The beast is dead!

I've finally destroyed the hideous beast that was my old website! I decided in June of 2009 to stop patching the old code in Dreamweaver and just build something new from the ground up. The biggest thing that bugged me about the old site is that it was so static. It was a brochure just parked on the web and frozen in time. This new site solves that problem in two ways. First, I've moved to a content management system. Which means, my content is completely separated from the formatting of the web site. I can add, change and remove anything I want and never have to worry about breaking the web site. I can't tell you how many times I broke my old site with some seemingly innocuous task, like deleting an outdated paragraph. Secondly, I've added this blog. Obviously, there was some trepidation on my part about attaching my personal blog to a web site about my business as a DJ. But after much consideration, I've decided that my occupation warrants an exception to the unwritten rule of keeping your business identity separate from your personal identity. My potential clients want to learn about my personality, and they want to see if they relate to me as a person before they hire me. Therefore, not all of my posts will be DJ related. This is my personal blog, and I invite everyone to get to know me better. 

Tim English

Professional Mobile Disc Jockey

San Diego, California

Posted on November 15, 2009 and filed under DJ Industry.

Unique Wedding, Unique Location

Kyle and Christina's wedding at the Abbey was a blast! Of course the DJ would say that, but it's true. Kyle and Christina wanted an all out dance party for their group of 150 close friends and family. We blew it out with a few classics from all decades, then hip hop and pop music the rest of the night.

~Idea~

Their maid of honor, Kelsey, did a really cool thing for the toast. She emailed Kyle and Christina ahead of time and asked each of them to tell their own version of the engagement story. Hearing both stories, told from different perspectives was hilarious. All the guests were rolling with laughter.

~Idea~

I also heard about something fun Kyle did for the groomsmen. Instead of giving each groomsmen a flask, or mug or whatever you usually give your groomsmen, he gave each of them a caricature drawing. He provided pictures of each groomsmen to an artist, along with some personal information about their occupations and hobbies. He presented them at the rehersal dinner, so I didn't see them, but I heard they were very funny. What a great idea!

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The Abbey is a beautiful and unique location. The dual level building is perfect for having your cocktail hour, ceremony and reception all in one place. The staff there is attentive and professional. The food is amazing.

The photographer was Van Johnson from Image Zero. I notced he made full use of the uniqueness of the location. He got an amazing group shot of everyone on the dancfloor, taken from a balcony on the 2nd level of the Abbey. I'll post a copy here if he doesn't mind.

Posted on August 16, 2009 .