Every once in a while, usually on a Friday night, Andrew Breitbart would play Twitter DJ, tweeting links to YouTube videos of songs he liked. As I recall, it was mostly ’80s, mostly British. It was a different side of him than the one most people saw, particularly his enemies.
At first I thought it was a goof. I thought he was doing it to spite and befuddle the people who were always screaming at him on Twitter — “Oh yeah? I’m an evil fascist, am I? Here, eat some STYLE COUNCIL” — but it was just him sharing stuff he genuinely liked. It was great.
All day today, 24 of his friends are taking an hour each to play songs on Twitter in his memory, with the hashtag #DJBreitbart. I’m honored to be one of them. It’s the perfect way to pay tribute to a guy who understood the Internet and social media better than pretty much anybody, and who set the standard for the rest of us going forward.
And in case you haven’t noticed, we are going forward.
My set (@jtLOL) will be from 6-7PM PST, 9-10PM on the East Coast. There’s no way I’m going to top Kurt Loder‘s playlist, because come on, he’s Kurt Loder. It’s like playing Horse with Michael Jordan. But I’ll do my best.
If you’re not a Twitter person or you just want to catch up, the whole thing is being archived at http://djbreitbart.in/.
Thanks again, Andrew.
P.S. Here’s the schedule, by the way. Meant to put that up yesterday.
P.P.S. Just got done. Here’s my playlist.