Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bats set listies: 030713 - 031713

It's been an eclectic couple of weeks.

I liked it.

Partied with the best (Necromos) at Club Apparition.

Particularly proud to be part of Black Cat Lounge, as I got to spin that I was raised on, and I think my folks would give a nod of approval (mostly). 

Got interviewed by a former teacher for a book she's writing about DJs and club life/pseudo-politics.  AWESOME.

Two weekends at The Box.  Last weekend was weird...it was just a weird night for everyone involved.  Everyone going through their own personal weirdnesses.

But we made it.

So let's review the evidence.

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030713
Club Apparition's 4th Anniversary
San Jose, CA


All Night Long - Peter Murphy
Love Will Tear us Apart - Joy Division
Close to Me - The Cure
Policy of Truth (Extended Mix) - Depeche Mode
Days of Swine and Roses - Thrill Kill Kult
Ignore the Machine - Alien Sex Fiend
Blissful Myth - Rudimentary Peni
Sunglasses After Dark - The Cramps
20th Century Boy - T.Rex
Goodbye Horses - Q Lazzarus

Cure Set as We Broke Apart the Robert Smith Pinata:

Boys Don't Cry
Friday I'm in Love
In Between Days
Just Like Heaven
Burn

(I stomped his skull in with one fell swoop.  Sorry Robert Smith.)

Covenant - We Stand Alone [request]

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031013
The Box
Santa Cruz, CA

Human Fly - The Cramps
I Walk the Line - Alien Sex Fiend
Jumping Somone Else’s Train - The Cure
Romeo’s Distress - Christian Death
Sex Beat - Sexbeat
20th Century Boy - T.Rex
Hong Kong Garden - Siouxsie and the Banshees
Little Girls - Oingo Boingo
Blue Monday - New Order
Days of Swine and Roses - Thrill Kill Kult
*bonus*
Express Yourself - NWA

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031613
Black Cat Lounge
Santa Cruz, CA

I

I Was a Teenage Werewolf - The Cramps
Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress - The Hollies
Rumble - Link Wray and the Ray Men
Summertime (Part 1) - Sam Cooke
Remember (Walking in the Sand) - The Shangri-Las
Bullwinkle Pt. II - The Centurians
Funnel of Love - Wanda Jackson
Gloria - Them
Fire! - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Lola - The Kinks
Alone Again Or - Love
Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan

II

Karma Sitar - 101 Strings Orchestra [NB: the second half; 1:22-on]
One Step Beyond - Prince Buster
Comanche - The Revels
That Certain Female - Charlie Feathers
These Boots Were Made For Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra
Chick Habit - April March
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Gone Daddy Gone - Violent Femmes
Walk, Don't Run - The Ventures
The Chase - Alan Reeves
Run Through the Jungle - CCR
Black Sabbath - Coven

III

Boom Swagger Boom - Murder City Devils
20th Century Boy - T.Rex
Love in a Void - Siouxsie and the Banshees
Strychnine - The Cramps
I Wanna Be Your Dog - The Stooges
Red Right Hand - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Make It Rain - Tom Waits

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031713
Weirdest St. Paddy's Evar
The Box
Santa Cruz, CA

I

Black Room

The Unknown - Terrorfakt
My Eyes are Red - Hex Rx
Prince of E-ville - Combichrist
AK 47 - Feindflug
Structure - VNV Nation
Megalomaniac - KMFDM
Violence - Implant/Angelspit

II

White Room

Erotic City - Prince
Planet Rock - Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force
Blue Monday - New Order
Master and Servant - Depeche Mode
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Eurythmics
You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive
Head Like a Hole - NIN
After the Flesh - Thrill Kill Kult
Headhunter - Front 242

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I'm taking tomorrow off, folks.  Gonna be doing a fun photo shoot around cemeteries in Colma, and then hanging out with the lovely ghosts with the mosts at the Horror Hop in San Francisco.  Come share a drink with me there, or get back to shaking those bones at The Box!  Options!  They're great!

'til next time...

- Em

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Bats set listies: 021713-030313

Well then.

I mentioned wanting to get more into creativity mode.  It's coming out, but in different mediums than composing.

