Etchy, Sketchy visions….

December 30, 2012 in Words by Mark Vicente

I’ve called this DJ Blog Night Vision and on the last night before 2013 I’m thinking about my future. Not a future like a dream, a “someday, maybe” but a goal, something that I want to see manifest in time and space. People get scared of goals because once you turn a dream into a goal then it becomes “real” or “important”. People start asking you, “how’s that project coming along? Are you reaching your goals?” With a goal there comes a risk of not succeeding, of failing. With a dream you can always say, “well,it was just a dream anyway.”

Night Life, it seems, is for the young. It’s a youth driven culture. It thrives on young people understanding the importance of letting off steam, buying booze and gyrating to dope beats. So what of those individuals like me who find a calling in Night Life and club music? What does the future look like for us?

In my heart I want to believe that the future is truly that blank canvas waiting for me to paint my masterpiece. Maybe the future is more like an etch-a-sketch: something I am designing with lines that go this way and that with the true possibility that it might not work out and I simply shake myself clean and start fresh.

I have to trust and have faith that there is a beautiful future in DJing. I don’t know where it will lead. In my ideal world my goals would be much clearer. But one thing is certain; as long as I am expanding, contributing and sharing myself with people, DJing has something to teach me. There is still so much to learn.