Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Stream URL

Ok.. if you click this, then it should take you to a Shoutcast page via which you can listen to my shizzle. Some of the other DJs use this stream too, I know Hoaghes and Chester do. So tune in fridays from noon SL time/8pm GMT to hear me or any other time to hear the random shit we occaisionally play :D

Esmie xXx

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Heeeey, Mr. DeeJaaaaay... put a record on...

... I wanna dance with mah baaabyyyyyy.

The only Madonna song I like. To be a good DJ, you need to play good music. Although that sounds simple, actually having enough music to make your sets varied whilst still maintaining the quality can be extremely tricky. I only have about 3,000 songs - and that is not alot, considering roughly a third of them I don't consider the right sort of thing to play in a set on friday nights. So that leaves me with 2,000 available tunes for use.

Some people's music libraries contain ten times this amount - I think that the more songs you have, then it becomes equally harder and easier to DJ. Think about it... you have to sort through ten times the amount of songs, only picking out good stuff, yet at the same time, you have alot more choice so each of your sets can be totally unique.

Now that I have an earlier slot on fridays, I can play some slightly more laid back stuff, as not everyone is gonna be in a party mood at that time. Hell.. its 3pm for the East coast of the US lol so most of the people who turn up are from Europe, where it is at least 8pm.. so warming up the crowd for a long and fun friday night is an important job. I seemed to do okay last friday... my slightly subdued set seemed to go down well.

I just thought up a brilliant idea. Imma post my set lists on my blog!

Friday 20/02/09

1. Kings of Leon - Closer
2. Muse - Starlight
3. The Airborne Toxic Event - Does This Mean You're Moving On?
4. Cold War Kids - Hang Me Up To Dry
5. The Killers - When You Were Young
6. Fight Like Apes - Tie Me Up With Jackets
7. Foo Fighters - Disenchanted Lullaby
8. Innerpartysystem - Structure
9. VNV Nation - Testament
10. Black Kids - I Wanna Be Your Limousine
11. Interpol - C'mere
12. Battle - Beautiful Dynasty
13. Coldplay - Violet Hill
14. Placebo - Pure Morning
15. Biffy Clyro - Get Fucked Stud
16. Death Cab For Cutie - Someday You Will Be Loved
17. Blackbud - Heartbeat
18. Incubus - Dig
19. Saosin - You're Not Alone
20. White Rose Movement - Love Is A Number
21. Shiny Toy Guns - Ghost Town
22. Tokyo Police Club - Tessellate
23. Hellogoodbye - Here (In Your Arms)
24. White Lies - Farewell To The Fairground
25. The Offspring - Fix You
26. The Automatic - Lost At Home
27. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Turn Into
28. The Hives - It Won't Be Long
29. Snow Patrol - Tiny Little Fractures
30. Cute Is What We Aim For - The Curse Of Curves
31. The Decemberists - 16 Military Wives
32. Milburn - What About Next Time?
33. MGMT - Kids (Soulwax Remix)
34. Hellogoodbye - Touchdown Turnaround (Don't Give Up On Me)

So.. there ya go. Originally I was gonna post up some details of the latest albums and stuff I have got hold of... but all the artists are included in there. I know the songs appear on the DJ board as I play em, but this is for those of you who may have missed the set and want to see what you could be listening to on a friday afternoon/evening/night. Alternatively, if you were there but didnt see the board and are thinking.. however unlikely this may be... "Oooohhhhh Esmi played a song that was awesome but I cant remember what it was called, now its stuck in my head and I have to find it!!!".. it is here on this list, you can probably find it quite easily. There... I've done my good deed for the day.

Esmie xXx

Saturday, 21 February 2009

300 posts.. and so what?

We made it to 300 posts; I was going to do something special but I really cannot think of anything... so fuck it; this is a boring, pointless post just like all the rest *grin*

Scotland's weather seems to have returned to normal after all the snow.. i.e. cold, wet and windy, which is reassuring as everything else seems to have returned to normal too. Things like me having 5 weeks to do my big, final project report for uni only to leave it and then rush it during the last week. I seem to do that alot with things :/

However, despite my procrastination, I got it done! It actually came out pretty good and I got it handed in easily on time. If anybody would like to see a copy, I can email it to ya... its not particularly impressive but if you'd like to see details of what I've been doing the past few months then I'd be happy to send it on.

Chester and Finnegan both have blogs now - they look quite promising and both of them have a great sense of humour.. well.. kinda.. sorta.. I spose they should both be a fun read. Probably.

Speaking of Chester, the little fucker stole my skin.. now he looks like my younger, cuter brother or something.. which really pisses me off.. but.. meh.. one more hot guy to look at in the world, who can complain?

The Wharf has changed schedules for friday nights - Finntastic Friday starts at noon SL time now - thats 8pm GMT, and it is me who kicks things off. It went pretty good last night.. had a nice, fun crowd. I do need a new host tho, as Dehrynn is at work at that time or something.. I'm not really sure who to go for, but Finn has promised he will find me someone who is both cute and funny - obviously the two most important things to look for in a host.

Soo.. mostly things are just pretty average I spose.. nuthin too special going on. Apart from me making it to 300 posts on my blog, baby! WOOT! lol I wonder how lame my 400th post will be :P
My general look changes daily but here is a rough idea of how I look at the moment.

Yeh... I know. I'm a poser. Sue me. <3

Esmie xXx

Monday, 2 February 2009

The White Stuffs.

Thats the view from my front(or back.. never worked out which way round the house actually is) door. Damn, I love snow. Its sooooo beautiful. Glittering ice crystals basking in the pale winter sun, there really is something quite magical about it.

I especially love the way it gives me an excuse to skip classes; My housie refused to drive in the blizzard this morning, and no fucking way was I going to stand around waiting for a bus - even if they were running on time - or at all.

Most of Britain has been blasted by snow today; we seem to have a wonderful inability to deal with these tiny fluffy ice crystals. The entire country grinds to a standstill whilst people bitch and moan about the cold. True, we dont live in say... Canada...

...where it snows all year round, gets to like 100ft deep* and people are used to it; but at least we should be prepared for it - its gonna happen sometime, people! It always seems to sneak up on us despite the two or three days' warning, giving us a nasty ice wedgy before leaving the authorities floundering around with gritters and salt thingies and shovels. Its hilarious xP

I'm not really complaining. I live in what you might call a semi-rural area and I'm glad they didnt bother gritting the roads properly, cos I dont drive or desperately need to go anywhere, and it gets me out of uni :D

But think about all those people who need to get to work or to hospital or whatever in a rush. Must suck for them :(

Esmie xXx

*May be an exaggeration.