Absolutely sick of people calling themselves DJs when they:
- Have no residencies.
- Do not spin regularly. Regularly means a minimum of twice a month.
- Have been doing this for a year or less.
- Play mostly in their bedroom.
Anyone can be a black belt; you can order one and have it FedExed the very next day.
However, just putting the belt on doesn't entitle you to anything. It's going through bone grinding training and hard work that schools you.
You wouldn't have a surgeon cut you open unless they knew what they were doing. Yet, Promoters seem willing (at the drop of a hat) to throw crap talent at nights where things are on life support to begin with.
Just because someone is being loud, persistent and in your face does not mean they're talented. For some reason people seem to reward this type of crummy behavior. If you're loud, boorish, annoying and rude, that usually tells me you've got zero skill and you're bluffing.
I have all the time in the world for people who want to share in something cool. Understand that in all likelihood, there is a slim chance other people have put in more time, more effort, and lost more in the process than you have in your first year of hitting play.
Don't be a dick.