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Friday, October 25, 2013

Things that might just be true.

I'm personally not against any people coming to America to find and live out there dream. I am however worried that too many people are being exploited in working for make shift companies. That exploit desperate people willing to work for less than a living wage.  Corporations keep making these secondary contract companies that simply keep them from having to hire people on the up and up. In the same way banks invented payday loans companies.                      
  People are always saying these people do the work that "Americans" do not want to do. That is a lie because lots of people get up and go to work day in and day out. To work  jobs they hate and with people they like even less. Most go because of the paycheck and the benefits.Simply because they have a family to support. Since the economic downturn corporations have pushed the "work longer for less money" ethic on everyone.                                                                                                                                                   These companies have figured out how to extract every nickel possible from the people who do the work that in return make the profit. It is only a matter of time before they figure out how to devalue your profession and industry. With cheaper less qualified people who will do what ever some one tells them to do right or wrong.  
America has always been the land of opportunity. Today it seems to only be the land of the opportunistic. Our Government only serves corporations. Which are only designed to make money. Our elected puppets now only serve the money backing their own election . Which are the soulless people who run the corporations. Some how man kind has been left out and only serves as the labor for the wealthy elite that stand on the shoulders. Something is about to happen in this world and corporate america will pull the trigger. There is only so much you can cut back on until the entire system collapses. People will figure out we don't  need bankers, politicians and especially corporations in our everyday  lives. They only serve to fill their own pockets and their own self interest.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Depeche Mode 'Delta Machine' Review

The new D.M. album is really lacking any stand out gems and quite possibly the weakest  album to date. Nothing is really standing out from the new album ,IMO. Hope one of the singles has some remixes to give this album some much needed wings.                           Some might call 'Delta Machine' a bigger,darker more experimental sound collage than previous works.  However I feel that the album could easily be  a collection of B-side type material. Depeche Mode have a timeless and over all impressive collection of singles, and albums. This album is a far cry with any of there own previous material or classics.  I feel this album was rushed and is not up to there high standards of music and song writing. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

DJ Marketing 101

 1.Add your FB event:       then HYpe HypE HYPE HYPE HYPE HYPE.........                                                                                                                Hype ,hype + more hype  + Add your Flyer art and a picture of some one who is really has on way to many accessories ,like a vest and a snap back.                                                                                                    

2.Say special evening of music   add more hype_______________+ more useless info .                                                                        

3.Try to convince your audience that if you miss this some how your life will never be the same.                                                                                                          

4.Should it matter that one if not both of these guys would need a Ryder truck to move  their entire record collections. Then add more useless information like this guy talked on the same Mic as some one who is marginal successful and some how that makes them more credible. The other guy will play nothing but his old ,tired vinyl collection to show you how down he is and that he has every played out classic.                                                                                                              

5.One guy has a music production project that he is working on and some how this makes him more "Artsy" . (Just makes it sound Cool)                                                                                                                

6.Add photo of grown man with a little kids hair cut and sporting Ray bans (Optional Suit & Tie, oh and maybe a vest)                                                                                                                                                          

7.Go on and on how great the music will be, but nothing too specific or original.                                                                                                              

8.Add one more picture of a guy in a turtle neck drinking a Scotch giving you the cheesy wink & Point.                                                                                                                

9. Add twenty five DJS in only 4 hours of time or just pick random people from the audience. Every one is a DJ today either will work.                                                                                                                                                                        

10. Work on your own image.                                                                                            Wearing a costume, a mask, lights or both will make you stick out from the endless lineup of DJs.  Think Bear Suit + Christmas Lights.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Or just watch episodes of Breaking Bad and imitate what Jesse Pinkman is wearing.   Also practice saying "Whats Up Bitches" a-lot.                                                            

 11. Be Nice. Act like your cool with every one. To the groups 'Cliques' of Boring Djs who high five each other cause they all played the same tracks.   To the guy who's been a dj for the last 50 years but some how has never made it.  To the drug dealers who think everyone is there friend. To groupie chicks who all look good at closing time but cant seem to cure up that acne or what ever it is on there face.                      

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Big Tex murdered by his sponsors

Well lets be honest Big Tex wears Dickey's Clothes.                                                             When most of us think of "Dickey's" most do not think Western garb any more. We think hoodies, oversized khaki pants and typical hoodlum looking Hip Hop culture esque wear.                                                                                                                                            Perhaps when he is re-imagined we will see Hiphop/Swag Tex . With pants firmly across his knees and his ass hanging out for all to see in horror.  Headphones and hoodies with a baseball style hat that never seems to fit on his head as intended in it's design.  Perhaps a "Big" oversized faux bling watch. Sporting some brand new just out of the box white sneakers.                                                                                                 With even newer additional sponsored accessories like a temp phone placed in his hand. Along with other sorts of adverts for  tobacco, liquor stores, check cashing ,bail bonds, etc etc etc.  Oh yeah and Budweiser's in there somewhere too.                                                                                                            Perhaps a hand full of dollar bills so people Identify with him more.                                  Perhaps a Giant Ipod/ phone to go with Big Tex and  a giant video display to match.So people can be informed on whats hot in music,life systle,culture.      With even more product placements and sponsors putting products into perspective. Giving us some eye candy that the everyday kind of person who identifies with "Dickey's Clothing" can relate with. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I do realize times have changed. However times are changing again.                        

