“On this Europe tour we did 4, 741 miles less than the April Asia tour but had an amazing time meeting 48 new people, visiting 9 cities, 6 countries, and 15,860 miles traveled up in the air ….all in 13 days!! WHEW”—Im with the DeeJay
racheltweedale:Go check out DJ Vice tonight @ Boujis!!! Having to work weekends is not good. Wish I could go! He’s such an awesome DJ, cant wait to watch him in Vegas! Angela if you read this I hope your both enjoying London! And have an amazing trip! Hopefully see you in June?! :)
ImwiththeDeejay :I just saw this - Thanks so much for the support! We had so much fun in London. Looking forward to Vegas...come ready!
I wanted to touch on something I think is really important.
In short - be supportive to those around you!
You have no idea the scope of what they could eventually achieve in as simple as your acknowledgment, praise, interest, or encouragement that you give them.
In an artist’s world (and there lies a need within all of us to “create” so we are ALL artists in some way or another) encouragement and praise is always welcomed and can be the push to get something started (thank you Philippines) can be the encouragement you needed to continue (thank you text I got yesterday) or could be the extreme gratitude and realization that you are on the right path. (thank you supportive partner and my daily inspiration when I look at his life. My fiance.)
In an artist’s world things are measured differently. Although some measure success by achieving fame and fortune….
most artists really treasure and cant begin to measure the rewards that come from something far simpler and from the same deep place that creating even came from. It’s as simple as a bond! Because when someone puts their attention on your creative work or better yet (even in my case) your creative potential…it is because they themselves have that inside them and recognize that in you. How can you begin to measure that?
That is my definition of true success. The bonds you create with those that validate that what your creating and putting out there…. matters! Doesn’t that even almost define what love is? “A feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, friend or lover” (allow me to add) because they matter.
text (photographer Jerimiah Lazo):I've been keeping an eye on your blog. Good stuff... Love how it's evolving! Keep it up. PS: posting some of your charity/philanthropy work would be huge and would make you even more lovable for those who don't know you. I think that's one of your more awesome qualities most people don't know about.
me (via email) :
Just wanted to take the time and thank you for being such a supportive creative friend. I really appreciated your text today about my blog and your suggestion about including the non profit work or charity work I do and want to get further into. It was not only great to say you keep up with the blog but also to ask more of me because you see why it would be interesting to others and to showcase more that just life on the road with a deejay.
I've actually been at a crossroads as to wether or not I want that part of my life to be included in this blog or to start another one that will be more along those lines as well as photography, books I read, new thought and spiritual stuff I ponder about and love to share with those that know me. I am still considering starting another blog but may start to include some of what you brought up with the "deejay" blog.
I know I am at some baby steps with my creative ability (ex. iMovie, photography, editing, blogging etc) but to have constructive feedback as well as praise really means a lot to me. It should be the ebb and flow of a creative mentor to a novice. It will come back to you 10fold I am sure!
Thank you for your suggestions and that text - if more of my friends were like you or if more people were like you in this world ....we would have a creative shit storm of supportive talented people.
Just know you have my sincere appreciation and my continued support in all you do!
(big sigh) As if 5 countries in Asia was not enough, I feel like we had a nice week to settle back into home base in L.A before heading out again on what I like to call his “mini tour” which included Canada (eh) on Thursday, Kentucky for the Derby on Friday and 2 jam-packed days in Las Vegas.
It’s Sunday 4 am, I’m chillin in hotel room and he is wrapping up at nightclub LAVO inside The Venetian Palazzo. We had 2 full days of Vegas pool parties and insanely packed Vegas nightclubs. The big boxing fight this Saturday brought in a lot of athletes, celebrities, and fans of the sport. (Mayweather vs. Mosley) But this weekend was also a big weekend because of the warming desert weather that brings throngs of people here for the pool parties.
Stay tuned for video #2 of “mini tour” which will provide a glimpse into one of the craziest Vegas pool parties- the infamous Rehab pool party @ The Hard Rock Hotel every Sunday.