MARCH 4, 2010
PARTY BEN JOINS HOUSE NATION
Fierceness quotient nearing dangerous levels. In a turn of events described variously as "inevitable" and "insane," I'll be returning to a regular gig on the Bay Area airwaves starting this Saturday night. And what airwaves they are, as I'm joining the legendary St. John and House Nation on Saturday nights over at Movin' 99.7 FM! They have a rotating posse of resident DJs over there, and so I'll be kicking off the first show of every month. The first mix will air this Saturday night at 1:00 AM, and in honor of my debut I'm doing a special 5-minute mix to start things off that will feature as many house classics as I can squeeze in. Then of course I'll switch over to just playing new tracks I like.
This may date me a little bit (that and the wrinkles), but I seem to remember listening to House Nation back when Wild 94.9 was Wild 107, and it was a shining light in the dark and ugly forest of Bay Area radio. Of course, a few of you may remember me and Disco Shawn giving some good-natured ribbing to St. John's "You're So Fierce" catchphrase on Subsonic years and years ago, but that was mostly about us imagining what sort of catchphrases dorks like us would have (I believe the answers turned out to be "You're So Boss" and "You're So Baddical"). I think some people mistook that as us mocking them, instead of ourselves, but I guess that happens a lot with me. Anyway, like I said, in all honesty St. John is a total hero of mine so I couldn't be more excited to be a part of his show.
For my part, these days I'm sort of getting inspired by Kissy Sell Out, Annie Mac and Annie Nightingale's eclectic programs on Radio 1, and in fact Kissy's show especially is actually kind of a faster-paced version of what I would try and do on Subsonic back before that show got cancelled in '05. Sigh. So it's all kind of full-circle, maybe? Anyway, I'm nowhere near as cool as any of them, and a lot of the tracks I'm playing this week I readily admit to hearing first on Kissy's show, but, you know, I'll do my best, and mad props.
Again, House Nation airs Saturday nights 1AM-3AM on Movin' 99.7 FM in the Bay Area, but you can listen live from anywhere on their web site, and perhaps more conveniently, most of the shows are available to download over at housenation.fm pretty quickly after they air.
Also, it looks like I may be doing some gigs in Mexico soon and possibly returning to Europe later in the spring, stay tuned here or better yet on my Tweetyspaces. Also, hopefully I'll be making some positive changes to this creaky old web site here pretty soon that should both make it easier to find what you're looking for and for me to post more often, so, there's that.
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