JULY 4, 2008 OH HEY DID I FORGET TO POST SOME OF THESE THINGS? Roops. I was just giving a fellow-producer/remixer/pop bastardizer pal a hard time for sitting on his tracks, all worried if they were good enough to put out, concerned about what people would say about them. "Just put 'em out there," I exhorted him, "and who cares if they're not perfect or whatever. Even Oscar (TM)-winning actors have piles of crap films on their resumes, and who knows, even if a track sucks, maybe somebody out there will love it." But then I remembered I'm totally the worst at that: I have like 439 half-finished tracks on my hard drive that I'm too embarrased to post up here. Hypocrisy! So, taking a bit of my own medicine (aaagh, it burns!), here's some random PB crap from the last few months.
Chemical Brothers vs. John Williams "Galvanize the Empire" (PB's Galvanize the Ghetto Rerub)
Download: 10MB 256kbps mp3
Crazily, I put this together on my laptop whilst sitting on DJ Zebra's couch in Paris (er, Neuilly-sur-Seine) back in November, 2007; 3 weeks into my Gettin' Euros tour and just barely beginning my recovery from a particularly virulent form of what I can only guess was Belgian Bird Flu. Hopped up on French Actifed, I sat down to make a guest Zebramix show, and this is one of the things that came out. It's gone through about 7 different versions (the first one had Destiny's Child in it, for some reason) but here's the latest arrangement.
This is floating around on a Bootie CD from a few months back (hey, remember those days?) and, crazily, I've already gotten quite a few e-mails about it.
I say "crazily" because it's not much of anything, just the Ting Tings song I like so much with some of the Eddie Money song they stole the guitar chords from laid on top of it.
Sorry no covers for these.
Howard Jones vs. Lily Allen - "Smile (Things Can Only Get Better)"
Download: 8MB 256kbps mp3
Okay, back to my usual "80s classic + random new vocal" formula. This has been sitting on the hard drive so long I forget what came first, a craving for old HoJo or a need for a new mix of Ms. Allen. Either way this kind of doesn't go anywhere but has a few nice parts.
Dontcha always wanna play "Bamboo Banga" out in the discotheques, but it's all wonky on the intro like? So, here's a re-edit/remix/whatever that I play out sometimes, and now you can, if you want.
So, enjoy. I've made some things that probably would have been more popular in the last 6 months, but jeez, does the world really need another "Shorty Get Low" mashup? Sometimes, even I have to draw the line.
THURSDAY JULY 17 CALL IN SICK BRAND NEW THURSDAY NIGHT SHINDIG! Featuring myself and DJ MyKill of French Kiss fame. Electro, Bmore, Fidget, Bassline, Freestyle, Remixes, Cutups, crazy crap with laser bass noises.
2299 Mission St @ 19th
10p-2a / 21+ / FREE!
FRIDAY JULY 25 CHEESE & CRACKERS GET SILLY AT BUTTER! Legendary local luminaries Kevin Mr. Kind and Victor Menegaux plus myself playing the cheesiest jams we can pull out of the most embarrasing sections of our record boxes. To be honest I've gone so far over that line in general that I'll probably just be doing my regular set.
354 11tn St., San Francisco
$5 / 21+ / 9p-2a