Posted in dance | music on April 8, 2008

Matthew Dear @ Galapagos (bunker) - April 4, 2008 (100five)
Matthew Dear

Hey,

Just a quick note to let you know about some fuck up stuff that happened yesterday night (April 4) at Galapagos Art Space, during Matthew Dear show.

Matthew, who was celebrating his birthday yesterday, had been playing a killer set for 2 hours or so. Suddenly he got a message on his computer saying that his hard disk drive was unplugged...

The music stopped, he checked and found out that the drive was actually missing... basically someone STOLE his hard drive in the middle of his set and ruined the all show!!!

This is SO WRONG!!! The management of the place asked people if they had seen anything, but nobody did, and the guy probably ran away...

FYI, Matthew just moved few month ago from Detroit to Brooklyn. We are privileged to have him here. Shame on the guy who did this.

If you need more details, you can contact me. Thank you.

If anyone has anymore details, please contact me and I'll pass it on. Matthew Dear is opening for Hot Chip tonight (April 8) at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

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Comments (185)

That is fucked up but how does one steal a hard drive from your table when you are djing and there are tons of people around and no one sees anything

hmmmmmmm

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 1:12 PM

vinyl: 1
laptops: 0

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 1:22 PM

shame on a hipster who tries to run game on a hipster

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 1:25 PM

Figures an idiot DJ would get his drive stolen mid set. It's not like they stole his vinyl or a musician's one-of-a-kind vintage gear, they're mp3s!

It's called back up. Or does he put all his music only on his mobile drive?

Lesson learned, Holmes.

Posted by Umm, it's a hard-drive | April 8, 2008 1:26 PM

"vinyl: 1
laptops: 0"

Real instruments: 1000000
samples: 0

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 1:26 PM

man, you guys replying really have raising the hipster-douche bar.

knowing matt and other dj's, im pretty sure he had his shit backed up. The real story is someone stealing it while he was DJing!

laptops and hard drives, and vinyl for that matter being stolen before or after a gig i've heard of, but while performing... WTF IS THAT BROOKLYN!

that would be like someone stealing a keyboard or guitar while a member of a band was playing a different instrument. just fuckin retarded.

now i'll let you all go back to bashing a talented musician.

Posted by .j. | April 8, 2008 1:33 PM

Funny how the assholes (save .j.) above say nothing of the douchebag who ACTUALLY DID THE STEALING.

Posted by Mid Fingg | April 8, 2008 1:38 PM

hard to believe someone could actually steal a hard drive during the set. fishy.

and "the guy probably ran away..." - how do you know it was a male?

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 1:39 PM

women don't know about hard drives

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 1:45 PM

If playing other people's shit kept him from singing, the thief has fucked over all of us, him/herself included.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 1:47 PM

you small brains don't even consider that maybe Matthew had more than some MP3s on the harddrive. I found this in another message board:

"he has a second back up, so he's not too worried, but its still the fact that all his tracks are now out there for play - lots of unreleased stuff and his own production that isn't out yet. "

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 1:47 PM

"how do you know it was a male?"

yeah, it could've been one of the genderless robots from daft punk.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 1:48 PM

let's hope they don't find the kiddy porn on his harddrive. otherwise, this could turn into a whole other story.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 1:50 PM

"shame on a hipster who tries to run game on a hipster"

...I'll f*ck yo' ass up!!

Posted by yo mama | April 8, 2008 1:51 PM

I would love to see someone steal Ted Nugent's guitar while he is playing it...

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 1:54 PM

Stealing it while he was playing from it takes megaballs! How the hell did some random even get close enough to do that?

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 2:02 PM

"I would love to see someone steal Ted Nugent's guitar while he is playing it..."

awesome. now every hipster dj is gonna start packing a bow and arrow.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 2:08 PM

What a gigantic asshole (who did the stealing).

Posted by naj | April 8, 2008 2:12 PM

Hipster on hipster violence is a shame.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 2:13 PM

why are you all calling Matthew Dear a "hipster"? Get a life.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 2:18 PM

the culprit should be sent to mexico to get a beat down.

Posted by GOPster | April 8, 2008 2:18 PM

congratulations brooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 2:19 PM

Wow, just imagine how tragic the consequences could have been had Matthew been djing in Mexico!

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 2:22 PM

What's the point of having a laptop? If all he does is press play, why not simply put on a CD?

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 2:25 PM

^^
twang!

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 2:26 PM

Because that's not all he does?

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 2:28 PM

Because they don't make CD players with little glowy apple logos yet...

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 2:35 PM

i wonder what else was on that laptop? you guys know what i'm talking about

Posted by pppp | April 8, 2008 2:44 PM

how is removing the drive even possible while playing live...he must have been away from his macbook pro long enough for someone to remove the keyboard....unless of course this picture is deceiving and he actually has a macbook with a more easily accessible drive

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 2:56 PM

hey brooklynvegan, you should ask them to block your site on the public computers at wal-mart or whatever. these comments get a little ridiculous...

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 3:01 PM

"i wonder what else was on that laptop? you guys know what i'm talking about"

Indeed, maybe some hipster porn, Celine Dion mp3... Who really knows?

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 3:01 PM

yeah. anon 2:56 i'm gonna go ahead and guess it was an external hard-drive. guessing the thief didn't actually have a little screwdriver set to take apart the computer. probably just had to yank the plug and run.

Posted by kyle | April 8, 2008 3:01 PM

doesn't anybody have something homophobic or racist to add to this brilliant display of comments?

Posted by jp | April 8, 2008 3:46 PM

do you think matthew dear is related to matthew sweet?

can't say i'm bummed about it, though. it sucks when people yank other folks' personal property...

but computer jockeys are called users, not musicians.

sure, being a dj may require some skill and talent, but is it really appealing to anyone?

gimme fuckin rock n roll. more guitars. more louder.

steve jobs can't jam.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 4:16 PM

matt dear produces his own music.

Posted by morons, all of you. | April 8, 2008 4:24 PM

It should be in a new Spinal Tap movie... Some of the jerks on this board also.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 4:24 PM

in 2008 are people really still playing the "DJs aren't musicians" card? jesus. you people belong in a wax museum.

