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post #6271 of 12643
You can see what the musicians are doing... You can't see what the DJ is doing unless they are piping his laptop screen onto monitors or something.

Clearly, lots of people enjoy it. I'm just saying I don't get it.
post #6272 of 12643
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Today I do not get why I cannot find a job as a professional drinker. I think I would be very good at it and would settle on a quite reasonable compensation package.

I actually know someone who is, he's an old friend of my parents. He tastes wine, gets paid to write about it, and gets quite a few very high end wineries shipping him all sorts of shiat in the hope that he'll feature them in the publication he writes for.

Very nice gig if you can get it.
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I also recently had a similar conversation with a friend who goes to clubs whenever some international DJ he likes plays. He doesn't dance, but he says different DJ's have different set lists and good ones are very responsive to crowds, making it more of a two way interaction than with other types of live music.

The only time I really notice DJing is when it's a bad DJ that mishandles a drop or something.

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I've been to a few shows like this, and it can go both ways. It also depends how far it tilts between a DJ-set (where they are really just mixing tracks) and more of an electronic music show where they may be mixing in other stuff, but the focus is on the music they are making rather than the music they are mixing together. For the pure DJ-sets, its really just a party. Not much different then going to a club except you know that the music is going to be good (by your tastes since you picked the dj) and that the other patrons are probably more there to have fun and dance to music they like than to buy some flashy bottle service, get wasted, and try to score....The DJ works the crowd, plays with building and releasing tension, but for the most part does not make new music.
Electronic music shows are a bit different. Those guys are actually musicians. People may raise their noses in snobbery and try to argue, but they will find themselves on the wrong side of history...just because their instruments are turntables, keyboards, laptops, and sample/effects control boards doesn't mean these guys aren't musicians (and a suprising amount of them have a good understanding of music theory and are classically trained in more traditional instruments).

Avicii was a piece of shit. Maybe he isn't always like this (and obviously, he actually made the music at some point) but he got on stage, climbed up into his big fancy set piece, and then hit play. I honestly couldn't tell if it was a live DJ or not. Might as well have just phoned it in. Some people were clearly super excited by just the fact that some dude was sitting up there and pressing play on the songs they heard on the radio, but I felt like I paid a large opportunity cost to be there instead of doing absolutely anything else.

Other times though, they have truly been musicians. Their songs may be constructed of digitized samples and prerecorded strings of notes, but they are actively controlling and triggering them. Justice put on a tremendous show. It was still just 2 dudes on a fancy set piece, but they were up there doing a live show. The music didn't sound like the album recording--themes would come and go, songs that the audience was eating up would get extra time and embellishment like a live band adding a long solo and an extra chorus or two. Never had the opportunity to see daft punk, but I'm sure their shows are like this.

I may be a fucking old fart but I grew up during the time mixing and house parties involved a couple of Technics SL1200 MK2's, a Crown mixer, boxes and boxes of records and endless hours trying out different mixes, adjusting the pitch, knowing when to crossover and all that. yeezus I'm old!
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I bet you had them rocking out to that Tears for Fears...
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I bet you had them rocking out to that Tears for Fears...

Or Haircut 100 and A flock of Seagulls..icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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I bet you had them rocking out to that Tears for Fears...

Or Haircut 100 and A flock of Seagulls..icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Haircut 100 and A flock of Seagull in the same post as Tears for Fears, are you maaaaaaadddddd!!! Why don't you throw in Human League while you're at it?

"Anyone here like the human League"?
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Haircut 100 and A flock of Seagull in the same post as Tears for Fears, are you maaaaaaadddddd!!! Why don't you throw in Human League while you're at it?

"Anyone here like the human League"?

The 80's were kitsch and crap and Tears for Fears has also done such not so great songs like Shout..

Pale Shelter and Change are my favourites.

Put talk Talk Talk in the mix..
post #6278 of 12643
Somebody shoot me please

Oh god this is so stupid
Edited by indesertum - 5/25/13 at 9:18am
post #6279 of 12643
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I may be a fucking old fart but I grew up during the time mixing and house parties involved a couple of Technics SL1200 MK2's, a Crown mixer, boxes and boxes of records and endless hours trying out different mixes, adjusting the pitch, knowing when to crossover and all that. yeezus I'm old!

I'm fortunate to grow up in a time where the definition of a DJ's remix is speeding up a Top 40 song. happy.gif

Speaking of which, I don't have an official summer song yet. Nothing stands out this year.
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WHERE IS THE SUMMER SONG????
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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7 View Post

I'm fortunate to grow up in a time where the definition of a DJ's remix is speeding up a Top 40 song. happy.gif

Speaking of which, I don't have an official summer song yet. Nothing stands out this year.

One of my favorite summer songs was "No Rain" by Blind Melon. Champagne Supernova was another good one.
post #6282 of 12643
Champagne supernova is one of my go to karaoke songs. That or under the bridge, or get low.
post #6283 of 12643
I have never done karaoke but if I did I would pick Outlaw Torn by Metallica or the acoustic version of Realign by Godsmack.
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:facepq:
post #6285 of 12643
I've only done azn karaoke.

I think you would find that more accessible, Piob
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