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Saturday, 18 September 2021 06:33

Mind War Pollution

As seen on television, Its a mind war Its pollution of our minds, observations of reality in a world going wrong.

News placed directly into our hands from any small corner of the world can start to make us think Its a big bad cold world out there, no one cares,

but is this true ?

From my own life experiences I have come across people who other people consider bad people, the reason why they think they are bad people is because someone else, or something else told them.

I have been living in a borough of Hamburg for the last twenty years, here we have almost every race, religeon, colour,nationality, gender and social status that exists, even a tibettan throat singer and a man who gos for walks with a parrot on his shoulder. People go about their day and everything seems to be just fine in this little part of the world untill we switch on the news.

I wrote mind war and pollution to bring on reality.

You can listen to it here https://soundcloud.com/dave-wakeham/sets/mind-war-polution-executive-edition

 

 

Saturday, 18 September 2021 06:21

Why I like DJing

I was asked why I like DJing some time ago, Why do people like motor racing ? fishing ? golf ? or stamp collecting ? I think its at the time when I first started It was a sort of new form of entertainment. It was also an open door to other things like getting on radio, or moving in to other areas of entertainment. For me I think it was putting together the music , the lighting and creating an audio visual  experience. In a disco one was entering into an other world and forgetting the every day grind.  The programming of the music to create an atmosphere and excite people of on or off to the dance floor and the challenge of keeping the dance floor full. Its a sort of tribal thing, different people like different music styles. many different emotions in one night.
Saturday, 18 September 2021 06:05

Im going out I want the world to know.

My parents bought a tape recorder and as kids we used to play about singing messing about on microphone.
 
Hearing our voices on tape for the first time was quite a thing, as time went on , one would find me cutting tape up and editing and eventualy making up cassettes.
Others would come round and I would be recording interviews and comedy sketches with others doing impersonations of news reporters and generally doing it all for fun.
By the time I was 16 I was working for small local radio station for a children's hospital gaining some new skills. I had gotten the DJ bug. I was doing private parties such as weddings and twentyfirst birthdays at 18. I built my own disco in lights and aquired some second hand equipment. A lot of DJ equipment at the time was in its early stages and was usualy built by some ambitious person with knowledge. I eventually got a job in a nightclub in 1980 just at the start of the new wave scene, at the time it was Disco , Soul n Funk , Northern soul and motown , jazz funk or Rock in most clubs.
I followed the various directions in music not wanting to get stuck somewhere. I was basically doing a thursday playing the new wave stuff like Joy Division, Gary Newman , Visage , Soft Cell and a Friday more in the Soul n Funk direction. Following all that I watched the development of electric funk towards the Break dance, scratching DJs ,rap, hip hop and the irival of beat boxes and other tools.
A lot of music has becomie more danceable these days and geners are merging to such an extend to to such an extend that you can't label it any more.