Sunday, May 25, 2008


Last night, as a favor to an event planner friend, I DJed my very first Sweet Sixteen (at a New York City club, of course). Twas good money and a good glimpse into the future of American music listeners. Here's how they stacked up:

1. They asked me to play "ghetto music" some fifteen odd times. When I played Shawnna's Gettin' Some Head, the father grew visibly uncomfortable.

2. White girls from Long Island LOVE Chris Brown. And Pitbull.

3. Cotton Eyed Joe is the new Macarena, which is still favorable to the Electric Slide, which is officially old school.

4. Sixteen year olds consider the Spice Girls "retro."

5. After all is said and done, there aren't many differences between 16-year-old girls and gay men. Both are crazy for Rihanna and Miley Cyrus, though NO ONE requested Britney Spears. But they did request Danity Kane.

(Picture above is a stock image. Picture below I snapped at the actual party during the Cha Cha Slide, when they say EVERYBODY CLAP YOUR HANDS!)

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