Getting in a Funk – by Lainie

Spring has sprung. New vibes, new energy, new endorphins that are fueling us. The winter has passed and even though some of you reading this might be in situations where your freedom feels like it’s been placed on pause, thankfully no matter what situation we are in, we always have music.

I think Parliament nailed the lyrics when they sang “Ow, we want the funk. Give up the funk, Ow, we need the funk, we gotta have that funk”.

How true it is. Where would our lives be without the funk! When I was thinking about what to write for this month’s newsletter, I was reflecting on how I have been feeling in relation to getting behind the decks and practicing my craft. I have a Pioneer DDJ-800 DJ Controller, a library full of music and some kick ass monitors and headphones. I have so much to learn and get better at technically which only practice will help, but sometimes I stand looking at my equipment and realising that I myself am IN a funk.

By being IN a funk, I mean being in a rut, uncreative, lacking enthusiasm, pre-menstrual, generally just uninspired and shitty about things beyond my control. From past experience, I know in my heart that pushing through this and even just standing behind my decks and loading a track in Channel 1 would be the best remedy for to get the ball rolling to get me inspired, but sometimes, you know, I just can’t be fucked!

Never underestimate the power of The FUNK ladies. This is where the magic can truly happen. It’s the exact time when we are most in need of something to put us back in the vortex of our creativity. The place where we shine and smile and frolic and play like the soft feminine beings that we are!

This month, if you are feeling like you are IN a funk, take stock, breathe, make some time and space for yourself, throw your favourite song into channel 1 on your chosen hardware and simply hit play! The rest will follow.

Our love is deep, and our bond is strong

We are women hear us ROAR!

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