Disc cleaning, work and the quiet life

It’s been a pretty uneventful week and after the whole Christmas and New Year thing I think that’s probably just as well.  I’ve got nothing on this weekend for once and I can’t wait to spend the whole time relaxing (and probably eating too many crisps or something!).

My New Year’s Eve efforts must have been worthwhile since I’ve been offered regular work at the same place over the summer, but I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to work that much more there – not because I didn’t enjoy it since I really really did.  But working two nights at the weekend and possibly Sunday afternoons too might be a bit much for the family to put up with so we’ll need to have a chat about that sometime.  Still I’m glad I’ve been given the opportunity to actually make that decision at all – something must have gone right.

Well, I’ve just spend a couple of minutes cleaning off the mucky fingerprints one of my son’s friends made on my copy of Gran Turismo 4 so now it’s back to the Playstation for the night.  Bye for now!!

Looking back to New Year’s Eve

New Years Eve was a fantastic night for me.  Everything went really well and everyone seemed to have a great night – not that I can take the credit for a lot of that in fairness! – the company seemed pretty good too.

Having played for four hours once before I sort of was prepared for how long the night would be but the first time I did that I got loads of specific requests so I didn’t have to do a lot of thinking but this time I thought I’d have to put more hard work in.

Truth is I probably did have to put more hard work in, but whatever I did do must have worked because on more than one occasion the manager (and area manager of the groupof pubs/clubs too) came up to tell me how good it was going and how the music was spot on etc…

The first hour and a half or so I just played a lot of fairly relaxed tunes because people were still eating but when things picked up they picked up well with lots of people dancing, drinking and generally having a great time.  The whole midnight / Big Ben thing went with only a tiny hitch that no-one spotted (I think) and for the rest of the night I played a lot of requests, chatted to a lot of people between records and received an unexpected number of kisses from slightly drunk women.  Perks of the job I guess!!

So would I do it again next year?  Almost certainly yeah although it wasn’t quite the same not celebrating the new year with my wife and family.  Would I work at the same place before then if they asked me?  Probably yeah – but not sure they are looking for someone anyway – interesting to think about though.

Anyway, enough about my NYE.  Hope you had a good one and that 2007 brings you everything you want.

New Year’s Eve Eve

It’s New Years Eve tomorrow and I can’t decide if I’m looking forward to it or not.  It’s going to be my biggest DJ performance to date so it’s a bit of a big deal but then again I’m sure everything will be fine and it will go great (fingers crossed!!).

I should be preparing a couple of CDs actually instead of playing here but all work and no play is bad.  But since I’ve been passing most of the past hour watching either QI or Match of the Day then I think I’d better do some work.

Whatever you’re doing tomorrow have a great night and a great end to 2006!


Shouldn’t people start new stuff like this for a New Year’s Resolution or something? Well too bad – I’m here early and you’ll have to live with it.  Got nothing interesting to say for the time being and can’t promise I’ll have anything more interesting to add in the future, but hey I’ll give it a go anyway.

Hope you’re having an enjoyable christmas!