Thursday, February 24, 2011

5Rock Ranch to host Christi's Wedding!

Christi is coming back from Florida to enjoy her special day out here in the Pacific Northwest this summer.  Her day needs to be extra-special (and warm!).  Congrats, you two.

DJ Dave & the "All Requests Live" Band
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Economics 2011: A Modern Parable

So, let's say there's a painter (we'll call him Joe) who a few years back made $5000 to paint a house.  He was generally painting 3 houses a month, so his annual gross was $180,000 (before taxes, expenses, labor, and other costs).  Now flash forward to today: the market has changed.  Incomes have gone down, and property owners are either A.) Painting the house themselves, B.) Putting off painting, or C.) Only hiring the painting work when absolutely necessary or economically worthwhile.  This, combined with the lower demand of painters equals a surplus of painters looking for work.

Joe continues to work his business by advertising more, laying off some of his help, doesn't replace equipment as often as he used to, and in short does everything he can to cut costs.  However, he and his competition continue to bid the work at $5000.  In the end, he now only paints 1-2 houses a month, grossing him $90,000. 

Another painter, we'll call him Fred, also used to paint houses at $5000 a pop.  He grossed about the same $180,000 per year.  After seeing a decline in business, Fred also cut his expenses and tried to wait out the market.  However, after spending a lot of time sitting on the couch and not painting, he decided to start bidding his work at $3000.  With Fred now having a lower price point, he is easily able to paint 4 houses a month, and is now booked solid.  This grosses him $144,000.

Is Fred making less than he used to and working harder? Yes. Is Fred making the per-house money he used to? No. Is Fred making more money than Joe? No question.

Who is more successful in today's market?  In my opinion, it's Fred.

Ultimately this is a great example as to why AllRequestsLive's services have been so successful and well-reviewed by google "hotpot" users.  Clearly the market has changed, and we needed to change along with it.  We still offer the same high-quality entertainment delivered with professional equipment and talent.  We have simply decided that working more often was better than sitting around complaining that "no one wanted our services this weekend."

Whether it's simple DJ/MC services or our full "All Requests Live Band" with lights & fog machine, we look forward to making your event one to remember.  Give me a call and let's talk!

DJ Dave & the "All Requests Live" Band
Call/text (503) 489-8275
dave@allrequestslive.com
http://www.allrequestslive.com/
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Friday, February 18, 2011

The Old Church will be rockin' this July

Mike & Tanya are taking the walk down the aisle at the Old Church in Portland this July. Ceremony & tunes you can dance to for the evening.  Even a few surprises in store... can't wait to celebrate the day with you both.  Congrats you two!

DJ Dave & the "All Requests Live" Band
Call/text (503) 489-8275
dave@allrequestslive.com
www.allrequestslive.com
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Friday, February 11, 2011

Vancouver backyards are totally romantic!

Congrats to Allison on her engagement!  Looking forward to playing the songs for you this summer in Vancouver!

DJ Dave & the "All Requests Live" Band
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dave@allrequestslive.com
www.allrequestslive.com
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Ah, Corvallis in June!

Congrats to Kim & Joe on their engagement!  Looking forward to playing some guitar, mixing the DJ set, and MC'ing for the evening.  It's going to be a wedding to remember!

-DJ Dave & the "All Requests Live" Band
Call/text (503) 489-8275
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Pay attention to the lyrics!

Had a funny interaction today.  I had to convince a future bride that "More Than Words" by Extreme may NOT be the best song for the father/daughter dance at her wedding.  I told her to listen to the song again from the perspective of a 20-something, single rock star.  It's not quite parent-dance material.

Just my DJ Tip O' the Day!

-DJ Dave & the "All Requests Live" Band
Call/text (503) 489-8275
dave@allrequestslive.com
www.allrequestslive.com
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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I hear that Lindsey is getting married downtown over Memorial Day weekend!

Many congrats to Lindsey on her special day coming up on Memorial Day weekend.  Looking forward to dancing the night away with you!

-DJ Dave & the "All Requests Live" Band
Call/text (503) 489-8275
dave@allrequestslive.com
www.allrequestslive.com
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