Category - Music

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Meeting Planner Music Club – Brian Wilson in the Old Apartment
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Meeting Planner Music Club – Love Has Come for You
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Meeting Planner Music Club – Black and Gold
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Meeting Planner Music Club – Jet Airliner
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Meeting Planner Music Club – GHXST

Meeting Planner Music Club – Brian Wilson in the Old Apartment

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Staying away from the dance and hard rock for another week, I wanted to hit another couple of the songs that are in my travel playlist. Brian Wilson and The Old Apartment from Barenaked Ladies are songs that always seem to be blasting out of my headphones while I am flying and writing (see, I can do two things at the same time).

Barenaked Ladies, for those that don’t know, are a lot bigger of a band than you would think…From the Wik:

They are best known for their hit singles, “One Week”, “The Old Apartment”, “Pinch Me”, “If I Had $1000000″, “Brian Wilson”; as well as the theme for the sitcom The Big Bang Theory. They are also known for their light-hearted, comedic performance style, and humorous banter between songs and improvised raps/songs are staples at nearly every concert. They have won multiple Juno Awards and have been nominated for Grammy Awards. Original keyboardist Andy Creeggan left the band in 1995, and founding member Steven Page departed in 2009. The band has sold over 15 million records including albums and singles.

In addition, they are also pretty innovative and meeting planners could learn a thing or two from their style. As early as 2004, they were selling same night performances on USB right after the show (if they could do that then, imagine what we could do now) and they were some of the first bands to adopt a blog and social media… Go figure.

I give you a Music Club Double Shot – Brian Wilson and the Old Apartment

Meeting Planner Music Club – Love Has Come for You

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I have noticed that a whole lot of the music club selections have been dancy or rocky over the past couple of years and that might give the impression that we are just a bunch of sweatin, fist pumping meeting planning fools over hear at PlannerWire Headquarters and nothing could be further from the truth, we actually do listen to other stuff… really.

One of my favorite albums of the past couple of years that gets a lot of play when I am travelling is from the unlikely duo of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.

Many don’t know that Steve is more than just a funny guy, he is a also one of the best banjo players in the world and has even won some Grammy’s to go with his Special Oscar. Fans of Edie may have thought that she fell off the face of the earth after her first smash album with the New Bohemians and marriage to the legendary Paul Simon but that would not be entirely accurate.. she has kept on producing solid work while not caring what anyone thought.

From PBS 

Steve Martin is now in the fifth decade of a varied and accomplished career as a comic, actor, musician, author and playwright. Recently honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences with a Governor’s Award special Oscar, he is also a Grammy-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and songwriter.

Edie Brickell initially burst onto the national scene in the late 1980s fronting the New Bohemians, and has since carved out an iconoclastic solo career that’s solidified her reputation as a uniquely compelling singer and a songwriter of rare insight. Although these new musical partners have already built widely-respected individual bodies of work, their inaugural collaboration is a creative milestone.

Here is video from their amazing “Great Performances” show that aired earlier in 2014 on PBS.

Meeting Planner Music Club – Black and Gold

 

Meeting Planner Music

Wow. Months. It has been months since we have had a Meeting Planner Music Club entry. Shocking…

I wanted to get back to it with something catchy and just a little funky that will stick in your head as you walk out the door to whatever adventure awaits you, wherever you are in the world. Read More

Meeting Planner Music Club – Jet Airliner

Photo: xlibber

Photo: xlibber

I am a really happy guy this week. Why you ask? Well! Let me tell you…

December and January are busy months for me and my clients. Together, we will be headed from Hartford to Long Beach, Mexico to Virginia, with a whole lotta stops in between. I love my job, I love to travel, and I love being able to work on some pretty cool meetings with some pretty amazing people. Read More

Meeting Planner Music Club – GHXST

Meeting Planner Halloween

Happy Halloween. Tonight is the time for meeting planners and eventprofs everywhere to do some trick or treating, have some good scares, and make dentist appointments.

But look out… You are about to see a GHXST….

GHXST (pronounced GHOST) is a dark artrock trio from New York City formed in 2010 by Christopher James and Shelley X after disbanding their previous Gothic noise band. Drummer Nathan Gray left school in San Diego a few months later to join the new lineup, adding powerful live percussion to the band’s stylish and chaotic sound.

This band reminds me of groups that I used to jam in the late eighties, early nineties. Groups like Ministry, Shriekback, and My Life with Trill Kill Kult…. I think that most of my meeting planner friends will find this tune surprisingly excellent…. Anyway, it is really good for Halloween.

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