AROUND THE WORLD, AROUND THE WORLD: There’s more to DJing than just pressing play or dropping a needle on a record. That’s a lesson Avi Marco, known as DJ Avi, learned when he moved from Israel to Fort Worth. The TCU student says that you’ve got to build a series of peaks and valleys – it can’t be all dance floor, all the time. “A DJ’s job is to make money for the club owner,” he tells Fort Worth Weekly. “That means selling drinks. Once you’ve got people going crazy on the dance floor, you’ve got to end that wave and send them back to the bar.”
MUSIC BITS: Johnny Lloyd Rollins is the latest participant in the DC9 in Space video series. He wouldn’t play any of the songs from his new record on camera (boo) but he did play some of his older tunes that he’s reworking (yay). Up next week: Dem Southernfolkz. … If you haven’t been keeping up with the Jeff Liles’ series, Resurrecting the Kessler, pegasusnews.com has a primer. … Fort Worth’s Burning Hotels have set a date for its next CD (dfw.com).
QUOTABLE: “All I remember is throwing change in 15-minute intervals because there are so many toll booths.”
Rue McClanahan, on her most recent memories of Dallas. The Oklahoma native returns this weekend for A Sordid Comedy Affair on Saturday at the Majestic Theatre. Hopefully the show is as funny as her interview with dallasnews.com.