Good stuff, Feb, good stuff. Here’s to MARCH – – and may I put in a request for more snow, please?
Helped Eliza with her mural @ RTS — lovely lanterns & lunch at Kayla’s
The Bordeaux formed & played a show — 3 More months til I’m an Auntie!
Bama is the best naughty dog ever — a very sweet Valentine’s day
H O T T U B I S T A N!
(happy birthday, steve dood)
Some pretty outstanding BABE CAVE’s too, I gotta say. Check our Faceybook profile for those pics — better yet, STOP BY and win your own wearable & photo up there. So stoked and blessed, looking forward to March and if we’re going to get some snow around here finally or no. Hope your quick Spring is allowing you to cherish your friends and fam — can’t wait to see what’s next!
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).
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.
OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OHMY GOD OHMY GOD
It will be like this
and like this
and maybe like this
THIS will definitely go down, THIS has a strong possibility and THIS kind of thing is fully endorsed. FRIDAY DANCE PARTIES!
Performances by SHOCK! (feat Terri Lowenthal of Rubies and Dan The Sorcerer – not to be confused with this Sorcerer. ) One of my new favorite bands, their vibe is awesome. Think dark, sexy, bassy. YES>>a pleasure to have them. ALSO confirmed yesterday the excellent Mr. Brian Testor will be dropping in a 1/2 performance 1/2 DJ set that should blow minds. It’s at a warehouse, and will go late. Organized by Rosy(the)Trick Baby for your aural and dancing pleasure. Your presence is invited and requested. Bring a chocolate or two to share with someone special.
Researching names he’s dropping in the first half gives me this mellow late-night mix for you:
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.
Unfortunately for Pat Hare’s cheating wife, he did just what he says he’s going to do.
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
1). Maya Hayuk is AMAZING>>>i wanna work with her just to understand how she does her thing with the colors
See for yourself:
FOR REALS. FOR REALS. So awesome.
2). I am going to start djing pretty regularly on TUESDAYS, hooray!
1st & 3rd Tuesdays will be at THE LAYOVER in Oakland, with 2nds over at Laszlo in SF! Beginning next month! Tentatively called Don’t Tell Tuesdays (with the alternate title on 2nds being Pretty City, as Gail is my bartendress of mix magics).
Looking for something to punch up my Layover eves…anyone interested in food makings?? Very, very excited. And, as always, THE BABE CAVE remains>>Sundays 12-4 also at Laszlo over in SF. free donuts!
3). This track by Output posted by the fine folks over at the beatelectric blog::::::
Y E S
plus, lots of rivering, gardening, and painting! getting a hat ready for the Invisible Oceans Raffle for early-ticket-holders…