VJ’ing a school disco

oxy81.jpg Debbie (my wife) attended a school meeting for parents and somehow i got volunteered to be the VJ at the school disco.

This is not good for my image as an avant-garde VJ. I have been quite elitist in the past. I never use the same video loops twice. I usually like to explore the artistic qualities of the location, usually filming on-site and using that video as media to create loops for the same day. Then i add effects live during the event. It doesnt work out great – a little rough around the edges, actually, but i feel good that i created something unique that honors the location and will never be repeated again.
But all that gets chucked out the window now that i have to do a SCHOOL DISCO! I bet the DJ they choose will be spinning the worst of the 80’s top of the pops and probably a heavy dose of Britney. How humbling. Still, i should be happy about the event and the good opportunity to speak through images on a wall.


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


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  • That’s hilarious. I hope it goes well. We’ve not met, but someday I’m sure we’ll talk a little here and there. Just checkin’ out your blog.

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