DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ and Boston DJ


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  DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & Boston DJ

DJ puts Away Christmas Music For The Year

It is December 26th and time to file away Christmas Music till nest year. There will be a few requests throughout 2012 but for the most part, Christmas Music will rest till nest year at this time. I find this such a strange ritual each year. We play and listen to Christmas Music intensely for a short period of time and the it just goes away.

Other Holidays have a few songs that we identify directly with that day. There are a couple of songs that are expressly New Year’s Music but not like Christmas. Valentine’s Day does not have its own music but certainly there is a heavy emphasis on love and and romantic songs. Holidays like Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Martin Luther King Day do not have songs that are truly made for them. There are occasional songs that a marching band may play to honor these Holidays. The Forth of July will have its share of American songs that bands will play primarily on that day but Christmas is different in this regard.

I think we lose enjoyment of Christmas Music due to overplay at stores & radio.

We do not get to choose the ones we like versus the ones we don’t, they are just played everywhere day and night. Last week something caught my attention and has been on my mind. I was doing some shopping for gifts in an art gallery in New Hope, PA. The owners and employees were Jewish and they were playing constant Christmas Music during my visit to their shop. It struck me how odd that must be to feel like as a shop owner that you need to play Christmas Music whether you believe in Christmas or not if you want to have a successful Holiday retail season. I wonder how that must feel to ‘act’ like you are part of something, just to make your income for the year?

Are there any other Holidays or traditions that retail stores need to follow the musical trend or get left out of the customer support?

DJ Christmas Music

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DJ For Seniors Christmas Party

Sometimes a professional DJ must play music that does not thrill them. It is true. We do not talk about it openly as to not make people feel like they might be hiring a good DJ that is not having fun. This is not the truth. A good professional DJ will have fun regardless of the music, since we are inspired by the people and the music, sometimes the former more than the latter.  Yesterday was one of those events for me at a Seniors Christmas Party.

 Last Minute DJ For Seniors Christmas Party

I was asked by a DJ associate to fill in for him for a last minute Seniors Christmas Party in Raritan, NJ. He had a death in the family and needed somebody to help-out and I was available. The pay was way below what I am used to receiving but wanted to help him and the Senior Center, so I accepted the gig. The music was not what I find inspiration in typically, outside of some good classic Christmas tunes. The first dance songs they wanted were “The Hokey Pokey” followed by “The Chicken Dance”, twice. We were able to move to some great Oldies and Motown stuff but there were many similar to those songs they wanted to dance to at their daytime Christmas Party.


Everybody had fun and enjoyed themselves thoroughly. I had all their requests except one, “Dominik The Italian Christmas Donkey Song”, which I have acquired since. It always feels good to be able to honor requests from folks from the generations before me, since they have such a diverse and expanded library of songs they enjoy. This requires a really high quality and quantity library of music to succeed at a Seniors Christmas Party.

Fun Seniors Dancing with DJ Mystical Michael for Christmas Party

DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & NY DJ

Thanksgiving DJ Songs

I was thinking earlier tonight while preparing for a DJ gig this week, that it might be fun to post a short list of Thanksgiving DJ Songs for DJs, or anyone to add to their Thanksgiving Day. This is just a list I threw together and far from conclusive. None are particularly religious but still think they have some meaning and value around this time of year.  Let me know hat you think ad what would be other good songs to add to the list.

