Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Don't mess with the bull, young man...

you'll get the horns.

64 years old. Totally unfair. Maybe I'll do a special Mr. Vernon trivia question for the next Right Round...

Monday, May 22, 2006

Can I tell you why my friends rule?

How funny is this posting by my pal Stephanie over at Magic Pot of Jobs?

Sunday, May 21, 2006

thanks for validating this humble dj

dude.

First and foremost, can I just say that the peeps who came out to Right Round last night all rule the school?

348, I believe, was the final count of the evening. I LOVE that.

Now, here's where I must apologize. My intention last night was to play BUNCHES of stuff that I had never played before. And, for the first 2 hours, I did just that.

but hardly anyone danced.

Those who were there may have noticed that phenomenon, cause it was full-on weird. So, that being said, I pulled out the hit machine and got the dancing back on track. It was a little disappointing, to be honest, but my feeling is that perhaps I was switching gears a little too rapidly from my usual fare - got everyone in there with certain pre-conceived notions, then pulled the proverbial rug out.

Also, just as a personal aside to the person who, after reading this blog posting, apologized on behalf of their friend - thank you. You caught me a little bit off guard, but believe me - it's cool. I was most definitely irritated at your pal at the time, but one thing to note - unless you've really fucked me or my man-friend over, once I'm done getting something off my chest, I'm usually done with it. So we're good, no worries. Your friend can request again without fear - I would simply like to gently suggest a certain level of mindfulness to the process.

So, that said, I will play all the requests I received in time - just not all at one time, as I've seen that it doesn't exactly work. Additionally, rather than giving you the actual setlist, I'm going to give you my intended setlist, so that you can see I wasn't blowing anyone off (oh, and I'll put a * by all the requests). BTW, I may mess up a song title or something - I'm a little hung over, so some leeway would be much appreciated:

Sugarcubes - Cold Sweat
PIL - May the Road Rise
Yaz - Only You
Smiths - A Rush and a Push
My Bloody Valentine - Soon
Psychadelic Furs - Until She Comes
Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better
Level 42 - Something About You
Pet Shop Boys - Domino Dancing
*Dominatrix - The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (remix)
REM - Stand
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
*The Jam - That's Entertainment
The Church - Reptile
*Boomtown Rats - Like Clockwork
*Men At Work - can't remember the title...
Bronski Beat - Why?
Human League - Sound of the Crowd
*OMD - Telegraph
Yaz - Bad Connection
*Squeeze - Cool for Cats
New Order - Ceremony
Echo ATB - Back Of Love
*The Jam - David Watts
*XTC - Generals and Majors
Furniture - Brilliant Mind
Smiths - You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby
*They Might Be Giants - Ana Ng
*Ultravox - Reap the Wild Wind
DM - Pleasure, Little Treasure
Duran Duran - Planet Earth
English Beat - Save it for Later
*Cure - Let's Go to Bed
*Julian Cope - World Shut Your Mouth
*Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
Men At Work - Who Can it Be Now
*Eurythmics - Here Comes the Rain Again
*Voyou - Germany Calling
Siouxsie - Cities in Dust
*Talk Talk - It's My Life
Aha - The Sun Always Shines on TV
*U2 / Pet Shop Boys lil' e mashup - Where the Streets Have No Name
*Heaven 17 - I'm Your Money
*New Order - Blue Monday
Camoflauge - The Great Commandment
*Peter Schilling - The Different Story
Book of Love - Boy
*Alphaville - Jet Set
Erasure - A Little Respect
*Simple Minds - Promised You
*Dead or Alive - Brand New Lover
Kon Kan - I Beg Your Pardon
Anything Box - Living in Oblivion
Tears For Fears - Mother's Talk
Nitzer Ebb - Lightning Man
Depeche Mode - Behind the Wheel
Duran Duran - Girls on Film
Information Society - Lay All Your Love On Me
*Real Life - Send Me an Angel
*New Order - Sub Culture
Oingo Boingo - Little Girls
Blondie - Dreaming
*Pretenders - Middle of the Road
Rational Youth - Saturdays In Silesia
Depeche Mode - New Life
*Peter Schilling - Major Tom
*The Cure - Just Like Heaven
*The Smiths - Ask
*The Jam - Town Called Malice
*Housemartins - Happy Hour

Saturday, May 20, 2006

dreaming...

So, I have this dream. It's the most privatest dream I have, and I've had it for some years now. I think that only Andy knows about it. It's not a dream where I'm in an ice cream factory being chased by a purple monster who suddenly turns into a roller skate while I eat a hamburger - it's more a dream of the mental place I'd like to be in someday.

I won't share until it happens, but it makes me feel at total peace to even muse on it in my head.

I think of this (oddly) because I saw David Blaine's Fearless last night. I swear that man has tapped into the parts of his mind that none of us use. Whether all of his tricks are complete illusion, or the man is a modern-day shaman, I'm actually more interested in A) the way he engages people. The man seems to be able to connect on a mental level with any and every person he meets. and B) the meditative feats he accomplishes, such as fasting for 44 days, holding his breath for upwards of 9 minutes, all of it. Listening to him talk about the mental and physical preparation it takes is pretty ridiculously fascinating stuff, imho.

Andy and I were completely captivated by the mind-reading that he did. There was one card trick he did in New Orleans on a girl who, after seeing the trick, seemed to have a silent, minutes-long conversation with him on a totally mental level. He spoke a few of his feelings verbally to her, but they seriously communicated without speaking. I get very creeped out thinking about it.

Now, I'm not saying that I want to be able to bite a coin in half or levitate or read minds or anything, but to free my mind to tap into its potential would be stunning beyond belief. I have my dream in my sights - stay tuned for more details.

Couple of pix from the prom

One from Mr. EP's perspective:



And one from my perspective:


I wish I could have some of the 'woo hoo' moments caught on camera, but alas, I'm usually joining right in on them!!! :)

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The prom!

The Anti Prom was last Saturday - it was definitely the best turnout we've had in the 3 years we've done it. About 500 peeps showed up - many dressed up, some not. We had Killa K spin for the first 30 minutes, then Mellie Mel for the next 30, Craig from Baltimore's Underground party did the next 30 minutes, then Steve EP and I did the last 3+ hours.

The dancing fools were in rare form - only one argument was with someone who INSISTED (when I refused to play it) that 'I Touch Myself' by the Divinyls came out in the 80s. Actually it was 1991. I looked it up. So there. Plus that song sucks. Double so there.

Overall, it was very cool - it's a great challenge to have to trade off with someone else, not knowing what they were going to play. Definitely was a greatest hits kind of night - made me think that I need to dig a little deeper for the next RR.

Anyway, I'll get some pix up here asap. Yay!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Happy birthday Andy!!!


Okay, so I'm one day late, but you still get the picture. All the best to my darling husband / life-partner-in-crime. Hard to believe I've officially known you half your life now!!! (as evidenced by that LOVELY picture of us in high school....)

You're the best pal a girl could ask for. And you laugh at all of my stupid jokes, so there's no way I'm letting you sneak away now.