Another long ass day. I can’t remember the last time I got what an average/normal person would consider a “good night’s sleep.” Its funny because the other evening I wasn’t working, I went to a movie with a few friends and I was shocked as to how packed the theatre was…. yet then realized, “oh yeah, this is what normal people do on a weekend.”
My days seem to just blend into each other now, and can’t seem to differentiate between them… probably because there are so long, stressful, and repetitive (at times). Wake up early… slug over to dunkin donuts, get into the office to do all aspects of work that don’t pertain to “music” whatsoever, attempt to get to the gym, and then find time to take in a nice meal before spinning at night.
I never realized how difficult it was to become a legit DJ. And I don’t mean “legit” as in talent or skill level because there are so many out there with all different styles within different industries with plenty of both… yet, what separates the men from the boys is the business behind them. Many people don’t realize it, but every DJ is a business in itself. There is merely 1 difference between a DJ and bud light… they are both products, yet one is a person and the other is a drink. Both of which need full-scale teams in order to become successful. I feel that nowadays with every male, female, dog, chair, and unborn children being “DJs”, the ones who are legit, powerful, and successful leads back to their team. Granted, without talent… one can and will only make it so far, but with talent… a team can take that talent, and showcase it to the right people in the correct way
I know I’d love to wake up everyday, go into the studio… work on tracks, practice live sets, and fuck around with new equipment and products on the regular… however, simply not the case (at least right now).
On another note… Look at “Paulie D”… Anyone who believes this guy is a good DJ needs to re-evaluate themselves as a thinking being, and get their shit together. And no, I’m not jealous… Why? It’s simple… he’s not good. Granted, he’s done extremely well as a celebrity T.V. star, and respect him to the fullest for that, but stop at that my friend… you are ruining the market for inspiring DJs with real talent.
Where does this leave me and other DJs these days…. there are only so many ways to make it to the “next” level…. one; produce, produce, and produce… two; become a celebrity… three; fuck the right people.
_ Endless NY