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#TBT :: DJ Worries, Past and Present.

WHAT DJS HAD TO WORRY ABOUT BACK IN THE DAY WHAT DJS HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT TODAY
1. Manager firing you for stealing his girlfriend. 1. Manager firing you and giving his girlfriend your job, cause now with auto sync anyone be a “laptop DJ.”
2. Competing with Jukeboxes. 2. Competing with iPods.
3. Spending a fortune buying records. 3. Being fined a fortune for illegally downloading digital music or uploading mixes.
4. Bringing a spare needle in case one breaks and you can’t play any records. 4. Bringing a spare hard drive in case your main drive crashes and you can’t play any music.
5. Having only 2 hands to cue, mix and scratch. 5. Finding something to do with your hands when you play pre-mixed tracks.
6. Local producers walking up a couple of times a month with a test pressing and asking you to play it. 6. People walking up EVERY NIGHT and asking you to play a track “off their phone.”
7. Getting paid by the club owner. 7. Getting paid by the club promoter.
8. People bumping into the DJ booth and skipping the record. 8. People knocking over the entire small table or stand holding your laptop, since real DJ booths are an endangered species.
9. Having a couple of popular records long enough to get to the restroom and back. 9. Coming back from the restroom and your laptop has been stolen.
10. ODs 10. DUIs
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