Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Wake up in the sun

I got my first call for a job interview today! And since it is not with one of the schools that I expected to call me after the job fair, I take this as a good sign of things to come. I have to call tomorrow and set up my interview for next week.


Here's a video I recently rediscovered--"Let Forever Be" by the Chemical Brothers. The video is directed by Michel Gondry, genius, and it is super-trippy. It makes me happy, so I am sharing it.

9 Comments:

At 11:33 PM, Blogger Josh posited...

mr. w, do you like lcd soundsystem? specifically the songs "beat connection" and "losing my edge"?

 
At 11:42 PM, Blogger CoachDub posited...

I do like LCD Soundsystem, and those songs. In fact, today I was just talking about LCDSS with some friends . I cannot stop listening to one of their new songs, "All My Friends"; it is glorious.

 
At 11:55 PM, Blogger Josh posited...

yeah the new album is pretty good.
i had a dance party and i played beat connection to get it goin but it's kinda slow y'know

what to you play to get the party going? and how do you feel about tempo matching: does it matter if the songs slow down or speed up? also what if most of my friends are self-conscious dorks, how do i get them to dance?

 
At 11:56 PM, Blogger Josh posited...

hey they're coming to chicago. unfortunately, not going as far as minneapolis.

 
At 1:39 PM, Blogger Tom posited...

and as long as we are talking electronica, mr w, what do you think of "the understanding" vs "Melody AM"?

 
At 4:38 PM, Blogger CoachDub posited...

Josh, that party-starter issue is a difficult question. It all depends on what type of party it is; I have not really DJed many parties lately, and when I worked at Zorbaz of course, the crowd was a bit different than a party that I would be going to myself. In other words, LCD would not go over well. Usually the party-starters were ABBA or Prince, and Prince is always a good choice.

As for tempo matching: as long as the songs fit together, the tempo does no have to match. I always think it is more important to match vibe than beat, but vibe is not very measurable. I always thought that my best trait as a DJ was my ability to feel out what the crowd wanted, but again, this was at a resort bar.

 
At 4:42 PM, Blogger CoachDub posited...

Tom, I love them both, but since they are so different, they are hard to compare. I love the more straightforward dance songs on Melody AM, such as "Poor Leno" and "Remind Me," but I also really like the quirkier songs like "Eple."
On the other hand, some of the poppiness of The Understanding is quite fun as well. My favorites are "Only This Moment" and "Someone Like Me," again for their pop qualities.

 
At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Your Mom posited...

You obviously inherited you "music genes" from your father! Se you tomorrow.

 
At 7:15 PM, Blogger Tom posited...

yeah, i feel pretty much the same way... except there is one song on the understanding which i didn't like at all... which surprised me... what was it... oh yeah, "49 percent"... other than that, i like it, but not quite as much as Melody AM. and i really like "only this moment". now im rambling.

 

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