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ChrisPointon

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About ChrisPointon

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    United Kingdom
  • Level Of Experience
    Semi-Pro - I D.J alongside a full time Job / School
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    Equity
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  • Reason for Joining
    Experienced DJ looking to network with others
  • DJ Category
    Mobile DJ

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    Wherever I lay my hat
  1. I suppose it depends on how you usually get your work. If you rely on word of mouth recommendations, 18 months is a long time for people to not be recommending you, people forget names and businesses quite quickly. About 85% of my work was word of mouth, and when I "retired" from the industry in 2012, it only took around 8 months for the enquiries to drop off to a trickle and then disappear altogether. Like I say, when you stop 'being out there', people stop recommending. Its the same for everybody I guess, in some ways you should probably treat the industry getting back to normal, as st
  2. We still have a valid license so I took the opportunity to upgrade the Forum Software from V3.4.7 to V4.5.3. For the first time in ten years..
  3. Well at least this time around the industry can't keep the drama to themselves, its affecting pretty much every industry globally with potentially 3 - 6 million jobs said to be on the line once the Furlough scheme ends in a fortnight. Although suffice to say missing out Entertainers in the support packages earlier in the year was a massive kick in the teeth for those who do this full time, but I guess also shows where we sit in the grand pecking order of industries - clearly we don't produce enough tax revenue to qualify for any support. As I mentioned on Robsters post yesterday, of the f
  4. Nobody has said Happy 2020 yet.........probably for the best!
  5. Since the last meaningful discussion here was around a decade ago, I would be stunned if anybody in ANY industry had predicted what would be happening in 2020 with any clarity, certainly they could earn a decent salary as a Government 'expert' if they could, because ultimately they would be much better prepared than the Government!. So to continue this theme....... More to the point, how many of those doing this full time had the foresight to save up a buffer for a rainy day? - a disaster recovery fund?. Disaster planning and having the means to fund your survival for a prolonged perio
  6. No, there was never any upgrade - the forum was deliberately closed by Dan in late 2010 / early 2011, when he stepped down from the role of Admin as he was the last to go, he turned off the lights, i've no idea who put the upgrade message up I suspect it was just left from the last time the forum was closed and nobody had any reason to change it. Since I was originally going to close it before I left, I had absolutely no problem with Dan's final decision as Admin as, in my opinion, it was always going to be a stay of execution and keeping it going had only delayed the inevitable in the first p
  7. I was always surprised at how much of a mystery this always was. Although I stepped down as Admin and from all active roles in 2009 and had no active day to day interest in its final few years, I was still the owner and I still bankrolled the cost for those running it once I had left. Admins come and go but Ownership of the forum has never changed since it was started in 2003. In relation to how long it will last?, well a lot of DJ's, spent a hell of a lot of their time here in the early days, freely volunteering information and offering advice and although the technology has changed and man
  8. Strange, how I always knew that it would end like this......
  9. For information on games for this age group, have a read of the following thread http://www.dj-forum.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=3101
  10. Hi Paul, Sorry to hear the sad news. Sincere condolences to you and your family.
  11. 20% Biodiesel blended with 80% Regular diesel with a dash of millers power plus in the car. 100% Biodiesel in the Van during the summer - 50/50 in the winter months.
  12. 56?? - What? - Again? :dan+ju: Happy Birthday, have a good un tongue out icon
  13. dont need one. Biodiesel at 69p per litre - duty paid
  14. I remember you saying something similar on a BOSE L1 / PAS discussion thread, 12 months later you'd bought one yourself. Does this mean that in about 12 months time we'll be seeing a JBL addition to the Harris family?? tongue out icon
  15. So thats what it is, I thought it was something that he'd hit in the Car :scared:
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