Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wii - Good Fun!

Hello All: So, my awesome wife got me a Wii for Christmas. It's the bestest X-mas gift ever. We also just picked up a Wii Fit for some extra fun! - Even the boys love it. Check out Maddox out for a run on the Wii Fit.
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Friday, December 26, 2008

Wow - Presents!

Hello All: I decided to take a break from building and putting together Mason & Maddox's Christmas gifts. Happy Holidays everyone! - I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays, friends, family & fun! Ho Ho Ho!
Oh yeah, my best friends came in to visit family and friends this year from Seattle. They stopped by and before you knew it our living room was a couch fort. Dan & Rina Luzius are the best! M&M love to play with them!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve Bowling!

Hello All: Today Denise and I took the boys to Freeway Lanes in Parma. It was a surprise "fun" trip for the boys. We all had a great time. Thank God for bumper bowling! We all played two games and the strange thing is, both Mason & I matched our scores from the previous games. It was pretty weird. Maddox is a "slow" bowler. After he would push the ball down the lane, he would have enough time walk back the chairs, climb up on the chair, sit down, eat a chip, grab a drink and then look back....just as the ball was hitting the pins. According to the bowling alley scoreboard Maddox was tossing his ball down the lane at the supersonic speeds of 1.15 miles per hour. They are already asking to go back again! - Time to get ready to hang with the family this Christmas Eve. - Be Well. Happy Holidays/Merry Christmas! Some pics:

The Scoreboard!

Denise - Mason & Maddox - Smile!

All of us. - Thanks for the nice lady bowling at Lane 6!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Bonfiglio - Hinz Wedding @ City Club on 12-20-08

Hello All: This past Saturday (burr it was cold) I had the pleasure of dj'ing for a fellow NOHS (North Olmsted High School) grad. Anne Bonfiglio (nohs) and Nathan Hinz said their "I Do's" at St. Johns downtown and then headed straight to the City Club for their impressive reception. I had their entire reception of 200 dancing from the first song I played. It was a great way to end the 2008 Wedding Season. I had such a great time working with the entire staff at the City Club and Scott from Easywind Studio's in Lakewood. He was a great guy to work with, easy to talk to and easy to work with. I'm sure I will run into him again! - Here are two very bad iphone quality pics of my set up and the head table area. Boy, I really need to invest in a new camera! Happy Holidays Everyone!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Santa Stopped By.....already!

Hello All: Today Santa Clause (with the help of the local Valley View Fire Department) stopped by our house today to start the gift giving. Santa Clause delivered a couple of sweet gifts for Mason & Maddox. Maddox got 10 new hot wheels cars and Mason got a new Transformers guy. They were in "aww". - I love the looks on their faces and hesitation as Santa approached. Christmas is only 5 days away. Here we come Christmas morning! Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Zrenda - McNair wedding @ The Union Club on 12-12-08

Hello All: Last night (YAY - I love Friday Weddings) I DJ'ed at one of the best looking rooms in the city: The Union Club's thrid floor ballroom is amazing, very old world. It's super elegant and "warm". The parties (and food) are always 100% perfect. Last night was no different. Katie Zarenda and Thomas Scott McNair gathered this Holiday Season with 255 of their bestest friends & family for a great night of drinking, dancing and parting. It was a fantastic night. Check out the pictures below. I'm off tonight due to a corporate cancellation (darn this economy), but I think my body & mind is in need of a rest. Time to do some x-mas shopping. Stay warm!
Here is a cool pic of the cake table & dance floor. I love how my "BOSE" blends right into the back of the room almost completely hidden. The "BOSE" rocks in many ways!
Here is a picture of the view as you walk into the ballroom from the pre-function/bar area. Awesome!
One of the best parts of the Union Club is this VERY rare dance floor. None of the guests realize it has led lights built in to the floor until the switch is flipped 30 seconds into their first dance song and the "oohs and aahs" from friends and family fill the room. Very cool!
Here is every DJ's favorite kind of pic. It's a full dance floor! Again, you can see the LED dance floor and it looks like the guests are dancing on the stars! The dance floor was packed until the end of the night. It was awesome!
CONGRATS KATIE & TOM!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Sholtis - Mehta Wedding @ The Bertram on 12-6-08

