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Jonathan Johnson

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Deaf, blind DJ
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:52:41 am »

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Re: Deaf, blind DJ
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 06:30:38 pm »

Proof that you don't need to hear to be a DJ
I had a deaf friend a bunch of years ago. Make no mistake, she took her music seriously, and for the day, bass heavy.
Certain beats really annoyed her. Disco for one. Too repetitious, and too fast.
Loved Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Stones, and most other 70's rock.
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Re: Deaf, blind DJ
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2018, 07:15:16 pm »

I had a deaf friend a bunch of years ago. Make no mistake, she took her music seriously, and for the day, bass heavy.
Certain beats really annoyed her. Disco for one. Too repetitious, and too fast.
Loved Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Stones, and most other 70's rock.
Chris.

Remember the scene with William Hurt playing music for the kids in Children of a lesser God?
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Tim McCulloch

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Re: Deaf, blind DJ
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2018, 10:32:35 pm »

A few decades back one of my clients played a little club not far from the Kansas School for the Deaf.  We rocked a kick drum before it was fashionable ;)

The adult students loved to see us setting up, knowing they'd be able to dance and interact with the songs.
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Re: Deaf, blind DJ
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 03:39:08 pm »

Many years ago, I had the occasion to go to an on-site "pub" at Gallaudet University in DC (for those of you who may not know, one of the most well known universities for the deaf and hard of hearing)
Approaching, I heard and asked: Music in the pub?  of course!  They feel the music. Extremely loud and VERY bass heavy as Chris pointed out.  Live and learn.
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Re: Deaf, blind DJ
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 03:45:39 pm »

I had a deaf friend a bunch of years ago. Make no mistake, she took her music seriously, and for the day, bass heavy.
Certain beats really annoyed her. Disco for one. Too repetitious, and too fast.
Loved Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Stones, and most other 70's rock.
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Beethoven proved it years ago and your friend proves that it's the same today.  You can be deaf yet still have a good ear for music.
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Randy Pence

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Re: Deaf, blind DJ
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2018, 06:46:25 pm »

20 years ago, there was a deaf guy who waltzed around the dancefloor at a popular nyc house music club
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Re: Deaf, blind DJ
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2018, 08:36:48 pm »

Many years ago, I had the occasion to go to an on-site "pub" at Gallaudet University in DC (for those of you who may not know, one of the most well known universities for the deaf and hard of hearing)
Approaching, I heard and asked: Music in the pub?  of course!  They feel the music. Extremely loud and VERY bass heavy as Chris pointed out.  Live and learn.

I use to work with a company that supplied the sound system of a lot of events at Gallaudet.  If I recall correctly most events were 12 to 16 SB850s.  It is hard to describe how happy the kids would act.  We installed a system in the gym a flying all that subbage was not fun.
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Re: Deaf, blind DJ
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2018, 01:16:42 am »

Listening to various DJs I have no reason to doubt they may well be deaf.
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