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[Nov. 28th, 2005|11:29 am]
The Veritable TechNinja
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Okay folks, tell me what the public opinion is of me. Don't pull any punches, I really want to know. What kind of person am I? What kind of DJ am I? How am I doing in general? All opinions welcomed, anonymous commenting is on and IP logging is off. I'm going to fix whatever I find worth fixing. Last time I did this, I didn't get enough feedback. Seriously, even if you're a close friend and don't want to damage that by saying something you might consider critical, just leave it anonymously. Pointless drama is going to be met accordingly, but even the most harsh criticisms will be taken seriously. Go!
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[User Picture]From: clawsoftiamat
2005-11-28 04:41 pm (UTC)
Is this like the Hundred Flowers Campaign? ;)
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2005-11-28 04:48 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm not exactly a Maoist the rest of the time (heh, had to look that one up)... But yeah. Any suggestions help. I've been trying to figure out some things that take more sociological intuition than I've got, so I decided to just open the forum and take whatever anyone has to say.
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[User Picture]From: clawsoftiamat
2005-11-28 05:24 pm (UTC)
LOL, that was a history nerd joke.

Basically, Mao asked the country to offer up open criticism of his regime. He asked once, and nobody answered. He asked a second time, and nobody answered. He asked a third time, and basically got inundated, was unhappy with the criticism he received, and started arresting and killing people who had spoken out against him.

Kind of amusing, if you find death and torture ironically amusing.
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2005-11-28 06:03 pm (UTC)
He was chairman fucking Mao, nobody was stupid enough to really believe him when he said he'd be willing to accept criticism. You don't start marches through the streets to burn all opposition and then expect the people to be constructive about airing their opinions for the first time in years.
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[User Picture]From: clawsoftiamat
2005-11-28 06:42 pm (UTC)
Actually, people did believe him, because he WAS Chairman Mao.

Unfortunately, however, he was always a little bit negative on the civilian resistance movements, even though he headed one himself....leading to two kinda bloody massacres. Oddly, both of these were when he moved his army to a new area, and the locals weren't so pleased with it.
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[User Picture]From: clawsoftiamat
2005-11-28 06:52 pm (UTC)
Anyway, sorry that this is beside the point; I don't really have anything to comment about your DJ skills or possible lack thereof because I've never heard you DJ. ;)

Just had to tease a little. :)
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From: slapnutrob
2005-11-28 04:53 pm (UTC)
I think you're a really nice, highly intelligent guy. As far as DJing, I don't pay much attention to that but in my opinion DJing doesn't have near as much to do with skill as it does just knowing the music you're playing and being responsible about your job.

You're good to talk to; I wish I had more to say last time we conversed but I was on a drug that turned out to be a bit of a downer. I kind of felt like laying down.

One honest gripe I have is that I heard you behaved in a jealous manner at first when Preety was offered the Saturday gig at Mephisto's over you. If that's the truth, then it's unfortunate; you should be completely supportive and proud of your wife.
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2005-11-28 06:07 pm (UTC)
I admit I was selfish about that, but it was my perception that was at fault. At the same time, I heard both that she got the job, and that I didn't get the job. It was hard for me to set aside the rejection in order to be outwardly happy for her. On top of that, it meant that we wouldn't be working together any more, something I truly enjoy. Instead of supporting her, I tried to weasel my way back in to the gig in order to keep working together, which in hindsight was counterproductive.

It's things exactly like this that I'm looking for, because that situation lead me to pursue other interests and better myself. I took up doing live sound, and that both fixed the problem of not working together, and gave me something to put my mind to.
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From: bradd
2005-11-28 04:56 pm (UTC)
The only thing I can say is sometimes you can be a bit over bearing with the sound advice. Sometimes you come across as if other DJs don't recognized the sound issues - when its not that, we just can't or aren't allowed, to do anything about it. *shrugs* Beyond that I've got no issues with you. :)

And anonymous commenting is silly. Friends understand that their real friends aren't out to hurt them - that stuff like this is just constructive critisism. People don't always have to agree on everything to be friends. :)
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2005-11-28 06:13 pm (UTC)
What can I say, I'm an audiophile. I'm picky about sound. I know I can come off as a know-it-all, but I assure you I'm only trying to help. Sometimes it's hard for me to realize that I might be the only one who cares so much about things like that. Specifically, I apologize if I came off bitchy about the sound at iLounge, I only want to offer to help if I can.

