WHERE: Jump N Funk at Fluid, Philadelphia
WHEN: July 29, 2011, 11:51 p.m.

My moms, my sister, and my sister's homegirl from work came to "surprise" me Friday night. I put that in quotations because, at 78, my moms can't keep her mouth shut and calls half my friends to tell them not to tell me they are coming. Every time. Which is about six or seven times a year in Philly, and a good three or four times in NYC.

These two women have carried me, not only through my DJ career, but through any and every other endeavor I've ever loved. Their support has been the blood in my veins over the years, both literally and figuratively. I also now call them my daughters, because they lean on me like a daddy. And I love it 'cause I can at least simulate the love and support they have always given me.