DJ Badger:  The News and the Journal

Entry Two Hundred Nine.
Sunday, 2017.11.12, 8:01 AM CST.

A miniature maelstrom.
Current Mood:  Kind of uncertain.  But not bad.
Current Scent:  Boss in Motion by Hugo Boss.  Yum.  Orangey.

This morning, I woke up at about 5:30 AM.  Part of me wanted to go back to sleep, but part of me just couldn't.  I had been craving to do something creative all weekend and still hadn't been able to properly scratch that particular itch.

So, I got up and I fixed myself a combination of two Asian instant coffees that I had recently purchased at Tulsa's Nam-Hai supermarket:  Super Power and X2 (or, maybe I should call it "Strong X2").

Now, I know what you may be thinking:  "Badger, instant coffee - really?  Blasphemer."  I don't blame you.

And yet, I can attest to the fact that these two together - or even X2 by itself - can make a pretty impressive cup of coffee.  You can even see in tiny print on the X2 packet:  "for vigorous personalities."

Yup.  That's me.  A vigorous personality.  Heh.


Anyway...  here's the big thing today:

No more DJ bookings until the end of the year.

First off, unless some REALLY amazing opportunity comes along, I am not doing any more public DJ appearances from this point until the end of the year, with a possible New Year's Eve performance on the horizon (stay tuned).  In fact, I am even holding off on taking on any more private Bravo Pro DJ and Awesome Retro DJ bookings until 2018 as well - which I will announce on the Bravo and Awesome Facebook pages soon.

Pop in a Blender is even skipping December due to scheduling issues, but it should start back up at Lot No. 6 in January.

Frankly, I've just got too much going on for the next several weeks.  Besides various scheduling matters and kid-related stuff and whatnot up through the holiday season, I also have some family-related issues that I am continuing to address at this time (nothing really horrible, I assure you), and I also have an enormous project at my "day job" upon which I must direct a heavy amount of focus.

On top of all of that... I have other, less taxing, creative projects upon which I am working, some of which will have very little to do with DJing or music at all.  I've been planning some of them for years.

It is my own personal miniature maelstrom.  There's no particular part of it about which I should be particularly worried... but, all together, it's enough to drive me a bit nuts.


As I mentioned, these other "creative endeavours" of mine take time, but nowhere near as much time as a DJ performance takes.  If people knew how much time I often put into the preparation for a DJ performance, a lot of them would wonder why I would even still do it.

Of course, those who do know me well know some of the reasons why:

  • I've been doing it so long (28 years so far!) that I don't want to stop.
  • I feel the need to keep being one of the rare "good" DJs in an industry saturated by crappy wannabes, clueless newbies, and shallow jackasses who are strictly in it for the money.
  • It's an obsession, plain and simple - something that's part of me that I don't want to give up.


So, for the time being, I hope that you all understand that I've got a lot on my plate, and I look forward to performing for you again in 2018, if not a few hours sooner.

In the meantime, I'll continue to work - on occasion - on Project: Mercy, and Project: Recollect, and Project: BK30A.


More on those later.  I have so many things to tell you someday.

Thanks for reading... and, for now, take care.