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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Catching Fire!



If you haven't heard Keri Hilson's "Turning Me On Remix"(produced by Polow da Don - I think), your slipping. This track has slowly been catching fire in the clubs. It's a great hard Down South bounce record with the sweetness of Keri Hilson's voice. Great club record with a chorus that the ladies can sing-a-long to. Blend with "Diva" and you have back-to-back chick bangers! This is the remix featuring T.I.. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Monday Morning Pet Peeve (Tuesday Edition)


I was a little busy yesterday so I neglected to get on my soapbox for the Monday Morning Pet Peeve, so here it is, on Tuesday.

This weeks Pet Peeve is an ode to my neighborhood. I live off of a very busy artery into the city in an ever-more gentrifying part of the city. But my biggest pet peeve is not the influx of well-to-do 30-somethings who think its cool to live in a developing neighborhood and be walking distance to their "local" hipster bar. No! My pet peeve is jaywalking! Yes, I know it may sound insignificant and petty, but when It takes me 20 minutes to make a 4 minute trip to the store because people on every street feel the need to hurl themselves into traffic, it boils my blood!

Recently I've noticed pedestrians on the major avenue near my home actually wait till they DO NOT have the right of way, to cross the street. I was completely perplexed the first time I saw it. A young lady and her child (Yes! She had a child with her) were waiting at the corner. I was waiting at the light. I was confused as to why she wasn't crossing the road. As soon as my light turns green, she decides to step in front of my car and cross, with child! Then, proceeded to give me a mean mug as she crossed the street, like I did something wrong?

I understand most traffic laws (if not all of them) protect the pedestrian, but maybe with the a new president we can adopt new laws against stupidity and lack of common sense!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Monday Morning Pet Peeve - Inauguration Edition!


My fellow Americans, in this installment of Monday Morning Pet Peeves I'm going to hit you off with two of them, since I witnessed it being done at the same time!

The first pet peeve is summer clothes in the winter! I find it hard to believe that wearing shorts and a sweatshirt when it's the dead of winter makes any type of sense what-so-ever! Does your legs not get cold?? Are those long johns? or are you just ashy? This doesn't just apply to shorts! Flip Flops all year around make me want to slap someone! How are frostbitten toes sexy?? You look like an idiot who does not know how to dress for the weather. People from a certain race (not nameing any names here) are the main perpetrators of this fashion crime. If someone can please explain this phenomenon to me, I'm all ears.

I'm also upset at the parents, who allow their children out of the house, without a coat. Numerous times I've witnessed young children walking (with their parents) without a coat or sweater, in shorts and a t-shirt in mid-December. You may ask yourself, "why does this bother you so much DJ Oz?? Those aren't your kids??" I'll tell you why, because that snotty-nose lil' bastard is getting sick, and because kids don't believe in tissues, he will wipe is snot on his hand and subsequently clothes. Now, that lil' bastard is going to walk through the metro/mall/public places touching everything he can with that snotty hand. Hence, when I go to press the button for the 2nd floor, his little germs will get on my hands, and I will get sick! You may think it is far-fetched but it does make sense, and take it from someone who used to work in a daycare center, kids wipe their snot EVERYWHERE!!!

The other day I was taking the metro home from work, and I saw a couple of young people (obvious tourists) standing on the left side of the escalator. This leads me to my second pet peeve. In DC, as it is in most cities, when riding on the escalator you are to move to the left if you want to walk down/up the steps and to the right if you would like to stand still. I've noticed this in Spain as well as in Amsterdam, it's common escalator etiquette. DC is crawling with tourists for the Inauguration, more than the city has ever seen. So to all you tourist who want to use the metro, if you are going to stand, move the right. Because after a long day at work, I do not want to elbow you in the neck and push you out of the way because you want to look at your over sized map of the National Mall with your friends and figure out how to get to the Air and Space Museum, while I have 20 seconds to make it on the Green Line to Ft. Totten!!

Thank you. God bless you and God bless the United States of America!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Letter from Barak Obama to his Daughters from the Parade Magazine.



Dear Malia and Sasha,

I know that you've both had a lot of fun these last two years on the campaign trail, going to picnics and parades and state fairs, eating all sorts of junk food your mother and I probably shouldn't have let you have. But I also know that it hasn't always been easy for you and Mom, and that as excited as you both are about that new puppy, it doesn't make up for all the time we've been apart. I know how much I've missed these past two years, and today I want to tell you a little more about why I decided to take our family on this journey.

When I was a young man, I thought life was all about me-about how I'd make my way in the world, become successful, and get the things I want. But then the two of you came into my world with all your curiosity and mischief and those smiles that never fail to fill my heart and light up my day. And suddenly, all my big plans for myself didn't seem so important anymore. I soon found that the greatest joy in my life was the joy I saw in yours. And I realized that my own life wouldn't count for much unless I was able to ensure that you had every opportunity for happiness and fulfillment in yours. In the end, girls, that's why I ran for President: because of what I want for you and for every child in this nation.

