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2014-08-11 04:41:36 AM
Good for her. Not stupid - if people were will to pay you, subbs, you'd take it in a heartbeat.
 
2014-08-11 05:46:04 AM
See, the 99(.999999)% really do deserve what they have.

Maybe if you losers would apply yourself and go to grad school so you could learn to press a Play button at her level, someone might pay you $350,000 an hour.
 
2014-08-11 06:31:20 AM
F*ck you, World, just...f*ck you right in the butt
 
2014-08-11 07:24:29 AM
I would f*ck her right in the butt.....
 
2014-08-11 07:28:47 AM
Sadly, this herpetic twat has found a way to monetize herself. We, are totally to blame for it.
 
2014-08-11 07:35:12 AM
Wait, Paris Hilton's still a thing? Huh...
 
2014-08-11 07:35:35 AM
sounds like ibiza is dying a death
 
2014-08-11 07:43:32 AM
No.
 
2014-08-11 07:47:53 AM

PhiloeBedoe: F*ck you, World, just...f*ck you right in the butt


Pretty much sums up my feelings as well.
 
2014-08-11 07:52:02 AM
What is it they say about suckers being born?

And what is it with Europeans and their fascination for her? Her popularity died out pretty fast in the U.S, but it seems to be going strong in Europe and also Asia.
 
2014-08-11 07:54:46 AM
I don't understand the economics of how night clubs make money paying DJs insane amounts of money.  What the hell is the cover on these places?  Other than Paris Hilton, there are DJs that make 7 figures a year working in clubs in Vegas.  Is there really that big of a difference between them and some random douche hitting the shuffle button on his Ipod?
 
2014-08-11 08:07:02 AM
I've never, ever, wondered anything about Paris Hilton.
 
2014-08-11 08:07:07 AM
Paris Hilton has been replaced by Kim Kardashian.

-They both came from money
-They both made sex tapes
-They both do(did) reality TV
-They both leave people asking "Why are they famous?"
-They both need to be ignored, but for some reason the media just can't do it.
 
2014-08-11 08:11:08 AM

LegacyDL: Paris Hilton has been replaced by Kim Kardashian.

-They both came from money
-They both made sex tapes
-They both do(did) reality TV
-They both leave people asking "Why are they famous?"
-They both need to be ignored, but for some reason the media just can't do it.


Because the advertisers paying these taunts to endorse their crap buy a shiat-ton of airtime, magazine pages and fark ads.
 
2014-08-11 08:13:42 AM
Could be worse...
/Courtney Stodden
//Honey Boo Boo
///Sad that I know who they are
//Slightly less sad because I found out about them via Fark, where I can enjoy the snark
 
2014-08-11 08:19:21 AM
Can headphones and stud earrings.  something tells me that the cans are a prop.
 
2014-08-11 08:20:04 AM

colinspooky: Good for her. Not stupid - if people were will to pay you, subbs, you'd take it in a heartbeat.


This. Plus DJaying (DJing?) is a valuable talent/skill set  that not just anybody can do.. It is time these artists were well compensated for what they do.
 
2014-08-11 08:25:05 AM

TomServo24: I don't understand the economics of how night clubs make money paying DJs insane amounts of money.  What the hell is the cover on these places?  Other than Paris Hilton, there are DJs that make 7 figures a year working in clubs in Vegas.  Is there really that big of a difference between them and some random douche hitting the shuffle button on his Ipod?


The New Yorker did an article on this. The clubs charge a 500% markup for alcohol. And they attract people who save up all year for one mega night out on town who buy bottle after bottle.

They really do make that much money a night to cover the DJ fee and come way out ahead.

In Vegas the clubs make so much more per square foot than the casino gaming floors that all of the casinos are focusing new development on them.
 
2014-08-11 08:27:17 AM
I won't knock Paris Hilton, one thing about her is she goes out and earns a paycheck.
 
