Thursday, December 31, 2009

VOTD: Headlock

I am not sure what to say about this video, but enjoy it and Happy New Year!

(flat-tops, dancing girls in uniforms, streets, uk)

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

This is quite a relaxing video... You may enjoy this. Similar to Cat Power, Mazy Star, Bat For Lashes, Emilian... ♫


FREE New Year's Eve @ Kung Pao Kitty



Tuesday, December 29, 2009

If you do not remotely enjoy this, I will cast a spell in your general direction! This one goes out to King Br... ♫


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Where am I? What have I become? Can you find me or yourself? Where are we? (mood of sounds) Just saw Dr. Parna... ♫


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Xmas Eve Absinthe Party featuring Magic, Music & Food-n-Drink

Join us!

Xmas eve for orphans, jewz, buddhists & other cool folks.

Rejoice @KungPaoKitty (Hollywood & Wilcox)

Kung Pao Kitty 6445 Hollywood Blvd. 90028 on Corner of Wilcox & Hollywood
More information:

Chinese Food, Music, Absinthe served by
LA Absinthe Company (Erika & Christian)

$3 beer & sake all night
Special $10-$12 Absinthe drinks
Bring your mp3 player & playlists or cds to share tunes!

Adrienne & I will share tunes as well.

Special guest Magician/ Illusionist, Wayne Phelps will knock your socks off with his ledger domain!

NO COVER. See me for more details ;)

Looking forward to seeing you!

---Shok (email)


Monday, December 14, 2009

Before I make my way to the hot shower & "sleep", I present you with an interesting video/song from over 10 yr... ♫


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Jugglin' Gents @ El Capitan 2009 12 13 (Hollywood)

witnessed two stilt-walkin' gents a-jugglin' in front of El Capitan upon my walk home earlier this evening. Photo evidence:


Friday, December 11, 2009

I will be posting info about Brendan Perry's new album, ARK & tour with Peter Murphy on Monday. This song has ... ♫


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Gadget: The Air Multiplier aka $300 fan

#4 on Time Magazine's 2009 Gadget of the year list.

While it may be the most amazing fan with no blades,$300 is not any kind of deal.
Get one in a few years!

See the video on their site and see for yourself!

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This is the 2nd installment of a 12-part music video. David Strathairn & Dermot Mulroney are featured.

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros "KISSES OVER BABYLON" from Edward Sharpe on Vimeo.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bauhaus, Weird Al, The Pixies, Flea, Jack Black - Together

David J & Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus/Love And Rockets), The Pixeis, Weird Al, Jack Black/Tenacious D., Flea (Red Hot ChiPeppers) and more perform a benefit at The Echo tonight.

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VOTD: Tesla - Mario Bros

I am a fan of both Tesla and Mario Bros. and here we have twin Solid State Musical Tesla coils sparking over twelve feet of electrical current to the tune of the famous video game theme. This video was recorded at the 2007 Lightning on the Lawn Teslathon in Baraboo, Wisconsin.

More information on

Btw, Teslathon? I love the ring of that... it would certainly put a twist on the ole Jerry Lewis Telethon. Perhaps if they combined the two, there would be greater financial support to the kids in need.

While on the topic of "Fun", tonight is another performance of Boom Chick Boom: Peep This! The female comedy group will set the audience on a wild ride for an hour of hilarity!
More information over here.

7:30 Doors
8:00 Showtime

Theatre Asylum
6320 Santa Monica Blvd. (one block west of Vine)
Los Angeles, CA 90038

There is street parking and Alan Fager & I will be running sound & lights for the show, so you may additionally laugh at us ;)

If you can not attend this evening, the final performance of the two month run is next Tuesday, the 15th.

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Friday, December 4, 2009

VOTD: Steve Martin in Bringing Down the House BREAK DANCING

This scene always makes me smile... Steve Martin is fantastic!

Please tell me if this does not make you smile... I need to know who does not have a sens of Hyoo More!

