Monday, June 15, 2009

Freakoff DJ Battle for Relay

Heyas!!! I wanted to remind everyone that this coming Saturday, 20 June, we are having a Freakoff DJ Battle from 5-8 PM SLT to benefit Relay For Life!! April Coswell, Myn Delling and myself will dig deep into our respective music libraries and try to out-Freak each other. Plenty of truly bizarre tunes have been recorded over the years, so this will definitely be a once in a lifetime event! The best news is, all proceeds will go to Relay For Life! Our team has already surpassed last year's total, but we are aiming fo a million L$ this year! We're about half way there, with a month to go, so bring your lindens, your drinks, and your sense of humor this will be the Freakiest set EVER in SL, guaranteed!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I've been Botted!

OK, OK, I realize that I suck at blogging regularly. I get ideas, but rarely at a convenient time. Anyways, I had to share this......details removed due to irrelevance, I'm sure you can fill in the blanks. I was spinning last night at a club, maybe 20-25 folks on the dance floor. The entire set, the conversation was dominated by a group of 3 people in the corner going on and on and was like the lunchroom in a junior high school. Wifey muted them and for her, chat was silent. I went over an hour with absolutely no comment on the music, no requests, and of course no tips. As you all know, the reason I spin is to get the good music out there. I feed of the energy of my audience, and love to comply with requests. Usually at my shows, the music will engender comments, either positive or negative, and it will direct the flow of the set. Last night I may as well have left SAM on automatic and read a book. I was tempted to toss in some Classical, maybe some Sinatra, anything to get a response.

It finally occurred to me that 90% of the avs present were unconnected to anyone at the keyboard. Evidently a lot of folks will park their avie at the club & use it as a radio. That's all well and fine, but when that large of a proportion is doing it it seems like botting. Traffic is pointless unless it enhances the entertainment experience. I had a much better time at FFH a couple nights earlier with 5-7 people in attendance that were 100% participating and focusing on the music.

I don't expect anything to change, but needed to get it off my chest. Thanks for tolerating my rant. I will continue to focus on spinning the best music out there, and as always I welcome requests. Let me know what you want to hear and I'll slide it in for ya!!