Thursday, December 08, 2005

special announcement

I don't know if I have this 100% confirmed, but I will be doing a live DJ gig on Friday, December 23rd at Remix Lounge in Lakewood. I think it's near the Phantasy and Symposium and such.

Apparently, one of the regulars there, DJ Nomad, gave me an impromptu audition during my last show and thought that the Christmas classics and my regular material that I was playing would be great for this Christmas Eve Eve shindig. (That's just a fancy way of saying that he still had his car radio tuned to WCSB from listening to Feima on Saturday night and just happened to catch a really good part of my show when he got in his car again.)

The gig is going to be me and DJ Nomad doing 30-45 minute sets and rotating throughout the night. The whole thing is going to be from 9:30 to 2:30. DJ Nomad plans "on playing everything from trip hop to synthpop to punk to trance, with Sesame Street songs, Christmas songs, Easter songs, etc. and occasional jazz breaks/overlays." I think that I'm going to play a lot of twee and synthpop, and also a lot of Christmas classics.

Now, I'm not sure if there's going to be dancing or not. DJ Nomad says that Remix Lounge is a place for sitting down, drinking martinis, eating some hors d'oeuvres, and listening to music, but on some nights, they do get things going on the dance floor. I think I'm going to try to get people to dance, but I'm going to be prepared for the eventuality that people might want to just sit and listen. Maybe I'll try putting on that newest Ladytron hit single that everyone but that one guy likes and see if that gets everyone pumped up enough to dance.

I won't be prepared the eventualities in which people don't show up, or people show up, but they don't pay attention to me and get into what I'm playing. So, I need you (yes, YOU!) to show up and be prepared to have a good time with me.

Oh, and I'm not sure if I'm going to profit from this or not. I think it might depend on how much money the bar gets. I don't think there's a cover charge. But really, I'm doing this because I think it'll be fun, or at least, I think it'll be fun if people show up. So, don't schedule any parties for that night, okay?

I'm supposed to talk to DJ Nomad this weekend and get all the details worked out. So, I should have everything confirmed and all the info you need about the event before the show this Monday.

Of course, you'll be playing the late, great Black Cabbage's "Xmas with Sergio", right?
At the DJ gig or on the radio show?

Most likely not at the DJ gig. The last thing that I want is people to be seeing Sergio when they should be seeing Boogiepop.

As for the radio show, I'm thinking about it, but leaning towards no for the same reason that I'm not playing it at the gig. It's a great song, but it's time for people to stop seeing Minor Threat when they should be seeing Fugazi.

Think of it this way: You aren't playing Black Cabbage songs at Iron Oxide shows, right? So, you of all people should understand my reasoning here.
Actually, we *do* play at least one Black Cabbage song in our Iron Oxide sets - "Rust Mecca", which has kind of become our unofficial theme song. That originally came out on the Black Cabbage "Rust Mecca / Walking Wounded" EP. But that was a transitional period for us anyway.

Music is eternal. There's no reason not to play music by or about entities that no longer exist in the physical world. If there was, then there would be no reason at all to even play *any* xmas songs.

I am sure the crowd will love Ladytrons " Destroy Everything You Touch", but I hope you will fit in "International Dateline", a much better song, IMHO. :-)
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