Posts Tagged ‘corporate event band

30
Nov
11

Official Opinions: The Office Party Survival Guide

It’s that time of year again. Cubicle dwellers dread checking their e-mails daily because they know that soon enough they’ll see the “urgent” message regarding their RSVP to the holiday office party. The veterans will immediately seek a way out. The 20 year employee miraculously has no problem calling his wife and saying, ” You know, I’ve been thinking a lot lately, and we should really spend some more time with our family. Wouldn’t it be great if we visited your parents for the week?” It will be a cakewalk compared to dealing with the new kid who’s a bit too open about his personal life after a few glasses of punch.

If your office actually puts on a great party at the end of the year, then this post isn’t for you. However, we’re not all that lucky. For the rookies out there who aren’t able to come up with an escape plan before the party committee corners you, here are a few tips on how to survive the office party and avoid going down in office lore as “the guy that mistook the copy machine for a urinal.” Continue reading ‘Official Opinions: The Office Party Survival Guide’

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14
Feb
11

Official Opinions: Thanks and happy Valentine’s Day!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Valentine’s Day Dance this past Saturday night! And thanks again to our fantastic host, The Mid-America Club!  We had so much fun and it was great to join all of you dancers who packed the floor. We even managed to capture a picture of some of the Stitely staff & interns…

What a good looking group!

We’ll be posting more fun party photos and videos so don’t hesitate to check back later in the week. Also, if you have any great pictures of your own, we’d love for you to share them with us! You can email them to Emily@stitely.com or post them to our Facebook page.

To continue with our Valentine’s Day celebrations, here’s one of Rachel’s favorite love songs, Neutral Milk Hotel’s “In the Aeroplane Over the Sea.”

Happy Valentine’s Day!

24
Jan
11

Official Opinions: music mondays don’t stop

Today’s music Monday pick highlights the Billboard top 25 pop songs of 2010. DJ Earworm has taken these songs and videos to create an entirely different mash-up that could stand on its own.

12
Jan
11

Official Opinions: get ready to dance!

Mark your calendars and get ready to dance on Monday, January 17th.

Stephanie Rogers Band is having a free concert at SPACE in Evanston. The band will play from 7:00 – 8:30 and there will be appetizers and drinks. Come join us to dance and start the week off right!

Hope to see you there.

10
Jan
11

Official Opinions: Lindsey’s music monday choice

Today’s Music Monday pick is Black River Killer by Blitzen Trapper. The band has truly captured the art of seamless editing and storytelling in this video. Thanks Lindsey for this music find from Portland, Oregon!

03
Nov
10

Official Opinions: The Office Party Survival Guide

It’s that time of year again. Cubicle dwellers dread checking their e-mails daily because they know that soon enough they’ll see the “urgent” message regarding their RSVP to the holiday office party. The veterans will immediately seek a way out. The 20 year employee miraculously has no problem calling his wife and saying, ” You know, I’ve been thinking a lot lately, and we should really spend some more time with our family. Wouldn’t it be great if we visited your parents for the week?” It will be a cakewalk compared to dealing with the new kid who’s a bit too open about his personal life after a few glasses of punch.

If your office actually puts on a great party at the end of the year, then this post isn’t for you. However, we’re not all that lucky. For the rookies out there who aren’t able to come up with an escape plan before the party committee corners you, here are a few tips on how to survive the office party and avoid going down in office lore as “the guy that mistook the copy machine for a urinal.”

1. Don’t Be the Double Dipper

There’s going to be a guy that literally won’t leave the snack table all night. Don’t be that guy. Besides the fact that the whole marketing department will hate you for finishing off the pigs-in-a-blanket, you’ll have to come up with small talk tidbits for everyone that walks over to grab some peanuts. One can only talk about their cat and one bedroom apartment for so long before they run out of things to say.

2. Keep the Dancing Classy

If the party committee did their job, there will be some music to dance to. If they really did their job, there will be a legitimate band, like the Stitely Orchestra, to dance to. Just remember to keep your dancing respectable. Gladys in accounting didn’t plan on committing 63 years of her life to the company only to greet the pearly gates after a heart attack from seeing you grind with another co-worker. So don’t do it. Maybe you could be the nice guy who offers a slow dance with Gladys. Of course, that might cause a heart attack as well. She’s fragile.

3. You’re Not In College Anymore

Yes, there’s an open bar. No, this isn’t the university pub you so dearly loved in college. Drink in moderation. Giving the CEO of the company a speech about how much of a jerk the CEO of the company is will never result in anything positive for yourself. It’s ok to have a few, but keep yourself in check.

4. If He/She Is Not Interested, Don’t Push It

Unless you’re Jim Halpert, you probably don’t have a chance with the secretary. This may be a party, but it’s not like you’re at an actual social event. You’ll see the person again on Monday. Hitting on your co-worker the entire night after multiple rejections will only make things awkward for you and especially for her the rest of the time you work together. If he/she says yes, then congrats to you. Otherwise, cut it out.

My hope is that these few pearls of wisdom will help you out on your foray into the office party world. There are many other situations you can run into during these events, but I can’t help you out with everything. One man can only do so much. Until next time, have a most excellent day.

–Taylor

24
Sep
10

Official Opinions: What band is that?

It’s probably the most common question I’m asked whenever my speakers are blasting a favorite tune of mine. It’s either that or, “You listen to the weirdest stuff.” It may sound elitist, but I love my taste in music. It’s fun, relatively eclectic and well, my own. I wouldn’t have it any other way.  To give people a better idea of what’s in my music collection, I’ve compiled a short playlist that contains some songs you’ve possibly heard, and others you may not have. Here it goes, in no particular order. (Ok, so I lied. It’s alphabetical by band):

1. Down the Mountain — Annuals

2. Empty Room — Arcade Fire

3. Social Currency — Children Collide

4. Your 8th Birthday– Cloud Cult

5. 14 Arms — Crash Kings

6. Trashcan — Delta Spirit

7. Swim Until You Can’t See Land — Frightened Rabbit

8. Take Your Time (Coming Home) — Fun.

9. I’ve Got Friends — Manchester Orchestra

10. I’m Comin’ Home — Murder by Death

11. Apocalypse Please — Muse

12. Bloodbuzz Ohio — The National

13. Holland, 1945 —  Neutral Milk Hotel

14. Waiting On the Stairs — Pela

15. Hey Sandy — polaris

16. Radio Free Europe — R.E.M.

17. Otherside — Red Hot Chili Peppers

18. Weatherbeaten — The Republic Tigers

19. It’s Only You (Part II) — Salem Al Fakir

20. Way to Fall — Starsailor

21. Everything, All the Time — Styx and the Contemporary Youth Orchestra

22. Chicago — Sufjan Stevens

23. Carry Me Ohio — Sun Kil Moon

24. Walcott — Vampire Weekend

25. From the Stars — White Lies

Well, there you have it. I wouldn’t say that these are my top 25 all-time favorites, instead it’s just a sampling of songs for people searching for something different. If you’re looking for a break from the norm, my hope is that this playlist will help. Have a most excellent weekend.

–Taylor




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