Randy Miller is a lawyer, a spin instructor and — recently — a budding community organizer. But what he really wants, is to DJ.
“I love being in front of people; I love entertaining people,” says the career trial lawyer. “Throw music into that and it’s a trifecta.”
At Coachella — where he’s gone for the last 14 years — Miller is forever enraptured by the sets spun by DJs in the various tents, 8,000 bodies moving as one at the creative beck and call of one person.
The closest he gets is the mixes he makes for the spin class he teaches.
But there’s a sense in talking to Randy that a future gig behind the decks isn’t too far-fetched a notion. A man who’s known since a young age what he wanted to do professionally, Miller gives the same assured impression in tackling the challenges of living his best later life. Mostly, it seems, by throwing himself into any new experiences. When I saw him last, he was on his way with a couple of friends to a reggae set at a warehouse party down the street, looking to get some dance time in.
“There’s people who are bound to adopt or continue a certain persona,” he says. “I feel liberated from all of that; as I grow older, I feel less tied to anything — and I see no limits or confinement on anything.”