Posted by sickofitall | April 8, 2008 4:37 PM

"how is removing the drive even possible while playing live...he must have been away from his macbook pro long enough for someone to remove the keyboard....unless of course this picture is deceiving and he actually has a macbook with a more easily accessible drive"

The picture is not deceiving, you are. You are as dumb as you are funny...

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 4:51 PM

Matthew Dear creates his own music, so he is a musician. DJs on the other hand are NOT musicians.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 5:00 PM

who cares if DJs are or are not musicians? i didn't think that had anything to do with the topic of the post in the first place.

Posted by sickofitall | April 8, 2008 5:11 PM

These comments make me want to vomit.

yah, someone STOLE HIS INTERNAL HARD DRIVE WHILE HE WAS PLAYING.

and lets get some more hipster jokes going, those are always fresh and exciting!! How about thier haircuts!!! It never gets old!

If you dont understand that you can be a musician with just a computer then you probably don't know anything about music production.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 5:57 PM

"I use Live as the centerpiece of my live performances. Using an audio card with multiple outs, I route separate channels of Live into channels on an Allen & Heath CTRL:92 mixer. I like to treat my loops and tracks like a DJ would, mixing between samples with the mixer and utilizing the EQs like a DJ. This mixer was designed specifically to work with Live. Its ability to send MIDI information as well as auxiliary routing of sends and returns can yield any number of possibilities when creating a set."

Dear doesn't confine his use of Live to the stage, nor does he stick solely to electronic-based music: "I experiment with guitar and live music recording. When I first got my copy of Live 4, I plugged a microphone into my system and did some very loop-based acoustic recordings on the fly. It was fun to ad-lib the parts and keep adding new tracks on top of each other. It was kind of like working with old tape loops and really just experimenting with odd rhythms and vocal noises."

Posted by Stanislaw | April 8, 2008 6:15 PM

^sense thanks
and its a shame someone stole the hard drive, especially during a set

Posted by agn | April 8, 2008 6:21 PM

my favorite is when other DJs have absolutely no class and watches a DJ from behind and texts what tracks the DJ is playing so he can "steal" the bangers.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 6:41 PM

he deserved it

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 7:41 PM

"my favorite is when other DJs have absolutely no class and watches a DJ from behind and texts what tracks the DJ is playing so he can "steal" the bangers."

You mean "Trainspotting"?

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 9:03 PM

seriously, couldn't they have stolen from a less dreamy DJ? I LOVE YOU MATTHEW!!!!!!!!

ps. he sucks

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2008 9:56 PM

fake

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2008 12:55 AM

panic in a club in brooklyn...hang the dj, hang the dj, hang the dj, hang the dj!

Posted by i am italian | April 9, 2008 1:31 AM

brilliant

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2008 3:36 AM

why do pepole do things like that? so fucking obnoxious.

Posted by Mandy | April 9, 2008 4:40 AM

things get stolen out from under DJs' noses quite frequently (n.p.i.). it makes the performer, club and crowd look bad. all the while it wreaks havoc on the consciences of those who could be left to blame.

the club manager, if he's worth a shit, is probably beside himself right now as to how something like this could possibly happen on his watch... truth is, it could happen to anyone.

flaming aside... just remember: someone's shit got stolen. screw your dogmatic retorts regarding the 'worthiness' of his music or production methods... just keep in mind that personal property was taken. period.

regardless of who it happened to, that's just no fun whatsoever... and anyone who says otherwise can go fuck a jellyfish.

Posted by alex | April 9, 2008 5:44 AM

I'd love to steal his hard drive, delete all the shitty music he produced, then give it back to him wrapped up in a box with some new clothes. While I'm at it, I'll toss in some scissors so he can cut his gay hair cut off, and ditch the hipster attire.

This guy is all about 'being cool'. He isn't true to himself, or his music.

And yeah, I knew him over 10 years ago, I watched the transition into what he is now. LAME!

Posted by random detroiter | April 9, 2008 6:13 AM


wow.

someone really really has a chip on their shoulder in detroit. did someone at ghostly reject your demo, little man?

you're a sad, small fraction of a human being, and once again you succeed in making your "hometown" (let me guess..you're from oakland county, but you rep "the D", right?) look fantastic to the rest of the world.

way to go.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2008 6:42 AM

"And yeah, I knew him over 10 years ago, I watched the transition into what he is now. LAME!"

I guess the transition for you was envy, jealousy. But maybe you are true to yourself and you have been like that your whole life

Oh, and just for the record, what is a gay hair cut? And what should we do with these people?

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2008 7:05 AM

Bitch ass motherfuckers who come up with that vinyl vs. mp3 shit on that story....fuck off

Posted by lorenz | April 9, 2008 7:12 AM

^^bitch ass serato dj^^

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2008 8:02 AM

Yoink!!!!!

Posted by Mat Healy | April 9, 2008 8:59 AM

Let's focus people. Whether it's a hard drive or vinyl, stealing is wrong. Oh well, hopefully the hard drive will blow up and blow the thief to bits in the perfect "you get what you deserve" ending. Now if we all visualize this happening, it will; just like in The Secret!

Posted by No Comment | April 9, 2008 12:30 PM

The problem is that Galapagos was completely and utterly packed. People were mashed up against the front table. If a hundred plus people are rocking out to his music and he's concentrating on DJing, it's no wonder no one saw anything.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2008 1:28 PM

my favorite is coming to an older Brooklynvegan page and looking at the 30 comments present. i love watching them degenerate, that so many people have so much time to kill and have gathered together to make each other laugh. so awesome

Posted by Anon | April 9, 2008 2:32 PM

stealing from a hipster is not wrong

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2008 3:54 PM

Jesus Christ at all the completely fucking stupid comments on this post. Matthew Dear is a fuckload more talented than Vampire Weekend or whatever band of the moment is getting hyped, so the whole "OMG IS A GUY ON A LAPTOP PLAYING A SHOW?!" argument is so tired. He got his shit jacked on his BIRTHDAY and ruined his entire set. Maybe calm down about your precious "real" rock music, or "real" DJ sets (for those of you bitching about him using a laptop instead of vinyl, welcome to the 21st century) for a second and show some respect?