I always feel that the most successful night clubs are always going to be the ones that promote there own artist , musicians and over all entertainment for there own venues. These venues keep a higher level of entertainment by keeping quality talent in there own venues.   The music tends to be very forward thinking and people generally do not care about your socioeconomic status. The clubs create word of mouth and have a constant flow of new customers.

 Venues that are for rent and do not promote there own entertainment will always be struggling.                                                                                                              Most require that the entertainment/promotion group has to  promote there own nights in there venue 100%.The problem is that most of this as a business model does not work with a few hit and mostly misses.  It is good for entry level people in the scene to get a leg up and into the club scene. It works on some levels for smaller venues that only depend on high volume weekend traffic to keep them afloat.
However the problem is that  advertisement is a business expense. Small venues often miss the point that spending on there own venue's advertisements cost them money. As anyone in business will tell you. Advertisement's Pays!  It also can be deducted as a business expense on taxes. Clubs that do not contribute to there own venues promotions will always be a the bottom end of revenue for night clubs. If you figure that the when things are bad in business they are really bad. The good nights might stabilize you're bottom line but will not keep you in business in the long term. The overall constant is the lack of night life experience for your club will often create a constant stream of bad experiences not enough new business and cascade you into closing.

 We have some clubs offering life style "exclusivity" by bottle servicing  and premium pricing. That will always keep most  people away and honestly only attracts the people who in general want to show off there disposable income. However, the only people who seem to really care about this is other superficial people who are just as shallow and self fulfilling, gold diggers, the club owner and your classic 30-K millionaires. For the most part these clubs cater to work obsessed or the idle rich who are generally clueless to the world around them. The music for these clubs tends to be very generic for those who don't have time to keep up on music. They tend to spend more on life style orientated advertisement for people who long to belong who feel that socializing with the right people is the most important thing in life. What the result is generic people and venue.  These venues make lots of money for shot amounts of time.They generally go out of business because in  this business model is self destructive when , your customer base jump ship for newer, hotter, more happening venues that all ride the trendy bandwagon, and do not produce more substance. These tend to be the biggest money laundering vehicles for anyone looking to wash dirty money.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Grind2Shine Podcast May Part 2
John Daily "Sun Burst" Los Updates & Ricardo Villalobos "I Miss U" (Endless Summer Remix) Sebastian Davidson "Johnny" (BarBQ Remix) Akabu "Not Afraid of the Future" (DJ Fudge Remix) Slam "Eterna" (John Digweed & Nick Muir Remix) Gurhan "Between Us" (Terry Lee Brown Jr Remix) Tennis "Make It Good" (Ryan Elliot Remix) Dj Sneak "Wickedy Soundz" (Johnny Fiasco Remix) *Ross MT Park "Krill" Prototype Platinum Records*** Vital & Hubb "Switch Back" (Deez Afro Dub) Martin Zeyss "Keep On" (Shur I Kan Remix ) Kruse & Nuernberg "Daze With Out You" (zeitgeit Remix) Joe Stawarz " M-17"{Ambivilent Bi-ways Remix) Ian O'Donovan "Reign Orion " (Ioan Gamboa Remix) Dosem "How DO You Do It" Ang Strom " Gorilla" Tube & Berger "Soul Good" S-Groove "Feel Your Soul" (Randall Jones Remix) Timo Garcia " Shamen" (Sisko Electrofanatik Remix) Mark E Oranges (Space Dub) Vince Watson "Voodoo Disco (Latin Mix) Manuel Tur "The Next Life" (From the Swans Reflecting Elephants on Freerange Uk.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

New Genre Alert

OK new Genre Alert. For all the Electro-Pop, Rap-Mashup's  commercial Dub-Step & Cheesey Commercial trance Djs calling there shit House music.

Here it is....

 'Jersey Shore Spray Tan Trailer House Music'.   Here is why.

 It is really passed it expiration date .
Won't be around in the future.
Has filtered down into Trailer parks across the USA. (Why do you think all the people who used to be into Rap metal, heavy metal , Coke Rapper Ghetto rap and other wise "Junt" "Junt" forms of music all want to be Djs now.
Also explains why EDM now is just about people standing around watching  the stage waiting for somthing to happen instead of dancing.
It's about as fake & fleeting as a fake spray on tan.
Filled with a bunch of douche bags & Wanna B. rapper types that are so convinced that some how the music they play is some how different than what Pauly D plays.
It used to be respectable  when it was true house music, but now its White trash ghetto nation of wannaB djs.
Just like MTV its really not about the music any more. Filled with a bunch of pousers and decoys.