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Genre: Alternative / Classic Rock / Indie
Location Far Eastern Area of Richford (1.8 mi. from Ca, Un
Profile Views: 25501
Last Login: 9/19/2012
Member Since 5/29/2007
Record Label Not Applicable (I'm a mobile DJ)
Type of Label Unsigned
BioThis page is a look at what I do and a is a light hearted look at who am... I'm James "Jimmer" Mackinnon. a.k.a. "DJ Jimmer", a Music and Skier kinda Guy! Satellite Internet & TV sales & Installations guy as well! I like "prog rock", I.E. "YES" and "Genesis" and many other kinds of music. I have played drums since I was in 7th grade. And I sing (Tenor/ High Tenor). My favorite voice happens to be Jon Anderson's! When I first heard Jon with "YES" it was 1972. I had a pair of headphones on listening to a real nice stereo and a NYC radio station, when "Roundabout" debuted! Damn, after the Beatles broke up, I figured music was done... Till THAT NIGHT! ...I was HOOKED! SO... I was born, I'm alive as of writing this on 12/12/2010 (& 53 years old on this date and about to turn 54), I will die as fast as I was born. Our time is blindingly fast. The End. OMG that's depressing! (If you let it be;) And now, some bitter commentary. M.Space says here, (Since November 2010, when they went total cookie cutter/ like everyone else/ Big Brother style/ Sterile, Editing out what they don't like) That I can't edit what I am writing and to "Make It Good". This is the best I can do tonight.
MembersAs of 12/12/2010, the date of writing, I am just me, on my own in the wilderness of the Northern Vermont Mountains, (1.8 mi from Canada) and Living "Off Grid", with no phsycal connections to the outside world. All power is derived from 4, 110 watt solar panels and stored in 4, 93 Amp Hour Batteries, then converted to conventional power via a 1500 watt DC to AC inverter. I use satellite (WildBlue) internet & DirecTV to stay somewhat in touch & watch some of the cooler channels. As mentioned, I am also a life long drummer, but not currently in a band. I am wishing I was. I like "DJ-ing" too. All Good work if you can get it. I DJ most any type of event from dances to weddings, write me here if you want me for your event! I'll get back asap or click the "Party Planner" link for a bit more info.
InfluencesInfluences? Some un-explicable forces within me. Perhaps God? Perhaps something Evil? I'd say, a combination of the 2. Most likely, it's this: Lately it's more that. I just let whatever energies passing thru me to simply "Be". (I am not always successful at this). There's definitely big, un-comprehendable energy in the cosmos, of which we ALL are a part of. Noted astronomer Carl Sagan and physicists like Stephen Hawking have noted that EVERYTHING we can see, touch and know of comes ultimately from star dust. Yes, That is real. Everything you know of is made from 100% stardust. (known elements) The materials all stars are made from. So what can I do but let the energy of the universe flow as it needs to!? Other influences: The Beatles, "YES", Genesis, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Gentle Giant, Tull, Then Tons of stuff... I always did dig Frank Zappa! And now, his son Dweezil and his project ZPZ meticulosly recreating Franks works. "PROG ART". Like Mr. Roger Dean! (Album Cover Artist for "YES" and many others) I'd be remiss not to mention Mr Peter Max as well (and more)! He was my first "drug", B4 I even knew what drugs were, together with The Beatles.. WoAh! (I am now long term sober from when I was young & foolish growing up) Obvious influences: My Family, My Children, My Once wife Jenine (25 years) I still dig her, she's an awesome soul! 7 women since divorcing. (MANY many years ago) Things I can not fathom, "Off Grid living", Potent thoughts, good & bad. It all starts way back, when my Dad, who influenced me heavely in mechanically & scientifically thinking ways, basically turned me into a little Astronaut wannabe. THEN, I was "Ruined"! THANK YOU RINGO! (YOU and the Boys!) They CHANGED THE ENTIRE COURSE OF MY LIFE!