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

This is a beautiful, warming live version of Judas by Martin Gore (Depeche Mode). Yearning, Sadness, Simplicit... ♫


Friday, November 27, 2009

I hope this song warms you... my fingers & toes are dethawing. Visit for more. ♫


Thursday, November 26, 2009


Happy Turkey/Tofurkey/Pilgrim/Family Day! I hope you are able to share moments with friends and family and be thankful to those in your life. I am thankful to have such a wonderful family of truly caring friends and blood relatives.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody

I posted this on the ole FBook last night and it saw a very positive response.
See the early responses here

Btw, in case it ever comes up on Jeopardy, my favourite Queen tune is "Dragon Attack" and Kermit singing "Rainbow Connection"

Trivia: "Rainbow Connection" was written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher and sung by Jim Henson.

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Many folks know I am a huge fan Jeff Buckley as well as Brendan Perry (Dead Can Dance). Here is Brendan's cove... ♫


Monday, November 23, 2009

Facebook - Dislike Button

I am certain that you have read a posting, seen a photo or link on Facebook that you have wished you could "dislike" instead of "like".

Perhaps it was a sad story, a horrid photo of you or any number of reasons why you may not like or agree with the content.

If you run Firefox as your browser, you now can rock the "dislike"!
The option is not yet on Facebook directly, so you will need this plugin.

Download the "Dislike" plugin from Mozilla Firefox here

I run the Chrome & Opera browsers, so I will await the updates.

Additionally, here is something I posted on the FBook over the wknd:

Here’s a neat little easter egg the Facebook programmers hid in the code:
Open your Facebook homepage, then (using the arrow pad) type:
up up down down left right left right
Type “ba” and hit “enter”

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

I was listening to Apparat's "Things To Be Frickled" compilation. The easy warmth of Rhodes keys, Raz Ohara's ... ♫


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Chopin is soothing after a hot shower, resting at home. Perhaps I should have more Licorice tea & keep it mell... ♫


Friday, November 20, 2009

California into the ocean.... of despair

California continues to be swallowed by financial chaos... I just read via the newspapers app via LA Times, that CA is at 12.5% job loss #FB (via @fdaallday)

I was at : Coral Dr, Los Angeles, CA 91604,


Thursday, November 19, 2009

This is a lovely tune, predating IAMX. Slow, Acoustic, Pillow-esque flutters organic tones to ethereal bliss, ... ♫

I have admired this song for the last decade. It never tires my ears. The hybrid of genres is tastefully appli... ♫


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Nitzer Ebb @ Key Club w/ Shok tonight.

Nitzer Ebb helped pave the way for modern dance music. Their aggressive beats and chants have provided for quite an aerobic workout in the darkest of clubs to the radio mainstreams of the late 80s & 90s.

Their Industrial Complex tour, ignites this evening at the Key Club in Hollywood.

I am back in town after spinning on the east coast and will be DJing throughout tonight's event, giving away cds with a healthy serving of remixes and aural delights including the Lady Gaga Love Game remix which you can download right here:

Hope to see you this evening!


Related: - first song has Niter Ebb's Douglas McCarthy on vocals

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Tuesday, Nitzer Ebb performs @KeyClub (LA). I'll be DJing & giving away cds. Hope to see you! http://www.twitp...


Friday, November 13, 2009

Enjoy some Cat Power, covering Red Apples. Voice & Piano. #FB ♫

Sultry jazzified female vocals lead the path for the bass filled evening grooves to paint your Friday. Enjoy! #FB ♫


Nitzer Ebb & Shok - Tuesday @ The Key Club

Qwik reminder: I'll be DJing the Nitzer Ebb show @ The KeyClub this Tuesday. It may be your last time to attend the venue too.

