Very few people get into the adult business knowing exactly what they want from it. There’s so many ways to start and it’s very rare that it was on purpose. Once thru the door, you can never know where you might end up. Floor hosts become D.J.s, hell a barback can become an owner with the right amount of ambition. There’s no such thing as a “dead end job” in this business if you’re willing to work. It’s a job one can continually improve on for as long as they have the passion to do so, especially if you’re a D.J. And with the advent of SCI and PANDA, that’s never been a better time to be a part of it all.
Big ideas rarely stay in the shape or form in which they were originally created. In recent weeks, the premiere D.J. organization, PANDA, has experienced some growing pains. Changes in leadership, ideals, and so forth, as we accommodate the needs and the wants of the many. It’s not been an easy change, but within the chaos we start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Ideas are forming into concrete plans. More consistent communication from leadership has given us a speedier delivery on initial ideas like the website and forum while bringing a more cohesive involvement from members. The D.J.s of PANDA, Planet Platypus Network and Strip Club Radio Show are the best in the business and in the end, this is developing into the future of what the industry can see from us as a whole. You can already see it’s affect on the industry as D.J’s are more united now than ever.
This change was never more obvious than this past Sunday at E11EVEN Miami. D.J’s from all over Florida and across the country came to audition for the biggest event to happen to this industry in a long time. A 44 million dollar super club in downtown Miami. I was in South Florida for no more than 20 minutes when I saw the first cab and billboard with promotions for E11EVEN. That morning I was picked up by a few of the D.J.’s that would be auditioning with me at the club later that afternoon. After a great day of catching up, we all headed down to check out the state of the art facility. What I saw upon arriving was one of the most wonderful sights you can imagine. Inside of one of the best beautiful clubs I’ve ever walked into…were The D.J’s. They weren’t glaring or mean mugging each other, critiquing and saying who was doing what wrong and how they were better than them. In fact, I didn’t hear a single insult on another D.J. all day. We all shook hands or hugged each other when we met. We cheered for each other when finished our auditions. We complimented each other and knew that we were in the presence of some of the greatest D.J.s in the country. I was honored to be a part of that, no matter any final decision. We were even treated to dinner with our friends courtesy of Dennis Degori and Jon Harmon. It’s one of the proudest moments of my career. And it’s something most of us couldn’t have even imagined even 3 years ago
In the end, nothing can change what we’ve accomplished in these days. PANDA is growing stronger as the podcasts excel and hit monumental milestones. Personally, I’ve never seen such an outpouring of love. For the second time I was stranded in South Florida after a freak snowstorm hit the southeast. I was taken in and taken care of by some of the best people I know. Without a blink of an eye. That’s what we’ve become…a brotherhood. D.J.s that stand for each other and beside each other. And it makes me smile. This is just the beginning…again. 🙂
Ron “DJ Ron James” Sparkman