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Can Even $200,000 Justify the Playing of a Bon Jovi Song
October 9, 2013 1:30 PM   Subscribe

The night Deadmau5 played Livin' On a Prayer
posted by beisny (28 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Not the Don Johnson I was hoping for.
posted by mikeh at 1:39 PM on October 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


The super rich (or at least pretending to be super rich), they are not like us.

Unless the "us" reading this is also super rich. In which case for $200K I will also throw in "Wanted Dead or Alive" and "You Give Love a Bad Name"; hell, I'll play all of Slippery When Wet

There's also some great point to make about paying your fucking debts but I'm too debt ceiling exhausted to make it.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:44 PM on October 9, 2013 [4 favorites]


For $200,000 I will show up at your doorstep to sing and do a tap dance routine to Livin' on a prayer. I will also bring my adorable pug.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 1:45 PM on October 9, 2013 [9 favorites]


Not the Don Johnson I was hoping for.

You go to Vegas with the Don Johnson you have, not the Don Johnson you want.
posted by zippy at 1:49 PM on October 9, 2013 [27 favorites]


This is the same Don Johnson that is always making the news for buying "the most expensive bottle of champagne ever". He has done it like half a dozen times now, I think he is up to like 190k per 15 liter bottle at this point.

The club put his name up on th video wall and allowed him to go up into th DJ booth.

These are all planned stunts.
posted by Ad hominem at 1:49 PM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm impressed the agency ate $150k. How much is Deadmau5 making them?
posted by smackfu at 1:50 PM on October 9, 2013


(NB the pug is very adorable I have seen it on the internets)
posted by elizardbits at 1:50 PM on October 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


Also, I think there is some moral here about getting money up front, and not trusting gamblers to be "good for it."
posted by smackfu at 1:52 PM on October 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


Can Even $200 000 Justify the Playing of a Bon Jovi Song?

I'd say they're half way there.
posted by gohabsgo at 2:03 PM on October 9, 2013 [35 favorites]


Maybe I'm old now but if deadmaus were any good it would have been more like...Halcyon
posted by mike_bling at 2:08 PM on October 9, 2013 [8 favorites]


Hah, I was just going to say the same thing. You can get both Bon Jovi (You Give Love A Bad Name) and Belinda Carlisle's Heaven Is A Place On Earth, properly mixed into a set. Orbital FTW.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:10 PM on October 9, 2013 [12 favorites]


I'm impressed the agency ate $150k. How much is Deadmau5 making them?

Last I heard, he gets a minimum of $100K a night, plus all expenses. I've seen his annual income listed at over $10M.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 2:18 PM on October 9, 2013


It is a reflection of the amount of drugs being consumed in that crowd that they applaud that mess after it mercifully ends.
posted by 1adam12 at 2:19 PM on October 9, 2013


Wouldn't it be cheaper to just hire JBJ directly at this point?
posted by mrbill at 2:25 PM on October 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


Even if I didn't know it was some ludicrous payoff, I'd clap if the headline dj I'm watching blasts some insane choice like this, and plays it straight, as well.
posted by jscott at 3:08 PM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


While Don Johnson is certainly fucking someone here, it doesn't seem to be a mother.
posted by ckape at 3:11 PM on October 9, 2013


Fuck DeadMau5. For 200k, I'd better fucking get Jeremy Fry doing that schtick of his.
posted by symbioid at 4:16 PM on October 9, 2013


any good it would have been more like...Halcyon

The original video for Halcyon is fascinating. Loosely based on a true story.
posted by ovvl at 5:45 PM on October 9, 2013


I’m going to need a flow chart to follow that story. Or one of those big "tracking the serial killer" boards with string connecting a bunch of pictures.
posted by bongo_x at 7:06 PM on October 9, 2013


Halcyon

That track is still as good as it was when it was released twenty years (!) ago. Timeless.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 7:09 PM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Goddamn it, I came here to post Halcyon.

By the way, the original vocal hook in Halcyon is from Opus III It's A Fine Day.

Also, I was once offered $40 to play a request and I said no. I'd have a hard time turning down 200 large, though.
posted by empath at 7:48 PM on October 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ctrl-F'd Orbital, not disappointed
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 8:28 PM on October 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


That shiny mouse head must be hot as hell.
posted by gottabefunky at 8:45 PM on October 9, 2013


gottabefunky: "That shiny mouse head must be hot as hell"

If he's paid 100k per night, I'm sure he can afford a shiny mouse head with state of the art climate control.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 8:56 PM on October 9, 2013


The track he was playing right before "Livin' on a Prayer" sounds like it would have segued pretty well into it if he'd cued up the song to where the rhythm starts.
posted by straight at 10:32 PM on October 9, 2013


By the way, the original vocal hook in Halcyon is from Opus III It's A Fine Day yt .

And of course Kirsty Hawkshaw of Opus III plays the housewife in the music video for Halcyon
posted by alex_skazat at 11:04 PM on October 9, 2013


The track he was playing right before "Livin' on a Prayer" sounds like it would have segued pretty well into it if he'd cued up the song to where the rhythm starts.

He likely didn't want to take any chances with quibbles over not playing the whole song.
posted by davey_darling at 7:51 AM on October 10, 2013


the original vocal hook in Halcyon is from Opus III It's A Fine Day

..which is, in turn, a cover of an obscure acapella folk song from 1983.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 8:21 AM on October 10, 2013


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