Tuesday, July 31, 2007

this = funny

No, I do not think the plight of the homeless is funny. Just this picture:

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Pet Shop Boys / Erasure night - setlist and commentary


Last night was fun! Turnout was good, energy was high, and I realized that I'll never, ever do a 2-band dj night ever, ever again. Don't get me wrong, I luvvved the music, but 5 hours of it was a lot...

Anyhoo, here's a setlist for your viewing pleasure, with "**" by the requests:

Erasure - Say What
Erasure - Breathe
Pet Shop Boys - Single Billingual
Happy Mondays - WFL (Vince Clarke Mix)
Erasure - Solsbury Hill
Pet Shop Boys - Was that What it Was?
Pet Shop Boys - Domino Dancing
Erasure - Imagination
Pet Shop Boys - I'm With Stupid
Erasure - Pistol
** Pet Shop Boys - What Have I Done to Deserve This?
Erasure - Hideaway
** Pet Shop Boys - Can you Forgive Her?
Erasure - Who Needs Love Like That? (Love That Mix)
Pet Shop Boys - So Hard
Erasure - Supernature
** Pet Shop Boys - Paninaro '95
Erasure - Stop (12" Mix)
Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls (12" Mix)
Erasure - Take A Chance on Me
Yaz - Situation (12" Mix)
** Pet Shop Boys - Opportunities
Pet Shop Boys - Heart
Erasure - Chains of Love
Blur - Girls and Boys (Pet Shop Boys 12")
Pet Shop Boys / Liza Manelli - Losing My Mind
** Erasure - A Little Respect
Pet Shop Boys - Being Boring
Erasure - Voulez Vous
Pet Shop Boys - Always on My Mind
** Pet Shop Boys - Shameless
Erasure - Love to Hate You (12" Mix)
**Pet Shop Boys - Suburbia
Yaz - Don't Go
** Pet Shop Boys - Red Letter Day
Pet Shop Boys - Left to My Own Devices
** Erasure - Blue Savannah (Mark Saunders Remix)
** Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
** Pet Shop Boys - Flamboyant
Erasure - Star (Trafalmadore Mix)
** Electronic - Getting Away With It
Pet Shop Boys - It's A Sin
** Erasure - Oh L'amour
Pet Shop Boys - Where the Streets Have No Name (I can't get my eyes off of you)
** Erasure - Drama
The Killers - Read My Mind (Pet Shop Boys 12" Mix)
Pet Shop Boys - Go West
Erasure - Chorus (12" Mix)
Depeche Mode - Dreaming of Me
Erasure - Video Killed the Radio Star
** Pet Shop Boys - Wouldn't Normally Do That Kind of Thing
** Madonna - Sorry (Pet Shop Boys Mix)
Erasure - Lay all Your Love on Me

So, at this point I needed a break...

Dead or Alive - You Spin Me
Dee Lite/New Order - Groove Is In the Heart into Bizarre Love Triangle
Madness/The Rapture - Our House of Jealous Lovers (dj lil'e mashup)

**Pet Shop Boys - Absolutely Fabulous

James - Laid
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Erasure - A Little Respect (I know, this repeated song is a first for me...)


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

YAY for our pallies

I'm so happy to say that this awesome story came out on NPR a couple of days ago about our pals J and Janet. We hung out on July 4th, and marveled at how far Cal has come with his regular therapy and treatments down south.

Glad there are so many people pulling for this little guy!!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

PSB/Erasure night on Friday

Somehow this felt like it crept up on me!!! Anyway, A Little Respect is this Friday, and I have to say I think it's going to be so super fun - I'm excited anyway!!! Here's the 411, in case you should need it:

A Little Respect
A dance night featuring the music and side projects of Erasure and the Pet Shop Boys with DJ lil’e
Friday, July 20
the Black Cat MAIN STAGE
1811 14th St NW

Hope peeps can come!!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

What do you know, I'm a delinquent AND a degenerate?

I'm doing this sweet event with some very talented DJ lady friends this Friday the 13th. You should come experience our hotness. Or, at least get really drunk and make fun of each other as we likely will...

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

take your stupid slang word and shove it

I've heard a bunch of people use this term lately, and I absolutely want to gauge their eyes out. So quit it, okay??

I love my friends, I really do. But I swear that I'm SHOCKED at the number of "aw, come ON, gimme a break" emails I've gotten about this post. Like eggplant, wet bread, fingernails, people who call the play Les Miserables "Le Miz", and over-annunciated "s" sounds coming from girls, there are just some things in this life that make me cringe, and the word "chillax" is totally one of them. Perhaps it's just that people are in the test-drive phase with the word, and there's been an odd hesitation I've sensed following it's usage by my peers that has unnerved me to my core. Perhaps it's that I've only really heard the word coming from dudes with their Izod collars turned up and Mr. Spock puppets (thanks Bram). Or... maybe...








It's stupid and it sucks.


I realized that I'd forgotten to conclude the episode with my neighbor. He passed away a week ago Saturday - while I'm sorry for the loss of any human life, this man was honestly so troubled, it is probably the best thing for him.

That's all I think I need to say about that.