2014-08-11 08:34:06 AM
Now I want jalapeño straws.
 
2014-08-11 08:37:26 AM
The City of Panama City Beach, Florida decided that they needed to market themselves, so they added a bed tax to everyone who stays in a hotel on the beach. Being Florida, the marketing firm they chose was some cronies of the city council. About ten years ago they decided to give their gated community teenaged young 'uns a job--to better keep in touch with the youth market, so they claimed. One of the first ideas of these sheltered little twits was to bring either/or both Paris Hilton and Kim Kardassian to Panama City Beach during spring break--for 100k apiece, per day plus expenses.

This idea had to be presented at a board meeting so it made the local news and the idea was nixed.
 
2014-08-11 08:41:35 AM
She was on an episode of Supernatural where she played a god disguised as Paris Hilton and was pissed that in the modern age she had to pretend to be someone as lame as Paris Hilton to be worshiped. Then they killed her. That put her up a notch in my cool book. Which would place her at notch 1.
 
2014-08-11 08:43:08 AM
I guess I always assumed it was Satan.
 
2014-08-11 08:44:35 AM
I wasn't aware anyone was still paying her and I though she got cut out of the will after she tried to promote herself with her pornosex tape.

That said, I don't really care that much. If you're stupid enough to pay Paris Hilton millions to press play on an iPod... well... I'm sorry about your tiny brain.
 
2014-08-11 08:46:06 AM

thornhill: TomServo24: I don't understand the economics of how night clubs make money paying DJs insane amounts of money.  What the hell is the cover on these places?  Other than Paris Hilton, there are DJs that make 7 figures a year working in clubs in Vegas.  Is there really that big of a difference between them and some random douche hitting the shuffle button on his Ipod?

The New Yorker did an article on this. The clubs charge a 500% markup for alcohol. And they attract people who save up all year for one mega night out on town who buy bottle after bottle.

They really do make that much money a night to cover the DJ fee and come way out ahead.

In Vegas the clubs make so much more per square foot than the casino gaming floors that all of the casinos are focusing new development on them.


So other than the paycheck  the question remains -Is there really that big of a difference between them and some random douche hitting the shuffle button on his Ipod?
 
2014-08-11 08:50:33 AM
Press play -

http://youtu.be/S5cOAb2mSWU
 

Sums up the DJ scene.
 
2014-08-11 08:53:26 AM
In the future, we will pay people to change the radio station.
 
2014-08-11 08:59:43 AM
With beat matching software and plenty of lists online to crib from, hopefully everyone will be a do in the coming dystopic 3D holographic sex farms.
 
2014-08-11 09:06:36 AM
Subby, you told me nothing new here. My first guess was always going to be "morons".
 
2014-08-11 09:11:54 AM
I don't buy it. They are not bringing that much more business to justify paying anyone that much. It's hype from both sides.
 
2014-08-11 09:12:45 AM
The problem is tax systems. Governments all over extend write-offs for entertainment. So, a percentage of attendees at the clubs (or stadiums or restaurants) have some or all of their expense covered by the gov. Sometimes, fees paid to someone famous, hero or hump, can be written off as promotional. Plus, they are an expense, so some if not all is payed for (eventually) by the government. Which is you/us/me. Doesn't that feel good?
 
2014-08-11 09:17:41 AM
because idiots think she wont inherit enough
 
2014-08-11 09:20:22 AM

Archie Goodwin: Press play -

http://youtu.be/S5cOAb2mSWU
 

Sums up the DJ scene.


YouTube comments are amusing. In between all the comments about 1 million views, there was an awful lot of butthurt over Goldfish picking on DJs.
 
2014-08-11 09:20:41 AM

TomServo24: I don't understand the economics of how night clubs make money paying DJs insane amounts of money.  What the hell is the cover on these places?  Other than Paris Hilton, there are DJs that make 7 figures a year working in clubs in Vegas.  Is there really that big of a difference between them and some random douche hitting the shuffle button on his Ipod?


