Thursday, July 30, 2009

LOTD: Star Wars vs Renaissance & Bday recap

I have been sitting on this link for some time.

1. I love Star Wars
2. I love art
3. I am a huge fan of juxtapositions
4. I love food. (it has no bearing on the top three but always worth a mention)

Enjoy the fusion of Star Wars and Renaissance art!

Link Of The Day:

Here are a few from the collection, please visit the link!

Thank you again to everyone for the very kind and (mostly) thoughtful birthday wishes on the 28th! I was able to bring the celebration to its peak with excellent friends and have some fantastic memories (and of course fine food)!

Table of Events which transpired:
Natural History Museum (with Butterfly exhibit)
Watts Tower (my second time there, google this!)
Moun Of Tunis Restaurant (25 of us in a private room and a strange belly dancer)
Kung Pao Kitty (rotation of some folks, larger crew, drinks & dance!)
Rooftop afterparty (this went late/"early", however I had Wednesday off)

If you have photos or video, apart from me attempting to bellydance, please send!

I have been hired to spin 80s, 90s and sexy music tonight at Medusa Lounge for Liquid City's SexyChic art & music event. This is NOT my event, but I do have a guest list.

Have a fantastic day!

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Red Light District tune just uploaded. The instruments are NOT samples, just ask my neighbors about these trum... ♫


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

today = great! - soon to dindin. then @ 11pm we shall unite @ Kung Pao Kitty (Wilcox & Hollywood) FREE! Thank ... ♫


Monday, July 27, 2009

Birthday Adventures beginning this evening...

I have been quite busy with work, but tomorrow is my birthday and I intend on resuming the videos, links and such of the day.

Below includes some of the birthday celebration plans.
If you feel you should know about my bday din din and did not receive an email from me for whatever reason, contact me directly.

27th - Monday - Alternative Karaoke @ Ground Control 8:30-9pm-ish
Sing to Salt N Peppa, Queen, Sisters Of Mercy, Billy Idol, Depeche Mode, Nitzer Ebb, The Doors, Nick Cave, Ministry, Snoop Dogg, Radiohead, The Cure, Tori Amos, NIN or even the theme song for Different Strokes. Food is served all night and there is a secure and FREE parking lot on the premises.
4067 W. Pico Blvd. 90018 $4

Depending on how I feel tomorrow, plans could include a trip to the aquarium, seeing UP in 3D (finally) or another museum, renting a boat... or nothing and relaxing!

28th - Tuesday (Actual Birthday post dinner) - Kung Pao Kitty 10:30ish-11pm
Possibly earlier, but certainly after dinner, we can move over here. Darren Revell, my partner of RevellShok's First Fridays @ Medusa Lounge, will be spinning music. It is bar/ restaurant, not a dance club, BUT, it will not stop anyone from shakin' a rump!
6445 Hollywood (Hollywood & Wilcox)

30th - Thursday - Liquid City's 80s & 90s Art & Music party @ Medusa Lounge 9pm
25 Artists and more, I was asked to be the DJ for this event and it should be fun.
3211 Beverly Blvd.

Poosibly Sunday or sometime soon - Lazer Pink Floyd at Laserium 7:30pm
This will be fun! Did you ever see a lazer show in a planetarium? This will be similar.
Pink Floyd + Lazers = a good time! Popcorn might equal a slightly better time too!
6321 Hollywood Blvd. $6 or FREE by using Goldstar for tickets.
If you have read this far..... future plans not related include
7th - Friday - RevellShok's First Fridays @ Medusa Lounge 9pm
Send an email and I will have you on the guest list all night.

8th or 9th - Cirque Berzerk

16th & 17th - Depeche Mode @ The Hollywood Bowl (I have a lead on tickets for the 17th)

Drop me a line for any and all questions, suggestions, comments and or discussion items.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

White Slave Trade @ Medudsa Lounge

I am hoping to attend this tonight after work. However 9pm is distant and sun burn = ouchies.

Free party at Medusa Lounge. Good music.... the food is fantastic!

Douglas McCarthy (Nitzer Ebb)
Dirtie Blonde

You can listen to a snippet of Douglas on a song Tech Itch & I wrote last year here:

I am working until 9pm this evening, so you may see more posts!
Birthday plans to be revealed soon.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

LOTD: Longest Solar Eclipse until 2132 NOW!

The longest solar eclipse until 2132 will be webcast in just a couple hours: more info

Not until June 2132 should this occur again...

Current Music: Chocadilly Theme music from Candy Hole

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Friday, July 17, 2009

VOTD: Pickle Surprise!

What do you know about Pickle Surprise?

This is sheer chaos!
Thanks to the great engineer and sometimes Chewbacca, Eric Racy @fullclipaudio for the video linkage!

