75 of the top 100 grossing films.
So that’s 75%.
Or three-quarters of the top grossing films ever made.
Have one thing in common.
They’re remakes or sequels.
Originality is important.
Being pioneering is important.
And it’s exciting too.
A thing that was served to one generation.
In one way.
Can be better served to a new generation.
Or a new audience.
In a new, interesting and amazing way.
I suppose DJ’s are doing this all the time.
Or at least most of the time.
Serving up other people’s music.
Reacting to a crowd.
Creating an experience.
With other people’s tunes.
Done carefully and well.
Can be amazing.
You know I’m a fan of Antony and the Johnsons.
And I quite like that John Lennon too.
So when I realised that Antony Hegarty (now Anohni) had covered Lennon’s finest tune.
I wasn’t sure what it’d be like.
And whilst it’ll not be for everybody.
I love it’s rawness.
And it’s bravery.
Do Your Thing.
Make it yours.
Just do it really well, OK?
Do your thing with it.
Have a listen: https://www.50odd.co.uk/djs/.