Life is tedious. The daily grind of family, work and bills can become a stale monotony that blends one day into the next like an endless elevator ride filled with sleepy music. We have our heads so buried in our devices or minds so focused on the next task that we leave no room for enjoyment. Our careers which started out as something we were passionate about just become a means to an end. Like auto sync on a controller we blindly blend one task into another forgetting the joy of why we started in the first place.
We as DJs and entertainers are different. What we do is a gift that can be shared. We take our clients on a musical journey that results in amazing memories of a special occasion. We witness some truly miraculous moments in their lives. How many times have you jumped up and down after a wedding ceremony or first dance because the bride and groom “nailed it”? Smiling inside because the guests will never know how much time you spent helping that couple rehearse. We truly do create magic.
Should that magic be reserved for just our paying clients? Can we use our skills to randomly brighten someone’s day or make the world a better place? I am not talking about just charity work. Think bigger, much bigger. I remember a Coca-Cola commercial from the early 1970’s. There were a ton of people on a hill holding candles and bottles of Coke singing a song by The New Seekers “I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony”. Blatantly suggesting that sharing a Coke would change the world. That message of peace resonated soundly with Americans. Vietnam was in full swing and Watergate was just around the corner. It worked.
Music has always conveyed a message. How many times have you heard a song and knew it must have been written just for you? We are the messengers. The style of music you play, the tempo and the mood it creates has a profound effect on our audience. Should we confine that message to event halls and paying customers only? Share the message. Have you ever just set up your equipment in a park and jammed a couple of sets? Do you have a bucket list of places you would DJ for free? I would love to be the first DJ in outer space! Imagine doing a live set from the International Space Station for the whole world to hear?
We are more than DJs and entertainers. We have a special gift to bring people of all faiths, races and backgrounds together through our music. We can brighten anyone’s day. More importantly we can change the world. The DJs in this video did just that. They turned a subway car into a rolling dance party. I’m willing to bet it was the best subway ride these people ever had. Music has a message. We are the messengers. Share the message.
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