I have had this sitting since last week and today is the perfect day to post it after a lovely hike filled with all sortsa' creatures; Snakes, Lizards, furry four-legg'ds, doggies, humans & quite possibly Jabba The Hutt

Current Music: Mew - Swimmer

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VOTD: James Brown teaches you to dance!

Watch n learn to pick up more dance moves from the o.g. king of pop and godfather of soul, James Brown.

Featured tune: James Brown - "If You Don't Give A Doggone About It"

Speaking of dancing, First Fridays @ Medusa Lounge is just around the corner again! Friday the 7th of August is the next party. Synergy Drinks will be present, so you can have FREE Kombucha tea! Photos from the 3rd of July with the Thriller Zombie dance are online also as well as last month's set list. Please help us tag & comment the photos!

Continuing with dancing, I will be sharing a variety of tunes via DJ action at Medusa Lounge on the 30th of July for Liquid City's SEXY CHIC Art & Music event. This will also be an extension of my birthday party, which is on the 28th.

Current Music: Squeeze - Cool For Cats

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

before you sleep, dance! work it! shake that thang! (I am about to grab Miss Pooch-A-Rilla, she is a fine danc... ♫


Link Of The Day: Using Genetics to create music

using genetics to create music

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to bring it back, I send you off with the soothing sounds from Art Blakey. Neubauten was a good beginning & th... ♫

While Juliette & I take a break from recording, enjoy this with us. If you have ever seen EN live, you know it... ♫


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

VOTD: Xmas in July with Joan Collins. Santa beware!

A Moog Xmas delight for you in summer ;)

SY MANN - SWITCHED ON SANTA - My Favorite Things (1970)

Scenes from Tales From The Crypt (GB 1972)
Episode: All Through The House
Starring Joan Collins

After Joanne Clayton (Joan Collins) kills her husband on Christmas Eve, she prepares to hide his body but hears a radio announcement stating that a homicidal maniac (Oliver MacGreevy) is on the loose. She sees the maniac outside her house but can't call the police because of her husband's body. The segment ends with the maniac, dressed as Santa Claus, being let into the house by Joanne's little daughter. He strangles Joanne to death.

If you dig deep you will learn Sy Mann contributed his talents to numerous stars like Barbra Streisand, Tiny Tim, Sammy Davis, Connie Francis. Add the fact that he made the move in 1953 from Radio to Television, becoming the new musical leader for the Arthur Godfrey show. The best part of that for me is that he replaced a fellow called Dick Hyman. ;) A news article may have read "Sy Mann, no more Dick Hyman".

Have a great Wednesday!

Headed off to Universal shortly. If you are in the Hollywood/ Los Angeles area tonight, see the screenings of the 7 minute films at the 48 hour film festival at the Fairfax theatre. I can grab info for anyone interested in attending. My friend, Rik Carter, has a film featured. After that, MissingToof presents the FREE dance party, LAUNDROMAT, at Libertine (lounge, restaurant & bar).

Current Music: Beastie Boys - Sabotage (Alex Metric Edit)

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

VOTD: Old Cinema or Modern DJ Battle?

I have had this gem sitting for a bit & while I have another minute, the time to share is now.

If you have a an idea for Video Of The Day, drop me a line.

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Here is background music for your fruit, cereal, nuts breakfast & walk out the door & commute to work. Note th... ♫


Friday, July 10, 2009

VOTD: Sour's sweet webcam music video

"Hibi no neiro"

This is what transpires with a bunch of webcams, instructions, music and fans of the band, Sour.

Sour's website:
Directed by Masashi Kawamura + Hal Kirkland + Magico Nakamura + Masayoshi Nakamura

Current Music: Red Light District - "Smoke" (because I am in the studio working on it)

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

May this song by Laika carry you to a higher plane. Dub-space-trip-female vocal #fevox #eclectronic ♫


Two parties, One Night, both FREE

Wrapping up in the studio with Juliette Angeli for the first time in months. Shortly, I'm headed to the land of Universal, where I will be working with birds, 'coons, foxes and other four-legged friends who are better trained than some people I know ;)

After work, post 9pm, I am headed, with Melixxa, to two events on Sunset. Both of these are free and if you are in the area, you should attend as well if you feel like stretching your legs, moving your feet and or simply want a drink or bite (of food, not me).


The automotive company continues their monthly dance at The Roxy this evening with some stepping of the dub and all you need to do is follow the link and RSVP.

THE ROXY 9009 Sunset Blvd. 90069

2. Missingtoof presents Laundromat

Laundromat is the next stop as it is FREE all night, no RSVP.
It is thrown by my pal, Aaron (aka Kittens of MissingToof blog fame), the kind gentleman who lent me his Michael Jackson jacket for the Thriller Zombie dance routine at First Fridays

At Libertine 8210 Sunset Blvd.
2 full bars, tasty food & bottle service.
Weekly drink specials $5 Patron
Plenty of couches. Patio with bar.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

VOTD: Pure Imagination

Hold your breath.
Make a Wish.
Count to three.

