Wednesday, August 17, 2011

hard times man

Its really hard to play an actual Joy Division song (in this case, "Disorder") when all the songs you play before and after are just gonna sound like knockoffs. Hang the DJ. Just kidding.

PS did anyone hear Jeff Mangum's recordings form the Trinity Church in Toronto? shit was marvelous and i got chills to the gills. Homie still has it, he prolly doesn't smoke cigarettes..he was wailing. Harmonizing to the expected notes of all the (well all as in only 2 full lengths, but still)hits we love. Being such a recluse for so long, i am super curious about Mr. Mangum's stage banter. from what i heard so far, he sounds just as surprised and amazed that he's touring as the folks in the crowd. He seems genuine. Bias does have its place in this argument for my husband, yet honestly, listen to it, homie seems happy and right where he wants to be. Keep up the good work honey, at least until All Tomorrow's Parties please.

SO in the battle of east coast versus best coast, .. must be vocally jealous of my older brother and friends in Humboldt County who will get to see David Kilgour (most notably from the best new zealand band ever, The Clean) play a set at the Logger Bar. Crazy intimate set, i mean this place super small, mostly for townies and is all wood, gonna sound amazing. Srsly, if bands go to humboldt County, they go to Arcata usually..or they play at Humboldt State. Leave it to my superfan bro to write an email to mr. Kilgour, which he answered within 2 hours, asking him to stop into the neighborhood (in this case across the street) bar on the way from playing San Francisco and Portland. Obviously DK obliged and the show is going down. I'm super stoked for all the kids over there. Neil is cleaning his home and Kevin is bringing tacos as David and partner are staying over. I sent a request via phone for "Do Your Thing". i'd totes cry if i were there. I sense a flying nun kick comin on...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

TCB Tuesday again!

So tonight is TCB Tuesday Sophomore edition..Woo hoo!! Last week went well in my opintion, but it wasn't crazy. And the only person who danced was me in front of the window...but only when i saw someone i knew outside.. or a stranger on occasion, who was debating where to have the next cocktail. Oh Nolita! So great there is lots of space back behind the setup at the Vig Bar. good for stashing shit and moving around. I guess they were satisfied with the flow of people in and out.. The earlies, the mids, and the till the enders.

Funny how when putting up fliers, i really didn't know where to go, unlike Austin..where promotions of fashion shows had the town divided and conquered with Fabrication posters. even stranger is the facebook invite. The first round had 66 people. I never realized that i knew, in some crazy random way, 66 fuckies up in here.. Whether its thru studio work, friends of friends, prior DJ stuff, old ATX band ppl, folks who have lent me their couch, ex boyfriends, new work buddies...66 i never woulda guessed. Wowza! Of course very few ppl who say they are coming never do.. and the ones you expect never see totally come. its the way of the world. And luckily its always a pleasant reminder that people can be completely surprising. maybe that's why i liked that diamond rings interview so much ;0)

anyways, crossing my fingers regarding the sophomore edition tonite. Too bad its raining and "smells like wet dog in manhattan." <--stolen from someone who's couch i was lent.

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Hairs

any band with a song called "Duh! X 12" is gonna grab my attention. Plus "Balding College Girls" and "Scabies Babies" ...can't go wrong with the words dudes. These names sorta conjure up images of a screamo noise band with songs that kinda all sound the same (that makes sense yeah?) yet i'm pleasantly surprised with The Hairs gentle and playful approach. you're not a big bad punked out bear, but yer not carrying around candy and giving all the kids baby bear hugs either. pretty sweet guys. anyways, thanks for being one of my new faves.

"if yer feeling lonely, Duh! X 12
if yer feeling crazy, Duh! X 12
if yer feeling sad, Duh! X 12"

yeah we've all been there, it just sounds better when someone else sings about it ;)

Monday, August 1, 2011

meet me at the bar, its goin down

its been forever since i've had a solo DJ gig. its going down tomorrow night. actually i hope its goin up. i havent had a car or a stereo in my room, much less a sewing/craft/keyboard room to jam it at all costs in quite some time.. So i guess the most exciting part is to hear my favorite tunes in full form on full blast..anything i want to hear at my finger tips. anyone who comes, many many thanks and hearts and hugs and kisses forever and in advance (no expiration date). kinda counting on support from some homies. thats my ticket to playing more. anyone who dares buy an overpriced beer in Nolita due to a haphazard facebook invite or a belated text, i adore you. if all goes well, i'm gonna wanna keep doing this on the regs. plus it pays decent, my brokeass can't argue with that.

a constant flow happens here: missing random meaningful(less) stuff and super important till the end people in Texas VS. the crush as all hell i have on my new city.. the potential to find moments of curiosity and joy (really? really!) in the tiniest shit.. pretty cool, but a weird play by play in the head when the big picture comes into play. enough of that, just live..

so living..yes, what's that w/o adventure.. and adventure i will in the next month.. going to Atlanta, Georgia to visit K Spot in her new world of a life. gonna seriously geek out. loved atlanta on the sour notes tour. awesome that i have an even more awesome reason to visit again. Gonna hit some shows, and looking crazy forward to seeing Toro y Moi, Bass Drum of Death, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra in onefreakinnight!! We are going to Athens for that one kids. Never been, dreamed about it for years..the place of musical history i care most about. no its not Strawberry Fields, but that was quite moving. Its the 40 watt y'all. can't believe the show is gonna go on there. The birthplace of elephants..or at least the newborn phase.. whatever, no worries, seeing it first hand, maybe touching too many surfaces knowing brilliance (in fantasy husband form) has touched them too. plus its football weekend in athens so i'll prolly get off on that shit too, with a few "HOOKEMMUTHAFUCKS" in the mix. Funny how Krissie came here and we saw no shows.. the city where i can go to bed nightly and think damn i fuckin missed that shiiiiiit, suuuuucksss!! And on my trip to GA, its shows TTM... reading rainbow on night two., like anything new and off the normal routine are what keep me going.. so this one, i'm super stoked to attend. Bring it Georgia, be a peach for me!

As for the next month of August..its TCB month. Until vacation, its task time. Oh and BTW, the FFF lineup was released today in full. FTR, it is not sick and it isn't epic whatsoever..BUT FUCKING A sure is grand and kinda wishing i could go. and wondering how i fared in teh "Guess the Fest" contest.. i think i scored over 50%, but who knows if that gets you anywhere.. spot on is what they're looking for. made a good run though (i think). oh austin, why are you so difficult? and why are you so tempting sometimes? maybe i'll pop in on a whim. hopefully sooner than later, TYVM southwest airlines. Till then, here i am and oh my, what next ;)