Category Archives: music junk

Makes me glad I dont have to decide

Seriously…there is always soo much going on for NYE, it makes me want to dive in a hole and hide. Too many decisions. What if I make the wrong one? What if the OTHER party is better? I mean..check out this list I just got in my inbox.  What are YOU doing for New Years?

Clubs
Get ready for the best New Years party in San Francisco with Front Row Seats to The Embarcadero Fireworks Show at Midnight “Over the Bay Bridge and Ferry Building”.
Bring in the New Year with a beautiful spirited crowd, unbelievable cocktails, and a dance floor that won’t stop moving! The Element Lounge is very happy to bring you First Kiss:2009! This event will sell out so reserve your tickets today!
Champagne Wishes at Icon Ultra Lounge (Buy Tickets)
Come Celebrate the New Year with us at Icon Ultra Lounge. For a one of a kind New Years Party! Full open hosted bar from 8pm – 10pm. Free Champagne and strawberries with entry and Champagne Toast at Midnight!
Back by popular demand we bring you Wish! An intimate event where your New Year’s wish can become a reality. Everyone who buys a ticket will be able to submit what they want for 2009 and ten of these wishes will come true! After the countdown ends and we all cheers to the New Year we will select the ten winning wishes that will be granted.
Bring in the New Year at one of SF’s hottest parties! Be surrounded by beautifully spirited people, an unbelievable hosted bar, and a dance floor that won’t stop moving! The Etiquette Lounge is very happy to bring you the 2009 New Years Eve Bubble Bash…
Join us at the Magnificent “W HOTEL” for a One of a Kind Special New Year’s Eve Celebration! Four separate dance floors with world renowned DJs & Performances! Brought to by Aykut Events, The creator of the BEST International Parties in SF!
Anon Events’ beloved annual celebration of all things artistic returns for its 9th year, this time with the help of Sunset Promotions & blasthaus and its most dynamic and distinguished lineup yet…
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know anyone with a good record collection?

Because I want to get in on this photo shoot!

This blog has pictures submitted with people taking pictures using their vinyl covers and incorporating themselves into the shot.  Its pretty much genius.  Oh Sleeveface.…another case of “why didn’t I think of that first?”

girl talk

So, Tuesday night was the much anticipated Girl Talk concert.  I hadn’t heard a show discussed so often since we found out Phish was reuniting.  Everyone was looking for tickets, gathering their posse’s and we even had a dance-off request.

Mick and Trevor were going to “bring it” to the dance floor and it was then going to be determined who “brought it”, and who ended up getting served. (details to follow)

Girl Talk is a special group, and holds a special place in my heart.  a) just for clarification its not a group.  Its a dude with a laptop.  b) His mashups have become engrained into my everyday life, sometimes I dont even notice I sing bits of the cross over, and now I am spoiled to hear certain songs because I only assume that they will follow with some change up to another song.  To be honest, he has gotten me into music i wouldn’t have necessarily listened to, along the lines of hip hop and rap.  Its just plain fun.  No qualms about it…its gets you moving.

Yes, he doesnt have his own music, he cant sell it because he doesnt own it, and he takes other peoples hits and fuses them together and calls it his own…but he does it better than anyone else I’ve heard.  The Bootie mixes, and Party Ben are fun, but Girl Talk knows his shit.

So at the show, because its just 1 dude and a laptop…i guess he decided to make his stage show consist of everyone from the audience standing around him dancing.  And I mean, a stage FULL of people, along with streamers, and flying confetti.  Mick said he smelled.  How does he know that? Oh, right. Mick was a 15 year old girl on Tuesday and had to get on stage with Girl Talk.  He put the dance-off off till the latter half of the show, and boogied with screaming girls on stage along side a stinky sweaty long haired dude pushing buttons on a laptop.  We were at the clizzub…but it was the Fillmore.  Needless to say, the dance off happened, and I couldn’t say who won, because it was awesome all around.  I recorded some pre-game dancing in my kitchen and will add that as soon as i upload it.

I’m not a music reviewer.  This is not an official review.  This is my evening recap, and its not as eloquent as I’d like it to be.  So, great show, glad Girl Talk was able to get paid (through concert tickets, not album sales), and although most of the mixes I had heard before…I’d go again next time he came in town.

I leave you with some videos (obviously not originals, because that wouldn’t be the Girl Talk way)

born to be in Reno

This post could be super long.  I could tell you all about how awesome last Saturday night was, and how we kidnapped Pete for his 30th birthday and took him to Reno.

I could tell you all about the guys getting arrested after dancing with our friend Seabs, or the photo sessions in the hotel room.  I could tell you about the mobile dance parties in the street, or the Sparks at 4:55 am.  I could tell you about the dinner with the gallon pours for Makers on the rocks, and I could tell you about the breakfast served to us by a lady who I could have broken in two.  But…I wont.

What I will do though, is link you to his story.  Pete is a great story teller, and even though he was the one living his story, and I was the one living mine….you can get the gist. He wrote about it here.

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Time to put your money where your mouth is…

So Phish is reuniting. Maybe you have heard, maybe you haven’t.  But for three days in Hampton, VA next March, all four members will stand together and play again.

It’s likely that they will tour after this, but these three days in Hampton will be epic.  And it doesn’t look like anyone gets to go.

Let me explain.  Tickets went on presale early October.  I know countless people who tried to get tickets, some with 20 orders.  I know of 2 people who scored.  Everyone else, including me failed.  I mean, its a country full of hippies, who havent heard Phish play live in over 4 years, all trying for the same show.  They go on GA sale on Saturday morning, but I’m already predicting the worst.

Last week, everyone was super pumped.  As of yesterday, everyone is super let down.  Ive never travelled cross country for a show, and being a west coast fan, my “touring” was much different than the east coast experience.  I thought this would be my chance.

So far, no good.  Especially when you go on to ebay, and people are selling tickets for $290 for one, or $1000 for 4, or $2000 for 2 tickets for all three shows.  its nuts.  So, while cruising ebay today, I came across a listing for $.01.  It looked like a regular listing. Had the photo of the venue and everything.

Looked up to par except for the part at the top that explicitly said to read the entire posting before bidding.   I was intrigued, so I went to the listing and what I saw is after the break.

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same as it ever was

I have been behind on writing.  I write about the cool shit that happens, and I’m behind.  I’ve been unusually busy at work this week, so I haven’t even been able to take 5 to write about anything.  Its 6:45 am, I have my coffee in my living room, so now I have a few minutes to catch up.

Monday, luck was on my side.  Basically it went down like this.  Joanne wrote that she wanted to see David Byrne using the iLike application on facebook.  I wrote that I did too.  She said that she had 2 tickets, one for free, would I like to split the ticket.  Now the main reason I didn’t have tickets in the first place was because of the $100 price tag.  How ever much I love David Byrne and The Talking Heads, I cant justify that.  So $50 sounded better.  THEN, she got gifted two more, so four of us ended up paying $25 to see him.  That’s a price I can live with.  Thank god for Joanne and her magic.  The show was sick.  David Byrne is a music icon, was creating music back when it was really influential, and isn’t bad looking either.

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Every once in a while there is a youtube video that makes me smile.  First it was Where the Hell is Matt?

Thanks to Pete, I now have another one.  I will look further into this and where it came from in a bit.  But in the mean time I want you to enjoy this too.

My favorite one is the purple robot doing the shimmy.  Enjoy.