DJ Badger:  The News and the Journal

Entry One Hundred Eleven.
Tuesday, 2009.11.10, 11:21 PM CST.

Assimilation DM Tribute Night THIS SATURDAY!
Current Mood:  Disappointed.  Current Scent:  None.

Hi, everyone.

Well, I've got good news, and I've got bad news.  The good news outweighs the bad, and I'll head right into the good:

Assimilation's Depeche Mode Tribute Night is this Saturday - only four nights away.  I'm excited - tremendously so.  This is my first performance in conjunction with the biggest and best series of electronic/industrial/gothic events that Tulsa has to offer.

So, it's an honour to have been chosen for this event.


The bad news is this:

My full-production remix of "Enjoy the Silence," which I had planned for months to debut at this very event, will not be completed in time for this Saturday.

I've got a good chunk of it done, but it's simply not ready yet.  There's no way it will be "ready enough" in time for Assimilation's DM Tribute Night, and given the amount of respect and love I have for "Enjoy the Silence," I can't allow myself to just throw something together and present a "half-assed" remix effort.

It's a lot more difficult to do production than it used to be, now that I have a two and a half year old to take care of.  If I try to get any remix work done, my son X often decides it's the best time to interrupt me.  Far too often, especially over the last few months, I have found myself too exhausted to do any remixing or production.  In fact, recently when I've been putting him to bed, I've often found myself simply passing out with him.

I know that if I had really forced myself to have the remix complete by now, I could have.  I should have.  I should have rescheduled less important things and produced an absolutely incredible new remix by now.

Well, I didn't, and I apologize to anyone who may feel let down by this.  I still hope to play "Enjoy the Silence," and yes, I plan on playing a rare remix of it... just not one that I have personally produced.

I do plan (hope!) to at least have one other brand-new DJ Badger remix to spin at the event.  Yes, it will be a remix of a Depeche Mode song.  No, I can't go into more detail at this time.


All that being said...  If you like Depeche Mode, or old school electronic music, or electronic music in general, please plan on attending this event.

Also - and this is IMPORTANT - please remember that in addition to being a giant Depeche Mode party, this is also a canned food drive.  The canned food items collected will be donated to feed those who are hungry and less fortunate.  As an added incentive, if you bring in at least one canned food item, you get to knock a dollar off the already dirt cheap $5.00 entry fee.

I've got lots of stuff to do between then and now, and I've got a great set planned, including some classics and some major surprises (by Depeche Mode and many others).  Hope to see lots of you there.