Sounds LikeI produced one song recently. It's in my player. It's my own piece from start to finish. I can not play other instruments well, I am a drummer. And as you may have read, I talk about being a DJ. But as far as my own sound, I had to use lots of instrument samples and I used some odd time signatures to put "Sleet & Freezing rain in 11/10" together. (That's November 2010) I hope you like it. Update, 6/26/12.. I posted 2 more songs. These are me singing along with 2 songs from Jon Anderson's latestt album, "Survival & Other Stories". Not exactly a great method of getting my voice heard, (Poor recording conditions & method) but it kind of works, ... a little. I am a SUPER BIG FAN OF JON ANDERSON! I have seen him so many times I am losing track! These 2 songs in my player, added today, have a lot of meaning to me! (Most of Jon's works do) So I talk at the beginning of both, explaining I am in a sense, auditioning for a Jon Anderson tribute band... Would love to hear your thoughts... I sure hope your comments won't be to harsh! THANKS FOR LISTENING! As far as being a DJ, I guess I would sound like anyone you want me to sound like! And I really mean "JUST LIKE" them. Maybe even better! Cuz I might even have a better sound system than them, well ok, I MIGHT not, but so what!? You'll be havin too much of a good time, so you won't even realise it's not really them! HA! Dat's whut A'm Talkin Bout... (This is, of course, assuming I am DJ-ing your event!)
- Aug 22, 2010 2:44 AM I am still DJ-ing, But I also now sell HD satellite TV & Internet Services!
- Aug 14, 2009 1:16 AM "A Pot To Pee In"
- Jun 9, 2009 4:13 PM NEVER buy a "Cheap" wind Turbine!
- Feb 17, 2009 10:21 PM Daryl Hanna
- Dec 18, 2008 9:13 AM Finally! More Electricity!
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Been over a month since I have been on here! Very pretty photos!
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- Devil Muffcakes
- Helen DeChant
- Jon Anderson
- The Beatles
- Bill Bruford
- John Lennon Fans
- Alan White
- Steve Hackett
- Frank Zappa
- Paul McCartney
- Chris Squire
- Steve Howe
- Greg Lake
- Tony Levin
- Peter Gabriel
- Ozzy Osbourne
- Alice Cooper
- John Wetton
- Eric Clapton
- Eithne Bhraonain
- Billy Sherwood
- Dot Stein
- Peter Banks - Be Well, …
- Tony Kaye
- Jimmy Haun
- Dweezil Zappa
- Vangelis Papathanassiou
- Porcupine Tree
I'd be remiss not to mention Mr Peter Max as well! He was my first "drug", B4 I even knew what drugs were, together with The Beatles! WHOA!
Today, this incredible gentleman! Mr. Ed Unitsky! Simply awesome. As long as Ed has been my friend, (Introduced to my by my also influential and highly incredible artist friend "IVY" here on M.S!) I STILL have not finished checking out his expansive page!
Ivy has done amazing work in painting, drawing sculpting and more. Her creative talents go into a very creative line of comic books, origami, and I think she should open a resturant! She is one super creative, problem solving woman! Please see my friends list for both Ivy at http://www.myspace.com/lasgil and click on the banner here for Ed!)
I saw genesis in Montreal on 9.14.07 It was much the same as this, tho I believe this was on the Europian part of the tour.
But first and foremost! THIS (below) is where music in my life officially went from a campfire to a raging BONFIRE! It was 1972 and I heard what is now, still my favorite band, 'YES' for the very first time playing THIS song in a pair of head phones! This Vid is priceless.
Next, just below, are THESE guys! All of them, INCREDIBLE! They are called CIRCA! They are AMAZING musicians and some are former members of 'YES'. (see above) Please see their page for more vid's including a couple of YES medleys that are excellent! Thier guitarist Jimmy Haun is a "newcomer" as it would be termed, to the family of YES, (sorry Jimmy! You are magical to me!) but he's incredible!
Musical influences are from many as I list below. Music like my friend Simon from Sonanaut creates! He was so awesome to allow me to use music from his new CD, "Sinking Upwards" on my page! Pease visit his My Space page by clicking the "Sonanaut" image in my friends list and check out his refreshing new music! I personally think it's Great! Thank You Simon!
...Now a short story...
