Can't fucking read it when it's spinning
I spent a bit of time this morning trying to whip my laptop into shape for a Ableton DJ set, and then I figured ‘fuck it.’ I’m not the best DJ in the world but I have good records. Plus it’s a benefit for the local AIDS hospice, so it’s not a hardcore dance music audience.
So I started going through my record box, and my shelves and I realized that I had absolutely fantastic records, and a lot of fun disco in the original pressings, so screw the computer, this time.
I do feel like I also enjoy the Ableton Live route — I can be more creative with effects and it frees me from the mechanics of beatmatching and cuing. But any time I get to play actual records any more is special!