Posted by Chelsea | April 9, 2008 4:28 PM

Ha that's some funny shit... fuck Matt Dear... he's stuck the fuck up anyways... I hope the kid who stole his shit sends all the unreleased matt dear crap to the bottom of the ocean where it belongs...

if he wasn't such a dick head, i might feel bad... actually nah i wouldn't...

Hey Matt in the words of one of my favorite simpsons characters:

HA HA!!!

maybe if you weren't such a fucking douche, shit like this wouldn't happen now would it!

Posted by Larray | April 9, 2008 4:36 PM

why do i care?

i had my djembe stolen years ago. it didnt' make the baords....

...and why the FUCK should it?

so what's the big fucking deal about Dear's hard drive?...sure...salty.

but welcome to planet fucking earth.

Posted by joe | April 9, 2008 4:43 PM

i thought matt dear was from texas? in any case, i mean yeah stealing is wrong, but well deserved. I mean he did steal about an hours worth of my time with that shitty asa breed project he did. since i am a music consumer, i consider this revenge on the crap which fell on my ears. did anyone ever consider that maybe his shit was stolen because ASA BREED is a shitty attempt at matt dear trying to be americas next top idol or some shit? i mean, simon cowell has a show for that shit...

matt may be a great techno producer, but, alas, he AIN'T no freaking dabrye here - let's get that point clear.

He needs to stick to the four on the floor techno-vocal tracks that he does best.

Lastly, if my dad owned UPS (or whatever the hell that affiliation with ghostly is), all of my friends would be on my record label. I'd call it Daddy's Rich records. Then, I'd UPS overnight all my music to itunes via my daddies company.

Essentially, I am saying ghostly is just another product of 'what can brown do for you'...

I say it's sam and ghostly's fault for Matt's stolen hard drive and they need to pick up the tab on that, as I (and other consumers) did so for that ASA BREED crap...

ok just my two cents... if my HD got stolen, i'd be upset cause i wouldn't be able to afford another and live in brooklyn (well unless it was bushwick)...

Posted by another random detroiter | April 9, 2008 4:53 PM

he is from texas....

oh boo hoo YA'LL.....let's kiss some ass for dear :P

wake up people

Posted by joe | April 9, 2008 4:58 PM

as always, the artless have to classify things...

'DJ's aren't musicians...'

go create another genre or something... you wouldn't be able to understand the art of DJing, cause you are the ARTLESS...

'the artless are in charge of funding the arts'...
-some random bumper sticker on some 80's volvo station wagon with a vermont license plate

Posted by dowalla | April 9, 2008 5:02 PM

they are not musicians - they are producers!

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2008 5:09 PM

Dear is from Texas but didn't care about Techno until he got to Detroit. Apparently a Hawtin set changed his life or something like that.

I thought Asa Breed was fantastic, but unlike Detroit guy, I knew that I was getting a POP album and wasn't expecting to listen to the next "Mouth to Mouth" or anything.

And Joe, maybe no one cared about your HD getting stolen because you aren't an internationally known DJ? If someone stole Win Butler's guitar, don't you think half the internet would be going apeshit?

Posted by Chelsea | April 9, 2008 5:20 PM

I really hope does steal Win Butler's guitar.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2008 5:25 PM

As the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UPS I would like to make it clear that we have no formal or informal relationship to Ghostly International.

They are a wholly owned subsidiary of DHL.

However, we would be happy to answer the shipping needs of anyone in the Brooklyn or Detroit areas needing the delivery of new Hard Drives.

Currently though we offer no services for the relief of moldering, bitter Detroiters with their dicks in knots.


D. Scott Davis
UPS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Posted by D. Scott Davis | April 9, 2008 5:36 PM

hard drives don't have talent.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2008 5:43 PM

@Anon5:36: YES!!!! Hysterical!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2008 5:55 PM

"you're a hipster!"
"nuh uh, YOU'RE a hipster!"
"am not! YOU'RE a hipster AND a douche!"
"no way YOU'RE a hipster-douche!"
"YOU'RE a hipster-douche!"
"shut up!"
"YOU shut up, hipster!"

Posted by gws | April 9, 2008 6:11 PM

you stay classy, detroiters...

Posted by ron burgundy | April 9, 2008 6:31 PM

despite all the name-calling, the fact remains that matthew dear is no stranger to love.

i mean, really - he knows the rules! and so do i.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2008 8:19 PM

i would like to thank the internet for all the wonderful gifts that are contained within these comments. juan atkins bless every last one of you.

Posted by Anonymous | April 9, 2008 9:08 PM

"someone really really has a chip on their shoulder in detroit. did someone at ghostly reject your demo, little man?"

Well considering I've never sent a demo out in my life, nice try. I could care less about demo's or who gives a shit about mine or anyone else's music. What I DO care about, is the heart and soul an artist/musician/dj put into his/her work. Dear, completely changed himself to 'fit in'. Both musically and physically. That my friend is 'selling out'.

"Oh, and just for the record, what is a gay hair cut? And what should we do with these people?"

A 'gay' haircut? Just go to any 'minimal' show and look for the majority of the audiences look, and that's what I'm talking about. If you can't figure that out, then your hopeless... What should we do with these people? Give them a lecture about individuality....

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 12:18 AM

This board is awful. I find it disturbing how an incident like an artist getting his equipment stolen DURING his set could lead into a hoard of personal attacks on the artist himself and what he does the music he makes and so on. If you are not remotely interested in what matthew does then FUCK OFF!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 2:23 AM

you are awful. anyone who reaches a particular level of success in the entertainment industry is subject to this level of scrutiny. it comes with the territory.

this thread is vastly entertaining. bring on the next round of hilarity.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 7:37 AM

LOUD NOISES

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 11:48 AM

I LOVE LAMP

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 11:48 AM

I witnesses Isaac H steal the hard drive. BASTARD!

