, Justin Rock Your Body 100 Earth, Wind & Fire September 101 Furtado, Nelly Feat. Timbaland Promiscuous 102 Rihanna S.O.S. (Rescue Me) 103 Smith, Will Switch 104 Martin, Dean That's Amore 105 Los Del Rio Macarena 106 Outkast Feat. Sleepy Brown The Way You Move 107 Aerosmith Walk This Way 108 K-Ci & Jojo All My Life 109 50 Cent Candy Shop 110 Jackson 5 Abc 111 Bega, Lou Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...) 112 Dion Runaround Sue 113 Right Said Fred I'm Too Sexy 114 Black Eyed Peas Hey Mama 115 Beatles I Saw Her Standing There 116 Blunt, James You're Beautiful 117 Deee-Lite Groove Is In The Heart 118 Strait, George I Cross My Heart 119 Prince 1999 120 Cascada Everytime We Touch 121 Mcgraw, Tim My Best Friend 122 Sade By Your Side 123 Kelis Milkshake 124 Beach Boys Kokomo 125 Womack, Lee Ann I Hope You Dance 126 Queen Another One Bites The Dust 127 Nelly, P.Diddy & Murphy Lee Shake Ya Tailfeather 128 Cherry Poppin' Daddies Zoot Suit Riot 129 Four Seasons December 1963 (Oh, What A Night) 130 Sledge, Percy When A Man Loves A Woman 131 Snoop Dogg Feat. Pharrell Drop It Like It's Hot 132 Idol, Billy White Wedding 133 Jet Are You Gonna Be My Girl 134 Beatles All You Need Is Love 135 Beastie Boys Brass Monkey 136 Spears, Britney Toxic 137 Smith, Will Gettin' Jiggy Wit It 138 Gap Band You Dropped A Bomb On Me 139 Gabriel, Peter In Your Eyes 140 Twain, Shania From This Moment On 141 Summer, Donna Last Dance 142 A-Ha Take On Me 143 Prince Let's Go Crazy 144 Joel, Billy Piano Man 145 Elliott, Missy Feat. Ciara Lose Control 146 Rihanna Pon De Replay 147 Tone Loc Funky Cold Medina 148 Soft Cell Tainted Love 149 Digital Underground The Humpty Dance 150 Destiny's Child Bootylicious 151 Cline, Patsy Crazy 152 Smash Mouth I'm A Believer 153 Cash, Johnny Ring Of Fire 154 Setzer Orchestra, Brian Jump Jive An' Wail 155 Sinatra, Frank New York, New York 156 Wang Chung Everybody Have Fun Tonight 157 Orbison, Roy Oh, Pretty Woman 158 Morrison, Van Moondance 159 Clarkson, Kelly Since U Been Gone 160 Jackson, Alan & Jimmy Buffett It's Five O'clock Somewhere 161 Twain, Shania You're Still The One 162 Manilow, Barry Copacabana (At The Copa) 163 Idol, Billy Mony Mony 164 Bee Gees You Should Be Dancing 165 Temptations Ain't Too Proud To Beg 166 Savage Garden Truly Madly Deeply 167 J-Kwon Tipsy 168 Sinatra, Frank Come Fly With Me 169 James, Rick Super Freak (Part 1) 170 Abba Take A Chance On Me 171 Maroon 5 She Will Be Loved 172 Bangles Walk Like An Egyptian 173 Matthews Band, Dave Crash Into Me 174 50 Cent Disco Inferno 175 Black Eyed Peas Don't Phunk With My Heart 176 Checker, Chubby Let's Twist Again 177 Gaye, Marvin Sexual Healing 178 Madonna Hung Up 179 Meat Loaf Paradise By The Dashboard Light 180 Brooks, Garth The Dance 181 U2 With Or Without You 182 Journey Open Arms 183 Presley, Elvis All Shook Up 184 Sean Paul Get Busy 185 Sinatra, Frank I've Got You Under My Skin 186 Jackson, Alan Remember When 187 Beatles In My Life 188 Mclean, Don American Pie 189 Madonna Vogue 190 Kid Rock Cowboy 191 Aguilera, Christina Ain't No Other Man 192 Santana Feat. Rob Thomas Smooth 193 Clarkson, Kelly A Moment Like This 194 Chicago You're The Inspiration 195 98 Degrees I Do (Cherish You) 196 Dion, Celine Because You Loved Me (Theme From "Up Close And Personal") 197 Bee Gees Night Fever 198 Alabama Mountain Music 199 Joel, Billy Just The Way You Are 200 Stray Cats Rock This Town
Are these the songs that you want to hear at your parties this year? Are there any songs that you don't want to hear ever again. Be honest with yourself. There are songs on this list that you love to hate. In public, you will say, "I am so tired of hearing that one!" In the privacy of your home or car, you will turn it up and get "Jiggy with it." These are my thoughts at 4:57 in the am on a Tuesday.Call on me anytime...

