Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fucking bullshit

When I was with ex, we got a set of luggage. 1 large, 1 medium and 1 small bag. When we split, it was decided I'd take the medium one, she'd take the large and the small would be L's.

She had a trip down south and asked to borrow mine for the trip. I agreed, lent it to her. Then I needed it a few months later. I asked for her to return it, and what happened? She told me she already gave it back?!? (I think I blogged about this when it happened). I had to convince her she was wrong, hadn't returned it, and to search her stuff as I knew he had it. Much arguments later, she told me 'oops, found it. I'll give it back'.

Fast forward to now, and I've got a last minute work trip planning to leave this coming Saturday. I'm going to Germany with multiple stops. So, I asked to borrow the small bag (L's) for the trip since I can carry it on and avoid checked bags. She REFUSED. Why? She says she's planning a trip to Brantford and is using it. Ok, I ask if she can use my (medium) bag instead. 'nope'. Ok, can she use any other bag to pack for the trip (she'lll be driving a minivan so space not an issue). 'nope, I'm using it'

I tried in vain to explain she can use any bag, but I don't have that luxury and would like to use L's. Not her problem is her final answer.

So now I've got to scramble around and find something else suitable for 2 weeks of travel, but small enough for carry-on.

So fucking bullshit especially after she tried to pass the blame when she lost track of my bag (at the time was telling me 'too fucking bad, go buy another' before she located it in her posession).

So much for being civil, we're onto pettyness it seems

-- Posted From My iPhone

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Last Friday I had a (nowadays rare) dj gig. I was to play a set with my friend Dylan and was pretty pumped to play out. I spent a good amount of time digging through my collection, picking out tunes to play. All set for the night, Dylan and I headed to the club. We got there for the tail end of the opener's set and then caught the fiver vs haze set.

Then Dylan and I got on, there was a fairly good size crowd on the dancefloor, and things began smoothly. Dylan and I were going 4 tracks each, which was good for getting into the groove, but left a fair amount of time in between so I felt like I was re-adjusting everytime I stepped up. Still, things were going smoothly until I started having "noob dj" issues. Tech 1200 MKII were set up (I use M3Ds at home) and I can see why changes were made. I was in a mix and knew to mix out when the breakdown of the new track began. So, riding the mix and I hear the new tune go silent. Assuming I reached the breakdown, I pushed the fader across so the new tune would takeover. Only I failed to notice my hand had switched the power off on the turntable(!). So what I thought was the breakdown was actually silence :(. Quickly tho, flipped the power back on, fixed the speed setting and hit play. Ok, a bit akward, but didn't throw things off too much. (on M3Ds, Technics changed the power switch to a recessed version making this problem non-existant. It's just a design flaw of the MKIIs that I forgot about. And cause I'm not used to it, my palm usually rests on that switch, I actually did this a few times that night, though the other times it happened while the track was still in cue, so wasn't audible to the crowd)

Later came a mix I had been playing around with at home. Using Dr S Gachet's The Dreamer and mixing Dom n Roland's Cant Punish Me, I found a sweet drop spot for these tunes. The dreamer builds up and drops and CPM lines up nicely. That is, until I mis-adjusted the speed pushing one the wrong direction. So bog mix happening, crowd dancing/cheering and then trainwreck :(. I tried to fade back to the dreamer, re-adjust CPM and continue the mix. It somewhat worked and I continued, but it left a sour taste as it was a great mix gone wrong. Really, I should have pulled the double rewind (ie, re drop the mix) but didn't. Booo.

Other than that though, it was a great night out. Dylan played some great older jump up tunes that served as a little education for the younger crowd.

Anyways, big ups to mz rev & Saxon for their work putting these shows on and of course ashes, ramza, fiver & haze for dj'ing.

Now I only hope less time in between gigs (before this was valentines, so more than 1 gig a year would be nice lol).

Oh yeah, looks like I'm 2 weeks away from heading to Europe!! Work trip, but I'll be taking advantage of the paid airfare and extend my stay a bit. Still need a contract signed before I know for sure, but it'll be any day now. Can't fucking wait!!!!!!! Daddy needs a trip!

-- Posted From My iPhone