[geeks] I really don't get it ...
wstan at xs4all.nl
Tue Oct 22 02:18:33 CDT 2002
I really don't get it. At what point in time
did "D J's" become considered as celebrities
Maybe it's just me, but I find it very difficult to
attribute any sort of credit to a person who
puts a record on a turntable and turns the
volume up,or does other simple manipulations
to it. I mean... it is not their record.
They are just playing it.
I see bulliten boards all around the city promoting
dances with DJ <insert name>, DJ <insert another name>.
(Note the use of "DJ" preceding their name as if
it is an academic (earned) title like "Dr.".)
There is a recent movie that showed here with a DJ
as a star.
Apparently, they make "big bucks".
They appear on MTV sometimes (Okay, maybe this doesn't
surprise me given the type of programming seen there.)
I think I could go on a nd on with this "injustice"
or distortion of "values". (Kinda like the other thing that
irks me when "sports 'celebrities'" are referred
to as "heroes" ...I won't go there with this post.)
Is this a sign of me being a grumpy-old-man? I am not
sure, I think even when I was a young teen I would have
been put off by it.
Other "professions" that I think require _more_talent than
elevator operator (not sure if they still exist) - person
who spends all day in the elevator, opening the doors; closing them;
moving it from one floor to the next.
Gas station attendant - turning the pump on or off and maybe
selling cigarettes or carbonated beverages.
Bicycle messenger - riding bike through the city delivering packages
and dodging around traffic. (Actually, I really do in a way think
these people are cool and their job is. Ever watch them? It is rather
"Mad Max-like" what they do.
Other "professions" requiring __less__ talent than a DJ.
* I can't think of one. *
So what is your opinion?
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