Three simple rules

Monday, December 11, 2017 06:07 PM

  1. Expect failures.
  2. Keep things simple.
  3. Automate everything.

Credit: Brian Hatfield

A Proper DJ Selects Well and Mixes Well

Monday, October 16, 2017 04:10 PM

Great article by Mixmag entitled THE SECRET DJ: "A PROPER DJ SELECTS WELL AND MIXES WELL".

Keep moving. Keep learning. I still try. I know I will sometimes fail. Knowing failure cannot harm me is the key to staying alive.

Race Horse

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 08:17 PM

"I don’t give a fuck what anybody thinks,” Iovine says. “When you’re a race horse, the reason they put blinders on these things is because if you look at the horse on the left or the right, you’re going to miss a step. That’s why the horses have blinders on. And that’s what people should have. When you’re running after something, you should not look left or right — what does this person think, what does that person think? No. Go." - Jimmy Iovine

2017 New Year's Resolution

Sunday, January 01, 2017 12:00 PM

Happy 2017!

Every year I like to post my new year's resolution(s), and peak experiences from the previous year. (I also post a picture of where I was on New Years Eve.) It's fun to go back and look at my old ones 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010. It's been an excellent way of keeping myself accountable and as a reminder that change is constant.

  1. Get my AARL technician license.
  2. Create my first edit, remix, or bootleg piece of music.
  3. Return to Burning Man.
  4. Return to Detroit.
  5. Drink tea.
  6. Be present.

Peak experiences of 2016

  1. Returning to Disco Chateau. [soundcloud]
  2. Starting a Podcast about Electronic Music. [link]

Jimmy Iovine USC Commencement Speech 2014

Saturday, November 19, 2016 06:48 PM