Hello All: Tonight I had the pleasure of DJ'ing for a wonderful couple. Christine Sholtis & Dr. Niishit Mehta recited their vows and had an intimate reception with 90 of their closest friends & family at the Bertram Inn & Conference Center. They used the atrium for the ceremony and the Garfield Room for their cocktail hour and reception. I also had the pleasure of working with Pixer Productions for the first time. Tony (from Pixer) is a great guy, I can't wait to see his finished product. The wedding photographers were Wes & Lisa McGraw from Z-Media. Below is a dark pic of my Bose Rig all set up...I need a better camera!


The Cavs go 11-0 at home.

Hello All: Denise and I spoiled ourselves last night with a trip to the "Q". The Cavs defeated the Pacers 97-73 and made it 11-0 at home. We are on a roll. Twice a year we head down to the Cavs game and get some sweet seats. It's a bit pricey, but well worth it for just a couple of games a year. We had a blast but we were bummed we did not score any free loot from the taco bell ball toss, free shirts from the scream team or the famous "hotdog wrapped in a shirt" shot out of Moon-Dawg's shoulder cannon. Maybe next time! - Here are a couple of pics! I'm off to my Bertram Wedding tonight. Oh yeah, it was "Anderson Varejao Wig Night"and Denise did not want her picture taken - Good Fun!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

More M&M please


Hello All: Just a couple great pics of "M & M"....My Boys: Duhhh. Mason & Maddox. I hope everyone is enjoying our Cleveland December! Pic one is Mason's first day of school and Pic two is Maddox at Chippewa Lake.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Block-Ginsberg Wedding @ Temple Emanu El on Sunday 11/30/2008

Hello All: Well today I did an intimate Sunday-Brunch style reception for a great couple. They are truly in LOVE. Meredith Block & Jeremy Ginsberg. They had 100 of their closest and best friends and family join them for a morning ceremony and an afternoon brunch at The Temple Emanu El (what a great facility) in Orange Village. It was an amazing afternoon! - Congrats to The New Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy Ginsberg! - Today I split my BOSE system into two separate systems, one for the cocktail hour and one for the brunch & dancing. I think it worked out great! - I guess that is part of the joy of using one of the best DJ/PA systems made. Here is a pic of the single L1 set up in the "Social Hall". Time to rest. Until next time....

Thursday, November 27, 2008

HAPPY TURKEY DAY!


Happy Thanksgiving! I wish all who reads this a safe, wondeful, family-filled Turkey Day. Gobble Gobble! - Stay Warm, let the shopping begin!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Mr. Jingeling's Holiday Express

Hello All: Well, since I don't have to DJ any weddings today/tonight Denise and I surprised the boys with a trip on a train. It's only about 5 minutes from our house, but Maddox & Mason have been asking to go for a train ride ever since last summer. Today's trip on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (http://www.cvsr.com/) was hosted by Mr. Jingeling. We all had a great time! Denise even spotted an american bald eagle in a tree while we were heading back to the Canal Road station (sorry there is no picture proof) Here are some other pics from our trip! - Stay Warm!


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Shelton - Pucci Wedding @ Windows on the River on 11-15-08

Hello All! Last night I had the honor and privilege to DJ for a great couple: Alison Pucci and Derek Shelton. They created an amazing atmosphere at Windows on the River for their reception. ShutterBooth provided some fun and excitement, I was the DJ/MC for the evening and Z-Media did the documenting of this stellar celebration. What a great night! Derek Shelton is the Cleveland Indians "Hitting Couch" and Alison Pucci was one of Mike Trivisonno's team of on-air personalities. They truly make a great couple. You could see it in their eyes all night long. I also want to thank Denise Shaw (their wedding planner - "Brides Best Friend") for being so easy to work with and also for helping Alison and Derek select me as a their DJ. - THANK YOU! I was able to sneak in a couple of photo-opts with the guests in attendance that evening. Check out some of my favorites below. Until next post - Later all.