Posted by Joey M | April 10, 2008 12:15 PM

I just wanted to poop in this thread.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 12:51 PM

evidently bashing matthew on not being a musician has never seen his 'big hands' band live

comment thread is filled with idiots, thanks for the entertainment

Posted by graph | April 10, 2008 12:54 PM

def a bunch of morons posting in this thread

Posted by bfranzen | April 10, 2008 1:25 PM

way to go graphowich,
i was going to say something about big hands myself.

and i love the all the hate for matt in this thread. yes, he didn't bow down to you so now he's a douche, right.... now you know why everyone loves nyc, but hates most of the people from the city. thieves, prostitues, and whores, the lot of you


and sorry your shit got jacked matty, i guess you'll just have to be "a total douche" and not let anyone in the booth from now on. and yeah, you'll get attacked for that at sometime as well

Posted by schamberg | April 10, 2008 3:33 PM

"evidently bashing matthew on not being a musician has never seen his 'big hands' band live"

Yep, saw 'big hands' at Mutek in Montreal last year. It was HORRIBLE. Everyone was standing around talking during his performance it was so boring. After about 30 mins I decided to leave.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 3:35 PM

I enjoyed his Big Hands @ Mutek lastyear
to each their own.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 4:19 PM

all of you that posted a negative comment, please die. thx.

Posted by beefy mcgee | April 10, 2008 4:33 PM

Some of you anti-digital bitches seem to forget that vinyl bags have been stolen, too... i distinctly remember a Ben Sims (WHILE HE WAS PLAYING) and several similar incidences (with vinyl) in both detroit AND chicago. don't act like having vinyl would protect you ... thieves will find a way if they want it bad enough...

Posted by Brandon | April 10, 2008 6:24 PM

i love the people that talk shite and then it says: by Anonymous or Detroiter haha what abunch of lil bitchy jealous sad fucks, guess what EVERYONE skips your posts and i wish i could get your emails you talentless hacks, so so sad, Sorry to hear about the hard drive stolen on your birthday man, you're a talent individual

Posted by they guy that loves Anonymous and pathetic Detroiters | April 10, 2008 6:29 PM

The Bunker was busted by cops for being over capacity the last time Matt Dear played there, which was at Subtonic in Manhattan.

Subsequently the Bunker had to move to the Galapagos in Brooklyn.

This time, again, it was overly packed, to the extent that someone managed to steal a playing hard drive.

Fool me once...

Posted by Bakh | April 10, 2008 8:54 PM

Aaw his big hands band at sonar 08. I didn't get it.

Posted by westy | April 10, 2008 8:58 PM

matthew dear is dope. too bad that shit went down. pretty hard to believe and all, but apparently that shit happened and nobody saw it go down.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2008 12:05 AM

He was having a great set that night too, so shady...

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2008 1:07 AM

I betya that fat little fucker named DEEPFOG stoled it!!!

Posted by marta | April 11, 2008 5:04 AM

what track was playing when it happened?
maybe the hdd was jacked for the track? ha ha
the dude could have just asked what was playing.

Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2008 6:28 AM

HARD DRIVES IN CARCINOGENIC LINK SHOCK

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2008 7:28 AM

Matthew Queer hahaha

dude sucks, hipster...

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2008 11:13 AM

It is Big Hands etc which is the problem!


Go back to matt's releases of three or four years back. Quality, quirky, dancefloor tecno/minimal.

Now look at the arty poser sh*t he's putting out today.

Yup...

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2008 11:26 AM

I saw Matthew Dear's hard drive up Shamberg's ass last night while I was scrogging him.

Posted by Fiveson | April 11, 2008 12:19 PM

"How the hell did some random even get close enough to do that?"

Hey shithead, look at the picture. See how close people are to the booth? Duh????

Posted by Nothing but blind people here | April 11, 2008 12:47 PM

Damn I hope all of his porn wasn't on that hard drive.

GOOD LUCK MATTHEW!

Posted by Wolfe | April 11, 2008 2:34 PM

Grats on such fine internet garbage posted from anonymous. Sucks that his hard drive got ganked. Sucks that you can't have different sounds or different projects. I really like some of MDs stuff, some of it is really really really not for me. That's the price of doing what you want to do. That is more likely the sound of keeping it real than doing the same shit over and over... creative people get bored and follow different paths.

As for some of the other comments, I've had vinyl stolen, real band instruments stolen, and outboard gear stolen while playing live. The worst is having vinyl stolen, it's by far the toughest to replace (if you're good about backups, don't play weird Sonic Youth'd out guitars, etc). Plus for years afterwards, you keep wanting to grab a certain track when you're packing your bag to play out, and after searching for hours you realize "oh, maybe that was in that box that got stolen too".

Posted by AndyW | April 11, 2008 3:25 PM

If someone did this while I was playing and I caught him red handed, I would break his face in front of the crowd!

Posted by Er[ | April 11, 2008 5:10 PM

it mas ME!

i'll tell you the most amazing thing i found in matt's HD... and it wasn't the unreleased/unfinished tracks.

It was his massive collection of Scat-porn.

dude is a serious scat-fiend. Real doo-doo and pee-pee lover. for serious.

grossed me out to the point where I didnt even want that thing anymore. Mailed it back.

Matt, you'll get your scat-drive in 3 to 5 business days!

seacrest out

Posted by the thief | April 12, 2008 12:43 AM

1. if you dont like what this guy does then why post here? Your opinion is NOT vslued
2. Playing a "Real" instrument makes you an instrumentalist, being a musician is a whole other story SEE:dumb assed instrumentalists
3. Rock n roll is a feeling not a tired genre...oh wait..!lol
4.LMAO @ Stole his internal hard drive... BAHAHAHA! THICK THICKY THICKSTER
5...

keep those comments rolling in you stupid people.

Posted by The Don | April 12, 2008 5:11 AM

REAL DJ'S SPIN VINYL.


NUFF FUCKIN' SAID.

Posted by junglist4life | April 12, 2008 2:32 PM

For all the tracks this "DJ" probably downloaded for free off the internet (instead of supporting the scene by actually buying the VINYL), in addition to all the bootlegged remixes that he probably made/played at that gig, this incident is simply just the nature of karma running it's course.

