On 1/3/2023 6:58 PM, Ken Norton wrote:
In two weeks, the EM1ii and a pair of lenses as well as my little
GX-80 will get thrown into my backpack along with a laptop and a
couple other toys for a LONG trip. I'm heading to South Korea to visit
my daughter and we're also going to take a few days and head to
Vietnam. I'm rather excited as this is the first major vacation I've
had in about 10 years. The trip to Vietnam will be ultra light, with
bare minimum of stuff. Just a small backpack.
When I get back, I'll be performing at an EDM event doing a
combination/hybrid DJing with live music performance (synths, etc).
I'll be the lead-in for the headliner!
Let us know when clip(s) appear on the web!
As I look back at 2022, I took very few pictures all year. I dove
head-first into the music pond and have been wrestling those
alligators like crazy. It's definitely been an adventure, that's for
sure! Learning how to become a club DJ with the expressed goal of
doing festival work has been an extreme challenge. I have no illusions
of greatness, but at least I'm trying something I've never done before
in my life and if I succeed, it will be an awesome thing. If I don't,
well, at least it kept me mostly off the streets. As usual for me,
anything worth doing is worth overdoing. The style of DJing I'm doing
is total insanity as it's pretty much one giant mashup done in
real-time. It's in the category of "turntablism" which involves
extensive use of scratching, looping, backspins, layering, wordplay,
etc. I can't do 1/20th of what my mentor does, but when my mentor is
one of the very best around, I don't feel too bad about it. When
running an intense "quick mix" my average song length is about 35
seconds. That eats up a LOT of music library in a hurry. But over a
period of 4 hours, I usually churn through about 200 songs.
Exhausting, but fun. The EDM events are a bit different, as those
stick to more of a usual house/dance/disco tempo and can be run a
little longer, but I still stay below 2 minutes per song.
No, I don't do weddings. No no no no no! I'll gladly forgo that income
and stick with night clubs and raves.
Good for you! Livin' the Vida Loca!
Something interesting to me is that it looks from the outside as though we are living vastly different lives. But
inside, both living out who we are, and ridiculously happy to be doing so.
Keep up the good Living!
What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what it's all about?
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/