Sometimes we need to be reminded that perspective is important and that your view of surroundings and inner thoughts depends on YOU.

I know I need to remind myself that I can view paradise and possibilities if I choose.

This Video Of The Day post was triggered by a dear friend who is going through a rough time and I truly hope he will see this and view his paradise. (or at least a "pair of dice")

I hope many of you take a few moments to breathe and watch.

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Check the video linked. Dean Martin tells it like it is/ was / shall always be! Fret not if you are blue now, ... ♫


VOTD: Web Site Story (West Side Story)

The video of today is a musical number. No need for feather boas... Nor the dancing canes.... this is for the mouse click and swivel chair. ;)


Hopefully, Laurents, Sondheim and the late Leonard Bernstein would approve. :)

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

smashing pumplekinz, breeders, my bloody valentine, slowdive, silversun pickups blended with electronic tinker... ♫


VOTD: PES - Fireworks

Today's video pays tribute to the day of the Indie-Pen-Dance.

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I played the apple' remix of this last night & had a great response. The mix was made by the two fellows would... ♫


Friday, July 3, 2009

VOTD: Jackson's Last Dance

It is late, but I am just home from work and have to return there in just 7 hours.

The video for the day is Michael Jackson's rehearsal for what was to be his upcoming world tour.
I do not have cable not even a traditional TV and I do not have a radio, so I know I have not be as inundated as most folks with coverage. It is still fresh and being that his music was instrumental in my affinity toward music, there is a persistent sting in the heart for this loss.

I was still a fan and even admired some of his more recent work like "2000 Watts" and "Earth Song".
Here is one of his final performances.

Btw, I am delighted that so many people have been RSVPing for this coming evening's First Fridays event at Medusa Lounge :) I saw Darren Revell earlier this evening at Kung Pao Kitty, on my way home from work and he is just as excited. David J. was djing there and sadly he can not attend, but I will get David to do a Bela Lugosi Michael Jackson song one day!

Signing off and getting back to working on my Thriller mix for the midnight Zombie Dance routine. If you can attend and or join in the dance or bring a camera, still or video, drop me a line :)

Best Wishes and enjoy the video!

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

VOTD: Wildwood, NJ, The Movie

Growing up on the east coast, in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, the coast line was less than an hour away. Atlantic City, New Jersey was the spot in the 70s and early 80s.

This place was known as a mini-Vegas, "down the shore", with the boardwalk smell I can still recall decades later. As the 80s were nearing the 90s, the boardwalk amusement parks closed including Steeplechase, Million Dollar Pier (where Handcuff King, Harry Houdini, performed a stunt) and Steel Pier. Atlantic City became more of the gambling town, less about the kids. The Miss America Pageant remained, however, the even seedier parts of "the shore", became the place where the youth would cruise.

Ocean City was the nicer version, but we will focus on Wildwood!

This was the cake! The Seedy Cake! If you wanted to see wacky hair, fashion and lots and lots of drunk, stoned folks, many girls with hair teased nearly a foot tall and fellows without shirts, ripped jeans with combs in the back pockets, this was the place. Sometimes you found other punk/ alternative folks, but mostly it was a slightly "different crowd".

Morey's Pier & Mariner Landing!!! I can hear the commercial for these amusement parks right now! Actually, load this page for Morey's Piers and just keep it in the background for the audio as the soundtrack to this post. It will make the next paragraph much more vivid.

I do miss the aroma of the salty Atlantic ocean mixed with sun cooked sand, the distant smell of ice cream and cold treats brought by the ice-cream guy, the peanut/ nut stores, cotton candy, pizza, Curly's Fries, bumper cars' burnt rubber (or whatever that was), Salt Water Taffy and Fudge, seagull crap, smoking tobacco and alcohol. Maybe I do not miss all of that. Oddly enough, it has been a long enough time now, that I almost even miss the sound of the infamous boardwalk tram alert which was repeated in place of a horn which reiterated, "Watch The Tram Car, Please!".

So this brings us to today's video which was prompted by seeing a posting from Sarah Lane regarding a clip from Ruthless Films called "Wildwood: The Movie".

Hair, Nails, "Fashion", Dialect, & Mustaches, Oh my!

This girl, "Jana", at 40 seconds into the video, must have been huffing the Nestle Strawberry Quick mix! What do you think?
"It's diff'rnt ev'ry night... n ev'ry night it's diff'rnt!"

More info here and here.

Unrelated: We are gathering more Zombies and folks with cameras for the Zombie Dance routine at Midnight night for First Fridays at Medusa Lounge if you want to join or know someone who may. This is going to be fun!
RSVP here:

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