i swear i saw the full LP for "make it big!" in your bag, Joe!
did you cut "careless whisper"????
dude that is just straight gully.
Ok -- i did play the vinyl for this. Come on now !
In all reality, it's now Tuesday and i'm still feeling the effects of Saturday night -- and it's not the "Dubwar hangover *". I'm physically tired.
* Dubwar Hangover (def): the depressed feeling you encounter when an amazing party is over. You can apply this to any party, "FWD>> Hangover", "DMZ Hangover"....etc, etc.
Seriously. the past two dubwars have been epic, but this past weekend was different. The energy was primal. You could've cut the electricity in the air with a knife and eaten it with a spoon.
Being in the crowd -- surrounded by shoulders, sweat and sound is one experience that i know all too well.
Being in the booth -- it's another experience altogether. For me, i'm keenly aware of everything that's happening. People watching me. Ravers looking for the 5. The basslines tickling my toes (i don't wear shoes when i play). It's a different level of concentration. a heightened sense of awareness. The next plateau of being. I'm always exhausted after i play; it's the combo of mental and physical energy for a full 60, 90 or 120 that taps me out. The booth -- it's a storm of sound that batters your body and beats you into submission. Most people don't know this -- there's a sub under the decks -- and all you can feel is air and vibration.
At 630am, Juakali said, "Man, i'm sore already."
Dave, Sharmaji, Ruben (the sound genius) and i all looked at each other and knew exactly what he was talking about. You eventually have to pay the price for this level of fun. There's no such thing as a free lunch.
Saturday night/Sunday morning....it's one of those nights that drains you for days. Seriously. I slept the majority of sunday -- I was in a daze monday and i'm still sort of in a daze today. (I don't drink/smoke). So much energy was spent. You almost feel that nights like Saturday night/Sunday morning cut your life expectancy by a few hours or a day...but....i wouldnt have it any other way.
It's what i love to do.