Chris Uggen's Blog: land of 2000 dances

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

land of 2000 dances

with young wes heading to texas for his kansas-meets-korea wedding, i got to thinking about music.

the first dance at my wedding was waterloo sunset, a sweet, sad, romantic song about observing rather than experiencing a beautiful world. perfect for a sociologist, of course, but a good wedding song should really symbolize the union of two people. that's why i'd consider a mash-up for the first dance -- splicing together a li'l something from the bride and a li'l something from the groom.

everybody is mashing songs together now, but most are pretty lame efforts. if your partner and your guests favor something from the mid-sixties to the early nineties, you might check out a combination by mark vidler -- sophisticated taste, insane attention to detail, and a penchant for juxtaposing unlike forms.

a few wedding suggestions from spliced krispies, mr. vidler's newest video compilation of combinations:
good luck on the nuptials, wes. and, if you take the mash-up advice, you might experiment with a light or heavy mix for the dollar dance.


At 10:16 PM, Blogger Wes said...

Thanks for the wedding nod, Chris. I'm not sure if a T. Rex mash-up will thrill the guests as much as it does me, but maybe this one will:

Carly's standard is refreshing when mashed against another song about longing, and GHP keeps the groove and snarl of my (guilty) favorite Stones song.


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