APRIL 21, 2007
"SNOW POLICE" GETS INDIE LOVE + VIDEO TREATMENT
Theme park coming soon. My newest installment (see top right) in what is apparently my long line of 80s-meets-alt-rock-cheese mashup items got some attention over at the coolest music blog around town, Stereogum, yesterday. Thanks Miles for pointing it out. And here I thought they had some sort of an exclusive deal with some Aussie! Guess not. Anyway, the usually super-snarky commenters have actually gone pretty easy on me, with a current ratio of 5-to-2 positive to negative (although one of the negatives just says "mashups are so 2004," which is totally true, and isn't really negative about me, specifically, I guess). Anyway, thanks, Gum.
What's cool is that the Gum pointed out a new video that VJ Brewski put together. He takes the Snow Patrol footage and, um, emblack-and-whitens it, which is already an improvement in and of itself, but of course also makes it match the old Police video which I didn't like as a 13-year-old or whatever, but has grown on me, weirdly. Anyway, another fine combo from Mr. Brewski.
Also, just letting you know, I'm off to Coachella next week, and at the last minute have been asked to DJ at the good old Filter Magazine party (the whole "secret location" thing that they do) on Thursday night. Since my Coachella experience is all about extracting the most enjoyment possible from the post bands possible, that means my feets gets tired, and so my non-festival-time priority is hot tub relaxation, not hardcore hipster partying, so I'm pleased to say I'm spinning early at the Filter thing, probably like 9-ish, giving me ample hot tub time later. Perhaps I'll see some of you there (at the party or the show, I mean, not our hot tub... but, you never know). I'll be attempting to post daily Coachella updates over at the Mother Jones' Riff blog, where I continue to be a guest
writer blogger for some reason.
After that I have a couple "special" projects and private gigs (gotta pay the bills here at Party Ben Information Systems; just keeping my staff in blow runs like 50 large a week!) so if I don't post for a while, please don't worry about me.
NEWISH/MOST REQUESTED ITEMS
The Police vs. Snow Patrol
"Every Car You Chase"
6mb 192kbps mp3
Chemical Brothers vs. John Williams
"Galvanize the Empire"
5mb 192kbps mp3
Gorillaz v No Doubt v Deep Purple
"Hella Dare You to Smoke"
6MB 192kbps mp3
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Thursday, April 26, 2007
FILTER MAGAZINE COACHELLA KICKOFF PARTY
I'm appearing early, so, um, get there early! Must rsvp to Filter to get on the magic secret bus. This may be sold out already. Featuring a bunch of other cool secret DJs I guess.
Somewhere in the vicinity of the polo fields
Saturday, May 12, 2007
The WORLD PREMIERE of DJ WiiJ: DJ set using hacked Nintendo Wiimote controllers!
starring DJ !, video by DJ FUNKTIFIED, aka THE SILENCE XPERIMENT. Upstairs room:
BOOTLEG BREAKS by the FRINGE DJs: MOTION POTION, BIG DOLLA, TIM DIETZ. At 10:30 pm: SMASH-UP DERBY UNPLUGGED. Midnight mashup show starring RENTTECCA
375 11th @ Harrison, SF
9pm-after hours / 21+ / $12 / 2 for 1 before 10:30pm
"The Dumbest Name in Showbiz" (TM)
San Francisco DJ / producer / pop bastardizer. Mad selector of LIVE 105's "Mashup of the Week."
Resident DJ at Club Bootie.
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