I was thinking the same exact thing.  The best that I can guess is bottle service.  If I am not mistaken, there are tables with $20k+ minimums at these types of clubs.  Plus, they don't have to sell all that night.  Pay this amount for 1-2 nights a week, and the rest of the nights fill up with up and coming djs for much less.
 
2014-08-11 09:25:24 AM
Meanwhile I spent yesterday getting my bass rig out of storage.  The three vintage G&L's got new strings and the fretless got a new nut put on it.  The Trace cabs got loaded into road cases and the Warwick head got blown out with duster before being fired up and tested.  The fun was tracking down a rattle I remember at performance volume in one of the cabs; I had it loud enough to vibrate my phone off of the table at the opposite end of the house.  This was all after I'd been putting in 4 hours a night the past week to go over material for the gig, a friend's wife is turning 40 and they're putting together a band to play the show.  My fingers are just smashed from it but I haven't lost the intonation on the fretless, which is nice because I spent years working on it before I had kids and put it all aside when they were born to watch them grow and not be distracted.  I figured I'd been playing music for 25+ years, I can walk away for something that important.

....and Paris got to show up with a laptop.  Well, that's probably not accurate, she showed up and someone was carrying it for her.

F....M......L
 
2014-08-11 09:26:51 AM

wireguy: The problem is tax systems. Governments all over extend write-offs for entertainment. So, a percentage of attendees at the clubs (or stadiums or restaurants) have some or all of their expense covered by the gov. Sometimes, fees paid to someone famous, hero or hump, can be written off as promotional. Plus, they are an expense, so some if not all is payed for (eventually) by the government. Which is you/us/me. Doesn't that feel good?


Write-offs don't really work that way.
 
2014-08-11 09:33:15 AM

Skarekrough: Meanwhile I spent yesterday getting my bass rig out of storage.  The three vintage G&L's got new strings and the fretless got a new nut put on it.  The Trace cabs got loaded into road cases and the Warwick head got blown out with duster before being fired up and tested.  The fun was tracking down a rattle I remember at performance volume in one of the cabs; I had it loud enough to vibrate my phone off of the table at the opposite end of the house.  This was all after I'd been putting in 4 hours a night the past week to go over material for the gig, a friend's wife is turning 40 and they're putting together a band to play the show.  My fingers are just smashed from it but I haven't lost the intonation on the fretless, which is nice because I spent years working on it before I had kids and put it all aside when they were born to watch them grow and not be distracted.  I figured I'd been playing music for 25+ years, I can walk away for something that important.

....and Paris got to show up with a laptop.  Well, that's probably not accurate, she showed up and someone was carrying it for her.

F....M......L


You gotta wonder how someone like Mike Watt feels. Dude's basically a living legend outside of mainstream music. Been at it pretty much non-stop since around 1980. Has been a major influence on hundreds of musicians, if not thousands (I still remember learning Minutemen and fIREHOSE songs as a teenager). And he still tours in an Econoline and crashes on people's couches.
 
2014-08-11 09:33:26 AM

Misconduc: I won't knock Paris Hilton, one thing about her is she goes out and earns a paycheck.


She is George Jetson.

/oh my aching finger!
 
2014-08-11 09:33:56 AM
Brought to you by Carl's Jr ©
 
2014-08-11 09:36:02 AM
Ibiza's Amnesia club, where she has a residency, on Wednesday night

I'm fuzzy on this concept. Is that sentence trying to say:
- She lives in Ibiza, so she got paid a farkton of cash for a cameo at a club there, or;
- She somehow had to intern at the club for a few years before she could become a full-fledged buttin-presser, for which she got paid a farkton of cash?
 
