Taro said:1) dj's being promoters is a bad thing overall - expected considering that shrinking nature of the scene,
the two points go together - with the loss of patronage (that a promoter effectively provides for a dj) the art ultimately suffers..and thereby the scene because people become less interested as the quality goes down
no one in history would accept a currator's painting in lieu of a rembrandt
AmenAshG said:as long as you love what you do and are passionate about it, who cares?
i'm just getting into making music now and i can't see NOT being interested in music by such and such an age. that just seems like an artificial barrier erected by whatever society has to say about what constitutes a 'sensible' thing to do.
fuck it, you live once.
Well put, Mike...don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed playing music for people night and night out on the cruise ship. But in no way does it compare playing at an intimate party with some of your closest friends, not even close.AshG said:i'd rather spin to 10 good friends having the time of their life than 1000 strangers in some club in east timor.
True that. Poli-tricks.Spinsah said:You have to be going out a lot and networking with the right people in addition to keeping up with your sounds. If you have lost the stomach for promotion than you're stuck playing for yourself. And after playing busy dancefloors consistently, going back into the bedroom is tough.
I'd way rather have the experience of playing to 1000 strangers in East TimorAshG said:depends on what motivates u tho doesn't it?
i'd rather spin to 10 good friends having the time of their life than 1000 strangers in some club in east timor.
yeah I'm really out of hte loop (by several years at least now - but that's okay) - although I am playing one of those all ages raves NYE -ev said:obviously you're out of the loop
we don't have big mega raves anymore, but there is more going on in Toronto then ever before. I know of AT LEAST 30-40 events happening on any given week. and that's not counting all ages or most of the drum and bass nights... and it's not uncommon to have 5-10 big DJs roll through town on a week. long weekends being the higher end of the scale.
exactly.vinder said:some of the hypocrisy in this thread is amazing. like telling people to grow up when you were still partying well into your thirties. or how you're so over partying and anyone who still does it is a loser.
it's fine to admit that a chapter in your life has passed, but don't rip on people who still go out, enjoy it, and happen to use it as a vehicle to financial success just because you're a washed up raver who's ashamed of what their weekends were like when they were in their teens and 20s.
I actually assumed that all the "1200's for sale" threads were more about the technology changing than people packing it in.diablo said:.... and the "1200s for sale" Tribe thread are also known archetypes suggests that no one works at something forever unless they get something out of it, no matter how passionate about it they once were.