August 20, 2011

DJ Vice @ Teddy’s Room

Let me start by saying that in the entertainment industry we work in, egos are a reality that unfortunately exists.  Having said that… there exists some DJ’s who, regardless of their popularity and big name status, are still grounded, humble, and just plain cool people.  DJ Vice is definitely one of those DJ’s.  Last night at Teddy’s Room in Dallas, TX he was headlining the night.  As soon as he walked in you could feel the casual cool person he is.  Shaking hands with whomever approached and chatting up a storm with all of us.  DJ skills aside (cause we all know he definitely has them), Vice is a cool kat.  His set that night was awesome to say the least.  Just by saying that three songs into it, he had to club going bananas.  All in all, last night was a much needed night out with the buddies, it was awesome meeting some new people and most importantly catching up with DJ Vice.  Much respect to Vice for the work he puts in and the time he takes to appreciate everyone around him.

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August 20, 2011

Napkin Notes

Gotta Love Napkin Notes

So another succesfull and fun night out at Cougar….errr…I mean Cool River.  This place never ceases to surprise me how an older crowd can sometimes party harder than a young crowd.  They love to dance like nobody is watching and drink like there is no tomorrow.  True Party People.  Now as far as the picture is concerned, I just thought it was funny because as a DJ…one has to be ready for all sorts of criticism and praise during the night.  Most of the time, this is expressed through the use of the all powerful Napkin Note.  This one in particular reassured me that I was doing my job as a DJ and not as a Jukebox.  Why yes lady, I AM cutting the cool songs about half way in.  Duh!  Now turn that frown upside-down and get back out there and dance just like everybody else is doing.  :-)

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August 12, 2011

TGIW !!!

Holy mother of sweet baby jesus!  Last Wednesday’s Rock Island Live 4 turntable set with the homie DJ Carbon was on some other level.  The night started off nice and simple going with some good ol’ hip hop…and I mean GOOD hip hop, not commercial crap.  But as soon as I was called out for dropping Mann’s Return of the Macc track, did the night really begin…and it was only 10:15pm.  I will admit, I did not plan on playing that track but as I was running out of time I just dropped it in.  All I could see is DJ Carbon looking at me like … Really?!  LOL   I promptly switched it out and mixed in the Mark Morrison’s original.  From there on out it was ON LIKE DONKEY KONG!  I have to say that I vibe with DJ Carbon and I think that is what makes DJ’n with him extremely fun.  We did a 4 turntable set like it should be.  Not playing sets throughout the night but instead actually mixing in and out of each others music throughout the night.  Well, to keep this post short, I will sum up the night.  Fear not as I will update you readers with a more in depth play by play once I get the recording of the night uploaded for your ear luv-making pleasure.  Basically:  Daft Punk scratch set (sounded like we practiced it for months but it was impromptu), live freestyle rap by DJ Carbon on the mic while I blended the music, live hip-hop performance, and (even though I’m not a Dubstep fan) a cool as hell Dubstep set between DJ Carbon and I.  People loved it and we had a great time, can’t ask for much else.  Much love and thanks to DJ Carbon for having me out again.  I can’t wait till the next one….

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August 7, 2011

Developers vs Designers vs Project Managers

Came about this picture on the interwebs and my inner engineer thought it was pretty funny.  Having had experience in all three positions, I can definitely agree with it.  Sorry if this is a little too nerdy, but to all the 9-5ers out there…this is for you!

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August 5, 2011

In a Perfect World….

If only all DJ booths had this posted by it….

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August 3, 2011

Let there be light!

Finally got this site up and running after some long nights of programming and image editing.  Stay tuned for a full blog of all that is LIFE.  Music, Fashion, Movies, Travel, Food, and just about anything that crosses my mind.  Feel free to spread the word that Edgar J has arrived on to the vast interwebs!

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