=)

Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2008 2:48 PM

LMAO at that picture...as if it isn't bad enough that he doesn't use vinyl, but he uses a MAC as well. That mean he knows even less about computers than he does DJing!

Posted by hatorade | April 12, 2008 4:57 PM

A hard drive got stolen.

But then a load of idiots sat behind their computers at home and posted a load of premeditated bullshit.

Clearly, some of you people should get out more.

But perhaps the real world is a little too challenging for you eh?

I'd get into smashing up some of your opinions, but that would be like... a waste of time man. Duh.

Fuck. No wonder George Bush got voted in. Twice.

Idiots.

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2008 5:22 PM

"...George Bush got voted in. Twice."

O RLY?

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2008 5:30 PM

I reckon more vinyl gets stolen from clubs than hard drives. I heard that DJ Shadow won't play a venue unless it insures the records he brings for something like twenty grand. At least one performance has purportedly been canceled at the last minute on these grounds. Has anyone else heard this?

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2008 4:29 AM

I have been around on the internet for some time but for fucks sake, the stupidity shown in these comments is almost unbelievable. are you all taking the piss or are you really that dumb?

Before anyone says anything else, take a long hard look at your cretinous self and what you are saying. If it's not for lulz then you shouldn't even have the right to vote.

America's lower than average national IQ is really on parade with a roman candle up its arse screaming "look at me, i'm a cunt" in here.

Please just die in a fire.

Posted by better than you | April 13, 2008 8:09 AM

NSBH strikes again

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2008 8:13 AM

makes me ashamed of being a brooklynite.
so all the so called cool people over here
are all really such selfish negative idiots.
BrooklynVegan PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
end such bullshit by making people register to comment
that will fix it because their cowardly facades
would prevent that.

Posted by gregory | April 13, 2008 8:35 AM

you should be ashamed of being a brooklynite and of being American in general.

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Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2008 10:58 AM

I would like to start out by saying that I am a professional photographer who has been in this business for over 30 years. From day one I have done all my photography work with film SLR cameras in manual mode, and also develop all of my film in my own darkroom. It never fails to amaze me how many less experienced "photographers" try telling me how I should go digital. Any photographer worth their weight in salt would seriously laugh in your face if you try to tell them that any sort of digital technology can come even close to the quality that analog gear can reproduce, both with photography as well as with the afformentioned music mediums in this thread.

It's sad because the new breed of photographers aren't learning the chemical processes behind developing film, learning about exposure settings, emulsification, spot toning by hand, etc. All they know about is how many megapixels their new digital camera is and how to open their image up in photoshop and throw a lens flare on it. It's pathetic. Now these hacks are calling themselves professionals, but at the end of the day my clients know the real deal and would be willing to pay more for quality results that I can provide, any day of the week.

This example is not unlike dj-ing. Dj's are no longer spinning vinyl and are playing CD's and their laptops (and I say "playing" because, well it's fairly obvious that CD players do all the mixing and beatmatching for you and anyone who thinks otherwise if full of shit). They're using lame mixer FX instead of working double copies of the record. They're pre-beatmatching songs instead of memorizing the pitch of each record and actually working for their paycheck. They're making songs in fruityloops, reason, or ableton and burning them to CD's, instead of using hardware like the professionals and cutting acetates. And people wonder why the dj's of yesteryear blow the new breed of "DJ's" out of the water? It's because they let technology replace all of the skill, and it's a down right shame.

Maybe one of the reasons why people complain about how attendance of dance music parties is at an all time low is because the shrill, tinny sound of cd's being played in the clubs has taken the place of the warm, full-bodied sound of the analog vinyl record.

In my industry, digital technology is unacceptable and my clients would never expect any less of me. It's time for the promoters in the DJ industry to stand up to mediocrity, and ban CD and digital DJ's once and for all!!!

Posted by photo_pro_2008 | April 13, 2008 4:40 PM

wow, thanks for the insight, ansel adams.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2008 5:40 PM

also, dude, CD players most definitely DO NOT do the beatmatching and mixing for you. it's as easy to trainwreck using CD players as with turntables. have you ever been in a DJ booth?

digital tools are just that, tools. their being digital doesn't preclude the possibility that art can be made with them.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2008 5:41 PM

Photo_pro you know fuck all about DJing and this shows it. Many DJs make their own music and instead of paying upwards of £50 for it to be cut on vinyl for personal performance use they can use CDs or laptops for much cheaper in the long run. Also many labels cannot afford to give out promo vinyls to DJs like myself and these promotional tunes get emailed to us as mp3s. what you going to do, play shitty old music just because its on vinyl as chinstroking punters like yourself (which is by far the minority, just a vocal minority) or play the upfront new stuff from your inbox before dj dinosaur finally gets his ass to the shop and buys it months later after its finally been released on vinyl.

How the fuck you relate the chemical process of developing pics to djing is beyond me and just shows that you are a stubborn cretin that just wants to gob off on the internet. There is no extra skill involved with djing vinyl unless you are talking turtablism, which can and is done on modern cd players also.

Modern mixers and CD players as stated before do not mix for you, the only thing that's easier with them is that you press a button to start/stop/cue instead of picking up the needle. A lot of DJ software including Serato, Traktor and Ableton still need the user to be able to beat match either the tunes together or the music to a metronome by ear using the same skill as with vinyl.

I suspect you most likely think DJs just play other peoples music and that music piracy doesn't harm the industry.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2008 8:08 PM

photopro you're a complete tool. i don't even look at this blog, just followed a link to the story as I was shocked that such a thing as mid-set theft could even happen. I read the comments and felt compelled to post because your ignorance is just astonishing. I suggest you speak to whoever's doing your thinking for you and get them to update.

Posted by suckmydiscotheque | April 13, 2008 9:28 PM

LOL! This photopro guy clearly must be taking the piss...and for him to say that he's been in the photo biz for 30 years amazes me as he surely would be having better things to do with what little free time he probably has between his photo shoots then to come on a board spouting about dj technology that he obviously knows fuck all about to people who are probably less than half his age.

Just when we thought this thread couldn't get any more entertaining, there's always one idiot to keep things rolling!

