My Thoughts on the Grammys
January 27, 2014
So, tonight was the Grammys and to be honest it was kind of what was expected. No surprises in who one the awards, some great performances and some ones that were in my opinion just plain boring and forgettable. I missed the beginning and didn’t get to see Jay-Z and Beyonce perform. I came in during LL Cool J’s terrible monologue and began to wonder why he was even chosen as a host, and my opinion didn’t get any better as the night went on.
Lorde did an amazing rendition of her hit Royals. Katy Perry had a phenomenal stage presentation for Dark Horse. Pink had an amazing acrobatic act at the beginning of her performance. Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar was fantastic and got my vote for favorite performance of the night ending their performance getting shot with paint cannons. Paul McCartney showed he’s still got it and even allowed Ringo to share the stage with him, even after showing earlier in the night that he should probably retired from music.
Seeing the Highway Men back on stage with Blake Sheldon and Merle Haggard filling in for the members who have passed was a real treat for me as a fan of real country music. Seeing Daft punk on stage with some legends and current stars was something special that most people watching won’t even get. Metalica blew me away with a new rendition of One, which is one of my all time favorite songs. Macklemore had a great performance until Madonna, who looked like she got hit by a bus, came out and ruined it. The unlikely pairing of Miranda Lambert and Billy Joel gave an amazing tribute to the Everly Brothers.
Daft Punk was the big winners of the day, which it’s about time that electronic music take home some of the big awards.
I know I skipped some performances and those were the ones that were either to boring to terrible to mention. As I mentioned earlier Ringo was terrible and gets my award for the worst performance of the night!
Top 10 All Time Popular Line Dances
August 25, 2013
The crowd gets on their feet and they are all moving in unison smiling having a good time. Line dances help get the night started sometimes. Something familiar that people are comfortable dancing to and enjoying with their family and friends.
Here are DJ Docks Top 10 Line Dances of all time. These are the most requested of all time in my years DJing.
1. Cupid Shuffle -song by Cupid
2. The Wobble -song by rapper V.I.C.
3. The Cha Cha Slide -DJ Casper
4. The Hustle -Van McCoy
5. The Electric Slide -Electric Boogie by Marcia Griffith
6. The Time Warp -The Rocky Horror Picture Show Cast
7. The Chicken Dance -Henry Hadaway
8. Cotton Eyed Joe -Rednex
9. Boot Scootin’ Boogie -Brooks and Dunn
10. The Macarena -Los Del Rio
If you don’t know any of the dances and want to learn go search Youtube for the songs and free tutorials. You can also find step lessons for each song by searching google.
My New Blog
May 21, 2013
Some of you may know me, and some of you may not. Those of you who do know I am a DJ who just loves his job and loves music, those who don’t will soon find out. I enjoy meeting new people, seeing people happy and knowing I contributed to that happiness.
I started a blog because, well frankly my Publicist, Jennifer, talked me into it. I was hesitant at first because I am not a writer or even a profound thinker. After a meeting about a potential blog and some fierce debating the idea grew on me.
I am not claiming to be some amazing DJ with this wealth of information, but I do know a few things and I do work regularly and most of my employers would like to have me back again. Like most starting DJ’s I had problems figuring out my equipment, in fact I had so much trouble with my equipment in the beginning that I was on a first name basis with the support staff.
Because of the issues I had when I first started I decided that I wanted to pass all the information that I have learned to all upcoming artists that I can so they don’t have to go through the same things. In fact I still read blogs, magazines and fellow DJ’s Facebook pages in hopes of improving myself on a daily basis.
I’m just a regular guy who has opinions and thoughts that I will be sharing from time to time. Please email me or leave a comment on the blog. I’d love to hear from you.