Archive for 2006
It's funny how many times I hear that question in my life. Usually when you're a more "no-name DJ" (as I see myself), you have high hopes of playing all over the place, but it generally doesn't come very easy. Lately however, my reasons for not playing anywhere outside of my bedroom have not been out of a lack of connections and popularity to get gigs, but more by choice.
Today I hit 33 years of age, and while I am thankful to be alive, healthy, working a good job, and have loving family...I am always forever going to be slapping my forehead at the levels of drama and immaturity I see out there from fully-grown adults in my own social circles.
I see people who are aged 23-35, and yet they run loose like crazed teenagers. Living on impulse, never thinking of how their actions will affect themselves or others, and always thinking someone (most of the time parents) will "bail them out" in the end.
Back in November of 2001, British Channel 4 aired a self-produced documentary entitled "Pump Up The Volume". It was a 3-part series on the history of house music. Beautiful work done, although it never was released on DVD for the general public...something many of us have badgered Channel 4 to remedy.
Until recently, the only way you could see Pump Up The Volume was as three Real Video files downloadable from a few web sites that the owners generously gave space for. Now the three parts are hosted on Google Video, more easy to see now in Flash Video.