To the Lame Wannabe DJ with the iPod: Stop it

Categories: Fiesta!


A) It's rude. You wouldn't bring your own band to someone else's wedding reception, so don't play your own playlist. 

B) It's awkward. The transition is almost never smooth, and nothing is worse than a jerky, midsong change.

When this happens, people get angry. There's usually yelling and booing involved, and that random dude who decided to steal the show will probably never get invited back.

Good.

This happens all over the place. At one recent after party, I heard the song "Gas Pedal" by Sage the Gemini over a dozen times, each one from a different drunk bitch's iPhone. (Seriously.) The problem was that no one person was in charge of the music, so therefore everyone was, and it was hell.

If you're throwing a party, be warned: A speaker and an auxiliary cord set up in the middle of the room is just asking to be messed with by partygoers. It's best to keep the source of the music out of sight.

For everyone else, remember to observe the new rule of party etiquette: It's always OK to BYOB, but please don't BYOiP.

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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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