djSquared – Splatters of Pink

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It’s been over a year since I last recorded a set. Reasons include being far too busy to even practice DJing, having my laptop┬álost and then replaced only to have issues with my sound card on the Mac, and feeling like I had no fresh music. During the last two weeks, I was able to resolve all of those issues, and the result is a new mix-set called Splatters of Pink, named after the crazy dream I described in an older blog.

A persuasive speech assignment brought back my anti-television mentality, and it’s reflected in this mix. The intro is a sound byte from Edward R. Murrow’s speech at RTNDA Chicago, 1958, as recorded in the motion picture Good Night and Good Luck. One quote from the speech used in the mix: “… unless we get up off our fat surpluses and recognize that television in the main is being used to distract, delude, amuse and insulate us, then television and those who finance it, those who look at it and those who work at it, may see a totally different picture too late.”

The following track is titled “No More Lies,” and the next track’s lyrics speak of finding yourself. Interlude some dance tracks as if celebrating a release from TV, and conclude the mix with a remix of Seal’s “Amazing,” containing the lyrics, “Everyone says ‘You’re amazing!’ now that you’re clean.”

Maybe I read into the songs I play a little too much, but I find some theme or meaning behind my mixes after I record them. I choose the order of the songs based on the way they sound and how they blend together.

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About The Author

Kyle Anderson
I'm a media and IT professional and JavaScript developer who worked most recently as an Associate Broadcast IT Engineer (Tier II) for CNN in Atlanta. One of my life-long goals is to help bridge data divides - missing connections between software systems and data stores - promoting inter-system communication and automation. Many of the projects described here reflect this goal in some way or another.