Two Hundred Twenty-Three.
Saturday, 2019.09.28, 11:22 PM CST.
Thirty years of DJing ... and the "Hanging Up the Headphones"
party that didn't happen.
Current Mood: Pretty down.
Current Scent: Remember Me by Jovoy.
life has been weird. Lots of ups and lots of downs just like any
life. But so weird.
a long time, I'd been looking forward to having one last big DJ performance
- one last chance to have a public party before going on a pretty major
hiatus to concentrate on toher projects.
party was scheduled for tonight... and now it's not happening.
morning, I packed a ton of audio gear into my SUV to head to Tulsa's
Lot No. 6 for my "Hanging Up the Headphones" party, celebrating
30 years of DJing (as of tomorrow) and calling it quits for a while.
I also decided to check the oil; It was dry. I managed
to make it down to a nearby oil change place, where they attempted to
fix the leak. First, they tried a new gasket at the bottom, but
the threads had worn out of the receptacle.
they then tried an oversized plug to semi-permanently seal it off (and
henceforth do all oil changes via vacuum out the dipstick channel).
they noticed a crack in the oil pan, one which they might have inadvertantly
caused to occur. They were kind enough to call a tow truck and
have my SUV hauled off to a repair shop, to find out whether or not
they may have caused the crack. I'm not saying that they did or
they didn't; I don't know, and it was incredibly awesome of them to
go the extra mile to have it checked. The repair shop gave their
prognosis, and the oil change place covered the replacement of the oil
they didn't have a critical part, and it wouldn't be available
thus... "Hanging Up the Headphones" was unexpectedly cancelled.
ago, I used to daydream about what my really *big* anniversary party
would be. 25 years what what I was aiming for, but that came and
went. Last year, of course, I celebrated 30 years in the industry
with my longtime friend and mentor Dave French, and that was one of
the most enjoyable performances that I ever had.
I still wanted to celebrate the anniversary of my first performance,
and with tonight being the 28th, at midnight we would hit the 29th -
the exact 30th anniversary of my first performance at the Sequoyah High
School 1989 homecoming dance. Plus, this seemed like it would
make a fitting end (for now) to my public performances.
sorry to everyone who was looking forward to tonight's party.
I didn't have enough time to arrange an alternate transportation that
would be able to get everything out of the repair shop and over to the
venue on time.
I don't feel like rescheduling for another date. This was the
date, and we've passed it.
the time being - at least until the end of the year, probably well into
2020 - I don't intend on doing any public performances. This is
a temporary "semi-retirement." I just don't have it
in me to keep going like I've been going.
you'll excuse me... I need to get a cherry pie out of the oven, sit
down with some coffee, and think about a beautiful fall evening in 1989,
when "Personal Jesus" was only a month old and three high-school
friends from just north of Claremore got together to present EKG Mobile
Music's first ever performance.
soon. Thank you, everyone.