Monday, November 27, 2006

It's 3:37 in the am on Monday. It is a good time take a break and post a bit. I do have a few queries in my gray matter at this time. I have made the acquaintance of many seemingly nice people on MySpace. How will that pan out? Is MySpace Just another place on the internet for boys to oogle the girls? Is it another place on the world wide web for the girls to be oogled by boys? I don't know I am asking? Will it help to put food on the table at my house? Will it help you to have a comment on my MySpace page? Many questions, I have. Many answers, I have not. I don't like the posts that are simply thinly veiled chain letters, so don't repost this. I do want to make friends and possibly new clients. So reply if the urge hits you. What do you do for a living? Yet another question. Not that you asked, but the career that I have chosen is entertainer. This includes being a Professional Broadcaster, Disc Jockey, Master of Ceremonies and Agent. I am also a web designer. My hobbies are photo and video. So there is a little about me. Let me know about you. I am at your service if the need arises. Feel free to check out my website. I am adding new pages of information all of the time. Have A Great Day

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Had a blast last night at John and Kimberly's wedding.
Their family was so beautiful and they came to party. I am still wired from the show. It was at the Marriott Key Largo Bay Beach Resort. If you have the means, I suggest that you consider that as a possible location for your wedding or special event. The staff, led by Captain Scott tonight, is right on time and the location is beautiful - especially at sunset. Susan Ashmore was the officiant. She was very good as usual. You should look her up when you want to have your nuptuals done right. She adds just the right amount of humor and class to the ceremony. After the ceremony I moved to under Gus' restaurant. It was a perfect day to have an outdoor cocktail hour. After cocktails we moved to the upstairs reception room. It was very informal and very fun. They wanted me to play all kinds of tunes from disco, to rock, to funk, to dance, to house, to ol' skool hip hop and the new hip hop and r&b. It was mad excellent! I really love playing at weddings and parties. It's good to be me. Call on me anytime.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Is that a light on in KeysDAN's office? It's late at night and KeysDAN is working late again. Yes it's true. I am in for an all-nighter. Just making sure that all of the events that I am entertaining at this weekend go as smoothly as possible. Can you ever prepare too much? I don't think so. I trust that everyone had a great day yesterday. Mine went very well. I actually took some time out to spend with family. It is really good to do that from time to time. Your family are the people that will most likely stay at your side. Love 'em or not, your family is YOUR family. I digress, stay in school and don't do drugs. Call on me anytime...

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Why am I still up?
I often think, well... almost daily, that I will get to sleep at a decent hour today. It doesn't appear that today is "THAT" day. Here I am at 4:20 in the am posting messages and watching movies. I am also working on websites and setting up for upcoming shows. I know that work is never done. You have to stop sometime and take breaks. I suppose that I just haven't figured out when. I have been doing this for more than 20 years. Don't leave a job half finished. Get 'er'done! I suppose that even though I know change is a good thing, I don't think that my work ethic ever will. I can always take a break after I am dead. So much to do. Call on me anytime.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The life of an entertainer: You go to work at 9.... pm! You work until the wee hours of the morning. By the time you get home, you are so wound up from a great show that you just can't get to sleep right away. It's a strange existance. It's not quite like working the night shift, because in the daytime you still have to be up so you can get that phone call, so you can book that next gig. Can't miss that phone call. If you do, they just go on to the next guy. I have a family to feed too. I care that my clients have the best show possible. You want your event to be perfect and so do I. So why is one DJ booked and not another? Is it mostly about price? I would like to think not. You do get what you pay for. I have been told so many times that I don't charge enough for all that I do. I believe that to be a great compliment indeed. The best compliment is a referral from my satisfied customers. Now THAT feels good! These are my blurbs at 3;30 in the am. Call on me anytime to "Make Your Next Thing A BIG One!"

