Archive for April 2013

A Huge Visit From Danish Blog Readers

April 30, 2013

Because I live in the United States, most would assume I would get more blog views from my home country.  I know I would.  Yet, I was proved wrong.  Yesterday, Denmark gave me more views than the US.   Not much.  Yet, still surprising.

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As I check the referrer chart, I guess most of the Denmark traffic came from Facebook.  Despite the many Facebook friends I have, I get very little views from that site.   Out of my 1600 Facebook friends, I get maybe 6 to 20 views from Facebook.  Yet, look at how many Facebook views I received yesterday.

wordpress referrer chart

 

What were they reading, you ask?   I guess it was the DJ list blog.
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Back in February, Buzzfeed had already linked me to the list.

Written by DJ Wixxy, the list describes all the annoying things folks tell DJs.

I never been to Denmark.  Furthest I ever traveled in the Atlantic Ocean is Freeport, Bahamas.

Who knows, I just might visit Denmark one day.

Tusind tak, Denmark!

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Gigs Cancelled at the Last Minute

April 28, 2013

First let me say this: No one put me up to this.  In order to illustrate what bands and other talent goes through, I took it upon myself to write this blog.

Last Friday, I noticed these two postings on Facebook, postings dealing with a friend’s band cancelled at the last minute.  The postings was by Shad Pearson of  The Actomatics.

band cancelled update

This was the message Shad referred to.

band cancelled

I’m not going to bad mouth Back Booth, a bar located in Downtown Orlando.  Yet, I know exactly how this must have pissed The Actomatics off.  As a DJ, I experienced this numerous times.  You arrange your whole week around the scheduled night.  The next thing you know, your night has been cancelled…at the last fuckin’ minute!

One time, I had the opportunity to watch an all-female football game.  Yet, I had a previous agreement to DJ at a bar that same night, an agreement I honored.  What happened?  One morning on the scheduled date, the bar called me and cancelled me.  The excuse was a scheduling mix-up.  After that, would you believe the same bar  pulled that excuse again?  This time it happened an hour before I was supposed to show up.  It just didn’t stop there either.  The same place did it at least two more times.

Like I mentioned before, I definitely know how The Actomatics must have felt.  For those unfamiliar with the lives of bands and other acts, let this be an eye-opener.  Not all bars behave this way.  Yet, last minute cancellations happens a lot.

Has this happened to any of you?  Feel free to talk about it in the comments section.

The Orlando Bikini Girls

April 25, 2013

Back in 2007, I filmed something called The Orlando Bikini Girls.

bikini contest

During Labor Day Weekend, an event happened in Downtown Orlando.  I forgot what it was called.  Yet, it took place every Sunday during the summer at a pool.  The bikini contest happened during the Labor Day Weekend.

After my filming, I edited the footage and included “Love to Love You, Baby” by Donna Summer.  Enjoy!

The Booty Percussionist Returns

April 23, 2013

In a previous blog,I wrote about Jorge Perez Gonzalez, a dude who plays bongo on booties.

Well, he’s back with another video.

booty bongo

 

This one has a surprise ending. Plus observe how he uses the woman on the left.  Enjoy.

Penguin Gangsta Rap

April 21, 2013

Last Tuesday, I performed another DJ gig at The Peacock Room, an Orlando bar.  During my gig, a guy named The Shinobi MC was scheduled to perform.  Truth be known, I was expecting another MC with the name Shinobi.  Yet, this Shinobi’s performance did not disappoint.

white nerdcore rapper

 

The highlight of the evening was his performance with MC Shammers, an MC whose performance I witnessed before at a nerdcore event.

white nerdcore rapper

As the instrumental of Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ten Crack Commandments” played, the two rhymed about being gangsta penguins.

DJing An Arm-Wrestling Competition

April 16, 2013

Last Sunday night, I DJed at Orlando’s The Peacock Room, a last minute thing.

Photo by Victoria Rosario

Photo by Victoria Rosario

An arm-wrestling competition was going to take place.  I was asked to play 80’s rock music.  Yep, I had the genre, including the likes of Winger and Whitesnake.

virtual dj playing winger and white snake

The host was my buddy Mandaddy.

bald guy on a microphone

The arm-wrestling table.

arme wresting table

The table was moved to another area.  There was both guy arm-wrestling and female arm-wrestling.

female arm wrestling

A leg on the table broke.  So, it was replaced with another one.

Arm wrestling

Oh yea, yours truly was talked into competing.  I won my first round (I believe dude let me win).  Then, got slammed during my second.

I had so much damned fun.  I hope the event happens again. The organizer said it will.   I’ll be there.

A Nasty, Mean-Spirited, LL Cool J Meme

April 13, 2013

I guess many folks are upset about “Accidental Racist” by LL Cool J and Brad Paisely. I’ll let Adam Tod Brown at Cracked.Com tell everybody how silly the song is.

Right now, let’s talk about this nasty meme I found on Facebook.  This is just wrong.  Even I wouldn’t stoop this low.  Bullshit, I definitely would stoop this low.  Robert “DJ Iceman” Anderson, a Facebook friend, reposted this on Facebook.

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