JANUARY 3, 2009 HAPPY NEW YEAR: BEST OF 2008 POSTED; WAY OVERDUE MASHUP ALSO POSTED Somebody's got to keep track of the past. Welcome to 2009 everybody! Actually, I shouldn't say "welcome" since clearly I'm about 6 months behind the rest of the world. First of all, while some of you may have already seen my top 20 albums and singles on The Riff back in mid-December, I've continued with my tradition of posting the "full" lists over on my Top 10s page, where you can also see my "Best Ofs" going all the way back to '97. It's reassuring to know I've been a total nerd for at least 12 years, isn't it?
Also, I made something new this week, although "new" is kind of a misnomer, since the source material is already super-duper-passe. And the last thing the world needs is another Reckoner mix, since there are already 10,000 of those over here. But that's the way I work, dammit: redundant and late.
Justin Timberlake vs. Radiohead - "(All I Want You to Do is Be) My Reckoner"
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So I hear "My Love" out and about, and I realize, "holy crap, this is Reckoner, complete with falsetto croonery." Then I waste a few days putting it together, and then I realize the Oakenfold mix is actually really good and deserves its own version. Fun.
Finally, thanks to those who made it out to the Bootie New Year's Eve extravaganza. Unfortunately there was a bit of a fire marshall incident that prevented a few people from getting in; we of course apologize for the trouble, although it's really the fault of Mr. Fire Pants who apparently didn't get his "donation" so he had to hassle us. Whatever. If you didn't brave the crowds on New Year's Eve, please come out and see me doing my 3rd annual DNA Lounge headline set at Bootie, coming up on January 24. At this point I don't have a silly theme (like, um, Star Wars or robots or anything) but I'll definitely be doing another exciting all-video set. So bring your eyeballs!