Saturday, 14 March 2015

Friendship Report: The DJ

Dear Readers,

I'm quite happy to say that I was fortunate enough to find two Rush albums on half price at HMV earlier, and so instead of only buying one like I intended, I bought both of them. However, I'm not happy to say that I was in a night club last night that featured the worst DJ imaginable, she didn't know how to equalize, and she had no clue what she was supposed to be playing.

To explain a little more before I get onto the main theme of this post, me and Nathan (along with his dad and older brother), all went up to a Rock and Metal club during what was supposed to be a classic rock night. Now when we think of classic rock we think of the likes of AC/DC and Alice Cooper, the DJ on the other hand thought it best to play some strange genre of music that seemed to be halfway between grunge and metal.

The music was bad, we kept asking for tracks, but the DJ wouldn't play the song we wanted, instead she chose a different song by that artist. So we had one AC/DC track, which annoyingly was Thunderstruck, when I asked for Can't Stand Still. We also had a Black Sabbath song, which wasn't what I asked for, and a Motorhead song, which wasn't the one Nathan asked for.

We did get artists we liked, but when Nathan went to ask for ZZ Top he was turned down on account of it being too cheesy, this is too cheesy for a club that is supposed to be playing non-stop 80's cheese. I also asked for an early Rush song, from back before they were a prog band, but she told me they wouldn't play any of that "toss."

Somehow though, we still ended up enjoying ourselves. The music was horrendous, with the odd song we liked, or could be bothered to dance to, but we had one hell of a laugh, probably due to joking around about the DJ, mainly on account of her equalizing skills. it was literally all about that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble. Yes I did just use that reference, I also found out that that song makes me insanely mad and want to break things. The DJ had completely turned up the bass frequencies, added a small amount of mids, and removed all treble. It would have been alright if we were listening to Dubstep or Drum & Bass, but we were listening to "classic rock" and that requires a bit more than just an obscenely boosted bass.

So in the end, it doesn't really matter where you are, or what you're doing. As long as you're with you mates, chances are you're going to have a good time.

- George "Kitty" Booth

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