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    Picture Story + Laptop + Mp3 + Turntable + Mixer + San Diego's Whistlestop Bar + Genius of Soul ÷ DJ = Digital BOOM

    1. Keoni Cabral 52 months ago | reply

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      [ * Picture taken at 'Genius of Soul' CD release party @San Diego's Whistlestop Bar ]

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      I used to Dj. on a laptop. spining mp3z. @weddings, @company events, @church functions, @house partaze, nights and days, @etc. @years ago. I was amongst the first small (rare) wave of djs that chucked records & cds to jam strictly from hard drives & glowing screens. Customers & clients hearted it > sooo many of them raved / commented / "liked" / + / thumb'd UP it; they thought it so unique at the time. And it came from all types cast: keikis / ninos / children, ministers, the bride, the groom, pronouncing that they liked the Digital BOOM. At the time an anomaly of sorts. & an ice breaking way to gather around the dj & ask endless questions.

      Had its pros and cons. Occasional tech hiccups and initial dj peer disrespect being the conz. The paycheck at the end of the night being the Dons of beating all cons. Repeat business & Mucho Dinero beats the naysers each and every time: fellow djs & hardcore enthusiasts laughing, scoffing, saying, yelling, whispering online & in real life & in real person that digital djing from a 'puter wasn't 'real' djing. Spinning off of spinning platters wasn't true, wasn't analog and thus wasn't really warm, wasn't human, wasn't being. Wait and watch, I & others & history told them.

      History being:

      > > > > b4 there were mp3 djs there wuz cd djz / b4 there was cd there was vinyl / b4 vinyl, 8 track n reel2reel / b4 reel to reel, grammaphone / b4 grammaphone, zilophone unplugged / b4 zilophone, conch shell & coconut conkin' drummin' / b4 coconuts -- yo momma's great grandparents' parents' GEICO ancestors x10,000,000 = Adam & Eve makin all natural music knockin the apple boots < < < <

      Don't knock it til you try it - - Djing via mp3, you, me and Lappy - - It'll be Common some day I told them & the small group of We & History all told them.

      And look at them now: Now they most all do it. Now it's so everyday, nobody Blinks182 anymore at a dj using a 'puter to spin at a wedding, a company partay, a house partay, mixmasters, remixers, beatmatchers, sampling disasters, time coded vinyl, scratherz-r-us / turntabalists, mashers, ClearChannel cannabalists, cannabisists, radio stations, internet stations, baby showers, MTV Cribs, cubs, clubs, dancehalls, Veteran's Halls, block partaze, Quinceañeras, luaus, Bat Mitzvahs, Bar Mitzvahs, Dive Bars.

      Just one example of Godzillions of how the peoplez from even old skool caveman daze only too commonly poo-poo'd the new, the different, the uncommon, before giving it a chance; before trying it themselves before speaking, before accepting that there are many variations of the same thing, that that only too often one version isn't any better than all the other striations; that the original version isn't always the only and best version (tho on some case by case cases, that can be the case; but not the only case). That Everything is fair game for interpretation and reinterpretation. To infinity. That cover songs can at times be creative too, that they don't necessarily have to be better or on par to be valid; that most cover songs aren't sinful (with some exceptions). Heck, even Beethoven borrowed from others.

      That taking something and adding to it or changing it or 'perspecting' it different ... can be art. too. 2. II. me and u. That copyright driven excessive strangulates the creative, killing endless 'what could have be'z.' That purposeful genetic copyrights driven excessive homogenously strangulates what could have beenz.

      That the new and different doesn't have to be feared, have NO FEAR, doesn't have to kill off the 1st there, the original, the commonly known, the commonly seen; that the new, the different, differently done, different young, differently born, different fabric differently torn, the variety, the variation, varied intonations, the commonly colored, the same colored, the differently colored, the rarely colored, the inspired from, the differed from, the suffered from, the similar to, can . . . check this >>> Mic Check, mic check, check, check 1 ... 2 ... BOOM!: Co-exist, prop up & make better the already there. Stronger.

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      * Genius whistling

      - www.GeniusofSoul.com

      - www.whistlestopbar.com

      - whistelstop digital dj

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      So that's what I did with my Saturday night. What did you do with yours?

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      Other short of shortiest or kinda short picture 'stories' from Keo 101 Sets:

      - Picture Stories: 6 Words
      - Picture Story + [TRUE]
      - Picture Story - [FALSE]
      - Picture Poetry
      - Picture Statement

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    2. olydemon 52 months ago | reply

      Great images KEO.

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