P.S.: The likes of Jerry Uellsman, William Wegman, Bruce Weber, etc shoot almost entirely digital these days...but clearly they aren't worth their weight in salt now are they?

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2008 9:48 PM

"In my industry, digital technology is unacceptable and my clients would never expect any less of me"


i'm pretty sure the PHOTOGRAPHY industry is totally fine with using digital.

Posted by jason | April 13, 2008 9:56 PM

people don't know about digital talent.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2008 8:21 AM

HDR is going to revolutionize photography! we won't even need people anymore!

Posted by jason | April 14, 2008 8:34 AM

It's good to know that we can all agree on something: photo_pro_2008 is the MAN.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2008 9:06 AM

the amount of shit posted about his story amazes me!
1) who gives a fuck whether Dear 'plays' from ableton/cdjs/vinyl. last time i checked im pretty sure that you can use whatever source you feel does the job(i use all 3)
2)photopro-stick to your own job and dont try to take the moral highground on something you know nothing about
3)why do people feel the need to resort to name calling etc?... at the end of the day someone's property has been stolen,and whether you are a rocker or a house head or a hipster, stealing is still stealing.

everyone needs to take a deep breath and get some perspective

Posted by nick uk | April 14, 2008 12:13 PM

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Posted by real | April 14, 2008 2:10 PM

Ha Ha Ha Mathew Dear is a homo! He wears girl pants!

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2008 9:11 PM

Matthew dear can't mix for shit, he trainwrecks like half the mixes I hear from him.

BIG UPS to the real vinyl DJs. Q-Bert, Jazzy Jeff, Grandmaster Flash, Andy C, and Frankie Bones wouldn't be caught DEAD playing a CD in a set, and isn't it quite incidental how they're considered the best dj's within their respective genres?

Photopro hit the nail on the head.

Posted by Anonymous | April 14, 2008 11:54 PM

I'll slip my hard-drive into him next time he's in Osaka, the talentless, bubblegum, pointless, juke-box monkey...

DJ's don't use PC's

Vinyl Uber Alles!!!

Posted by tanuki | April 15, 2008 12:15 AM

I'll stick to cutting $100 acetates over a ten cent fucking cd with it's shitty quality sound, any fucking day of the week. And I don't give a fuck how quick they wear down, a worn out dubplate still shits corn dogs and bean quesadillas all over ANY form of digital media.


Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 12:45 AM

Just put high voltage wires around my hard disks.

Touch them and you die (dancing).

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 8:57 AM

The amount of ignorance, arrogance and all out bullshit in this thread is standing tribute to the lowest common denominator at it's finest.

All you haters should pat yourselves on the back (if you can find it's location).

Without trawling through every comment here, I thought I should pay tribute to Mr Lowest Common Denominator himself, photo_pro_2008 as I address each of his points individually:

1. This is 2008. Analog photography is no better placed than digital in the real world, but perhaps if your clientele are just as ignorant as yourself you may not have made the connection yet.

2. Multiple blind tests with audio professionals the world over have failed to establish any tangible audible difference between high quality analogue and high quality digital sources, yet the argument still rages on with the intellectually challenged. Sure, the mediums are different, but if you know what you're doing the quality is equal.

3. CDs don't mix themselves, there is far more to a good mix than beatmatching and modern equipment (like a laptop for example) can do far more in a creative capacity than just phasing two copies of the same record.

4. Both Reason and Ableton are incredibly professional products, you probably just don't know how to use them. I have had multiple International releases from both programs, as have many others I know.

5. I would gladly wager my next years income that you could not tell the difference between a track played on vinyl or CD if the source audio was the same. Step into 2008 man, the shit you're spouting was obsolete before 1980.

6. Ban digital DJs? If you weren't in the loop, the majors started down that path over a decade ago. With any luck, it will be the death of not only them, but also antiquated opinions like your own. You've already missed the anti-digital wave. Step aside gracefully and let the real innovators overtake you quietly before you make an even bigger fool of yourself.


PS. I don't know Mathew Dear, but whatever the case I still think it's shit that someone jacked his external HD mid-show (on his birthday and all). Sorry to hear - and courtesy of this thread, see - that dickheads are still so prolific in this world.

Posted by Mr Snipe | April 15, 2008 2:52 PM

Photo_pro, why don't you show us some samples of your portfolio work and list the clients whom you have done business with in the past considering the fact that you tout yourself as some sort of next-level visionary.

Oh yeah, isn't it ironic how the king of anti-digital is using a computer to sign onto the Internet just to voice his high-and-mighty opinion?

Posted by Anonymous | April 15, 2008 7:56 PM

A big FUCK YOU to whoever referred to this bone squeeze as a "talented musician". People who have spent countless hours of their lives practicing actual instruments are musicians. This guy has more in common with an accounting spreadsheet than he does performing an actual drum rhythm.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2008 6:51 PM

"BIG UPS to the real vinyl DJs. Q-Bert, Jazzy Jeff, Grandmaster Flash, Andy C, and Frankie Bones wouldn't be caught DEAD playing a CD in a set, and isn't it quite incidental how they're considered the best dj's within their respective genres?"

Grandmaster Flash is using Traktor Scratch now, so I don't know where that leaves your argument if you still consider him the best in his genre...

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 2:57 AM

"BIG UPS to the real vinyl DJs. Q-Bert, Jazzy Jeff, Grandmaster Flash, Andy C, and Frankie Bones wouldn't be caught DEAD playing a CD in a set, and isn't it quite incidental how they're considered the best dj's within their respective genres?"

Who are you? I would LOVE to punch you in the face and shit on your neck, you dumb fuck.

You seen Q-Bert lately? He uses one turntable while scratching to beats from an Ipod.

Jazzy Jeff uses Serato and has been for years.

Grandmaster Flash uses Final Scratch

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 8:18 PM

"Who are you? I would LOVE to punch you in the face and shit on your neck, you dumb fuck."


