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when does a ''wanna be'' DJ become a DJ?

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Just now, FRANKIE CROCKER said:

And where do upset Wannabe DJ's go for counselling if there's no cloakroom at the venue?

Outside for a fag and a natter with all the other disgruntled punters ... :lol:

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2 hours ago, WoodButcher said:

Nice bit of self-promotion there ... expect to see a 'do' in your conservatory listed very soon ... :thumbsup:

Humph I'm cantankerous today  ... :wicked:

ha ha, my conservatories a closed shop, . but i'l do you a playlist next time im in LOL:lol:

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20 hours ago, LEN said:

I've always liked the 'Northern Soul Mumble', never understood a word, but always liked it! :wink:

Len :thumbsup:

   im with you len  got to acknowledge the last dj  big up the venue  & welcome you audience into your little world for an hour  little tweets of info for the collectors & anoraks .  be polite  

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37 minutes ago, Slim Jim said:

The current revival and commercialisation of the scene has been terrible , for a scene that was founded on the principles of style and individuality and great rare soul music its all got extremely bland .

From the same tired tunes to the uniform of clothes that went out of fashion in 1975 the northern scene has gone very mainstream and is little more than a retro scene 

As people have already well stated in the past you needed a decent collection to become a DJ now it seems all you need is the Northern Soul top 50 and hey presto you are a DJ

I'm all for more people DJ'ing especially young people but I just wish people would use a bit of imagination and try to be a bit different in what they play .

For me a good DJ is someone who plays something I haven't heard and need to find out what it is as opposed to records I expect to hear at most soul nights .

I look forward to the passing of this current fad and a return to the good old days when people where there for the love of quality rare soul music 

 

Thank you to all those who have contributed to this thread with their opinions, and all carry merit in their own right :yes:

to be honest, the term "wanna be" I took from reading the pages of this forum, i'd not really heard it mentioned before, to me if you had it in you to stand in front of a crowd, laid bare as it were, you were DJ.

whether you were any good, was a different story. :g:

whether it was for a fee, or a couple of free beers didn't matter, most still had a day job to keep the wolf from the doors, and to go back to Monday morning.

but for me the comment by slim jim above summed it up.

It's the reason i listen to music, the reason i buy records, and the reason i still do it after forty odd years.

"For me a good DJ is someone who plays something I haven't heard and need to find out what it is as opposed to records I expect to hear at most soul nights ."

many thanks again guy's

alan

 

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