Saturday 2002.11.02 3:00 PM CST.
going to happen.
I don't have nearly as much ground to cover this time around, so hopefully
it won't be as lengthy of an entry as last time.
KIND OF BLEW.
my last entry, I explained that I
was trying to decide between dressing as Hannibal Lecter or a dead mime.
As it turned out, I dressed as neither of the above. Instead,
I decided to dress up as a priest, complete with grey hair, handcuffs,
candy bars, and a Highlights for Children magazine. Yeah,
good taste went out the window with this one. That was fun.
I wore it to my beloved day job, and I got a few chuckles, but I was
realllly looking forward to going to the company costume contest.
Well, to make a long story short, a few minutes before the contest,
everyone else on my team (my "teammates" who knew how much
this whole thing meant to me) went on "unavailable" (break)
status. Because somebody had to take calls, I sat there and did
my job. The delay that my "teammates" caused effectively
prevented me from making it to the contest until too late: The
singles competition had just finished, and ironically, another priest
won the contest, winning $50.00 which I really could have used.
you can guess, I was less than pleased. In fact, I was furious.
My "teammates" knew full well how much effort I put into this
(I'm the only one in our team who dressed up) and they blocked me from
making it to the contest!!! I was so angry that my stomach practically
started boiling. I knew that the combination of complete and total
rage that I felt, along with my guts twisting up, would not make for
a good or productive work day. I discussed it with my supervisor,
used some sick hours, and took the rest of the day off.
least I was feeling better by the evening, when I went out and spent
some decent quality time with some actual friends. It wasn't a
total waste, but I doubt that I'll ever dress up for Halloween at my
day job again, at least as long as I am working with the same "team."
ONE BITES THE PROVERBIAL DUST
in the last entry when I told you that I had checked in the new phone
book and one of my least favourite mobile DJ competitors (whose name
started with "L") was no longer in there? Well, I looked
in there again... and another show that I really wasn't a fan of (started
with "P") was also no longer in the yellow pages. Heh.
I won't go into details, but with the "P" company out of the
picture, the average level of professionalism of the Tulsa DJ market
just went up significantly.
before ANYONE thinks it... Nope, it's not Powerhouse. They're
still in business, they're doing well (to my knowledge), I actually
like them, and I refer business to them often. The defunct "P"
show was a smaller company that I actually told customers to avoid
if I wasn't able to book an event for one reason or another.)
YES, IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.
big news is that I AM planning to have a "15 Years in the DJ Industry"
extravaganza. I listened to a good deal of old music today, and
I have determined:
The event will take place in February of 2003.
- The music will range all the way back to that of the early 1980s,
but it will mainly concentrate on songs and artists which had a special
influence or emotional effect on me for one reason or another between
February 1988 (my first month with DJ Dave French's Mirage Productions)
and the present day. I'm not planning on much very "new"
music, though, aside from a Clockwork Wizards or DJ Badger track.
I can only think of a handful of songs released within the last 2-3
years that Iwould even consider for the event.
A lot of the music will undoubtedly be fairly obscure, though there'll
be some recognizable songs as well. For instance, I'd love to
play "Play It Again" by Out of the Ordinary or "Electrofear"
by Nation 12. There will be songs played that not even my best
friends have heard before. Of course, I'm planning on playing
loads of ultrarare and freaky remixes that I've collected over the last
15 years as well.
I will play some DJ Badger/Clockwork Wizards tracks and/or remixes,
and I'll probably debut at least one new song or remix.
At least three Depeche Mode tracks will be played. :) No,
I'm not sure which ones they are, but expect at least one from the Violator
Obviously, no requests. :)
it for now... As we get closer, I'll put up a special page with
all of the details. Thanks!