To the Lame Wannabe DJ with the iPod: Stop it

Categories: Fiesta!

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There are party fouls that can be forgiven. Really egregious ones, even, like peeing in the indoor plants.

But disrupting the music by unplugging the host's device in favor of your own iPod or smartphone? Now that's fucked up.

I was at my friend's house last year. He was throwing a party, and he put me in charge of the music.

I spent hours grueling over a hot MacBook attempting to form the perfect collection of songs for the event. The playlist would evolve as the night went on -- there would be chill, indie-electronic tunes for pre-gaming and beer pong, and then hip-hop and pop bangers to go with the later stages of dancing and drunkenness.

The order of the playlist was impeccable, the songs were carefully chosen. It was perfect.

And as the night began, everything was going as planned. My playlist was creating a relaxed vibe and people were having a good time.

Before then the inevitable happened.

Some random dude unplugged my MacBook from the speakers and connected his iPhone to start playing the Steve Aoki Remix of "Pursuit of Happiness." I wished Steve Aoki could've actually been there to cake this guy in the face. Not only did this dingleberry ruin the party atmosphere with a totally overplayed, outdated and shitty song, but he also performed the rudest act of modern-day partying -- playlist sabotage.

You know what I'm talking about: When some loser gets really drunk and thinks he should be in charge of the music, he simply plugs in. 

Idiots messing with party playlists has been happening forever, of course, but at least in the old days, the disrupter had to choose music from the host's own collection. No one came to parties armed with a bunch of cassette tapes or 8-tracks. (That would have been kind of cool actually.)

But nowadays it's just too damn easy. Everyone's got their whole music collection at their fingertips, and the more they drink (or smoke, or whatever), the more they want to hear their own crappy favorite songs. 

No one likes a playlist saboteur, because:


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24 comments
Donald LaMacchia
Donald LaMacchia

No bands who can't spell or has to do with food: Limp Bisquick, Corn, Meat Loaf, Fish, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cranberries, starting to sound like a menu right?

Donald LaMacchia
Donald LaMacchia

Mines been playing for over 2 months and no repeat yet (5,000 songs on walkman 16gb)

Brandon Herges
Brandon Herges

Man, the iPod connectors are out in full swing in this comment section. Should've known there'd be so many of them, just from experience!

Matt Davis
Matt Davis

Whoever wrote this needs to get over themselves. If the original playlist is THAT good people wouldn't mess with it

aaronmccoy242
aaronmccoy242 topcommenter

This was barely worthy of a FB post much less an RFT blog article.  Did someone get paid for writing this?

Brian Villa
Brian Villa

And now DJs know how people that can actually play musical instruments and had bands felt about them...stfu

Zac Nevill
Zac Nevill

this is silly. no one wants to listen to anyone elses music. if I was stuck listening to someones playlist they spent hours coming up with on their MacBook I would change it as soon as I could. then someone else would change mine because they don't like it either.

Dean Berry
Dean Berry

Self righteous dj's need to shut up and play more Beyoncé

Pamela Schaffner
Pamela Schaffner

boy rough crowd,...I bet none of them are writing any kind of article for any publication, but yet are experts on whether this is a subject of interest. I liked the article, it hit home, I have seen this happen a few times at a friends party, even mine, where someone comes along and decides their taste in music is better and can just change it out without even asking the host. And I am not talking about a teenage or 20 something party. It is rude, and hope those people see this article about themselves. (maybe some of you haters really are effected because YOU ARE THAT GUY!) lol.

Mark Ramsey
Mark Ramsey

Lame DJ with iPod > Lame blogger with Macbook and sacred playlist

Tim Brown
Tim Brown

This happens a lot with the RFT.

Brian Edwards
Brian Edwards

That's what happens when you play pop music. Know you audience.

Mike McHugh
Mike McHugh

thanks, RFT music, for continuing to publish article after article of spiteful, self-righteous drivel with no room for actual music discussion or worthwhile cultural critique. May the slights you endure at shitty house parties continue to fuel your editorial vision forevermore!!!

Jessica Maykopet
Jessica Maykopet

Was this really share worthy rft? I am sure the author's feelers are hurt as he clearly feels he is the mightiest DJ in all the land. However, even as a blog and not an actual article, it seems like with all your advertising $ you could find something or someone worth featuring on your FB. This can't be the best you can do. I love the rft. But, I can google 4 million blogs better than this. Can we get some quality control?

Andrew Scott Derby Jr.
Andrew Scott Derby Jr.

Nothing annoys me more. Honestly. "Ay bro u like dub step? It feels like I'm just to close to love you. Yeah man, dub steps are awesome. I really feel it bro."

wildebeest
wildebeest

Spoken like a drunk bitch with a lame ipod.

wildebeest
wildebeest

@aaronmccoy242 This was a lame comment barely worthy of posting. Do you feel bad about cheating McDonald's out of 30 seconds of your work while you wrote this crappy comment?

wildebeest
wildebeest

It's OK, bro. We all know how much you love Britney Spears.

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