I got to go back to the hometown on Friday night, after being invited to be a guest DJ for my lovely friend, Elk's, birthday.
It was a house party.
Somewhat in the same vein as that, yes.
It was a hootenanny, though, and I was very delighted/flattered by the crowd participation and appreciation. Though the theme was Russian Gypsy, I played quite the variety. I got to spin stuff that wasn't just goth/industrial! Not that I don't love the stuff but I mean, hey, variety is the spice of life, n'est pas?
Went from gypsy stuff the bellydancers could hula-hoop/spin poi to, to hip-hop people could get fresh to, to the goth/industrial I'm usually spinning at The Box, and then transitioning into more indie/electro stuff. Topped the night off with an 80s/early 90s dance party. Went to nearly 5:00 in the morning.
The only reason I stopped was because my comp's battery was in dire need of recharging. Success!
There was a lotta booze.
Elk's birthday shindig
The Lovely Bonnie's abode
(Fucking) Ukiah, CA
WHATEVER THE FUCK WE COULD GET AWAY WITH
Gypsy-ish transitioning into Hip-Hop
Hotel California - Gipsy Kings
Such a Lovely Thing - DeVotchKa!
A Dead Mouse - MF DOOM
It Takes a Seven Nation Army to Hold Us Back (feat. Emilio Lopez) - Apathy
Witness (1 Hope) - Roots Manuva
Dogz n Sledgez - Million Dan
Love Me Or Hate Me - Lady Sovereign
Paper Planes - M.I.A.
Beef Jerky - Cibo Matto
Buddy - De La Soul
Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force
Organ Donor - DJ Shadow
Who's the Realest? - The Herbaliser
Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove - Dead Can Dance
#1 Crush - Garbage
It's No Good - Depeche Mode
Situation - Yaz
I'm Your Boogie Man (Sex on the Rocks mix) - White Zombie
Only - NIN
Courtship Dating - Crystal Castles
Days of Swine and Roses (KMFDM mix) - Thrill Kill Kult
Megalomaniac - KMFDM
Le Disko - Shiny Toy Guns
Heartbeats - The Knife
Structure - VNV Nation
Fuck the System--OH SHIT THE COMPUTER DROPPED OFF THE TABLE HALFWAY THROUGH IT BECAUSE WE WERE ALL ROCKING OUT SO FUCKING HARD. Luckily, it landed on my cushy travel bag. RESTART COMPY!!
Chop You - Demodulate
Satisfaction (Club mix) - Benny Benassi
Fuck the System (Fukkk Offf mix) - Cyberpunkers [reprise]
Indie/electro/my dream gay bar soundtrack
House of Jealous Lovers - The Rapture
Echoes - The Rapture
The Swisher - Summer's Eve
DARE - Gorillaz
Girls and Boys - Blur
Hella Nervous - Gravy Train!!!!
LoveGame (Aesthetic Perfection remix) - Lady Gaga [kinda-sorta request]
Bitches - Mindless Self Indulgence
Crystal Beaches Never Turned Me On - Neon Blonde
Cars Pass In Cold Blood - The Faint
We Used to be Friends - The Dandy Warhols
L'via L'Viaquez - The Mars Volta
Total Job (Photek mix) - The Faint
Modern Romance - The Rapture
Your Retro Career Melted - The Faint
80s/early 90s dance party
This Is Radio Clash - The Clash
Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club
Need You Tonight - INXS
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics
Friday I'm in Love - The Cure
Temptation - New Order
You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive
I Can't Go For That - Hall and Oates
Groove Is In the Heart - Deee-Lite
Blue Monday - New Order
How Soon is Now? - The Smiths
Lucky Star - Madonna [special birthday dedication #1]
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Killer Queen - Queen [special birthday dedication #2]
Just Like Heaven - The Cure [request]
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
Thanks again for having me, folks. Thanks for being born, Elk. :)
And now to start plottin' for tonight. See you all there!