You can listen to a tune where Douglas sings on an upcoming song from my album with drum n bass wizard, Technical Itch, over here:
"Average Day/ Streets At Midnight"

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Percolating Percussion of far lands in the sands, Peter Gabriel's "Passion" not only a soundtrack to a fine fi... ♫


Thursday, November 5, 2009

NY bound. DJing Webster Hall Friday. Please email me directly via not here. Thank you & I w... ♫


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Eastern Weekend Events

I arrived at PHL airport (Philadelphia) in the 6am hour and within moments of stepping off the plane, I purchased and devoured a soft pretzel!

Friday night, I am spinning a set with Chas & Phranque at Crash N Burn in Philadelphia. This will be a fun time!

Saturday, there will be folks joining me (you can too) on the journey to Albany, NY, where I will spin from 12am-4am at Original Sin. You can hop a ride with us and celebrate Saturday-O-Ween!

More later.

You can email me here:

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Is that The Droid in your pocket or are you happy to see me?

The Droid could be your new friend!

I have been anticipating the release of this phone as much as the Touch Pro 2.
Motorola is about to release The Droid, the first Android (Google Operating System) based phone on Verizon. The specs are amazing for phone, camera, pocket computer.

The Droid launches release midnight October 31st!

See specs below such as the massive talk & standby times, camera and more!
1400 mAh Li Ion battery with up to 270 hrs. standby and 385 mins talk time
CDMA 1X 800/1900, EVDO rev. A connectivity
550 MHz CPU
Android 2.0 (Eclair) OS
3.7, WVGA (480 x 854 pixels); 16:9 widescreen touchscreen display
5mpx camera with 4x digital zoom, autofocus, image stabilization, dual LED flash and up to 24 fps; D1 (720 480) resolution video capture
Full QWERTY side slide keyboard
Accelerometer, aGPS and sGPS support, proximity and ambient light sensors
Wi-Fi b/g, Stereo Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, USB 2.0 high speed with micro USB connector, 3.5 mm headset jack
16 GB microSD pre-installed; supports up to 32 GB microSD expandable
Webkit HTML5 support, Flash 10 (available 2010)
Dimensions: 2.4 x 4.6 x .5 in.; 60.00 x 115.80 x 13.70 mm
Weight: 6 oz.; 169 g

I will soon have my review of the Samsung Rogue online.

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Join me tonight to see Jonneine Zapata perform her final FREE show at Silverlake Lounge. She should hit the st... ♫


Friday, October 23, 2009

the first 15 sec's are harsh but listen to the smokey, sultry americana Pleasant Smell by 12 Rounds. Helpful @... ♫


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Craig Wedren (Shudder To Think) & Mirwais covered The Rolling Stones years ago & I hope you enjoy this! ♫


Caption this!

Please caption this!

Originally posted to my twitpic:

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Excited to see Jonneine Zapata perform FREE, 11pm @ Silverlake Lounge. More friends are joining! You should to... ♫


Jonneine Zapata is amazing. See her for FREE @ Silverlake Lounge!

I rarely check myspace messages these days due to not only the virus-like spawn of spam mail but also my increased workload. For some odd, but fortuitous reason, while checking myspace mail, I happened to click on a message on the 11th of October from Jonneine Zapata, which announced she was performing on the 12th for FREE at Silverlake Lounge. I went to her page and before playing tunes from her jukebox, I checked the featured youtube video for "Love Is A Burden".

It reminded me of a variety of artists I enjoy from The Cult to Johnette Napolitano to Patti Smith, something dark but Americana rock to something familiar from my early youth.

Upon further "investigation" of her music, I realized I had to have this music and while some folks may see the surface comparisons to PJ Harvey, it is more of a soulful side upon which she draws her magic. Jim Morrison, Jennifer Charles (Elysian Fields), Carole King, Nick Cave and even Tina Turner can be artists of whom one may find similar spirit. Her album is titled "Cast the Demons Out" and is available NOW!.

I will definitely add her music to my mellow home mix of The Dirty Three, Spain, Jeff Buckley, Elysian Fields, Brendan Perry, Red House Painters, Nick Cave (The Boatman's Call era), David Sylvian, Scott Reeder, The BellRays, Morphine, Nine Horses, Robbie Robertson, Lou Reed, etc.

