There's a degree of skill involved in DJ-ing, especially if you look at the technical stuff like scratching as you get with hip-hop DJs and the like but if you're just talking about beat-matching / mixing records then I really don't see what the big deal is. As someone who has had limited success at trying to play the guitar and has also tried a bit of 'DJ-ing' in the past I can tell you that there's no real comparison in the level of skill required. Basically, if you've got a little bit of rhythm, can count to 16 and can listen to two tunes at once then you can DJ with a little bit of practice. That said, I do think a good DJ is a good entertainer of a crowd in a club, but that's all he/she is. Some of the hero worship some of them received (and still do) is a little bit silly. Back in the 90s there was this guy called Jeremy Healy (who was basically a glorified version of some guy playing records at a wedding) who could command up £10,000 (YES! TEN THOUSAND!) per gig (maybe only playing an hour) and who was fully booked all the time. Crazy stuff. I was more of a techno man myself.The idea of a DJ as a creative entity is an amusing thing. I suppose it comes from the old rap DJs being the musical backbone of those groups. Some chimp playing records (sorry, spinning) in a club is not creative. Yet it's somehow become a path to low grade stardom.
Hey, I mix a mean Martini I'll have you know.there's a group of baristas and mixologists outside that would like a word with you...:DD
An exception being the 12" LP version of Monty Python's Matching Tie and Handkerchief. One of the sides (side two, if I recall) has a double groove; if you put the needle down at the usual spot, you get one groove but if you put it down a bit further from the edge, you get a second groove that spirals aongside the first groove. Seriously; there are two separate grooves on one side of a good ole vinyl LP.There is one single (very long) groove on each side of every record.
Yes, there's a tremendous difference. The vinyl sounds like shit and the CD doesn't. ;)Is there really that big a difference between listening to an album on vinyl compared to the same album on CD?
Yes, there's a tremendous difference. The vinyl sounds like shit and the CD doesn't. ;)
But that's a debate that will never end and never be settled.
But you're missing out on the opportunity to take his records out of the protective .5 mil polypropylene outer sleeves and grab the covers, getting your horrible fingerprints all over them and carelessly tossing them into piles, maybe bending a corner here or there...That is one of the many reasons I will never hang with the"Guy"...