Saturday, February 14, 2009

Day 45: Life's an experience

That's all that it is.

Today has largely been a waste to be honest. As has been the case for nearly every Saturday this year so far. Damned booze.

Tho remember this is me we are talking about... so when I say complete waste, what I actually mean is "most productive day ever". Well ok not really... but I did write a song.

Alan over-reacted at not getting a refund.

Wait, huh, wtf...

Yeah you heard me baby. Before you get excited... this was just me fucking around on Ableton with an Amen break (possibly the most famous drumbeat of all time) and some Rave stabs I downloaded from the computernet.

I listened to the rendering and its horribly in need of remastering, but I couldn't be fucked to export it all again.

Anyway, just for fun here you go:

Bang the DJ - Break Bomb




Friday, February 13, 2009

Day 44:Split the difference.

What a crock of shit. I must be coming along creatively, because I am having diva like hissy fits.

I have spent a fair amount of time this week prepping the (hotly anticipated) Phase 2/Feb mix. Tho there came a point last night, as I was going through it all again that I kinda just paused for a moment, and thought... this is shit.

I had got so lost in trying to get it done that I wasn't making sure that it kicked enough ass. I wasn't putting enough bang in to it.

Witty yet meaningful idiom goes here.

The upshot is that I am canning the lot and starting from scratch. This is how it has to be I'm afraid. Only the best for my little Bangettes (that's you).

Beyond that it's been a slow day at Bang the DJ towers.

Hope to have much more enthused merriment and music related prose over the next week. Promise.




Thursday, February 12, 2009

Day 43: Say it like you mean it.

G'ah, I am still chipping away at this mix. Being the next big thing carries with it a certain level of responsibility I guess. You can't just knock up any old shit and expect it to fly.

I just hope you lot are grateful for the hours I put in. Some serious man hours going in to this project. Would seem an awful tragedy for that to all be in vein.

Not to mention the 365 hilarious, witty and charming posts that you will get to read along the way.

Check the wall someone painted on this guy.

New artist of the moment for me is Miles Dyson. Sometimes my head is so firmly stuck in the blogs and RSS feeds that steal my life, actually finding new artists from beyond those limits seems a novelty.

What I like from this guy is that each track seems distinct, yet with a definite thumbprint on it. Worth a peek.

Tomorrow = Weekend. Thank cunty fuck for that.




Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Day 42: The answer

Weird. Today I seemed to be like some sort of DJ MAGNET.

Not going to go in to too much detail just yet (not to jinx it and all that) but at least two potential public spots appeared on the cards, one of them potentially being pretty darned fucking cool to be honest.

No funny slogan required to up the awesomeness of this picture.

Not just that, but I quite pleased myself with a cheeky little audio edit I've done, again not saying anything... let's see who can spot it in the February Phase 2 mix.




Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Day 41: The goose drank wine.

You may have noticed that the bangs are coming a bit earlier this week. This could appear like some spurt of drive and efficiency on my part, where as in reality I have just realised its better to use my lunch break (when I am at work anyway) than the evening (ie my free time).

Not sure how long this will continue for though, as sad to say, I do tend to be able to think of more shit to write in the evenings.

So high she shat in your mash...

Now that I can finally think past the fog (see yesterdays post), there is a very strong urge to get some BTDJ related stuff done this week. It's true that one benefit of writing this now, is that I can actually dedicate some time in the evening to DJing or production.

The priority this week is to get the Phase 2 mix out, so I will finish the track list tonight I think, then have a stab at recording it tomorrow.

After that I will get it down on to CD, and start firing them out.

If I can keep the momentum up then I should even try and get some production done this weekend. Had a few ideas floating round and want to get them done.

To be honest the motivation to get this going is at an all time high... I have just totally realised I just wanna do what I wanna do, no what someone else wants me to do, even if that's something not uninteresting.




Monday, February 9, 2009

Day 40: Mentally graped

I really have noticed how much a night on the sauce can take it out of me.
Not just physically, but creatively too. It's mid afternoon Monday, at least 36 hours after the event, including two sleeps and a siesta, and still my capacity to think seems madly impaired.

This will slowly fade over the week... until a creative high on Friday, the irony of which is this same high is what also can be described as 'that Friday feeling', the one that makes you feel like you deserve a tipple.

A nice hot cup of 'Shut the fuck up'.

What's happening to me... this isn't the party harder characteristics I so
fondly remember. Hmmm I must be out of "party shape". Well that can only
mean one thing. Time I got back into party shape. Practice practice practice, it's the only way.

Think positive.
Think positive.
Think positive.




Sunday, February 8, 2009

Day 39: Stuck on repeat.

Cycles, loops, rotations, repetition. Life's full of em. Sleep, work, eat, die. You know, that sort of thing.

Generally repetition = bad. As Little Boots so succinctly puts it, 'Stuck on repeat'.

Yes kids, it's hangover Sunday. Another weekend evaporated in front of my very eyes. OK that makes for quite gloomy reading I guess. Not what the blog is about, in fact repetition is exactly the opposite of what it's about. It's about going out and getting what you want, carving out a life through intention. Not just letting the waves of mediocrity guide you gently down the predictable river of life. Some whopping metaphor right there huh.

One thing I wouldn't mind making some repetition with

So onward and upward. This weekend is going to be a busy one, and these tend to be the most productive. Weird how I seem to get more done when the fires are already well stoked from work. Not only do I have to cram in a 40 hour working week (it's more than that really). I've got an article to prepare too for DT (more on that later) plus do the final preparations for the Phase 2 mix.

So if I can just get Monday out the way, things should be fine. Hooray for Mondays, realities weekly slap in the face.