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

I'm in the mood to jam, simply because I can...
Just taking a break from listening to some classic rock music. I am watching Conan while I write to you. Masi Oka, who plays my favorite character on "Heroes." The man is just so intense. I hope to see big things from him in the future. The interview is going very well. This is the first time that I have seen him in interview. He is coming off very likeable. He is taking to stardom very well. You may not know this but he does a pretty good human beat box. He was on the cover of time as a young lad for being an "Asian Whiz Kid." He seems like a nice guy. I really do like that show. If you haven't yet, check it out Mondays at 9pm eastern on NBC. I don't sound too much like a cheerleader do I. (No pun intended.) back to work. Tonight its work on websites.Save the cheerleader... save the on me anytime. It's great to be alive... Party On!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Insomnia is not such a bad thing. I stay up all night working. I have a company to run and a family to feed. Did you ever think that there are not enough hours in the day? I think that all of the time. I want every event that I perform at to go perfectly. So I spend a lot of time working out the details of every show, be it a wedding or otherwise. I am currently working on about 20 upcoming events or so, 3 websites, and several commercials. Sometimes you need a break. So I took this one to report to you. To whom it may concern. I really like the profession that I have chosen. It is my pleasure to entertain you. Call on me anytime.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Had a wonderful time at David and Julia's wedding at Hawk's Cay last night. They were such nice people. I have so many new fans. I had so many people that complimented me on my DJ skills and style. They were so impressed with the way that I mixed it up. I played all of the music that they wanted to hear. That was simple because I gave them my online planning form including the music request list. They picked a lot of great tunes. I was impressed! They particularly liked Widespread Panic. When I played those songs, that dance floor filled up nicely. I played some old, I played some new - After all, it was a wedding. Satisfying the young and aged as well. The staff at Hawk's Cay is great as well. I am told that the food was delicious. I will post the pictures that I took real soon. I look forward to a week of chatting with brides and grooms and all kinds of party people. The holidays are coming. Lots of days off. Lots of good reasons to have a good time. Party on!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Another fine week of booking wedding and events and making comercials is over. I am ready for the weekend. It's race weekend at the Homestead-Miami Speedway and the streets are full of cars heading towards the stadium for a weekend of NASCAR racing.
I have a wedding tomorrow on Duck Key and I am very excited about that. I love my life. Call on me anytime.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Had an incredible weekend! Two weddings last Saturday, November 1th, 2006. DJ Sky did the Wedding for Juan B & Nicci at the Coconut Palm Inn in Tavernier, Florida Keys. They haven't called me yet, but I am sure that they had a great time.
I had the honor of entertaining at the wedding of Joseph & Candice at the Cheeca Lodge & Spa in Islamorada, Florida Keys. It was so much fun. I had a lot of work to do to make sure that it went smoothly on the entertainment and audio side. I had to set up three systems for the event. One for the ceremony, one for the cocktail hour and one for the reception. It was a real challenge moving around, but I think that it went off without anyone knowing how hard I worked. I like to make it look easy. I really like doing events at the Cheeca Lodge. The staff is very nice. Next weekend I have a wedding at Hawk's Cay on Duck Key in the Florida Keys.
Call on me anytime. The days are filling up quickly. Everyone wants to party with KeysDAN.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Hello to you,
Oh yes I am doing just fine. Parties all of the time. I do like the profession that I have chosen. I get to meet new people all of the time and play for and with them. It's a great feeling to have people in front of you smiling and knowing that you are a big part of that. I trust that all is well by you and yours. I hope to see you real soon and possibly entertain you.
Call on me anytime...
I took some time out of my busy day to listen to the Dave and Anastasia show on 9412. Those guys are good. They were so sweet. When I showed up in the chat room they gave me a "shout out" on the air and played some good ol' blues - which you know I love. It was good to chat with cool people and listening to some good music. I miss doing my regular show in the morning. A man's got to do what a man's got to do. I will try to get on and guest spot from time to time. It's a real hoot.
call on me anytime,

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

I know that I have said it before, but I will say it again: "I love my job!" I had the pleasure of talking to so many people today about their various events. I just wish that there were more weekends in a year. Then there would be more parties. You know that I like to "get down" with the folks. Please let me know how I can help you Make Your Next Thing A BIG One!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

It's now 2:55 in the A.M. on Sunday. I am still up from the wedding that I was priviledged to be a part of. KeysDAN had two weddings today. One was done by Caribbean Passion. Since I was not there, I canot report on how it went yet. I will get that report to you as soon as possible.
The wedding that I was physically present at was the Ashmore-Lindmar wedding. I am happy to say that it was a great time. It ran pretty smoothly. The vows were beautiful, the bride was beautiful, the food was beautiful and the DJ, yours truly, was, shall we say, beautiful!
I had such a good time with their families and friends. I look forward to doing more events with their group. I do appreciate so much the priviledge of having this job. I know that it is a lot of responsibility. I am happy to handle the job.
until next time...

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

KeysDAN Radio DJ Promo

As A Graduate of Connecticut Schools of Broadcasting, KeysDAN has been able to gain the knowledge and skills to be your "voice." KeysDAN can do it all. From Radio to Television to Print and all points in between. With all of the knowledge and trivial nonsense in KeysDAN's head, he can keep people interested for hours and hours.