There, there, son. The grown-ups (photo_pro and myself) are talking. When you outgrow your diapers and learn to walk like a big boy you'll learn a thing or two about ANALOG sound and how vinyl is the real deal. Until then, go back to your high chair and eat your penis-shaped animal crackers like a good little boy.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2008 10:27 PM

Wouldn't it be funny if the person who stole the drive lost all the information because the drive wasn't properly disconnected? Has anyone posting on here ever been to Galapagos? It's not like the DJ booth is elevated 8ft up in the air surrounded by razor wire. It's set up on like a 9ft fold out party table right down in front of the crowd. I can see how someone could just nab a drive sitting off to the side, shit I've rested my drinks, camera, and other assorted party favors on the "DJ booth" for those hands in the air moments. Still sucks for Matt. There's probably a bunch of shiny gems on that lil hard drive. But I see him smiting this evildoer by coming out of left field with more tracks to make up for the ones that are now floating out there. Oh, if anyone knows the schfuck who did this give em a good ol' shank for me.

Posted by RuppNDaPants | April 19, 2008 8:43 AM

jeez - so much hate out there! regardless of whether you dig his stuff 9and it does nwot for me), no one deserves to be ripped off like that

and for the record (no pun intended), ive been a vinyl slinger for the last 15 years whos recently moved over to using traktor scratch - why? to save humping 40Kgs of vinyl round betwen gigs, to massivley increase the tuines to slectect from and because of the ability to loop, add efx and generally get more creative - I still buy wax of hard to find stuff / tracks not available for digital download to rip from and believe me, you cant tell any difference, but lets not get into that whole debate now :)

Posted by underdog | April 21, 2008 3:11 AM

I'm amazed by some of the comments on here!! I truly am. There's so many things I want to write but I think all the haters are incapable of understanding my points so I won't bother!!

The revelution of technology is something you can't avoid. Do people that are 'old skool' walk down the street to use a pay phone instead of a mobile phone?

The argument is pointless. Digital technology is hear to stay. It has so many advantages such as jazzy jeff's big point of excess baggage charge when flying to another country to play. I play a 6 hour residency weekly and having a 500gb hard drive gives me the option to take a whole heap of music with me for those moments when people ask for obscure old skool records.

big up to people pushing the new skills!!

Posted by Simon | April 21, 2008 7:17 AM

"The grown-ups (photo_pro and myself) are talking."

This is very lame of you to pretend you are somebody else who is digging you. Grow up photo_pro, it's not the age factor that makes you an asshole...

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2008 9:00 AM

I liked the bit where people said that CD decks mix for you, and then when that other person gave a long list of scratch djs who all use digital technology.

Skillz, guys, skillz. It takes a special kind of person to post 'facts' that can be refuted with a single google search.

Posted by Jack Bastard | April 21, 2008 11:59 AM

It's scary to read these comments because there's alot of you that are clearly uninformed.

Cd Decks are merely a different form of media to present music to people. They do not mix tunes nor do they communicate with one another. They operate independently and are run into a mixer.

Since some of you have abandoned basic thought, there's some rudimentary knowledge for you.

I'd elaborate but why bother with people who only have to offer such negativity.

Posted by informed | April 23, 2008 10:35 AM

Back to the farm ways, the old ways

I scratch platter of wood chip

technology has a devil in it

D.jenk

Posted by >> Dale Jenkins | April 23, 2008 10:40 AM

Hey photopro, feel free to elaborate on how a "pre beatmatched cd" varies from memorizing the pitch on a record during a mix.

Feel free to explain, I'll wait.

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2008 10:55 AM

man that sucks.

oh man, the commenters, these twisted little people who live in their little cities, with their itty bitty NY paridigmes and think that they're just SUPERIOR to people cause they're on a diet and they're surrounded by concrete.

no wonder NY isn't cool anymore.

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Posted by Original Brooklyn-Nite | May 1, 2008 12:43 AM

My god!!! What a bunch of douche bags that are posting comments. Too many fucking assholes here are BLASTING the guy who got ripped off instead of BLASTING the thief who took it.

The guy is attempting to make a living and a bunch of you idiots are condemning him for NOT using Vinyl....or playing a REAL instrument. Hopefully you assholes get something stolen!

Posted by RoC1909 | May 3, 2008 11:56 PM

good lord. Did he ever get it back? REAL instrument. get a fucking life haters. Love you Matthew :D

Posted by annette | May 15, 2008 2:20 PM

Tough break man, but the venue shouldn't have set you up so close to the audience. Someone could have spilt a pint over your entire setup :S

Posted by catswithnofaces | June 3, 2008 9:06 AM

I miss you buddy....

Posted by Matthew Dear's Hard Drive | June 3, 2008 9:10 AM

I gave it back to him

Posted by thief | July 3, 2008 8:57 PM

Some Facts:

1) A German girl who was obsessed with Matt stole the drive. She gave it back.

2) I don't know precise details on the entire situation but her actions qualify as a light stalking.

3) Some people on this board may not know what the word precise means.

4) The venue was packed and she was slick.

5) It is very easy to pickpocket people. I have not done it but look how crowded the NYC subway gets. People have their headphones on. You just have to have the balls to do it.

6) I have had (as well as you probably) female AND male who have been stalked. It sucks. You can take it to the cops and the stalking continues. You know what I'm talking about. This is real talk.

7) I have not been stalked (I have a few small releases out on independent record labels, as maybe you do too) but have met "fans gone creepy"
(FGC's)

8) IF you know nothing about DJ'ing you should try it in front of a small group of people.

9) IF you know nothing about playing the guitar you should try it in front of a small group of people.

10) Then ask the group "How did I sound?"

11) The beauty of technology is that somebody can now write a dance song (any kind of dance song) Friday afternoon on their computer, then burn it to cd, then mix that song into a DJ set that night. Whether or not you can do that well depends purely on your SKILLS!

12) Appreciate that everyone has different ways of creating/producing/djing. If you are narrow minded then hang out with narrow minded people. Its all good.

26) Talented people make things look easy. So that is why you may think a computer is "mixing the songs for him" Just like my kitchen "makes food for me"

82) To produce music I use the following:
Trombone, Technics Turntables, Vinyl, Mp3's, Guitar (electric and acoustic), Various Pedals, Drum Machines, Piano, Minidisk, Moog Synth, Cassettes, 78's, Microphones, Kitchen Sink, and a few other items.

