Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Random Thoughts..on DJs....

My entrance into Second Life was fashion based.

Things shifted a little while into SL and music quickly took the focus. I've been in the company of the BEST and of the REST.

So, for future DJs, let me give you some tips from a professional groupie:

1. Be chatty. Be it on the mic or in chat - if you don't say SOMETHING to your audience, you'll lose them.

2. Take requests. :) Playing what you love is great, but playing what the audience loves too helps.

3. If you have a girlfriend or a GIRL..or a wife..whatever..her requests should always come first. :) She shows up at your gigs..she goes through drama..all while supporting you. The least you can do is play her songs first. ;-)

4. Remember your hostess. She works just as hard as you do. :) She sees and hear what you don't while you're working. Remind folks to tip her, tell her what a great job she's doing - whatever.

5. Mix. It. Up. If your playlist is the same 3 times a week, people WILL get bored and stop coming. Don't wonder why - I just told you.

Not a lot of tips. :) Just stuff I've learned.

I'll always say that being around Crighton and Borday has spoiled me as a groupie. Two years later and Crighton hasn't forgotten my favorite song requests. Two years later and Borday's laughter on the mic still makes me laugh too. It's the little DJ things that stick with you. The way they take time during their shows to greet people in the audience, to say hello, to tell jokes, to share their passion with their fans - that's what makes them great DJs. :) The best, I like to say.

Borday always taught me that..ANY DJ can play a top 40 list. A great DJ can play popular, old school, requests, unknown and still have a great show.

That's all I've got today.

No deep thoughts.

:) Just a little insight from club visiting....


1 comment:

Beverly said...