At 3/20/13 08:40 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
I totally feel like a DJ... hitting buttons and twisting knobs... maybe I should change my name to DJ-BFP
Expert knob twiddling. There's something about that live tech culture that turns me off. Somewhere in between the rich kids that don't know what they're doing and the professionals that are INCREDIBLY fucking arrogant... hmmm rant coming on...
I've always been a fan of dieselboy. I get mad sometimes though when I read his facebook posts about how he's a "real DJ" because he does it "live, without computers."
That's fucking amazing chopin. You can mix two sound files in a specific format. When I mix live I HAVE to use my computer because I've always been too broke to afford my own tech set up. It was hard enough tricking my parents to buy me a drum kit back in high school... how do I explain to them what a midi controller even is and how it makes music with reason? How do I explain to them that it's worth the investment? I've always considered trying to find a way to perform a DJ set "live" with my keyboard in a la rock n roll performance/set. I'm thinking Flashbulb/squarepusher kind of deal... I'm derailing myself...
I can't stand arrogance in music. We're all just hairless animals with toys trying to have a little fun. Stop trying to make yourself look like a genius ya fuck twat and just enjoy the music without trying to make other people feel insufficient.
I wish I had some more time to elaborate on this so as not to sound like a total tool myself but... you have no idea how hard it is for me to even get on a computer and check my email. Also, first person to call me a hypocrite is a flipper face.