Seriously, I even want my worst enemies to tell me why they dislike me. I'm trying to establish a completely neutral reflection of myself in order to figure out how I'm being percieved. It's always been hard for me to figure things like that out, I suck at body language and inflection, even worse with people I don't know personally. Since the entire entertainment industry is driven by public image, I think I have a better chance at getting involved if I have all the information.
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[User Picture]From: fearen
2005-11-28 05:07 pm (UTC)

The way I see it, you can't make everyone happy so might as well start with yourself. Why not some self-analysis? If people don't love and appreciate you for who you are then they're not really worth your time anyway.

I promise there is not a single person in this world that could behave in a way to make everyone happy with them. People will always disagree.

I like your DJ skillz by the way and I don't know you well enough to see something I would change.
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2005-11-28 06:19 pm (UTC)
It's not that I'm feeling unloved or unsure of myself, I just want to know how others see me so I don't make any social blunders out of ignorance.

I appreciate the support, but there is one thing about my DJing that I know I should change. Nobody listens to Coldwave any more, and my perception of music is kind of skewed from the populous. I'm trying to "get with it", but there's a lot of music coming out lately that I just don't like all that much. It's hard for me to really study it enough to be able to play it during a set. I'm currently studying playlists, but I see that as cheating. Not coming up with my own style just dilutes my credibility.
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From: bradd
2005-11-28 06:21 pm (UTC)
Your own style does not mean playing stuff that is completely different then what others are playing. :) I'll talk to you more about this in person.
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2005-11-28 06:23 pm (UTC)
I'd appreciate that, thanks man.
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[User Picture]From: ilikeswords86
2005-11-28 07:15 pm (UTC)
I got no beef with ya... Nothin' but love!


PUT IT IN HER POOPER!!! :D
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2005-11-28 07:49 pm (UTC)
I still say we need to get an army of people together and scream that all at once in front of the nasty people making out/fucking at City.
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[User Picture]From: ogdru_jahad
2005-11-28 07:32 pm (UTC)
It's been years since I've seen you, so the only thing I have to say is that your driving terrified me. :)
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2005-11-28 07:50 pm (UTC)
The really sad thing is that now I've got a more capable car. It's hard to keep it civil, there's only so much fine adjustments you can make on a slide that goes from 0 to HOLYSHITI'MGONNADIE in a very short distance.
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From: pulse_state
2005-11-28 09:24 pm (UTC)
I've honestly never had a problem with you. There was a very short time a few years back, though, when Lindsay was trying to feed me some lines of bullshit about my friends at the time, and something came up about something negative you had supposedly said about me, but I shrugged it off, since you were still talking to me and all that (and still do), and you don't impress me as being a two-faced person. So yeah, I've no problems with you whatsoever.
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2005-11-28 11:56 pm (UTC)
Cool, thanks. On a slightly different note, I talked to Egor about the fourth Wednesday of the month, and he said that in the future he'd be cool with sharing it, and talked about possibly sharing the second Wednesday as well (heh, here's hoping I've got the schedule right this time...). What are your thoughts about it? I talked to John, and he's going to get back with me about it.
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[User Picture]From: raindaisy
2005-11-29 02:59 am (UTC)
Unfortunatly, I don't know you that well to make a valid opinion, but what little we have hung out i've enjoyed. ^.^
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[User Picture]From: demonicaangel
2005-11-29 11:37 am (UTC)
since I havn't seen you in a coons age I don't know anymore. the ONLY issue I've ever had with you is, if you are being denied something you want, you are jelous when someone else gets it. but again that was many years ago.
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2005-11-29 02:24 pm (UTC)
Heh, Michelle's birthday party. Hey, we were kids. Trust me, I've managed to improve a little bit in 11 years.
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[User Picture]From: demonicaangel
2005-11-29 11:16 pm (UTC)
heh...yeah I'm sure you have..again it's been a long time.
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[User Picture]From: velvetmuse
2005-11-30 07:23 am (UTC)

Dude-

You rock. I'm stunned that you would worry about it. :)
~Nikki
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[User Picture]From: arcsine
2005-11-30 03:10 pm (UTC)

Re: Dude-

The entertainment industry is all about public image, which I've never had much talent for. I wanted to make sure that I'm not overlooking anything or somehow projecting the wrong image.
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