Within a month and just after high school, I went full-time, doing the overnight shift. We had over 2,000 albums in the control room. You would play a song from one and then set it on the floor, and it was done for the day (except for current albums). Then, at midnight everything went back in. I did graveyards, so the whole world was open to me every night. That was when being a disc jockey really rocked. You could tell who was on the air just by the music that was being played. As a DJ, you were allowed to be a creative as you wanted to be. I still remember a few real good segues that I did; you couldn't tell where one song ended and the other began.
I would play The Door's “Riders on the Storm,” and right at the end, there’s some tinkering on the piano as you hear the storm. Then, the piano stops, and there’s a clap of thunder, and the sound of rain starts to fade. As soon as I heard that clap of thunder, I would hit Leon Russell’s “A Song for You” on the other turntable, which begins with piano, and by the time the rain stopped, it was into the vocal. It was an exceptionally smooth segue way
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