2007.04.21, 12:18 AM CST.
to believe it's been 17 years, eh?
everyone. I'm happy to report that things are going well
here. Lanna, X and I are all three in good health and decent
spirits, despite the massive damage to any hope of normal sleep for quite
some time to come. :)
yesterday was April 20th, and you know what that means, right?
For the worthless stoner punkasses of the world (of which I am
most certainly not), 04-20 is like a holy day.
other people in the US and around the world, it's the anniversary
of the Columbine massacre of 1999 in Littleton, Colorado.
me, it's very different. 04-20
is the anniversary of my senior prom, and this year, it just happened
to fall on a Friday,
like it did way back in 1990. So, I've been doing a lot of thinking
about that time. Heck, I even have the molten remnants of a piña
colada here that remind me of the coconut scent of the fog I used
for my DJ gigs back in the day. (In fact, I still use
coconut-scented fog for the performances whenever I can.)
won't recap the prom weekend story all over again, but if you want
to know the whole story about that weekend, I highly recommend
Entry 16. It was an exhilirating and extremely memorable
weekend in 1990: I went to my own prom on Friday the 20th,
I did a college-level DJ performance in the OKC area on Saturday
the 21st, and then I did a "magic" performance
for a children's birthday party on Sunday the 22nd. Even
though school pressures had me stressed out to an excruciating
degree, there were some really beautiful happenings there, and
the prom was truly wonderful, in its own twisted little way.
crazy to think that it has been an entire seventeen years since
that prom weekend. Absolutely insane.
course, the cast of characters in my life has changed drastically
since then. It's been about nine years since I last saw my
friend and mentor, DJ
heard through the grapevine that he's doing well, and I hope
that is the genuine case. I have
recently been in touch with old EKG members Kevin (currently
living in a wonderful, wonderful place) and Billy (who is now
living nearby, and actually attended my wedding in January - the
time I'd seen him in over 10 years).
though I live in the present, a great deal of me seems to mentally
drift back to the past for various reasons. I will
never deny the power of the past... It can be a dangerous
thing, or a wonderful thing. For me, it is sometimes a tool. Learn
from the past, and shape the future.
that's kind of what's happening to me. I find myself spending
more on rare remixes of classic dance songs (preferably on vinyl)
than I spend on brand-new music. I have recently been pulling
old DJ-only remix service issues out of my archives and listening
to them as well.
is all building towards something, something wonderful... maybe another
DJ Badger event later this year. We'll
have to see how things go. There are parts of my sound
system I would like to have reconditioned before then (I did
a bit of
pricing this week and it should be somewhat reasonable), and
I need to get back into a better swing of beatmixing by doing
big news coming up... but that'll have to wait until later. For
now, I'm turning on some Eric B + Rakim, reminiscing about prom night 1990,
and maybe working on some artwork before I