i find it particularly hard to take when people, like dj's , who are in positions to make a difference in these matters say things like" oh there should be a hundred more people here" at a sparsely attended show. IF YOU BOTHERED PLAYING THEIR MUSIC MORE PEOPLE WOULD BUY THEIR MUSIC AND GO TO THEIR SHOWS. one thing linda lawrence left with me was the concept that the dj's primary job is to promote this music. fucking sell it-make people want it. if you don't do this along with, of course making them drink up and dance, what the fuck are you save an ipod, easily replaced with a jukebox? now djs and promoters are only in the business of selling themselves as if they are the music. you are not the music. you actually made nothing you are playing. it's more important that people are interested in what you are playing than who you are or what twinks are in attendance with their tits out. revivalist djs in particular have a vast wealth of music to fall back on so opting not to stretch out and play those artists that are not as well known today is a failure of will and a disservice. one of the reasons i post so much music on this blog is in an attempt at exposure to people who made a big difference in my life through their music. in fact they made a big difference in music and that they get scant recognition really pisses me off.
so to further take the piss out of people who may have been offended that one dare speak what is in essence the truth- a history if a very personal one- not the self perpetuated mythos based on the lack of people left alive to offer counterpoint to the accepted mantra and commentary of their own lives i am reposting what may have been the offending article. and continuing on.
here's a video and a song the artist man ray would really appreciate. remember to sell something every single night: