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:
- a rocker-soulchild wedding;
- the punk and dance diva combo;
- a quiet storm meets alternakid reception;
- the just chill with an excitable pust-punk marriage;
- and, probably my favorite, a union of glam rocker and space-cadet.