This Dude who DJ'd a wedding on Clearwater Beach in Florida. A bunch of us had a friggin blast and danced and our glasses fell off and got stepped on and we were all sweaty an stuff? At the time I was a drummer in a blues band struggling to make $25 bucks for 10 hours worth of work. So I asked this guy if it was a hassle to play recor.....ahhh CD's for a party? He said are you kidding me? I'm getting $700.00 for this! Well the rest is history. (I am still undercutting this guy to this day at $650 (For many years I kept that number below $500!) for a four hour wedding. That price gets you a total "bring the night club to your guests" experience!)
He just had 2 little speakers... NOT ME! I HAVE A KILLER SOUND & LIGHT SYSTEM TO DIE FOR! And I have FOG! And LASERS! EVEN a mirror ball.... Whoopie, eh? (I spent a month or so in Montreal in 06) Eh? I simply won't tolerate second best! Just ask!
My real influences, as mentioned on the other side of this page are Jon Anderson, Chris Squire and their Band YES! 23 Yesshows since 1972, including, again in Montreal, the Jon Anderson solo gig I saw on 3.22.08!
With the recent Steve Howe solo show, 9-27-08, in a tiny collage theater, that looked as if there were maybe 400 people there, that (kind of) brings the YesShowS to 24, Wow...
Plus all the influential people associated with YES. Peter Banks, "THE" one and only, Bill Bruford!!!! Pat Moraz, Billy Sherwood and ALL the Yes alumni. And as mentioned, Groups like Genesis! And ALL those connected to them. Like Anthony Phillips, Steve Hackett and Peter Gabriel. (When I saw Genesis again in Sept 07 in Montreal, I also had tic's for Boston and missed that show!:-( These bands and thier artistsnd so many more are why I love drumming and singing (especially Jon's Anderson's music!) The resulting love of music (and NOT being in a band) led my to the DJ work. Ultimately I wish I was drumming in an E.L.P.-ish, GenesYes kind of group! If anyone can hook me up, Write me PLEASE!
I have to mention too, their album cover artists, again, Rodger Dean and Kim Poor, even artist groups sush as Hypnosis, who did so many album covers. Soooo Much incredible talent way too vast to cover here.
It all starts way back when, when a little Astronaut wannabe named Jim heard and saw THE BEATLES on Ed Sullivan! I wanted to be a drummer from that point forward!
THANK YOU RINGO! YOU (and the boys!) CHANGED THE ENTIRE COURSE OF MY LIFE!
So now I love DJ-ing, because I get to listen to so much great music! (well the labor part is tough, but still, it's a great gig!)
Speaking of influences,
Just below here, check out Peter Gabriel and Genesis in this old clip! Seems like yesterday! Steve Hackett, Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford in fine form! I haven't found much info on it, but it's just sooo cool! Please read on. It's my hope you have enjoyed something new and something old!
Sounds Like:Anyone you want me to sound like. And I really mean "JUST LIKE" them. Maybe even better! Cuz I might even have a better sound system than them, well ok, I MIGHT not. So what! You'll be havin too much of a good time, so you won't even realise it's not really them! HA! Dat's whut A'm Talkin Bout...
Record Label:Not Applicable (I'm a moble DJ)
Bio:The only song I ever wrote and produced is in my player! It was produced on 11/8/2010! It is called "Sleet & Freezing Rain in 11/10". Now I just need a band to perform it with.! Perhaps Some Lyrics too.
6/26/2012: 2 new songs added are me singing to 2 of Jon Anderson's newest works. One has this video of photos I took here at home to it. The song & the pictures I added to it have special meaning to me. (Please don't be too hard on me for my singing attempt???)
I hope you like them. Here's the one I added video to, called, "Unbroken Spirit". (Both songs audio are in the player)
Need DJ Jimmer ASAP? Please write me on my Facebook page(s). The first being www.facebook.com/djjimmer & the 2nd being https://www.facebook.com/DjJimmerMusicAndSatelliteServices
You can try here, but I don't check this too much!
Or click just below here (Orange font) for additional details on utilizing my Disc Jocky Services and the areas I am currently traveling to for your event! And remember nothings carved in stone here... Questions? Just ask!
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My newest venture (Going back to Feb, 2010), is the Authorized Sales and installation of "Exede" & "Wild Blue" High-Speed Satellite Internet services AND, "DirecTV" High Definition Satellite TV! I also have access to the best pricing of High Def Flat Screen TV's, Blu-Ray DVD players, Home Theater and more!
