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Researching names he’s dropping in the first half gives me this mellow late-night mix for you:

Jimmy Reed

Says Keith, “He had two tempos. But he understood the magic of repetition, of monotony, transforming itself to become this sort of hypnotic, trancelike thing. We were fascinated by it, Brian and I. We would spend every spare moment trying to get down Jimmy Reed’s guitar sounds.”

He loved the Sun sound, and the rough blues gents associated with it.

Pat Hare

Unfortunately for Pat Hare’s cheating wife, he did just what he says he’s going to do.

Robert Johnson

Again, in Keith’s words: “Robert Johnson was like an orchestra all by himself. Some of his best stuff is almost Bach-like in construction.”

I’m enjoying reading about the early years of The Stones and what shaped the sound they are still honing and loving to play to this day. Learning about their peers and influences along the way is giving me quite an education. Somehow, I think the education I’ll get once I hit the 80’s will be something wholly different. Ha.

Also reading Just Kids by Patti Smith, giving me another very interesting look into Rock N’ Roll in the 1970’s I’m really enjoying. More on that later–let’s just say the list of records/books/photographs to look up is enormous.

Speaking of records, I’ll be back at the Layover this Tuesday playing a mess of new stuff. Come say goodbye to Amanda Kennedy, and bring your dancing shoes.

ok. Thanks, Keith Richards, for the night time blues relaxation. And for writing such a good book. Cheers! xo. DTM

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One, my pal Jonny One-Time is back in action making tings—most recent is this rad little number. Video + Song by One-Time

excellent.

Two: the Pretty City crew is throwin’ a Wayne’s World themed eve at Laszlo on February 8th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There will be costumes, and there WILL be giant licorice ropes. You will be ours, oh yes, you will be ours.

Thirdly, if you are a facebrookerer: here’s a link to the all lady fronted warehouse party I’ll be spinning at on Feb. 4. Also, a link to my new professional sports team.

xo DTM

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California knows how ta

(thanks, GJP.)

Git upah

OMG peas please

and one more little ting

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That’s what I’ve been doing. Well, not really. I’ve been focusing more on playing out and running around with the holidays and all. Trying to decide which direction to take with this blog thing. I appologize for not having posted much in the last few busy months.

Thank you so much for making 2010 a magical time of learning and musical fun, I appreciate everyone who helped me make it to 2011 with such good vibes and bright eyes. Here’s to 2011! Make it awesome.

Speaking of awesome:

I want more of this in the New Year! More dancing hard–and not the type I experienced at the Elbo Room the other night. Please, folks, if you’re on the dance floor: try to remember it’s a DANCE floor. It’s ok if you get bumped by a elbow or have a foot stepped on now and again when it’s packed. That’s how you know it’s a good dance party! Ok, let’s work together out there!

In other news:::::::::I’m planning a super-special dance event in SF for February right before Valentimes Day, more info to follow! Stay tuned! And let’s just say it’s going to have a bobby soxer-50’s dress-up feeling. And you’re invited to dress up!

One of my goals in the coming year is to start making and posting mix tapes as well, so keep your ears open. Talk to you soon.

Hearts,

S

ps>>thanks for the inspiration, Oui. gracias.

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