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Remember the spirit of "play"

So we all know the saying "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." Now the question is, how many of us actually take this to heart? Well for lots of folks, play is synonymous with immaturity and a lack of focus for dealing with the "problem" at hand. For others it's a word as necessary as food, clothing and shelter. For me it's all about understanding the necessity of "serious play" and having fun while getting things done. So in sticking to my own philosophy, this past weekend I did just that. 

Last week my good friends over at 88 decided to kill DC with a 5 day mini festival celebrating electronic creative culture. This past Saturday, one of the members of 88, Graham Jackson (also the evil genius behind our logo and the design of our Cnvrgnc marketing arts booklet) invited me to check out their party, "the dig", that they were having, featuring renowned house DJ, Theo Parrish. Now I'm a HUGE fan of music (with a title plate on my office desk: Head Honcho of beats, rhymes and life), but I'll be the first to admit - there's lots out there that I don't know about, and I had never heard of Theo Parrish. 

So Graham was amped about this being Theo's his first gig ever in DC. Me being the curious chap that I am, decided to do a little research, and find out who this cat was.  I found the video below on him, and was diggin' it! At 2:54 Theo hits a home run for me by saying "being a professional at the same time as being a kid, that's a large philosophical take behind my label. . .you have to remember the spirit of play."

You gotta love that.

Thanks Theo, for playing hard at work!

Reader Comments (4)

That was one phenomenal night. So glad you were able to make it Rasul! We will be posting a full recap with vids/podcasts/pics and of course text on www.eightyeightdc.com/88blog in the near future.
March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDeyv
Very cool Dave! I'm definitely glad I came out. Maaaan, Theo is the beast! Looking forward to the recap on your site!
March 29, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRasul Sha'ir
Well, Mr Johnny come lately, check this out: "A person who is a master in the art of living makes little distinction between their work and their play...........Whether they are working or playing, to themselves they are always doing both"....Ghandi
That's cool. Bein' late to the party and still gettin' the door prize?!! Shi.....
April 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOmar Henderson
I love it Omar! Thanks for the quote and the comment. You always have some good stuff to contribute my friend!
April 10, 2010 | Registered CommenterRasul Sha'ir

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