Since there are distractions abound right now. It is important that you know Jonneine is performing this evening at Silverlake Lounge for FREE!!! She has had a Monday residency all month, having recently returned from a tour with Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees. I am foregoing seeing La Roux perform at the El Rey theatre this evening, a show I have wanted to see since last year, to see Jonneine, and am quite certain I will be pleased!

Jonneine is slated to hit the stage tonight at 11pm!

I am hoping she will want to work on the album David J and I are recording and may even ask her to work on the forthcoming Bauhaus tribute. Do not miss this show and please check her music!!!!! Her album has been on repeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

Free mp3 download of her performance from the video above here from Spaceland Recordings

Jonneine Zapata on myspace

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Tonight, Fun at Church with Cevin Key & Busdriver

A friend sent me the info on this the other day and you might be interested in attending.

cEvin Key will be performing one last special DJ set before the upcoming Puppy tour this Saturday at the Church in Downtown LA. Here is how the Subcon Cat describes the set::

For something very inspiring Saturday Night, cEvin Key Dj set live, cut up and scratched with Baseck live, then mixed and dubbed in the front of house by SCIENTIST live.

Beyond the Vault's Sonic Death Rabbit will also be featured, along with, according to the flyer "firedancing, bellydancing, and pumpkin pie pudding wrestling," all of which sounds like a recipe for awesome on this lovely charity evening.

Here's the official release and links to all of the performers:::

Jelly Roll welcomes the new moon with another Fancy Dress Event hosted by The Lady Tigra. On Oct. 17th, the moon is at it's darkest, wild forces roam the night and everyone is cloaked in a veil of secrecy. At a masquerade ball one can never be too sure what lies behind the mask! This Event is a Charity Ball for ACLA, a non-profit, benefiting children in the Echo Park and Highland Park communities. ACLA focuses on guerrilla arts and art parks and isn't too lame to be effective for kids :)

Two Floors of performances and DJs: CEVIN KEY (Skinny Puppy, Plateau) and Baseck will lend their dark genius to Scientist's classic dub tracks.....with the legendary SCIENTIST himself at the controls!

cEvin KEY



also performing:




BLACKBIRD and the Feathered People




DJs include:

Jason Mason (Wiskey Biscuit, Dub Club, Punky Reggae Party)

Don Bolles (THE GERMS)

Josh Peace (Mustache Mondays)

Clifton (Funky Sole Party)

Toks Sheri Barclay Special surprise performance!

Outside: Bizzurke Army's monstrous and beautiful screening apparatus: THE ENGINE will add to the multi-media mayhem.

Upstairs: The Bizzurke Army and Sonik Mercury will collaborate on a hauntingly beautiful installation. Artisans Geoff Flint, Burke Roberts, Hawke Hamelton, Phluid and Sonik Mercury will transform the space with soft biomorphic sculptures through which naked dancing nymphs will be gently illuminated.



Additionally: Miss Laura Kranitz ( will have a booth selling her celebrated millenary and unique masks (as seen on Dita Von Teese). Naughty Nannette will bring her delicious gourmet jello shots. Candid Portraits will man the photo booth Sexy Cigarette Girls Oh yeah....did we mention Firedancers and hot chicks wrestling in PUDDING? Yeah.....there's that too.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Nitzer Ebb making new waves

Douglas McCarthy & Bon Harris have had more than 25 years experience of bringing the sonic assault to the dance floors of the world as Nitzer Ebb. They started as teens and as time progressed, the music matured.

To promote their forthcoming album, the boys will open for Depeche Mode's live tour during January & February!

Nitzer Ebb have their own show at The Key Club, here in Hollywood, on the 17th of November. You may just know someone else on the bill for that evening ;)

You can hear Douglas's voice on Kloq's single for Physical and
my project with TechnicalItch on

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

LOTD: from Google mail to Guthrie

I was reading email earlier and a sponsored link

It lead to this article on wired about Robin Guthrie, the founding member of the influential band, Cocteau Twins.

