May 2013: Let the Music Play
A DJ gets sober and thinks life is over, but the party hasn't really started
If someone had told me before I stopped drinking that sobriety would be fun, I would’ve definitely stopped hanging out with them. Alcohol was a God-given, rock ’n’ roll rite of passage, and to have fun was to drink to oblivion like my heroes. I was a rebel. But with 15 years sober, it’s clear to me that I have much more fun now and create more music and excitement than when I was drunk and partying all the time.
I was raised in Atlanta, Ga., and I grew up loving music. Rock was king, but I started DJing in the local clubs because disco and new wave had arrived. It was new...
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