2014-08-11 09:36:38 AM

FormlessOne: Ibiza's Amnesia club, where she has a residency, on Wednesday night

I'm fuzzy on this concept. Is that sentence trying to say:
- She lives in Ibiza, so she got paid a farkton of cash for a cameo at a club there, or;
- She somehow had to intern at the club for a few years before she could become a full-fledged buttin-presser, for which she got paid a farkton of cash?


*button. Typo. Honestly.
 
2014-08-11 09:41:02 AM
Not a single picture of her legs?

/kinda love her
 
2014-08-11 09:41:26 AM
How exactly is this stupid? If they're willing to pay her that much for it, they're obviously getting an even greater return on that money. I say good for her.
 
2014-08-11 09:41:59 AM

FormlessOne: Ibiza's Amnesia club, where she has a residency, on Wednesday night

I'm fuzzy on this concept. Is that sentence trying to say:
- She lives in Ibiza, so she got paid a farkton of cash for a cameo at a club there, or;
- She somehow had to intern at the club for a few years before she could become a full-fledged buttin-presser, for which she got paid a farkton of cash?


A residency is when that person spends a period of time, like a week, or a month, or whatever, performing regularly at the same venue.
 
2014-08-11 09:44:05 AM

hasty ambush: So other than the paycheck  the question remains -Is there really that big of a difference between them and some random douche hitting the shuffle button on his Ipod?


Celebrity. 

Nobody is going to go out of their way to see "random douche" do anything. For some reason people are willing to part with absurdly large sums of money to see famous people do things like press a "play" button.

See also: people who part with thousands of dollars to go watch a couple dozen men they don't know, who play for teams they don't support, based in cities they have never lived in, play a ball game.
 
2014-08-11 09:52:13 AM

hasty ambush: thornhill: TomServo24: I don't understand the economics of how night clubs make money paying DJs insane amounts of money.  What the hell is the cover on these places?  Other than Paris Hilton, there are DJs that make 7 figures a year working in clubs in Vegas.  Is there really that big of a difference between them and some random douche hitting the shuffle button on his Ipod?

The New Yorker did an article on this. The clubs charge a 500% markup for alcohol. And they attract people who save up all year for one mega night out on town who buy bottle after bottle.

They really do make that much money a night to cover the DJ fee and come way out ahead.

In Vegas the clubs make so much more per square foot than the casino gaming floors that all of the casinos are focusing new development on them.

So other than the paycheck  the question remains -Is there really that big of a difference between them and some random douche hitting the shuffle button on his Ipod?


The article profiled a few of them. It's as much as a joke as everyone thinks.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2013/09/30/night-club-royale
 
2014-08-11 09:53:58 AM

Target Builder: hasty ambush: So other than the paycheck  the question remains -Is there really that big of a difference between them and some random douche hitting the shuffle button on his Ipod?

Celebrity. 

Nobody is going to go out of their way to see "random douche" do anything. For some reason people are willing to part with absurdly large sums of money to see famous people do things like press a "play" button.

See also: people who part with thousands of dollars to go watch a couple dozen men they don't know, who play for teams they don't support, based in cities they have never lived in, play a ball game.


Except usually (not in this case but usually) they get famous by being good at something. Whether its going to watch a dozen men they don't know, but who are good at their sport, so enjoyable to watch, or a DJ/Producer who either makes great stuff, or made great stuff in the past so has a huge following. That's worth going to see. A random guy press shuffle on an iPod is called a house party. People do those too, but sometimes it's nice to go to a superclub where a great DJ is playing.

I have no idea wtf is going on with Amnesia though. They seem to be trying to attract different crowds. Skrillex was there when I was on the island, It woulda been nice to experience that different type of music but I had already got tickets to see Hardwell at Ushuaia, so couldn't go. It must work, because they wouldn't pay her more than they think she'd bring in. Or we can hope they just catastrophically miscalculated. Perhaps it's just a bunch of idiotically horny young men who believe all the crap about Paris Hilton sleeping with anything that moves, so they think by simply being there she'll see them dancing and come down from the booth and fark them there on the dance floor. There's always a market for exploiting horny young men.
 