83) What do you use?

84) hit me up at giannarellman at gmail dot com

Posted by Gianna | July 15, 2008 2:51 AM

true fact:

you will often find a rock music fan putting down electronic music.

you will rarely find an electronic music fan putting down rock music.

example:

person A grew up on classic metallica and then just kept listening to different kinds rock bands. they do not "get" the dj thing.

person B grew up on classic metallica and later got into aphex twin, m.f. doom, and booka shade, . they "get" a lot.

person A says bands are great and djs suck.

person B says bands are great and dj's rule.

which are you?

signed,
person B

Posted by person B | July 15, 2008 5:37 AM

Hi guys, I just wanted to chime in and let you know that as a mediocre DJ myself who has never even touched a pair of turntables, owned any vinyl, or can even beatmatch in the first place, that it's not even a requirement anymore to have any sort of actual talent to make it in this music industry! Look at me, I'm a testament to it, just like other DJ's before me like Danny Tenaglia, Irene, DJ Funk, Richie Hawtin, Matthew Dear, and Keoki, who similar to me had no skill or talent but used gimmickry or image to take the money out of the hands of our naive fans who didn't know any better to begin with! You can just consider me the Vanilla Ice of the dance music scene! I can't stay too long on here because I have to run to meet up with my tailor who is custom fitting a new hot pink mouse suit for me and then go talk to one of my label managers who is launching a new internet record label (my tracks aren't good enough to get released on vinyl), but I just want to thank my fans for letting me rip you off and allowing me to continue to pave the way for other no-talent dj's to achieve the 15 minutes of fame we deserve!

Posted by Deadmau5 | July 19, 2008 8:18 PM

If think DJs are good, just don't call them musicians. They do not create.

Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2008 8:27 PM

Ignorants! If you know know anything about what you're saying you shouldn't say anything. Matthew Dear as well as other ARTISTS have amazing talent. Simple minds don't get it. That's why you're tunning in to the radio while we search for the underground. You guys will never understand the special talent of a dj. For me it is a lot easier to go on stage for 1 hour and sing the same freaking songs you have been playing for 3 months on the road than to play a show at 3am for 4 hours, booking a flight the next day to spin in front of a totally different crowd at a different time of the day/night not knowing what to expect from the crowd and not knowing exactly what you are going to play but all eyes are on you... But of course you idiots don't get that so why bother. Go to your rock show and sing along with the rest of you redneck fucks. BTW, just saw Dear in Mexico this past weekend and it was one of the best shows I have ever been too. Fucking insane, the crowd didn't let him go until 9am... I will say that is hard work and massive talent.

Posted by Guillermo Montero | August 4, 2008 6:03 PM

oh my god. America. what has happened to you? clinging to your own culture you let innovation go. still arguing about guitars and drums over drum machines and *gulp* analog over digital? trapped in your own lack of understanding and still have the balls to say you know best when your own major's and media's have been covered with awful, awful music?

Posted by meursault caulfield | October 17, 2008 5:52 PM

5:52 -- Yes, we're just sooo out of touch here... about to elect a black president while you Brits are stabbing people every day and selling jackets with knives sewn in.

Oh, and sure you have Radiohead, but not much else. We still trump you in pop music, rap music, and damn well every other genre. Your country for the most part produces a neverending series of 'flavor of the week' bands that pump out one solid record, and then drift into obscurity.

No contest.

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2008 6:23 PM

It's not like they stole his vinyl or a musician's one-of-a-kind vintage gear, they're mp3s!

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BIG UPS to the real vinyl DJs. Q-Bert, Jazzy Jeff, Grandmaster Flash, Andy C, and Frankie Bones wouldn't be caught DEAD playing a CD in a set, and isn't it quite incidental how they're considered the best dj's within their respective genres?"

Grandmaster Flash is using Traktor Scratch now, so I don't know where that leaves your argument if you still consider him the best in his genre...

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I don't know Mathew Dear, but whatever the case I still think it's shit that someone jacked his external HD mid-show (on his birthday and all). Sorry to hear - and courtesy of this thread, see - that dickheads are still so prolific in this world.

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Posted by منتديات | February 23, 2011 6:16 PM

Oh that guy would have gotten thumped if I caught him messing with my equipment.

Hopefully he had his stuff backed up somewhere else.

Posted by San Diego Real Estate | May 10, 2011 2:10 AM

For me it is a lot easier to go on stage for 1 hour and sing the same freaking songs you have been playing for 3 months on the road than to play a show at 3am for 4 hours, booking a flight the next day to spin in front of a totally different crowd at a different time of the day/night not knowing what to expect from the crowd and not knowing exactly what you are going to play but all eyes are on you... But of course you idiots don't get that so why bother.

Posted by disenowebalicante | August 12, 2011 7:43 AM

Disenwebalicante, try learning how to sing, and how to SING WELL. A lot of people think they're great at it, and a slim fraction actually are. (Read: American Idol.) When you go up on stage to sing or to play an instrument, you are making a performance that is based off of years, possibly DECADES, of practice. Any mistake or slip-up and people notice. Oh yeah, you have to look good, have great posture, and if you're in the pop/R&B game, have to know how to dance.

Then take a DJ. Ever wonder why everyone is a DJ these days? Because all it involves is lining up the beat of one song, to the beat of another song that is in a similar key. And making sure the vocals on both songs don't collide with each other. Unless you are deaf or mentally challenged, it can be learned in about two months, and mastered in like a year. It's a complete joke, and with people using CD's, Serato and Ableton (which ALL mix for you), less work than even before. Plus it's a disservice to take ANY form of credit for music that isn't even your own, not to mention a copyright violation.

It's absolutely DISGRACEFUL and PATHETIC to call a DJ a musician. The fact that they come onto blogs to leave comments arguing so vehemently that they are is further proof to the fact they aren't. DJ's are about as musically talented as Obama is a president and a leader.

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Fair enough, some people would rather listen to instruments or vinyl than CDs, but is it really worth getting indignant about? Some people like French food, some people like Chinese. Same thing here.

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