This weekend has flown by and unfortunately I have accomplished very little of what I had on my “to do” list. The floors haven’t been vacuumed, the furniture hasn’t been dusted and the cat litter hasn’t been changed.
I’ve been too busy playing in the music studio.
I’ve been asked to DJ at bear night in Buffalo in October. The last time I DJ’d was at bear night in Buffalo last September, so it’s been a little while. I’ve been messing around with the equipment here at home in the meantime, and while it’s quite enjoyable, I don’t get the “rush” I usually get when I see a crowded dance floor with lots of hot, sweaty people doing their best gyrations to the music I’m playing. Maybe I should play some videos or something here at the house but I don’t think that’ll be the same either.
Earl and I did go out to the local bar for a few drinks Friday night to survey the current gay club scene in Utica. Sigh. Times have changed and occasionally I feel like an obsolete model when we go out locally, as the folks here all like that hip-hoppy, shuffle like you’re depressed music that doesn’t have any energy behind it whatsoever. I don’t know why that’s the case since when we go out in other cities, the music is still quite acceptable. So Friday night I told the bartender, that would be first Earl, that I would gladly spin one or two nights over the next couple of months to see if there’s any interest. I’ll probably have to keep pestering them about it, just like I did way back in 1992 when I first started spinning there.
Meanwhile, I’m currently recording my favorite 12-inch singles into my PowerBook, after running them through a program called “ClickRepair” which does a really good job of getting rid of the clicks and pops time has put on my precious vinyl. I’ve done three records so far: “You Keep Me Hanging On” by Reba McEntire, “That’s What Love Can Do” by Boy Krazy and “Happy” by Legacy of Sound featuring Meja. I shudder to think that these three tracks are at least a decade old. I’ve got about 40 or 50 more to go to be ready for bear night. While the vinyl is recording, I’m messing on the other computer getting the feel for the software I use to spin.
Thank the Universe I haven’t lost my touch.
Perhaps I’ll have to put together a mix MP3 to share.