2014-08-11 09:57:46 AM

Archie Goodwin: Press play - http://youtu.be/S5cOAb2mSWU Sums up the DJ scene.


I'm amused that people think it really is that simple. If it were, your friends would not be disconnecting your phone from the car and plugging theirs in, to force their iTunes playlist on you. Only, DJs do it for inebriated people who can go from happy to ANGRY in less than one second. Also of note: every single person mocked in this video *makes their own music.*  It is perfectly okay to mock Paris Hilton though, because she's pretending to DJ. Every video ever taken of her in a DJ booth proves she knows not the first thing about how the equipment works.
 
2014-08-11 09:59:37 AM

LectertheChef: Skarekrough: Meanwhile I spent yesterday getting my bass rig out of storage.  The three vintage G&L's got new strings and the fretless got a new nut put on it.  The Trace cabs got loaded into road cases and the Warwick head got blown out with duster before being fired up and tested.  The fun was tracking down a rattle I remember at performance volume in one of the cabs; I had it loud enough to vibrate my phone off of the table at the opposite end of the house.  This was all after I'd been putting in 4 hours a night the past week to go over material for the gig, a friend's wife is turning 40 and they're putting together a band to play the show.  My fingers are just smashed from it but I haven't lost the intonation on the fretless, which is nice because I spent years working on it before I had kids and put it all aside when they were born to watch them grow and not be distracted.  I figured I'd been playing music for 25+ years, I can walk away for something that important.

....and Paris got to show up with a laptop.  Well, that's probably not accurate, she showed up and someone was carrying it for her.

F....M......L

You gotta wonder how someone like Mike Watt feels. Dude's basically a living legend outside of mainstream music. Been at it pretty much non-stop since around 1980. Has been a major influence on hundreds of musicians, if not thousands (I still remember learning Minutemen and fIREHOSE songs as a teenager). And he still tours in an Econoline and crashes on people's couches.


Ya know, it's hard to say.

In a greater sense time marches on and people and tastes change.  I remember watching DJ's taking over at bars in the 90's we'd had a strangle hold on since they'd opened; they'd always had bands but idiots with 100-watt Marshalls would come in, crank up, and would play a narrow subset of music.  At a time there seemed to be so many bands like that it was impossible to get out and hear anything else.  MADD and drunk driving laws were making it near impossible to get home and bar owners had to figure out how to even get them in the door to begin with.

Never felt that way with karaoke though.  In the hierarchy of performing music those guys always got the crappy nights because it was an event no one would just show up for; they'd bring friends.  They had to.

Watt's got cred for days and has had some sort of shot to go mainstream.  Every decent player's got a copy of something from him in their collection.  I'd always hoped that something like hearing "Corona" used so often in "Jackass" would have put some coin in his pocket and it would have been a stepping stone to something bigger for him, or at least a retirement fund.

Yeah, it makes you wonder.  I think Rollins figured it out early on....there's not that much out there unless you're that one in a million so you'd better diversify and get good, or at least be decent, at a few things.  Every fan's got a ten-spot in their pocket for you on a regular basis if you can come up with something for them whether it's a speaking tour, book or whatever.  He seems to be the grand master of understanding that the gravy train doesn't go very far if you're not out there pushing it.
 
2014-08-11 10:04:19 AM
The highest paid musical entertainers in the world are all EDM DJs.  The buying public wants a killer light show and ridiculous sound with a tiny bit of crowd work thrown in, and they'll pay hugely to experience it.

So what if Paris Hilton makes nearly $3M for a few days' partying?  People wanted to pay for that and they did.  The promoters paid everyone else involved in the production, too, and they made plenty of money, too.  It isn't your money they're spending, right?

Smackledorfer: Write-offs don't really work that way.


Maybe he meant they can deduct expenses tied to events that promote tourism in the area?  I don't know.
 
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