Over the weekend I came across this video of a bunch of people dancing and partying to a DJ at Cherry Beach in Toronto. It’s been done for years, up until Covid, of course.
Well, these morons are dancing and having a great old time in the name of “freedom” and “protecting their rights”. Seriously, look at these Darwin Award contenders
Part of what DTTB evolved into as a podcast (and a result of Covid) was discussing the state of live music. Talking to artists about it. Getting their perspective and insights. Every single one of them (like many others of course) are feeling the financial sting that’s come along with Covid. A few of the artists that I’ve spoken to, also tour and guitar tech for bigger bands. That’s how they make their living.
Not only is denying science dangerous and stupid. It’s also INCREDIBLY douchey and selfish. Gatherings like this, will only result in slowing down the continued return of live music, which is already moving at a snail’s pace. From what I understand, the electronic music community isn’t thrilled with what this “DJ” is doing, mostly in the name of self-promotion. It certainly takes a special type of narcissist to do something like this. Just trying to boost his page likes higher than 226, where it currently sits at the time of this blog. It’s not even worth naming the “DJ” in question, because….
Also, that’s the song they chose for their video??? A near 20 year old song that sounds like the vocals are done by Siri and a Speak n Spell accompanied by a digital mosquito annoying the shit out of you, as it buzzes around the microphone like it’s your ear in the middle of the night.
The timing of this discovery was interesting as I had just interviewed Joe Matthews of VooDoo Rockfest, who is hosting this year’s event with proper safety regulations. Despite moving it to his property of 25 acres, tickets will be limited to 100 people, as provincial regulations state.
Joe does what he does for the right reasons. He loves pushing independent artists and he loves live music. I’m looking forward to this year’s event, I’ll be recording podcasts at VooDoo Rockfest in September.
Joe is an awesome guy, be like Joe!! Catch him in Ep.26 of DTTB