Don’t let the machines dictate your party vibe! Seriously, streaming music services are pretty much fine for doing the dishes or sorting laundry, but anyone who has relied on them for music at more than one party can vouch for their limitations. Instead, consider picking the music to play at your next party or group dinner. Show off your vinyl, if you have some. Dig into those old CDs. Take a few minutes to pull together a playlist from your iTunes. You’ll be surprised at what a conversation starter it can be. (We’ve seen two closet Hall & Oates fans discover each other when “She’s Gone” played.) And don’t worry about programming music that you think your guests will want to hear. Go for what YOU like, and what YOU want the party vibe to be. (But roll out the bossa nova for your next warm-weather, candlelit, outdoor dinner -- perfect!) Best part about shutting off the streaming….no commercials.
Till next time,