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July 27, 2006

15 Years of DJing...

One last push at this DJing thing I've been doing for 10 years now. Before I explain, a quick history. In Jr. High I was obsessed with radio. I'd call in a lot to try to get on the air, make requests, blah blah blah. I then tried, using CDs and a tape recorder, to recreate the weekend mixes that pop radio stations play, we're talking 1992-3 here. Then I got good at making those tapes and would make them for parties I used to have in my basement in High School. Then, with a little bit of experimenting, I actually started using two CD-players and a mixer and making the songs flow into one another. A few High School dances, wedding receptions, college house/frat parties, and charity gigs later, and here we are. I feel like I've done it all, weddings, birthdays, charities, parties, radio, but I'm missing the experience of DJing in a bar or club.

I know I'm not as good as some of those guys in the good dance clubs, and I never pretend I am that good. I feel I am good enough to DJ at a bar (In Ann Arbor, read this as Rick's, Touchdowns, Scorekeepers, but not the Necto or Millenium Club).

So, today's the day I start the new push. I'm on the verge of putting about $1-2000 into new equipment. I'm about to go around to various bars to introduce myself and see if they have any DJ needs coming up. Really, what's the harm in asking, right? I know that if I do get turned down, I'm going to have a ton of huse parties to do this coming school year. Those parties are my staple, that's what I love to do when DJing. Given the chance, though, I'd want to DJ in a bar or club.

So, let the push begin (Push the button, play a song?). Maybe soon, I'll be talking about 15 years of DJing.

Posted by mldarby at July 27, 2006 12:18 PM


I know it not might mean much (not that I'm downplaying my opinions) but everytime I take someone to one of the parties you're DJing - they can't stop talking about how great you were. I think making that push is an awe-some step and I commend you for it. Get out there.

Posted by: dehe at July 27, 2006 11:00 PM

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