Two Hundred Twenty-Two.
Monday, 2019.09.16, 6:40 PM CST.
The big, big changes.
Current Mood: Still pensive and
Current Scent: To Sur with Love by Phoebe Peacock..
So, if you've read my last
blog post, you'll hopefully understand that I'm ready to make some
major changes, which I'm outlining here.
no longer going to go by "DJ Badger."
that's right. I'm tired of using the name "DJ Badger,"
because I feel like it pigeonholes me. I'm tired of feeling like
Twist from "The Fresh Beat Band," whose entire identity revolved
around his DJing. I have loved DJing for a long time, but I don't
want that to be the only thing for which I'm known, especially when,
frankly, I'm falling out of love with it.
have so many other things that I want to do more of, like writing and
music production. So, on September 29th, the 30th anniversary
of my first DJ performance, you can consider the name "DJ Badger"
retired. I will give you more details about that soon.
will continue to go by "Badger" - after all, it's a nickname
I've had since before I ever DJed - but on DJ promotional materials,
musical releases, etc., I will prefer to be called "Badger Kelley."
That way, it will incorporate my family name, which I kept hidden from
my site and public posts for a long time, mainly to protect my parents.
I won't get all cranky and pissed off if anyone still calls me "DJ
Badger." It's just not a name that I really want to go by
I will continue operating my company as DJ Badger, LLC, for the time
dies and Awesome survives.
have been proud of being the owner of two concurrent mobile DJ companies,
but as much as I love some modern music, a lot of modern music
still frustrates me. I need to concentrate on what I do best:
80s and 90s parties.
So, that's what I'm going to offer, whenever I start offering my services
again: Just an amazing retro DJ service, tailored specifically
to the needs of those who remember those past decades as fondly as I
Bravo Pro DJ brand can be considered
out of business effective immediately, although I still retain it legally
as a brand name so that nobody else can use it. Awesome
Retro DJ Service will continue on.
will continue to post mixes to Mixcloud.
I currently have over fifty sets available for free streaming on my
Those will remain available, and I will continue to post mixes - including
some which will contain newer music.
will organize events, but a lot less often.
will still organize and promote occasional events, but not on a monthly
or bimonthly basis like I have with the now-discontinued Pop in a Blender
parties. I think this will be a good tentative framework:
my Depeche Mode-focused parties, will remain yearly.
Old School Techno Night will be held once every two to three years.
Old School House Night will be held once every two to three years.
rare additional retro-centric parties will be held from time to time.
may do very scaled-down sessions at unexpected locations for fun.
one more event planned for September 28th, and after that, I don't see
myself organizing any new public events until next year. It's
just not fun for me at this point.
The main thing
that I've wanted to do with my events
has been to provide enjoyment to people around Tulsa. I never
organized events for the money; I took a massive loss on a lot of them,
and if I had strictly been in it for the money... I would have completely
called it quits long ago.
gradually learned that a lot of people simply aren't interested in my
events. I respect that.
those of you who have attended - who have taken your valuable time to
come to any of the events that I've ever organized - I have the most
sincere gratitude. Thank you.
have more news soon. Stay tuned.