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As a lady playing music for folks, I often get approached with requests for this or that. Now, I know most dj people don’t like requests, but I *DO. I like to know the song you think of when you hear what I’m playing. This sometimes shows me things I’ve never heard, and might even introduce me to another angle I can go in my set. Plus, the power of only playing vinyl means that when I DO have your song–it’s extra magical.

Here are some of my most recent requests (I try to jot them down and look them up later if I can) —

At the Missouri Lounge the same nice guy has requested Yellow Magic Orchestra a bunch of times — especially this album (which is posted here in it’s youtube entirety)–

Super New-Wave 80’s style.

Last week in a conversation with someone about New Orleans and getting excited for Fat Tuesday, I was told this is is favorite song to rock out and eat gumbo to–

Written on a torn-off piece of paper–Althea & The Memories ‘The Worst Record in the World’–

No idea who it comes from but it’s my favorite of the three so far (sorry).

Jonny Greenwood?

There’s more, I just have to sift around a bit.

*PS–Sometimes I understand why dj folk get upset by requests when the asking folk are mean, beligerant, drunk, or rude about it. Asking nicely is cool. Also, you don’t have to apologize for asking, I think it’s hard enough to go up and ask it they have something. Just be mindful how you’re asking and if you’re asking every other song it’s not so cool. Dj’s — take a breath and be stoked people are listening to what you’re playing enough to approach you. Everybody–just be nice.

xo
DTM

 

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I’m up early stacking records for today’s Babe Cave after an excellent day spent at the SF Tribal & Textile Arts Show yesterday.

The tribal show was excellent, made many sketches and met some pretty interesting folks. Speaking of interesting…

Fis and I made a little video with a new iphone app called VidRhythm in anticipation of today’s Babe Cave and DONUTS >>

 

 

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today is a busy day — one thing to the next thing to the next thing — maybe your day is too —

if, after your day, you’re in the mood for dancing — you’re in luck.

Jonny One-Time and I will be holding it down together as part of First Thursdays at the Missouri Lounge!

TONITE —

I’ll be there after 11 — but J1 will be there from 10 on — I’m bringing my dance, I hope you will too.

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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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Double Barcie Waite (costume designer extraordinarre) and double Willis! I’ll be spinning records at Laszlo over in San Francisco while Barcie Waite’s costume design shines up on the wall. I’m projecting Death Becomes Her and Hudson Hawk.

Check out some of the excellent outfits Sandra Bernhard rocks in Hudson Hawk:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

silk shorts onsie open on the sides (photo is not doing it justice)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

turban magic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

spiderweb hat?

 

 

 

Amazing. I’m really into her odd shapes and textures, as I remember Death Becomes Her has a similar vibe in the incredible gowns the ladies wear. And Bruce Willis sports a little mustache.

Ahhhh Pretty City! How I love thee–come visit me at Laszlo this eve (click for directions), I’ll be there 9-2 and Gail will be your amazing mixtress on the bar. She makes a mean cocktail and likes it. Feel free to dress up if you’re inspired by Ms. Waite’s vision. I’m bringing all vinyl and I’ve got some great new stuff to groove you with as well. See you tonite!

 

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Here’s a great mix from Max Wowch via my favorite internet radio station Viva-Radio.

Great for putting on and doing stuff around the house/office/barn/dairyqueen. Sweeping. Sleeping. Whatever your bag is.

Mellllllllllowwwwwwwwwww click here for Max’s mix on his weekly show BURGER TIME.

ok ok, looks like you have to physically click ‘wednesday’ then click ‘burger time,’ then you’re there.

The cool thing about Viva is you can scroll through different lists at will, then if you find a fav dj you can go through their catalogued mixes and listen to them alllllllllll. +PLUS no commercials! YES. YES. AND YES.


ok i have to go to work, enjoy your Wednesday. One last thing>>>if you are East Bayble, come to this SHOW tomorrow NIGHT. One of my new favorite bands, Arms & Legs will be playing. I hear they have a sexy new sax player…and who can resist THAT?

@ the Uptown (OAK) 1928 telegraph ave 8pm $10 (ugh, i know but for serious, this will be a good show). bye!

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