Feeling Thankful: DJ Ron Update – Friday, October 10th

I just want to say..


Thank You

Do you see the picture on the right?  That is exactly how I feel… Happy and thankful for the support from all of you out there.  Thank you for voting me Best DJ in the Nashville Scene Reader’s Poll.  It is an absolute honor and I am totally grateful. There are so many incredible DJs in Nashville – Apollo, Aazera, DJ B, Coach, Jane Dupree, Jacob Jones, Kidsmeal, Mindub, Scott Nelsen, Remedy, Sam-EE, Ricky Sixx, Chris Spear, Stretch (and many others who I unfortunately have missed in this last minute eMail) – and I truly share this honor with all of them.

One thing that I thought was odd is the combining of Radio Personalities and Club DJs together in the same category. Although we are all DJs, what we do is completely different. I truly think there should be separate categories for incredible radio DJs (like Wells Adams from WRLT and Bobby Bones) and Club DJs (like all the ones listed above). If you agree, please consider writing an eMail to the Nashville Scene and let them know how you feel.


Amazing Night

So Wednesday night was kind of amazing.  After work, I went down to the War Memorial Auditorium and interviewed Erasure.  Vince and Andy were charming and witty – everything you imagined they would be. Watch for the interview on Fusion/ClubPlanet/NotableDance really soon.  From there, I Uber-ed over to the Farmer’s Market for the Nashville Scene Best of Nashville party and had a blast.  The entrance was unclear, so we got out and then was invited to jump in a limo with a group of party people for a quick trip around to the front.  I love the random things that happen in my life. The food was amazing and a great reminder of how amazing the truffle oil fries from Burger Up are. I even bumped into one of my favorite Project Runway designers – Amanda Valentine (who knew that she lived in East Nashville?).

With a full stomach and a blush application due to a soft kiss, we Uber-ed back to the WMA to catch All Hail the Silence.  Wow, the duo of BT and Christian Burns blew me away. It was the first time I had heard their music and the first song grabbed me. Each song got even better and I found myself singing along to the choruses (along with the crowd). I cannot wait for the release of their album.  After their set, I interviewed them and we had a long chat (yes, BT and Christian can talk).  Me being the airhead that I am, I messed up the camera, so this will be posting as an audio and text interview very soon.

Heading back downstairs I enjoyed the Erasure performance.  It really blows my mind how many hits they have, and you can bet that their loyal fans were singing along to every one of them.  It was quite a fun party night and I want to say a special thank you to Ricky Sixx for all his help making it happen!
Tribe / Amsterdam Dance Event

Tonight will be my last night spinning in Nashville until the end of the month.  I will be going out with a bang spinning fun music videos from 8pm-3am at Tribe!  Come out for Post Office and send a note to someone who catches your eye. Saturday morning, I am heading out for the Amsterdam Dance Event where I am looking forward to dancing to amazing DJs, interviewing legendary as well as up-and-coming musicians, and meeting with industry people from around the world.  Be sure to follow me on Facebook at facebook.com/djron and Twitter to see everything that I am up to.
In Print
Last week, I mentioned the synth-pop article that was in the Nashville Scene (you can read it online here). My interview with former Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello was picked up for publication in TillLate magazine.  The respected British nightlife magazine featured the story and will be printing other stories from ClubPlanet.  I can’t wait to pick up a print copy, and you can read the online version here.
Nashville AIDS Walk

Thank you to everyone who came out to support Nashville CARES last weekend at the Nashville AIDS Walk.  The turnout was incredible.  I met all kinds of incredible people – like Twerkmaster Jay who led the warm-up (I so have to take one of his classes) and Chris Carmack from the TV Show Nashville (who was such a good sport and even did the Twerkmaster).  One special request to all of y’all out there.  I was told that video of me on stage was included in the WSMV news broadcast – if anyone happened to record it, please let me know.  I can’t seem to find it online anywhere.
Sandra Bernhard

Though I’ll be in Europe, I want everybody to go ahead and get ready for next Friday, the 17th, because the one and only Sandra Bernhard is going to be playing Nashville for the very first time at the newly-opened City Winery. Perhaps you know Ms. Bernhard from her amazing one-woman shows Without You I’m Nothing, I’m Still Here Dammit, Giving Til It Hurts, All Things Bad and Beautiful, The Love Machine, and I Just Love Being Me- Don’t You? Or maybe you remember her from her late ’80s antics with Madonna or from advancing GLBT awareness and visibility on Roseanne in the ’90s. Regardless, Bernhard’s new show Sandyland is going to be an amazing experience, and I advise all of y’all to go- I would if I were in town…
Coco Leblanca

As many of you have heard, beloved performer Coco Leblanca recently passed away.  A member of the Tribe/Play family, her performances were unique and fun in a way that truly entertained the crowd.  She is a true icon for following your dreams as spread love to the world with her loving spirit and positive energy.  Please come out Sunday night to celebrate her life at Play.  The Show begins at 11pm and is open to all drag performers who want to perform.
As always, I want to thank you for your support – it means more than you can imagine.

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