So if you live in Northern NY, Vermont or N. East New Hampshire, and want to schedule an install for either DirecTV or Exede or WildBlue satellite Internet , write me at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask! Be sure to put Exede/WildBlue and or DirecTV in the subject.
If you need what I can only say is the best TV experience on Earth, I can set you up. If you are are stuck with dialup or worse, no internet, I DO THAT TOO! It's High Speed internet ANYWHERE!
I set up the account and install it for you.
The current Internet and TV deals are the LOWEST PRICES EVER! Standard installations for DirecTV are FREE!, Exede internet is discounted to the end of July 2012, and, free WildBlue install where Exede is not available! , So again, write to me! (email@example.com) for details and to schedule an installation. (Don't forget Mention Exede, WildBlue, DirecTV, or DJ services in the Subject line, so it doesn't go to the recycle bin!) I have these Satellite services for internet and TV and I love them!
As noted under "More" in the left hand colum,This page is a look at what I do and a light hearted look at who am.
I'm James "Jimmer" Mackinnon. a.k.a. "DJ Jimmer", a Music and Skier kinda Guy! I'm here on M.S. for your State of the Art Musical, Audio & Lighting Needs.
Commited to keeping Music Services and Sound Support affordable in the community"
What I do:
Mobile Disc Jocky work and Audio Tech support and supply: Weddings, Dances, BBQ's, Birthdays, Anniversarys and the unusual. I once DJ'd an Adult Lingerie and Toy Party...Ahemm... I also install high speed satellite internet for you folks who cant get high speed cable or dsl where you live.
I have been in music since I was 5. Singing in school and acting in plays from start to finish. I became a drummer as the result of a dream I had one night in 1970, and I still play and sing today. I've been DJ-ing for over 14 years. Always performing with state of the art light and sound for events large and small. From the backyard birthday BBQ, to the high school football stadium!
The technical stuff!
In May and June 2007 I upgraded my sound system. I added a new Bose Professional PA speakrer system!
Now, as of August 2010 new top of the line MacBookbook Pro w/ a 500GB HD, cleaner more powerful amplification, updated to a mixer that's PC/Notebook ready and new CD decks. (For those of you interested in the tech stuff, That's 4 Bose 802 Series III speaker cabinets, 4 Bose MB4 sub base modules, a Panaray digital controller, a new QSC PLX2 3602 power amp ((in addition to the two QSC's I already had)), a new Numark CM200USB mixer and Dual CD, etc etc!) These new speakers are SMOKIN! + They are light!
I kept my big rock band sound system but this will be a helluva lot easier to carry and darn if the new system doesn’t sound even better than the big bulky standard speakers! (Good ole reliable, but heavy, Electrovoice full range 15's with horns, and Fender 18" subs!)
When I combine these two powerful systems, Whoa, it's big, clean and incredible sounding!
This is the "ULTRA" System (Large venues and Concert Style outdoor events!)
See Photo under the "General Information" section to see what this actually looks like. In the photo, it's outdoors because it's just that huge!
Who I'd like to meet:
The person who wants an honest DJ with below the compititons pricing and top of the line professional sound equipment.
I really really love what I do and what I charge is secondary to your being satisfied and assured you are getting what you want, at a great price for the value. With reliability, no surprises and event activities on schedule.
Pricing has two categories, Weddings / Corporate events, then Parties, Dances and what ever you want your DJ for. (unless we were combining the two systems to go BIG! (I call that the "Ultimate" System!) Weddings and Corporate events are slightly more expensive because of the planning and logistics etc.
I have a variety of packages available to fit a wide range of budgets, (I can also customise a package if need be) from the basic small package (two Bose 802 series III speakers for a smaller budget/venue) up to the "Super System" with all the stuff memories are made of! This system essentally brings the night club to your guests! (It's the choice used for most all weddings and corporate events, school dances and such. It is still VERY affordable for the level of entertainment it provides!)
All pricing is by the hour. For as little as a $50.00 deposit, you can reserves your date! I am from the far eastern area of Richford near Jay Vermont. Pricing includes my traveling up to a 50-mile radius. Above that is added into final cost in time, gas and travel.
