Cloud And Sun DJ Services Weekly Blog

Hi And Welcome to my regular blog. I will try and keep it humorous which may mean mildly colourful language at times. I hope you enjoy it and won't be offended. In order to protect the guilty; no Customers will be mentioned by name unless it's complementary and even then I may opt for anonymity. This is only because I wanted to impress you by putting in the word "anonymity."  If I can think of any other slightly more pointless and annoying rules, I will let you know in due course.


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  1. Hi all. Christmas is always looked forward to at Cloud and Sun towers. I always manage to get the crowd going but at this time of year they really only have a 2 to 3 hour time frame to do it. This saves the "milling around and talking factor" nearly always experienced at weddings etc. as they have already done all that with the office celebration meal. By the time they get to you it's full on party mode so you'd better be ready with the biggest of tunes or they won't take kindly to the show. I must admit the last gig I did, I for the first time came to the conclusion that I'd had the sound system up too loud for the venue and my ears afterwards were like I'd been underwater. (Reminds me of going to the Honey Club). A rare event for me. I'll be more conscious of it next time. Always difficult to guage well when your standing behind the speakers.
    It can get suprisingly repetitive (musically) even with different age groups but before you know it, it's all over and your sticking your feet up until new years eve week.
    Not so for my mate Ian. I won't mention his website here as he gets enough publicity but he's working practically every night in December. Oh to have a ranking as high as his! (not for want of trying) I bet he's feeling wasted right now but the equipment he's going to buy in January!

    Which brings me to the economy. I reckon entertainers must be some of the biggest, if not some of the only major spenders in the post Christmas time of year. Yep. When so many folks are looking at their credit card bills and contemplating suicide, we are out there spending like fools (investing in the coming year). I don't think I'll be doing that this time though. Firstly, I've invested lots this year already and am waiting for a crucial move in the technology of digital deejaying with my particular brand of software. Secondly, I like most of you am suffering from Gordon spending more of our money than the world will earn in the next ten years.  I've been a lot luckier than most DJ's in the Bognor area, most of whom I hear have had the worst season ever. But I'm not in a position to gloat. I'll be doing all I can to get through the next few months like the rest of you so don't go to the "top of the page guys." Come to me! I need your business, I'm nicer and I'm better value for money anyway!

    Well i'd like to if (I haven't already), wish you a very merry Christmas and a "well" prosporous 2010.

    Hope you don't encounter too many films and things on TV you've seen endless times before over the said period and Hopefully I'll see you next year for your party.

    All the best,


    PS. Thankyou for all the support from my friends this week. You know who you are. Very touching.
  2. Hello all. Well Christmas is approaching fast and I still have dates available for anyone out there who is looking for a great party DJ. If you see him passing let me know, as I'm looking for him too...

    Becky and I won't see much of each other for the rest of the week as she works in the day and I am booked up every night. I guess that'll make Christmas day all the more special for us. I'm actually looking forward to it this year. Anyone who's single at the moment; you have my sympathy. I've always managed to amuse myself on the afore mentioned day as for years I too have been on my todd. One year I spent the day searching for all the greatest (most moving) choir renditions of those Christmas carols on Napster whilst quaffing chocolate liqueurs and Brandy to enhance the mood! It may sound sad but what a brilliant day that was. I'll never forget it!

    I did another wedding on Saturday night up near Horsham at the South Lodge Hotel. For the first time ever, I asked for a pint of John Smiths and was turned down flat as they have a "No alcohol for the band" rule there. I wonder what happened last time they did? It's a shame in life when one bad-arse becomes the guiding factor for all followers after. One entertainer is a pisshead. Now all entertainers are pissheads.  Never mind. I managed to get one of the guests to take my good money to the bar and purchase the aforesaid mentioned  brew. I only have one a night, but watching everyone else happily downing beers was just too much to beer, sorry - Bear.

    Friday was at the Raddison Blu in Brighton. I got there much too early as per the agent's booking form but it's a good job really, as there is only one parking space and you need to bag it or it's a good old £70.00 parking fine, or £140.00 if you drag your arse over paying, which is why I just love the fact that I no longer live in "wonderful reasonably priced" Brighton. Trouble is though, they are introducing it in the Arun area so it appears that evil follows you wherever you go in Britain these days.
    I didn't have anything to do before the main Christmas party as the hotel had it's own background music system playing throughout dinner. Luckily though, the hotel had WIFI so I was able to watch BBC Iplayer programmes on my laptop until my time arrived. Don't you just love technology? I moved onto digital when it took four hours one night to find the theme from Baywatch on the back of a Randy Crawford compilation CD. I'd put it there because space is everything for anyone who's still carrying CD's around. All I need now are two 320GB hard drives. A revolution in compression. 

    Well I'm at The Ship Hotel Chichester for the next Three nights so if you fancy saying hello.....

    See you all soon,

  3. Hi There. haven't done any Christmas gigs yet. Had this weekend off. Just getting ready though. Found some great versions of "White Christmas". I know that Bing is the King for a lot of you but to be honest I prefer the Al Jarreau or the Michael Buble' Version. I once heard a great jazz ballad version of it on radio 1 by of all people David grant I think and the piano was amazing to anyone who knows anything about music. Can I find it now? Can I hell! I've been looking for it all my life. I've strayed into ballads now and I've just heard an amazing version of Paul Mc Cartney's: "Maybe I'm amazed" by Carleene Anderson. Check it out. Nice. Luther Vandross does a very nice version of "Have yourself a merry little Christmas" too but hey, I'm giving all my secrets away here!

    Well not much to talk about when weeks are quiet so I'll leave you with an after dinner joke based on the "quiet factor"

    Quiet Speech

    An Englishman ,a Scotsman, and an Irishman are all to give speeches to the Deaf Society. All are keen to make an impression on their audience.

    The Englishman goes first and to the surprise of his colleagues starts by rubbing first his chest and then his groin. When he finishes the Scotsman and Irishman ask him what he was doing.

    "Well" he explained" By rubbing my chest I indicated breasts and thus Ladies and by rubbing my groin I indicated balls and thus Gentlemen. So my speech started: Ladies and Gentlemen".

    On his way up to the podium the Scotsman thought to himself I'll go one better than that English bastard and started his speech by making an antler symbol with his fingers above his head before also rubbing his chest and his groin.

    When he finished his colleagues asked what he was doing. "Well" he explained" By imitating antlers and then rubbing my chest and groin I was starting my speech by saying: Deer Ladies and Gentlemen".

    On his way up to the podium the Irishman thought to himself I'll go one further than those mainland bastards and started his speech by making an antler symbol above his head, rubbing his chest, and then his groin, and then masturbating furiously.

    When he finished his colleagues asked him what he was doing. "Well" he explained," by imitating antlers, rubbing my chest and then my groin and then masturbating I was starting my speech by saying: Deer Ladies and Gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure......."