DJ culture, events, and assorted advice with San Francisco-based DJ and producer, Amber.
>>_AMBER ON MYSPACE
Please stop by and visit my new MySpace page
and, if we've met, send me a friend request. See you there, everybody.
>>_NORCALDJMPA TO OFFER DJ101 EN ESPAŅOL
I just saw this announcement on the norcalDJMPA
email list. Congratulations to the team for launching this awesome program!
"Due to the over-whelming demand from Spanish speaking students all over the world, Jon Guzman, the norcalDJMPA DJ Program leader, has developed the first ALL Spanish DJ class registered with the California Bureau for Private Post-Secondary Vocational Education. We've transcribed our copy written DJ101 curriculum into Spanish and the class is scheduled to begin February 6th."
"The dates and times are as follows:
Mon/Wed 8-10pm February 6th Feb 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, Mar 1
For registration info email JR at firstname.lastname@example.org"
>>_SISTER LICENSED CD RELEASE
I am taking track submissions for my first licensed CD, which will also be the first Sister
release! You know the Amber sound, so if you have something you have produced and have full rights to it please email a link to your mp3 to amber(at)iamthedj(dot)com. (No attachments, please.) I'd love to hear it!
>>_TOP 100 FEMALE DJS
Go vote for your top ten favorite female DJs
first Top 100 Female DJs contest. Voting ends February 25th. I can't wait to see the results!
>>_SEEKING WEB DESIGNER
Techno DJ seeks to hire web designer to relaunch one wicked site in 2006. Must write standards-compliant code. If interested, please email samples of your work to at amber(at)iamthedj(dot)com.
I want to thank Nick Winterhalter, an awesome and thoughtful guy, for originally acquiring iamthedj.com for me in 2000 and for his many years of hard work on the site. The different site designs and features have received many positive comments, especially the built-in media player that controls my CD releases. It is not too much to say that Nick's efforts have been absolutely critical in my success over the past few years. More importantly, he is a gangload of fun and looks great in a puffy shirt. And at the end of the day, isn't that what matters?
>>_FEMALE DJ SCAM WARNING
"This is an urgent message to alert our female artists about about a man / person who is conacting DJs on our artists pages asking them to play for his son's birthday party."
"Please do not pursue this --- it is a SCAM."
"Various DJs have been contacted by someone named Larry Gbabs (and possibly another alias) offering a large booking fee and asking for their contact details and addresses for which he says is to send a money order to. Shejay does not know anyone by this name, and we strongly believe it to be a threat, so please DO NOT give him any details about yourself."
I just got my email from this scammer today. Here's the full text:
---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: Am in search of a D.J!!!
From: "Brown Johnson"
Date: Fri, January 6, 2006
How are you doing? I am Brown Johnson from Belgium, am organising a birthday party for my son that is 18 yrs old and the party will takes place in my house in 26, Brigham Lane Amherst, Massachusetts 01004 usa and i got to find your advertistment on the web,so i will like to know if you are still available for 15th of Febuary,200. Also I want to have the price for the service for the date and you will take time for a good service and bring along good mixers cos the party will start by 1pm in the afternoon and ends up by 8.00pm in the evening.So let me know the cost of the service ?
Concerning your travelling here,i will need to have your full home address? for booking your ticket and send to you by courier services which you will be coming by first class courier to my house in Massachusetts.Also names to be used on payment? So let me know the cost for the service and also advise me back so that i can arrange in sending you a U.S Money Order as soon as we clearify with exact cost.
I await your email today.