Life is fun! And stuffy? Nope, just telling it the way it is...perhaps you don't see the fun in that...And one more thing.
What's with the stuffy attitude from certain members (read: Nutz & Dietrich) around here? Perhaps y'all should get a desk job.
I know there's no set job description, but aren't we, as DJs, supposed to be fun? Aren't we supposed to be entertainers? Aren't we used to being the MCs? Don't we want people to pay attention to us?
Life should be fun.
And...once again, I point out that the supposed DJ industry has dug themselves into their own hole by continually quoting "by the hour". Ever since I went to "by the event" pricing over 10 years ago, it has been so much easier. Clients don't berate me to drop money from the fee, nor do they have to bring extra cash for a longer party.I will be totally honest in saying that is something I've very much considered. Most receptions here are 5 hours, and if I shortened my time to 4 I can very much see people saying "well, we don't actually need music during the cocktail hour" rather than pay the extra hour. It happens quite a bit now when they want to have a 6 hour reception. I have to be there anyway, which blows if I'm not getting paid for it and I've got to listen to some Muzak garbage. Maybe the solution would be to lower my extra hour rate to $50 from $75 but that would just make my 5 hour rate $525. Is it worth it? I dunno.
I get this constantly from you guys, and from my other DJ, and from my wife, but look what a client emailed me today (the part in question is bold and underlined, in case you miss it):
Wedding date is getting closer! I'm starting to get all the final things together and the website appears to show you raised your prices (good for you!) so I can't remember what the price was when I signed with you, I know we put 150 down....could you tell me the remainder?! Thank you!!
Even my clients. E-ven my clients. Sigh.
I actually don't know what she was talking about concerning price increases as I haven't bumped them in a couple years, but I thought some of you might enjoy this.
Screw this, I'm going to $900.
Oh, who am I kidding.
HEY! What are you trying to say?my expectation of something posted in the general conversation box is automatically set to zero before I even open it even if it it is a thread with Byron in it..
Share away! And I was born in 1980 too! It's like we're brothers from another mother, lol.Bryon,
Not a shot at you... lol...
I was born in 1980..
That "photoshoot" is hilarious, I have to share that with some friends if ya don't mind...
Here I fixed my original comment: lol..
my expectation of something posted in the general conversation box is automatically set to zero before I even open it even if it it is a thread POSTED BY ANYONE...
This is a picture of one of my cars in college. I painted it terribly and lovingly referred to it as "the flamer". Note the license plate. One of my favorites I've ever had, I must say.Anyone with the balls to drive this POS around with that plate likes attention. So yeah, you're right. I'm a attention-loving whore. But at least I'm a FUN attention-loving whore. Life must suck being a Debbie-downer.