As a no brainer disclaimer, Please Note:
I'm not responsible for the outcome of your event due to power outages, acts of God, fire, wind, rain, hail, drunken stupidity or human error. ;)
My aim for my customer is, High Quality Audio & Dance Floor Lighting! Your satisfaction with your purchase of service is what I strive for.
If I don't have it, and you do, make sure you bring it, burn it, rip it, whatever it takes... NO DJ has everything. However I always have most of the top, hottest music on the current Billboard charts in Rock and Mainstream Radio categories plus lots of classic music from pre 50's to the 50's 60's 70's 80's 90's and on up to this month!
SO... that's the scoop for my DJ biz. A lot of what I post here's also "where I come from" so to speak.
Music is is arguably the strongest influence in my life. As mentioned in other writing here, I love to sing as well as play drums. In the vocals department, I've been a huge Jon Anderson fan most of my years and I simply LOVE to sing along via the mic and my big sound system to his music with his band YES or his solo works. While unlike his recent replacement Benoit David, from Montreal, I could likely not replace Jon but I have been told I do the voice well and love his words and the level of spriitual consciousness he has helped bring to me :)
After not watching TV for nearly 7 years, in early 2010, I became an authorized DirecTV dealer and needed to learn the latest technologies. I'd been an installer for many years a long time ago. So I re-trained, then set up my new satellite TV system.
For some time now, I've watched things like, "The Science Channel". Some things I watch, like the reality of who we are here on this tiny blue planet, worries me. We have forgotten who we are and what's important to us as human beings.
Our borders are man made. Un-natural. We are one people. The people of EARTH. MANKIND. Not nationalities.
For a world of people who do not have anywhere else but this planet to go, Sometimes I just want to give up. Lately it depresses me!
How long till this human race "GETS IT"? (MAINLY GOVERNMENTS)
The sickness of greed and the arrogance of much of mankind is utterly destroying our only home.
This Video sums it all up. Please take a few min to watch it? Let it load first.
(Hit pause for a bit when it starts to let it load, so that it won't stop to "Buffer" while it's playing), then press play.
It's now or never folks. Our chances are not infinite, I doubt there are many left.
...Change We Must...
(This is also the title of the last track in this video. It was written by Jon Anderson and his original version of it can be found on his album "Change We Must", where the the title of this video originates from.
Here's a vid I shot of what amounts to one big pain in the whatever! It's the drive in or out of my property here in Richford Vermont. I took it, 4-10-09, by taping my cheapo camera to my dash and praying I make it out of here just 1 more time! Now as I have for the last 3 weeks of "MUD Season" as Vermonters know it, I am parked out at the end of my right of mud... I mean Way... Right Of Way!
I have a friend here on My Space who I've had the pleasure of getting to know via her music. She's a wonderfully tallented and I'll add, gifted keyboardist and so much more. Please visit Lisa LaRue here on My Space for a sample of her CD, "Transformation 2012" and "Project 2K9 World Class!
Member Since:May 29, 2007
Members:My 'Kid' Devon's band! (I'm a drummer and I'm actually not currently in a band, but how ironic they need a drummer right now!) Please do check them out! They ROCK!
They're Existence Redone! (Devon's the Man on the right in this photo below) They're destined to be big!...
And just in case you're wondering what time it is...
The photo in this clock is behind the house I owned but sold in St Albans Vermont! ...Now back to the DJ thing!..
First, Check out these nice folks who added me as a DJ to their referral lists locally here in VT! Please copy and paste these web addresses to your browser to veiw.
So here's where "Jimmer" comes from.
Jim dated Kim in Lincoln Sudbury High School in the mid 70's in Sudbury Massachusetts and David nicknamed them "Jimmer & Kimmer". Well lost in the 70's I may be, the nickname stayed with me. I'm 53 now....Ohhh My GODDDDDD! Pinch me. How did this happen. This just can't be! What am I gonna do? I know.... I'll spin records and make people... (records? did I say that? what's a record?) CD's and make people happy! YES! That's the ticket! It'll Be GOOD WORK... If I can get it.
Ohhh my God, 53. I swear, this must be wrong...
Speaking of "where Jimmer Comes From... I found this on Ivy's page (see my friends list) and thought I'd go enter my name to see what 'thier' dictionary says my name is/ means. Try it out!
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