Sunday, September 20, 2009

I <3 Brass Tax and Strategik!

Hello fellows,
Another amazing weekend that I have Strategik and Brass Tax to thank again. The Paradise Lounge party was very fun, I played an OK set up stairs and had a little dance party for a while until the guys downstairs started playing very loud and fast. From talking to a few other DJs that night a couple of people were off but some highlights were Influence Vs. Drag'nfly and of coarse JoeJoe, Mace and Schwa. I met up with a couple of friends and decided to go to the talk like a pirate renegade the next day with them. After the party started to wind down we headed over to their place and stayed up all night drinking and listening to good beats to stay awake. The renegade was amazing, JoeJoe and Mace played for 3 or 4 hours and then Influence and Aaron tore it up, J Hazen and DJ Raydeus rocked it and I snuck out just as Simple Green came on (sadly, I wanted to catch him!) Obviously I was pretty tired... Danced my ass off all night and day with this fabulous new stuffed animal crab I stole from Artem/Strategik. Will probably wear it to LovEvolution ;)

So I just realized that I did not post my mastered set from Temple's Breast Cancer awareness party! Oh noes! Here it is for your enjoyment, cut to CD length and rockin' loud! Feel free to spread around like.. crabs!

Whiskey Devil's live set @ Temple Bar SF

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"Our last fundraiser at Shine was a great success towards helping us reach our goals..
This is the second installment of our fund raising efforts and we really need your support to accomplish what we have planned!
Again we offer several donation options for any budget in order to help you help us!
Thanks again! Nothing we do is possible without you!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Influence, Jonboy & Jake Thomason!!
(ALL 9/15)

Room 1
Dragn'fly vs.. Influence
J Hazen vs. ECQ
Jonboy vs. Simple Greene
Jay Vigor vs. Pirata
M.O.D. vs. Loryn

Room 2 (Hosted by Brass Tax)
Joe Joe
Ernie Trevino
Whiskey Devil

10pm - 4am

Located @ Paradise Lounge
1501 Folsom st

$5 - gets you in

$10 - gets you in + a Strategik sticker

$20 - gets you in + Strategik Sticker + Strategik T-Shirt"

I'm playing from 11pm-12am
Free guestlist!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Well well darlings,
what an amazing year at Burning Man! Much much better then last year in fact this was my best year ever due to many different factors; This was the first time I came with a boy friend. First time I did not work for the man at all. First time I came to BM as a DJ and played twice. First time camping with a large theme camp (sound camp too). And first time I did a copious amounts of drugs. ;)

There were many highlights to this burn, every night from Thursday night onward was EPIC starting with getting a birds-eye-view of Freq Nasty and Bassnectar doing their thing. I have never seen any one use 3 CDJs at once like Freq and he inspired me to work in more genres into a set but smoothly and seamlessly (of coarse). I had never seen Bassnectar before and watching him use Abelton, a crappy M-audio controller and a mixer confused the hell out of me. I could not wrap my mind around WTF he was doing but it was definitely amazing. Alex and I stayed up on our platform for many hours studying them and meeting new cool people, if you have seen me at parties before I usually like to be up high above the crowd cuz I get kind of claustrophobic and hot being so short (and I like to dance for others). Perfect spot!

Friday was spent recovering from Thursday and preparing for my Friday night set at the Brass Tax Boom Box. I rocked it from 9-9:45pm and had no idea I was playing before Freq Nasty! After my set I rocked out to Joe Joe, Mace, Ding Dong and Freq Nasty again. After he finished I talked with him a little bit about the song Bonkers and other stuff, super nice guy and turned out he had come by earlier and heard some of my set! (eeek!) I hope he liked it. :) Saturday they burnt the face of the Boom Box at dawn after a long night of partying, sadly I was not there due to the deep need for sleep.

I set up a DJ gig on an art car called the Gypsy Queen which was a giant fishing boat some sweet guys from Alaska had spent years building. Me and :Prophet did a 3 hours of tag-teaming around the playa. At one point we came across Opulent Temple's giant white fish art car and surrounded it for a while. At one point we set up next to the giant Rubicks Cube and put out the giant fishing net into a circle trying to catch some "fish". We caught some small art cars but the sound system was a little too small so they hauled the net back up and we set sail again across the playa. Many thanks to the Gypsy Fleet for letting me DJ for the first time on the playa in their ship!

Some other highlights: going to the trash fence with Lex and watching the sunrise, seeing Pete Hudson's Swimmer's for the first time, making music with the giant monolith from 2001, seeing the man burn from afar, checking out the art that my friends from the Department of Spontaneous Combustion, BYB , and FLG made, Thievery Corporation playing at my camp on Sunday night, rocking out on top of the house behind Opulent Temple, Meeting Meat Katie, Dylan Rhymes, Freq Nasty, and those other famous peeps at Opulent, rocking out to DJ Peek at Opulent and starting the dance party, sitting in the hookah dome while a giant party went on just outside, finding out Daft Punk was playing live on CD, and so much more that I can't think of right now!

I <3 Burning Man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, yes I am back and hitting Craigslist hard. Know of any one hiring in SF? Put it in the comments ;)
Sadly I have no recordings from BM but will bang one out soon since we have 2 new 1200s!

PS. I may be playing SF Decompression and Spiderball! Confirmations to come...