The piano taunt/haunts me.

Yes, I am intimidated by the instrument.

But eventually, it will pass.  Eventually, I'm going to plug in the power, pull out the chair, and go to town on her.

In the meantime, to sort of even things out, I've been introduced to awesome musicians who I didn't even know were there this whole time, and reintroduced them to others who may be down to create, as well.  So that's paying something forward, isn't it?

The key thing is not being myself into oblivion over everything.  [edit: *beating.  Woah, Freudian.]

(Which is pretty fucking hard, but we'll manage).

So for DJ stuff...let's do a brief review.

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021713

The Box, Santa Cruz, CA

I

Black Room

Front Line Assembly – Psychosomatic
Crystal Castles – Courtship Dating
The Faint – Agenda Suicide (Adult. Mix)
Hocico – Ecos (Move Bastard Mix)
Suicide Commando – Bind, Torture, Kill
Terrorfakt – The Unknown
NIN – My Violent Heart (Remix)

II

White Room

The Cramps – Garbageman
Alien Sex Fiend – Ignore the Machine
Rudimentary Peni – Blissful Myth
Bauhaus – Dark Entries
Joy Division – Transmission
Front 242 – Headhunter
New Order – Blue Monday
Sexbeat – Sex Beat
Sisters of Mercy – Lucretia My Reflection
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Cities in Dust
Depeche Mode – Policy of Truth (Extended Mix)
KMFDM – Anarchy

III

Black Room

Combichrist – This Is My Rifle
God Module – Rituals (iVardensphere Mix)
Terrorfakt – No Frequency (Imperative Reaction Mix)
Stromkern – Stand Up
Praga Khan – Breakfast in Vegas
VNV Nation – Structure
Angelspit – Sleep Now (Angelspit Mix)
Baauer – Harlem Shake

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022413

I

White Room

Danzig – Her Black Wings
Murder City Devils – Demon Brother
AFI – The Hanging Garden
Apoptygma Berzerk – Mourn
Bauhaus – Terror Couple Kill Colonel
Depeche Mode – Precious
Röyksopp РWhat Else Is There?
Wumpscut – Wreath of Barbs

II

White Room

Garbage – As Heaven is Wide [request]
Thrill Kill Kult – After the Flesh
Alien Sex Fiend – Now I’m Feeling Zombified
Christian Death – Spiritual Cramp
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Love in a Void
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
Q Lazzarus – Goodbye Horses
Echo and the Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Do You Love Me?
New Order – True Faith
Nitzer Ebb – Join in the Chant (Burn!)

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030313

White Room

Spellbound - Siouxsie and the Banshees
Bela Lugosi's Dead - Bauhaus
Ignore the Machine - Alien Sex Fiend
Headhunter - Front 242
Bizarre Love Triangle - New Order
Here Comes the Rain Again - Eurythmics
Blasphemous Rumours - Depeche Mode
The Faint - Agenda Suicide
KMFDM - Megalomaniac
Goldfrapp - Strict Machine

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There ya have it.

Maybe it'll take a pilgrimage to see my dad to help purify the creative waters.  Maybe it'll be some big epiphany--the classic 'Eureka!' moment.  Finding something that was there all along, but needed to be brought to life.

(Also: fuck yeah, I bought tickets right after they went on sale at 10:00 in the morning the day-of presale.  Dedication.  What.)

For now, you should hang out with me and DJ Necromos (who is a person, just like us) at Club Apparition's 4th Year Anniversary in San Jose tomorrow night!  It will be grand.  There may be a pinata...made to look like a certain goth rocker with tousled hair and smudgey lipstick.

I'll also be doing a guest set for the super-hip-slick-cool cats at the Black Cat Lounge in downtown Santa Cruz, at 515 Kitchen and Cocktails, in two weeks on 03/16.  What to expect?  The stuff I was raised on!  Old school 60s garage rock/psychedelia, SURF ROCK!!, some somber girl groups, glam rock, old school/classic punk fucking rock, O.G. goth rock, deathrock, new sleazy grooves...ALL THE GOOD STUFF!

Dig it.

Like a grave.

It'll be fun.

In the meantime...I rest.

- Emelyn Bats