Back in 1988 or so, I started a hobby that filled most of my free time: I learned how to "mix", that is, I learned to DJ. The music I spun was mostly Chicago House Music and "New Wave" (as it was called, these days it is now referred to as Industrial, EBM, or synthpop). While Chicago certainly had permanent music clubs and bars where you could hear great music, most DJs mixed at one-off parties thrown by promoters at a myriad of places around the city: halls, churches, etc… After school, Thursday and Friday afternoons, people often handed out flyers like the ones shown below. These flyers reflect my high school years from 1988-1991. Unlike the DJ’s of today that put "DJ" in front of their name, most DJs picked an adjective and affixed it to their name in some way. (i.e Frankie ‘Hollywood‘ Rodriguez, Julian ‘Jumpin‘ Perez). As such, it wasn’t uncommon to see my name listed as "Jammin’ Jimmy V".