Thanksgiving DJ Songs List

Peace Train Cat Stevens 4:13 Greatest Hits Pop 83 1971 256 kbps (VBR)
Thank You For Loving Me Bon Jovi 5:09 04.Recessional Music 128 kbps
Thank You Dido 3:45 Billboard Top 100 of 2001 Pop 2001 128 kbps
Thanks For The Memories Fall Out Boy 3:24 Infinity On High Rock 2007 248 kbps (VBR)
Thank You Boyz II Men 4:35 Billboard Top 100 of 1995 R&B 1995 160 kbps
What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong 2:22 04.Recessional Music 128 kbps
Thank You Keith Urban 5:15 Defying Gravity Country & Folk 2009 256 kbps (VBR)
Thank God I found Mariah Carey feat Joe & 98 Degrees 4:18 Billboard Top 100 of 2000 Pop 2000 192 kbps
Thank you Led Zeppelin 4:50 09.Cake Cutting Songs 225 kbps (VBR)
I Thank You Sam And Dave 2:53 Billboard Top 100 of 1968 Top 40 1 1968 128 kbps
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving George Winston 2:31 Linus & Lucy: The Music Of Vince Guaraldi Jazz 1996 256 kbps (VBR)
Thank God I’m A Country Boy John Denver 3:08 Billboard Top 100 of 1975 Pop 1975 160 kbps

Father, Bride and Groom Hug on Wedding Dance Floor with Thanksgiving DJ Songs

What are you favorite Thanksgiving DJ Songs?

DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & NY DJ


Prime Cuts Holiday DJ Music

As part of PrimeCuts Music regular service f providing the most up to date music as it comes out to professional DJs and radio stations, Prime Cuts Music sent out this years’s new Holiday DJ Music and Christmas DJ Music today!

Prime Cuts Music Logo with Holiday DJ Music

I happen to enjoy Holiday and Christmas Music. I know it can be corny and often is, but I like the positive messages about love, family, celebration and gratitude. What I do not appreciate is the ongoing stream of the same songs for about a month before every year. They are the primarily the same songs repeated over and over by the traditional artists who recorded them plus this year’s new versions. I wold enjoy them so much more, if they were all held back till about december 15th and then let them fly all over the radio and elevators till we explode:)

 New Holiday DJ Music

This year we have new version from Tony Bennett, Justin Bieber, Keyshia Cole, The Killers, Dean Martin, Maria Carey, OneRepublic, Tim McGraw, Sara Evans, Scott Weiland, Sammy Hagar, Toby Keith and Jack Johnson, yes, Jack Johnson!


Some of my favorites from years past are Elvis Presley “Blue Christmas”, The Kinks “Father Christmas”, The Beach Boys “Little Saint Nick”, BOYZ II Men “silent Night”, Bruce Springsteen “Santa Claus is Coming To Town”, RUN-DMC “Christmas in Hollis”, The Eagles “Please Come Home For Christmas” and Greg Lake “I Believe in Father Christmas”. I will add another blog post dedicated to Traditional and old favorite Christmas and Holiday Songs for DJs.

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PrimeCuts Holiday DJ Music

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DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & NY DJ

Excellent Holiday Professional DJ

It is early November and we are having our first flurries of snow here in the New Jersey and New York area. This is not unusual but on the cusp of Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, it feels a little jarring.  As a Holiday professional DJ, this comes as a reminder that the Holiday Season is just around the corner and time to start gearing-up for the Holiday Parties that are almost upon us. I am fortunate that this year I will be better prepared since my move to membership with PrimeCuts Music and will receive new Christmas and Holiday Music well in advance and be ready with fresh new songs and all the old favorites for all my Holiday Professional DJ gigs.

As Holiday professional DJ, this is reminder Holiday Season is around the corner

I really appreciate being a Holiday Professional DJ at Holiday Parties here in the New Jersey, Philly and New York region. We get the opportunity to play for such diverse groups of people and offer equally diverse DJ Music for your enjoyment. We know that you want a nice mix of old traditional Holiday Professional DJ Music and some new stuff to spice it up and make it fresh and fun! For me, that means Michael Jackson, Nat King Cole, U2, Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, Michael Buble, Frank Sinatra, Beyonce, Usher, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, Wyclef Jean and all the great Motown Christmas Classics may all make it into the same Holiday Party! What can be more fun than that? Any great Holiday Professional DJ thrives when in a position to play music from various genre for a diverse crowd at an office, neighborhood, school or family Holiday Party.


What is your most and least favorite Holiday Music played by your Holiday Professional DJ?

Dancing at Fun Party with Holiday Professional DJ

DJ Mystical Michael Rhode Island DJ & NY DJ