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Monday, November 14, 2005

 

>>_WHERE'S AMBER?

Some of you have written recently to ask, "Where's Amber?" It's true, you haven't been seeing me out or hearing from me as much. There are a few reasons why, and--the good news--I plan to improve things soon.

The first reason I've been laying low is that, for the first time in four years, I returned to full time work. I'm often asked if DJing is the only thing I do, and the answer is "no." Very few DJs, globally, have that luxury.

For four years I worked part time, and the freedom allowed me to be a key player in some incredible projects like norcalDJMPA, Sister SF and Sister USA, :CODEtv, and :CODE at DNA Lounge (remember that?) Not to mention releasing my first track, writing for Remix Magazine, interning at XLR8R Magazine, serving as a resource for various books and movies, and much more. Since then, for all the right reasons, I have returned to full time work which, unfortunately, has kept me from being able to promote myself regularly the way I used to.

Secondly, I've decided to be a bit choosier about the gigs I take. After eight years (wow! eight already?!) I decided that, sometimes, I'm OK with turning a gig offer down. I have a good nose for the gigs that'll really be a blast, do something good for the scene (or a charity), or something else appealing.

A couple of months ago I added up about how many gigs I've done, and the total was over 300. That's a lotta mojo! I'm grateful for all of it, and looking back on when I started it's good to see how far I've come. I owe a lot to a lot of great people. But now, I'm just catching my breath. What's great is, I've found I lay it on doubly thick when I've had a good breather. It's been a nice break.

I plan to turn it up again in 2006. My first baby steps include posting here more often. More contests. More communication. There might even be a CD on the horizon *wink*.

You can help, if you like my sound please tell your favorite club, bar, or promoter about me. Pass on the word!

Rock!
>:)Amber

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