September 4th, 2005
Like many other things, the Pareto’s rule also applies to the Indian DJs: 80% of them have heard only 20% of the music they ought to have.
I listen to a lot of music myself: bought, borrowed, gifted, and stolen. Perhaps because of this, and/or because I had the right friends, I was in contact with the best DJs of Chandigarh around 2000 or so. As things came to pass, which they have an annoying habit of regularly doing so, they moved on to better jobs, and I became busy in other things and didn’t really keep in touch with them, or to get acquainted with or forge any friendship with those who filled in after them.
Yesterday, I went to Down Under (it’s a bar/restaurant in Sector 17, in Hot Millions 2’s basement) and quite a popular spot for guys. I had the pleasure to listen to three DJs there and they mostly did a nice job too. Of the 4-5 hours or so I was there, we mostly had fun drinking, eating and listening. They even tried playing a bit of rock: GnR, Metallica, etc. The usual suspects.
I ended up talking to them. I’m going to return there today evening with my CDs of Disturbed, Static-X, Taproot, and Thousand Foot Krutch and see how they take this stuff.