Paul Rado & IJason Michaels & I"Big Daddy" - Marty Allen & I Eric Wedge & I
Alison, Derek & I

THANK YOU again Alison & Derek. I hope you had a great evening. Congrats!

Friday, November 14, 2008

MMOH Service Awards Dinner @ Windows on 11-13-08


Hello All: Well last night I DJ'ed my sixth straight year for The Medical Mutual of Ohio Service Awards Dinner. What a great company. Their employees are top notch and easy to work for. - It is always an honor to do this event. I can't wait until next year. Here are a couple of "iPhone" quality photos of the lay-out. Talk to you soon.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Just A Pic


I was just looking at my favorite pics and I wanted to post this one. Look at the intensity in Maddox's face as he squeezes Mason super tight. My boys are the best! - Time for bed....for me and my boys! Goodnight All!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cavs Game with Taco Tuesday Gang.


Hello All: Tonight I have to give a big shout out to Tom Forrest and his wife Kyra for inviting me and Denise to the Cavs game this evening. We enjoyed the "Ticketmaster Suite", the Cavs win over the Bucks (99-93) and of course great company. Taco Tuesday is a common gathering for some of Clevelands top photographers and tonight the list included Tom Forrest Photography, Genevieve & James Nisly and Lindsey Beckwith Photography. We all had a great time but were a little disappointed when the Cavs could not make it to the Chalupa 100. - Oh well, there's always next time. Go Cavs!


Thanks again Tom. Your the best!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

My Favorite Jack Black Video's:

Check em out.
Jack Black in "High Fidelity" (Great Movie) Singing "Let's Get It On". - Click Here.
Jack Black on American Idol performing "Midnight Train To Georgia". - Click Here.
Enjoy - Now it's time for me to get back to hanging a new chandelier in the dining room.

McCartney - Krems Wedding 11-8-08 @ Windows

Hello All: Last night I had the privilege of DJ'ing for a respected peer in our fabulous Cleveland Wedding Industry. Ms. Bobbi McCartney (from Windows on the River) and Mr. Matthew Krems had their amazing ceremony and beautiful reception both at Windows in the Cityview Room. I would like to think a good time was had by all ( since I was the DJ ). I must say that I am always flattered when someone from within our industry selects me and Jerry Bruno Productions to do their wedding music. That means we are doing something right! In addition to having me as their DJ for the reception, they also used our Sonata Strings Trio for their ceremony.
Thank you for having me be your DJ. I KNOW we will see each other soon. Have fun in Maui! Here are a couple of "iPhone Quality" photo's of their layout. - Enjoy!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Posting from my way cool iPhone!

Did I do it? Is this thing on? Okay, if this works that would be way cool! Look out web, here I come!

Indians & Weddings


Have I ever mentioned that I DJ'ed Travis Hafner's wedding back on November 11-11-06? - Check it out! - DJ Mike Alexander and I rocked the house. - What a great/stressfull night! Next weekend I am DJ'ing for the Cleveland Indians "Hitting Couch", Mr. Derek Shelton and his bride-to-be Alison Pucci. I can't wait. Pics are sure to follow!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Browns Game!




Hello All - Watching tonights' Browns game is reminding me of the "SNOW-BOWL" last year against the Buffalo Bills - Check out Denise and I braving the elements! - Yee Haa - Go Browns - Go Brady!




Friday, October 24, 2008

the last footin trip of the 2008 summer

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Be sure to check me out in the "wash" - I'm one footin' it past the beach! (no i was not showing off)

day/night #1

Hello WORLD - this is my first written blog here at blogspot.com - Wish me luck - Check back often for updates!