I don't agree with putting people down for using software but I completely agree that in these new days and ages that we need some new terms to keep up with our technology and sometimes uppity ways of thinking for instance have you noticed that even though we use computers and forward thinking ground breaking innovative software these days and on top of that that we call so called 'real djs' dinosaurs, old and backward thinking and actualy put them down for having manual beatmatching skills that even though we do all of these things we still call ourselves djs,
why not call ourselves some forward thinking non-oldschool always pushing the envelope kind of term, we should hate being called a dj, after all it's a term that was coined by them and defined them we should probably use something else and I know alot of people do like controllerist or live pa artist but the majority still hang on to the title of an artform that they feel is backwards. how many people do you see always talking about throwing away their decks and records and not caring about the manual skills and still using the name that goes along with those things that they've thrown away so it's not too hard to understand they see us with our computers talking shit about how we've thrown away and don't value everything that they are but we still take their name.
thats why i don't even call myself a dj.
also there is kind of some oxymoronic situation going on because on one hand we are passionate about claiming our musicianship and rightly so, many people refuse to see us as musicians and they are wrong, we
feel that our skills should be respected, but we look down on the skills of the original dj, another level of this oxymoronism is that we would never allow someone using one of steinbergs guitar programs to be praised over someone playing the guitar skillfully but when it comes to djing their seems to be a double standard, the dj with skills gets scoffed at while the pianist, guitarist, bassist, or drummer with skills get's applauded so we're kind of disrepecting ourselves.
I think we should call ourselves something else and get off the djs dicks, then nobody would care what we did, what kind of computer we used and what program we used and it would allow us to be judged correctly based on what we do and terms that apply to us.
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