Monday, October 08, 2007

The Mighty Deejay


I've always felt this about people who consider such things as mix tapes to be some kind of Art Form.

Get a fuckin' instrument, dope.

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13 comments:

bobby lightfoot said...

Precisely.

Now imagine him taking money out of your pocket.

blue girl said...

I make the best mix tapes.

No one even comes close.

Neddie said...

I'm sure you do. Just don't try to convince me they're Art, BG...

HomefrontRadio said...

Pretty much the same conclusion I can to about mashups.

Blowing Shit Up With Gas said...

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I'm shocked some mix tape "artist" hasn't yet flamed you for stating this truism. If you really want to receive some serious hate mail, try publicly questioning whether photography is an art form. Always works for me.

Neddie said...

Well, before they do, let me Refine my remarks. I'll concede that collage is a valid art form, and musical collage as valid as any.

Better stated: Just don't try to convince me you're a musician.

blue girl said...

Better stated: Just don't try to convince me you're a musician.

Yes, that is better.

I don't think it's art either, but it makes you feel oh so good when you make a good one! Segues are extremely important! Hee-hee.

Wish I could find the High Fidelity mix tape scene. Youtube didn't have it. Dang.

Here's a good deleted scene though.

Wren said...

Thank you. I have ALWAYS wondered why these silly people are regarded as "talented." Unless, of course, they do a stand-up act or something between playing songs too loud. Sheesh.

Larry Jones said...

They have fans, Neddie. And they're booked on national tours. That guy's arms kind of piss me off, though.

Anonymous said...

I have ALWAYS wondered why these silly people are regarded as "talented."

Something to do with the sort of people who go to overpriced clubs trying to convince themselves that the guy who's playing records is just as big of a star as a real live band, I think.

Kevin Wolf said...

Is there some guide book DJs all read that tells them they have to have shaved heads?

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Anonymous said...

DJing can be very complicated. If you're in a club in DC it's usually very boring to hear some hip-pop song blaring while the "DJ" interjects with hoots and hollars.

If you go to a club in Baltimore you actually stand a change to see it done correctly. There are records of just beats, lyrics, sound effects, and any combination. The "art" lies in combining them to make an entirely new and non-stop song. Let's say you want to hear Biggie rap over some Doc Watson. If you pick the right tracks, speed and keys it's completely possible. It requires advanced music theory relating to time changes. Granted there's very little to none of the circle of fifths, twelve-tone theory, modal modulation or hemiolas as a forethought but it's in there. Now imagine spinning upwards of five different records as one song. Let's say...Doc Watson with Biggie,a Van Halen guitar solo, Rod Morgenstein doing the drums and all the while Jerry Goodman weeping on his violin. Imagine the immense ammount of songs out there, all of them can be made into one immense opus. Very much like a collage.

Mixtapes are nice but I wouldn't hand them out with my own name on them, or at all for that matter.