Last month, his new album, Carousel was released and you can grab it directly from his site. The article is a good read about how the times have changed and includes his thoughts on social networking.

As autumn weaves its way into reality here in Hollywood with its grey skies and cool breezes, it reminds me of 20 years earlier, listening to Cocteau Twins and other 4ad/ Beggars Banquet label artists while either on a long train ride or driving my jeep through the blankets of lightly moistened yellow, brown-red leaves throughout PA, NJ & NY. I can even smell the scent of rain and the dust of the trees in the air!

Now I am even more excited to be heading to the east coast in time for Halloween!
More on east coast performances and DJ gigs later. (hang w/ me in Albany on the 31st)

Related Reading:
Cocteau Twins on wikipedia
Beggars Banquet

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

tonight, attend EROTIC ART SCHOOL

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

VOTD: IAMX - My Secret Friend (w/ Imogen Heap)

Enjoy this video from the third release of IAMX, where Imogen Heap makes an appearance!

Take a peek onto creator, Chris Corner's interesting IAMX site about himself and the rest of his live band for IAMX on

Btw, if you are in or around Hollywood this Saturday,
there is a fantastic art opening at UltraStar Gallery,
Erotic Art School: Art Students Gone Bad
I am curating the music. This will be a great time!

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Monday, October 5, 2009

home from work & now for more work. please enjoy "Far From Me" by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. #FB ♫


Saturday, October 3, 2009

You need to see this video of Miss Wilson & Alice In Chains covering HEART. She's not related to Heart's Wilso... ♫

I hope you enjoy this video by INFADELS, a great band to see perform LIVE. #FB ♫

Nouvelle Vague's rendition of DM's Master & Servant has been a great cover of 2009. Enjoy this! #FB ♫

"Everybody here wants YOU!" sung by Jeff Buckley - great for a chill Friday evening! #FB ♫


Friday, October 2, 2009

Tonight's Event - Canceled

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will not be holding our event this evening at Boardners.

We look forward to seeing you in the near future. Darren Revell can be seen on Tuesdays at Kung Pao Kitty and I will be headed on an east coast tour at the end of the month.

In the interim, for amusing links, trivia, strange-yet-fascinating-videos, free music downloads, film & food reviews and humorous tidbits, please visit my blog:

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, discussion items and or need to communicate personal issues or simply tell me a fantastic joke such as you are taking me for a night on the town... please email me here:

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

---Shok (on behalf of revellshok)

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

DarrenRevell-Shok: First October Friday @Boardners

We certainly had lots of vests last week for our Vest & Hat Soiree. Thanks for the support!

Tomorrow night is our party for you @ Boardner's. Free admission with RSVP until 11pm & $5 for everyone else. Share this invitation with your friends so they may attend for free too.

Listen & Dance to an eclectic mix of alternative music from Electro to Rock, Triphop to Industrial, Disco to Cabaret, Soul to Dubstep and exhilarating songs from other genres too.

See last week's listing of songs played:

Find our latest monthly FREE CD compilation of our favorite songs to take home and continue your own party!

See bands perform on the patio and BONUS, if you RSVP, you will receive 20% off the menu from the restaurant section and the food is fantastico! Last week I dined on the Seabass!

Drink specials including $3 Jack Daniels, $4 Bubble Gum Vodka shots and more all night!

**Please tell your friends, neighbors, past and future relatives as well. If all of our parties will be as strong as last week, this party shall continue for a long time**

If you would like to help promote, snap photos, walk my dog, etc. Please drop me a line

9:30-2am - $5 or Free w/ RSVP 'til 11
Boardners - 1652 Cherokee Avenue 90028
(the home of Moscow & Bar Sinister)


We look forward to seeing you!

---Shok (on behalf of revellshok)

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