As I navigated the winding country lanes on my way to the M5 from Minehead, where I'd been playing the Sunday night 1.00am-3.00am closing slot / graveyard shift at the inaugural ‘House Of Fun’ weekender, I was pleased to discover that there was a programme on the radio about the JFK assassination 48 years ago in 1963. Always a subject of fascination, this would help me whittle away half an hour of journey time as I weaved onwards towards the motorway.
For my 100th blog post thought I’d flag up another personal anniversary this month.
Everyone has heard of The Haçienda, but not many people know about Legend, which could well be described as Manchester’s other club of the 80’s – I was fortunate enough to be associated with both.
Recently found this piece I did in June 2007 for the now defunct magazine One Week To Live, where I listed a track per year from the summers of ’74 through to ’80. It’d be good to hear your own memories of summers gone by if you’d like to post a comment.
Wishing you fun in the sun in the months to come.
Being a DJ
I’m a DJ from Merseyside. I started out in 1975, but stopped for almost 20 years, between 1984 and the end of 2003, at which point I started again.
One night during the period I wasn’t deejaying, turning off my mind, relaxing, and floating downstream I had what might be termed a moment of clarity. Paradoxically, although I was no longer a DJ in the literal sense I suddenly became aware that I’d never actually stopped being a DJ, for even if I was in a room with just one person I couldn’t help but ask them ‘have you heard this?’, and not only ‘heard’, but ‘have you seen this / read this?’, for it goes beyond music. Already taken somewhat aback by this nugget of self-discovery, I realised, in true eureka style, that this all pre-dates my being a DJ and goes back as far as I can remember – I’ve always had an inherent need to share, it’s absolutely central to my nature. This was quite a revelation.
So it’s no wonder that I became a Disc Jockey, for once I fell in love with those circular pieces of magical plastic during my formative years, it wasn’t a matter of choosing this as a path, the path pretty much chose me.
I don’t intend this to be a DJ blog as such, but more a blog by someone who happens to be a DJ – a place where personal emphasis takes precedence over professional, although, as I’ve already explained, the two aspects are, of course, inescapably entwined.
If you want info about my DJ appearances, email email@example.com for regular updates.
- Living To Music 33⅓
- Random Access Moroder
- Love Saves The Day
- Disco Now Disco Then
- Just Plain Daft
- Richie Havens
- Vincent Montana, Jr.
- Just Like ’77
- Danny Krivit – Roller DJ
- Nina Kraviz – The Mistress Of Her Own Myth
- Living To Music – John Lennon ‘John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band’
- Masters Of The Airwaves
- Henry Miller Asleep & Awake
- Schooled In The Classics – Press Release
- My First 12″ 08. Jul, 2010
- How Clubbing Changed The World 14. Sep, 2012
- Nina Kraviz – The Mistress Of Her Own Myth 08. Apr, 2013
- Living To Music 27. Jun, 2010
- Living To Music – Pink Floyd ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ 31. Aug, 2010
- Celebration Of The Mediocre 21. Dec, 2010
- Living To Music – Marvin Gaye ‘What’s Going On’ 25. Jul, 2010
- My First Record 24. Nov, 2010
- Living To Music – Stevie Wonder ‘Innervisions’ 01. Feb, 2011
- Disco Now Disco Then 01. May, 2013
- Living To Music 33⅓ 24. May, 2013
- Random Access Moroder 20. May, 2013
- Love Saves The Day 09. May, 2013
- Disco Now Disco Then 01. May, 2013
- Just Plain Daft 27. Apr, 2013
- Richie Havens 23. Apr, 2013
- Vincent Montana, Jr. 15. Apr, 2013
- Just Like ’77 14. Apr, 2013
- Danny Krivit – Roller DJ 12. Apr, 2013
- Bubblebathgate 10. Apr, 2013
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