One Hundred Eighty-Two.
Monday, 2014.06.09, 10:58 AM CST.
few more details about my NEW mobile DJ company!
Current Mood: Industrious is the
best word that comes to mind... and it's suitable.
Current Scent: The Dreamer by Versace.
don't know how I did it... I really don't... but I got almost seven
hours of sleep last night. Seven hours. That's awesome.
These days, I'm lucky to get five. So, seven is practically a
miracle, so to speak.
sons, ages two and seven, are eating breakfast and playing the Wii.
I am offering up a cup of sacrifical fair-trade organic Newman's Own
(black as midnight on a moooooooonless night, as Agent Cooper would
say) to whatever deity/deities have given me this quite awful headache.
nope, for those of you who wonder, I wasn't drinking at all last night.
This could just be my brain's way of asking me why the Fong I
chose to give it seven hours of sleep.)
NEWS ABOUT THE NEW MOBILE SERVICE!
This morning, I'm feeling especially industrious insofar as the new
DJ service goes. I've already been working a bit on the website
for the new company this morning, and if I do say so myself, it's looking
really good. Lots of purple.
fact, here's a piece of the logo for it. I'm not ready to reveal
the whole thing - or even the company name! - but this will hopefully
whet your proverbial appetites.
hope to give more details soon! I earnestly can't explain to you
how excited I am about the new company. This is going to be INCREDIBLE.
I'm all kinds of thrilled (obviously), and luckily my wife is being
very supportive, even though she has a lot on her plate right now as
forth a lot more details about the nature of the new service in the
near future, but here are a few of the key points:
this service, you'll have the opportunity to hire someone with over
twenty-five years of experience in the industry. (Yeah, me.)
We will not take your hard-earned money and send out a couple of kids
who have only done a gig or two and have no clue about music from
more than five years ago. :)
only will clients get an experienced DJ, they'll get a known
experienced DJ. Having a class reunion? You can get someone
who's performed on the main stage of 80s Prom. Having a gay
wedding? (Okay, it's Oklahoma... having a "commitment ceremony?")
You can get someone who's performed at Tulsa Pride.
- We will
offer a mixture of "new-school" LED light effects and "old-school"
halogen-lamp light effects for one of the most unique, impressive
light shows in the Tulsa DJ industry. In our larger setups,
we will offer more light effects than a lot of Tulsa clubs.
- We will
possibly be the only mobile DJ company in our market that doesn't
bring a laptop from which to DJ. DJ performances will be done
using CDs and REAL VINYL. No, we won't be able to bring half-a-million
songs to your event, but at the same time, you're going to pay to
have an experienced DJ doing real live manual club-like mixing
at your event... not just pushing a magic "sync" button
and letting a computer do the work.
we're playing older tracks or the latest hits, we will play lots of
remixes - good remixes and rare remixes. They won't be random
crappy "fan mixes" found on blogs made from "chunks"
of good songs thrown on top of a beat loop. These will be the
best remixes we can get, often purchased on pristine vinyl for the
most old-school club "feel" but still providing exceptional
- We will
offer incredible top-tier service for our clients, and -
get this! - we will service only ONE CLIENT per day.
Some other companies have to juggle a whole team of "DJs"
(of various qualities) to meet the needs of a dozen or so "gigs"
per weekend. In our case, once we are booked for a day, no other
customer will be able to arrange a "second show" for that
- We will
dress appropriately for the event. Even back in the EKG Mobile
Music days, that was a big deal with me. If you hire
us for a wedding, you won't get some loser in a stained Budweiser
T-shirt who reeks like an ashtray and cheap cologne.
price point will be "up there," but not insane. We'll
be more expensive than the dreaded stereotypical "Craiglist DJ"
and significantly cheaper than hiring Steve Aoki. :)
that's it... I've gotta get back to work on the site and maybe
do some more mixing practice if I get a chance today.