by Rashard on January 20th, 2014

Stop me if you’ve heard this one already…
 
I really want to throw a 90’s dance party.
 
I’ve been kicking the can on this idea for nearly a year and maybe it’s time I start actually doing some things to get it done.  I think I’ve just been too lazy/picky/unmotivated/scared to pull the trigger on it.  As a civilian DJ, I often meet with various people in the final stages of party planning.  They’re always admittedly tired and stressed and generally anxious for the entire process to be over.  I find myself thinking, “I sure am glad that I’m just here to play the music and don’t have to deal with this part of it”.  But any DJ worth his or her salt has thrown their own parties. 
 
It can’t be that bad, right?
 
So who wants to find a venue for me? 
 
Hello?
 
Anyone?

by Rashard on December 26th, 2013

The launch of aregbusy.com went pretty smoothly.  I avoided my typical pitfalls of marathoning the work on a project, being satisfied with it, and releasing it before I’ve taken a day or two to process it with a different state of mind.  I retained step 1 of the process – building the site from conception to final product in a span 26 hours (marathoning), only stopping to sleep and eat French bread pizza.  From there, I sat on it for 2 days.  I only allowed close friends and family to see it in that time before I made it public via Facebook.  I’m pleased with the results and certainly pleased (and flattered) by the reception.  But I think there’s something about this project that I’ve underestimated:
 
Maintaining the site is an added responsibility.
 
I just finished a new mashup.  Check it out if you already haven’t.  Now instead of my usual process of making a song/mix and simply uploading it to Mixcloud, iTunes, and Soundcloud, I now have to add it to this site – which means physically changing the site every time I add new music.  I’m fine with this; I just don’t think I fully understood what this entails.  I originally only wanted 5 mixes on a page for the music pages but to do that after adding something new to the top would mean sliding a mix to the next page on every page.  I’ll have to figure out a better system going forward.
 
All in all, I’m still very proud of my work and I look forward to seeing this endeavor grow.





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