MAY 5, 2010
HOUSE NATION CONTINUES, PLUS BONUS TRACK
There's really no way to liven up that headline. Boy, the goofy moniker I railed against for so long has really turned out to be appropriate, but only in a sort of deeply sad and ironic way. Take the word "party," which, in general parlance, usually refers to something that's fun, sure, but only for a limited period of time, and then they turn on the lights, and almost everybody leaves, although a few hardy (or profoundly drunk) individuals stick around, ignoring the fact that the crowd has long since moved on and the floor is looking pretty gross, now that you can see it. Those stragglers are you, dear reader, one of the seven or eight people who still come check out this web site, perhaps even accidentally at this point, but don't get me wrong, Party Ben Information Systems is happy to have you, and appreciates your tenacity.
Not that Party Ben Information Systems has stopped doing stuff. Despite the recent layoffs, we keep putting songs with other songs, and sometimes even play them for paying customers. Moreover, our product is even gracing the Bay Area radio airwaves for the first time in a couple years, which is awesome. Hopefully you've been tuning in to Movin' 99.7 the first Saturday of the month for all the bloopy fun times, but if not, no bother, since you can download the mixes over at the Party Ben Long Mixes Page with only a few days delay, as well as over at the House Nation home page (where the other, far more professional and well-known DJs' mixes are also available, although it does play a commercial every time to log on, which Party Ben Information Systems does not). The May 1 mix has just been posted, and there was also a goofy little track I included in the April mix that some people have been asking about, which I will now give you. The legendary English Beat were performing the same night as the House Nation broadcast here in San Francisco, so I put one of their classic tracks over a bit of a Laidback Luke beat and voila, instant remix. Right-click to download, hobos:
English Beat - Save It For Later (Party Ben vs. Laidback Luke remix)
As some of you may remember, Dave Wakeling was a fan of my General Public/Rihanna mashup, although my goofy joking about his quotes in the newspaper (he thought I had an agent!) may have alienated him somewhat, so who knows how he'll feel about this. One can only assume he will not be aware of it.
Anyway, as always, it's probably best to go be our Facebook "fan" or Twitter "slave" so you can keep on top of random tracks I post over there but then am to embarrassed to post to the actual Party Ben Information Systems, because, jeez, you know, this site is so high-quality, I wouldn't want to sully it with anything half-assed. Ahhh ha, ah ha ha, ahhh ha ha ha ha ha.
If you're interested in doing some breakdancing while Party Ben plays songs live and in person, you have a couple opportunities in the next month, including a gig at Trigger in the Castro this Friday, a front-room indie-dance-party set at Temptation at Cat Club May 22, and the now-legendary Nightlife event at the Academy of Sciences on May 27. And then of course the next House Nation broadcast which includes my ridiculous contribution will happen on June 5. Now that's the schedule of a winner.