This week was heartbreaking. Indeed, it was our last show together. DJ Pints and DJ Roccs are both co-op students (gross), and Pints works in Waterloo. Roccs, on the other hand, will depart for Toronto.
This means that, while Keeg ‘n Roccs will go on, DJ Roccs will not be a part of it- at least not for the Winter semester (January to April). Who will replace Rocco’s electric and eclectic presence? For the sake of transparency, we are unsure at this point. Interested? Let us know.
Here is this week’s playlist. Notice the homage to the first show at the end.
We talked about a variety of things, including the bittersweet night that is 12barz. A fun night out or a tedious social obligation? There are enough points on either side to cast doubt into whether it is worth paying upwards of $100 for a night you won’t remember. Fun/Redeeming fact: 12barz was started by WLU students back in ’03. Good sh*t.
We also discussed what Christmas is really about at this age. Is it just an overwhelming number of Secret Santas, potlucks, and ugly Christmas sweater parties? At this stage in the Wilfrid Laurier Student’s life, it can seem that way. In that, though, we can’t forget about the break between semesters, the chance to see loved ones, and the opportunity to regroup before we start all over again on January 2nd. Besides, while Secret Santas are tedious, the satisfaction of nailing the gift is extremely rewarding.
Here’s something interesting- When do you know that the person you’re seeing is “the one”? This guy decided it would be when he could fart in front of his girlfriend. He even made sure to document the situation so that when the two finally tie the knot, they could look back on this romantic moment!
Want another cool and interesting music video? Check out Blind Faith by Chase & Status:
It’s a really cool concept, and seeks to show the emergence and life of the partier in the underground UK club scene of the 90s and 00s. It’s actually some really interesting stuff, and it’s a great song, too.
This really was a difficult show for us. We went long by a few minutes; we referenced the technical difficulties that used to plague us and no longer do. Not only can we now be heard, but we’re fading music, playing with volume levels, using different sources- it’s nothing special without context, but when you consider that first show and where we started, it really becomes something meaningful. This was probably the smoothest show we’ve aired, and that only contributes to the feeling. Gone are the days of talking about the Phil’s line because we can’t get the music playing, or rolling another song through because we can’t get the mic volume up. By now, the show has become what we dreamt of all along: two friends hanging out and playing some awesome music.
The show will be back next semester, and Rocco will surely visit more than once. Regardless, times change and we must evolve- the next DJ on Keeg ‘n Roccs will be nothing short of what has come to be expected: hanging out, having fun, and good tunes. We honestly can’t express how much we appreciate the support from everyone as we stumbled along through this journey.
See you in January. We’ll miss you.