HANDS UP! WITH SCOTT SALEM
Thanks to the legendary "Music the way YOU want it" drop, Howard got to reminiscing about the time Scott the Engineer convinced the Stern Show crew to pitch in to purchase equipment so he could live out his life's calling – being a fun party DJ.
Scott had started DJing kids' parties for a company that was giving him $50 per appearance. He was so bad with children and music that some kids actually physically attacked the sad sack and knocked him down.
Eventually, Howard and Robin wondered why Scott didn't just strike out on his own, so they got together and gave him $2,500 so he could buy everything he needed. Scott took his new equipment and hit the circuit as Passaic's answer to Spinderella.
He started a company called "Rock-it Entertainment" and became the second most famous bald DJ in the world (next to Moby). He even recorded an amazing outgoing message for his DJ service, when too many calls poured in for him to handle.
His special secret to get the crowd to the dance floor was his Club Med anthem "Hands Up" routine where his patented move was to say "Hands up" while raising his hands up.
It wasn't all glamor and excess, though. Scott once left his entire $500 night's pay on the roof of his car and drove off.
After almost twenty years, he hung up his headphones and retired as a party DJ, coming out of seclusion only to DJ at the hot Vegas club Pure and for the occasional Block Party or Howard TV event.