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  1. Ausumm

    How many of you use rechargeable batteries?

    I used to. Then I realized that rechargeable batteries require constant attention. So, after every gig , you need to REMEMBER to.... take them inside plug them in and take them with you for the gig. It's a lot less work to buy a big pack of regular batteries and keep them in your system.
  2. Ausumm

    Retirement, picking very select gigs

    Like many of us "older" jocks... retirement seems like a good idea.... until a better offer comes along. Just be glad you're still in demand.
  3. Ausumm

    Weddings Mastering the ART of saying NO.

    I have NO problems refusing a gig. ESPECIALLY if it is due to lack of experience or interest in the kind of music needed.
  4. Ausumm

    How I loaded my car TEN Years ago. One of my first You Tube Videos

    As a guy who used to load his entire rig and lights in a Plymouth Neon.... I completely relate to this video!
  5. Ausumm

    How many songs in your travelling library?

    I'm at about 40,000 files. My collection includes more than songs... I have whole albums, old commercials, comedy bits, novelty songs, and movie quotes.
  6. Ausumm

    Interactive DJs Is anyone else receiving calls for Juneteenth parties? ... I am not interested

    Fortunately, the only time I had a request for "questionable" songs... I was at a private party (not a wedding) and it was totally acceptable with the crowd.
  7. Ausumm

    Suggestions for a corded microphone.

    The Sure will serve you well. The production company uses Audix mics that are specifically made for vocalists.
  8. Ausumm

    Air Show Sound system

    I love air shows.
  9. Ausumm

    Would you DJ a kids party and Facilitate games?

    Nope. And nope.
  10. Ausumm

    I was STUNNED!

    It's the battle of the contracts. Only a lawyer could tell you whose os better, but I wouldn't pay a lawyer consult fee for a $300 gig. It wouldn't be worth the cost to counter sue them, either.
  11. Ausumm

    Introducing Vern Reeve

    Or, ask for advice........ and then ignore it
  12. Ausumm

    There's a upcoming show that I will be the DJ at the show.

    Glad to see there was no drama with this one.....
  13. Ausumm

    Introducing Vern Reeve

    Pull up a seat and join in!
  14. Ausumm

    Has anyone actually retired??

    I always planned to work as long as I possibly could. I will be 60 later this year and I am slowly feeling less and less connected to the younger crowds. So if the wedding market dries up for me, I will simply do more events that match my age. When THOSE gigs start drying up, then I will know...
  15. Ausumm

    Has anyone actually retired??

    DJ's are like quarterbacks. Our retirement only lasts until we get a better offer.
  16. Ausumm

    Reunions Interesting Article

    Funny thing is.... I booked THREE class reunions since posting this thread.
  17. Ausumm

    There's a upcoming show that I will be the DJ at the show.

    I'm sorry...was that a 'dis?
  18. Ausumm

    Numark just came out with a battery powered DJ Controller

    Nice. But if they don't have power to run a controller.... how are they going to amplify the SOUND that comes out of it? Yeah, I know...battery powered EVERYTHING.
  19. Ausumm

    There's a upcoming show that I will be the DJ at the show.

    Well, that's one thing that you DO have control of
  20. Ausumm

    Reunions Interesting Article

    For me, reunions had three big issues. 1- people are there to talk and catch up on old times. the DJ is an add-on, who is just there for background music. 2- half of the crowd seems to be embarrassed by their age. playing music from their generation reminds them of how old they are. (so...
  21. Ausumm

    There's a upcoming show that I will be the DJ at the show.

    Look at it this way.... a smaller venue means a smaller dance floor. A smaller dance floor LOOKS like a FULL dance floor with less people.
  22. Ausumm

    There's a upcoming show that I will be the DJ at the show.

    See, that's where you didn't think this through. Your basing this on YOUR income potential.... not his. :laugh:
  23. Ausumm

    Reunions Interesting Article

    Kinda explains why class reunions can be a DJ nightmare
  24. Ausumm

    There's a upcoming show that I will be the DJ at the show.

    I made a special edit of Happy Trails (the Van Halen version) where I added a bunch of "goodbye" drops. Like the ending of Ferris Bueler.