Harry Denimore is a lot of things: musician, philosopher, professor and in Second Life, he’s DJ Hoodoo Harry. Anyway and to make a long story short, Harry asked me to host for him last night at Junkyard Blues. I almost declined but I like Harry and his special blend of bluesy music, and it was time for me to do a hosting gig at the JY.
Fortunately, there wasn’t a lot of time between when Harry asked and show date, so I was too busy trying to throw together some gestures for the show to be worried. NTL, in the last few minutes before the show, I did get nervous. Why get nervous? Well, the crowds at the Junkyard are always huge and by the time I arrived there were over forty peeps at Miriam’s show. A long time ago, a DJ told me, “The Junkyard is The Bigtime”. So, nervous and all I began my gig with The Hoodoo Man. And I had a blast. I love hosting and trying to make people feel welcome and comfortable. /hooo
After the show, Harry asked if I’d be interested in doing more gigs in the future and the truth is, I had fun and am thinking about it. Hosting for Ziffy at Shorty’s on Fridays has worked well for me, but the problem I have with too much hosting is how easy it is for me to get burned out. I mean, there was a time when I was hosting for a different DJ every night at Magi’s The Line and that was too much. Since then, I’ve backed away, but maybe I can open up a bit.