Finding Self by Axle Wharton

Axle Wharton feels to be more socially authentic in the virtual world.

SSJ#11on-DJ axle

With eight years in SL, I love meeting people. And music of all kinds lets me relax. SL gives me the chance to explore, to tell my side, to be myself. I do not like DJ’s that try to entertain; people seem to love trueness.

In real life, I am an auto mechanic for a local Chevy dealer. Yet, Axle is more of the “me” inside me. Being a DJ has opened up that side even more. People connect to Axle in a way that brings ME out. [Sharing music is] kind of like a child with a new puppy showing it off—how can you not see the sincerity in the child, the honesty?

My mood always changes when I DJ. The number one rule is connect to your listeners, or you’re playing to your- self. I always show up 1/2 hour before my set to see the general mood, and go from there. If it’s loose and crazy, I play fast paced. If someone is down, and the others are sup- porting, I keep it mellow and bring out the strong Blues. I have ten prearranged sets, like “slides” (pre electric Blues, electric Blues, John Lee Hooker, BB King, etc.), but then they change. With 175 gigs of music, there must be some sort of order to the madness!

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Read viewpoints from other Fogbound DJs:

• Mae Vanistok “Meeting Through Music

Bob CorrigibleOnly Passion Pays

Cadence CarolinaThe Old in the New

Joe DudeTwo Sides of Music

Larai DreamcatcherFeatured Focus

“Out of the Fog: Blues DJs of Fogbound Define Relevance,” overview edited by Eleanor Medier

Also profiled in Sim Street Journal #5, Fogbound owner Yanik Lytton, “Clearing the Fog.”

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