I want all our children to go to schools worthy of their potential-schools that challenge them, inspire them, and instill in them a sense of wonder about the world around them. I want them to have the chance to go to college-even if their parents aren't rich. And I want them to get good jobs: jobs that pay well and give them benefits like health care, jobs that let them spend time with their own kids and retire with dignity.

I want us to push the boundaries of discovery so that you'll live to see new technologies and inventions that improve our lives and make our planet cleaner and safer. And I want us to push our own human boundaries to reach beyond the divides of race and region, gender and religion that keep us from seeing the best in each other.

Sometimes we have to send our young men and women into war and other dangerous situations to protect our country-but when we do, I want to make sure that it is only for a very good reason, that we try our best to settle our differences with others peacefully, and that we do everything possible to keep our servicemen and women safe. And I want every child to understand that the blessings these brave Americans fight for are not free-that with the great privilege of being a citizen of this nation comes great responsibility.

That was the lesson your grandmother tried to teach me when I was your age, reading me the opening lines of the Declaration of Independence and telling me about the men and women who marched for equality because they believed those words put to paper two centuries ago should mean something.

She helped me understand that America is great not because it is perfect but because it can always be made better-and that the unfinished work of perfecting our union falls to each of us. It's a charge we pass on to our children, coming closer with each new generation to what we know America should be.

I hope both of you will take up that work, righting the wrongs that you see and working to give others the chances you've had. Not just because you have an obligation to give something back to this country that has given our family so much-although you do have that obligation. But because you have an obligation to yourself. Because it is only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you will realize your true potential.

These are the things I want for you-to grow up in a world with no limits on your dreams and no achievements beyond your reach, and to grow into compassionate, committed women who will help build that world. And I want every child to have the same chances to learn and dream and grow and thrive that you girls have. That's why I've taken our family on this great adventure.

I am so proud of both of you. I love you more than you can ever know. And I am grateful every day for your patience, poise, grace, and humor as we prepare to start our new life together in the White House.



Love, Dad

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Obama x Ben's Chili Bowl

WOW, three posts in a row!! It must be obvious that work (my day job, yes! I still have a day job!) has been slow. In case you didn't see the video of our soon-to-be 44th President at Ben's Chili Bowl on U St. in DC, here it is!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Good Times!



Last weekend (and the weekend before) I was able to hang with my boy Neran, and his friends Mr. Kim, Pete, and Jen from LA. Fun times ALL AROUND! We hung out, laughed, joked!!! They came out to Fly, met up with my boy Dave (Nice looking Jewish boy with me and the Russell Peters look alike aka Neran, in the picture above) and partied it up! There is nothing like hanging with good friends and meeting good people. I'm very happy to have met Ricky Kim, Pete and Jen and can't wait to hang with them on the left coast!!!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Monday Morning Pet Peeves!


I'm gonna try to keep this segment of the blog going as long as I can.

So my monday pet peeve for this week are requests. Yes I do take requests, occasionally, and if they are good. This week I will focus on patrons who ask me to play "Beyonce" or "Britney" or "Insert Current Hot Song Here". Here is a PSA from the DJ Community to you (the "Patron").

-If the song you want to hear is the HOTTEST SONG out right now, rest assured, we will play it. You don't need to ask us, and you DEFINITELY don't need to ask us more than once (that will be a pet peeve entry for another day). Beyonce's "Single Ladies" is the HOTTEST girl anthem out right now, WE HAVE TO PLAY IT!!! Here is the problem, you want to hear your favorite song when YOU WANT TO HEAR IT! As a DJ, you ("Patron") need to realize that most DJ's have 4-5 hrs of music to fill and can not play "Single Ladies" 12 times (a DJ can, but that just is a mark of a terrible DJ). So "Patron" we ask that you exercise some PATIENCE!! You cannot expect the club (that is also a restaurant) to be jumping at 8pm, when people are still eating dinner!!! And you can not expect me to play the HOTTEST songs at 9:15pm (when the club closes at 3am). Also do not use these lines to try to get us to play your song:

1. "It's my (or my friend's) Birthday!" (FYI jackass! It is someones birthday everyday!! What makes you so special??)
2. "I'm about to leave, can you play "fill in hot song here"?? (If you leave, it makes no difference to me, YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE IN THE CLUB!!!!!! This bothers me the most when it is early in the night and there is a bachelorette party bar hopping and they will ask every DJ at every spot to hear their favorite song -- which rest assured is being played on HEAVY rotation on the radio!)
3. "I'll give you a Kiss/Hug/Grope to play "fill in hot song here"! (You nasty skank!! What the hell makes you think that I want to touch your slutty ass if your selling yourself for a song!!! WTF???)

So, "Patron", know this, a DJ is not there to just play music, we are there to create and atmosphere. Most of the time the song you want to hear, does not fit into the atmosphere that we are trying to create at the club (i.e. if the club owner wants a more "Housey" feel, don't keep asking me to play Lil' Wayne, unless it's the Scottie B Remix).

I think that's enough for today's installment of "Monday Morning Pet Peeves". Let's see what pisses me off from now until next Monday.

Later!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy New Year

I know its a couple of days late, but I want to wish everyone a happy new year and thank you for your support! I pray that 2009 will be MUCH better than 2008.

Cheers!

~Dj Oz~