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|A DJ is...a master storyteller, sewing together multiple voices into a rich and varied tapestry that envleopes the room and all that is contained within. They play what first and foremost moves them, with the instrinsic knowledge that this mutual love of being touched by soul is what manifests the bond between musician and audience. They are a musician not only in the sense of possessing a deep understanding of mood, pacing, structure, tension, swing and harmony, but for their capacity to improvise, to surprise themselves as much as anyone else who is equally compelled to dance.|
A JUKEBOX is...adorned with lots of pretty, flashing lights and if well maintained, looks quite shiny and polished on the outside. On the inside, it's programmed to predictably perform the same task, in the same manner, ad infinitum. Despite this, it can often be quite costly to rent or purchase one. It's usually outfitted with music that it's hoped will be liked by the majority of people in the room, often even stocked by the the jukebox manufacturer, filled with what the owners deem to be surefire, commercial hits. As a jukebox tends to not be endowed with much in the way of actual personality, it eventually outlives its usefulness, as fickle customers tire of its one-dimensionality.
And after all that the dj wanted to step out of the bedroom. He couldn't because he has never learnt how to entertain.
Stories are for elitists/purists. Entertaining by taking on a jukebox pose is mainstream. The latter can live of his musical career unlike the former. And I assume they both enjoy what they're doing, so being a jukebox is just better in any way. Doing what you love, make money with it and share the music you love to an audience bigger than your imagination.
I can't stand this elitist crap. It's about having fun. To each his own, but neither is better, just different.
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Stephen J. Kroos - Europa (Storyteller Remix)
Anthony Mea - Get It On (Storyteller Remix)
|If less is more think about how much more more would be.|
Last edited by Storyteller on Jun-25-2012 at 14:29