Matt currently shares a house with a few of his buddies, and last week this bad boy became a part of their dining room decor.
It's an old, gigantic, fully functional jukebox complete with boxes of records and an unlimited supply of tokens.
And it's awesome.
Since its arrival in the dining room, we've spent hours playing "Guess That Tune." I've learned that Matt's go-to songs are typically by either Elvis or Led Zeppelin, whereas I am partial to selection A-8, Highway to the Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins.
Can't put us in a box.
The jukebox is filled with classics and has given me tons of thoughts for our wedding. One of those thoughts is that we probably shouldn't dance to Cheap Trick because we did so in Matt's dining room and my hip is still slightly sore from a particularly enthusiastic twirl right into the buffet table.
My other thoughts include songs that I'd like to play, and this is really all perfect timing because the item on the to-do list getting the most attention right now is music.
I've emailed several DJs, and last week I got a phone call from a company that I had contacted. The woman I spoke with asked about our wedding and OF COURSE I told her (all) about it. She asked what we were looking for music-wise, so I told her we're pretty simple, but we like country, classics, and wouldn't hate the occasional eighties ballad/rock song/Broadway show tune peppered in.
As far as what we don't want, I told her that while one or two Flo Rida songs is okay because I do love me some Flo, other than that we're not really into rap and hip hop. I then may have gone onto a little bit of a tangent about how I want wedding music that is romantic and wedding-ish and that everyone knows and not a bunch of hip hop songs.
She "mmm-hmmmed" and "okayed" very politely and then she said, "Can I take a few minutes to tell you a little bit about our company?"
I said yes because I love a good sales pitch and that's when she told me "Well, we were founded by Jam-Master Jay of Run-DMC..."
Wow. Wish I had known that you were founded by the DJ of one of the most famous hip hop groups of all time before I climbed up onto the old hip hop soapbox.
So needless to say we're still on the search for a DJ. I'm sure we will be able to find someone who can play exactly what we're looking for, but if that's not possible, we can just haul the jukebox over.
You can always count on Elvis and Kenny Loggins.