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DJing in 2017 took me all over the globe and provided lots of wonderful experiences. Here are four live recordings from some of those events.
We're kicking off 2018 right with some new videos from our crew. Check them out!
BRING ME TO ITALY AND I'LL MAKE SHIT POP OFF! the first 45 mins - hour or so is classics, the rest is all over the damn place. this was an interesting group... mix of cute, hip, kids from seattle mixed with family and friends from jersey... kinda the sweet spot if you ask me... pop alongside 80's alongside lesser know bangers and a healthy sprinkle of classics... this is a dance party monster... this wedding went OFF. shouts to Kate Kipley, Al, the person who lost their wallet, and nobody singing along to biz markie ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
we made it to double digits! this time with our friend Jay Cox who is one of my favorite comedians, a guy that is effortlessly funny, sharp, and wonderful to be around. we talk about his career in events, getting ready to have a baby (spoiler alert: he already had a baby because i'm too busy to edit this shit being gluten free (i'm sensing a theme with our guests, fucking LA) and vaginal steaming, but that was really phil's trip. phil is on fire in this ep.
01. Cut Chemist - Intro
02. Totó la Momposina - La Verdolaga
03. Unknown - A Fugitive Instrumental
04. Dee Clark - Gloria
05. Alton Ellis - Sh-boom (Life Could Be A Dream)
06. The Jolly Boys - Back to Back (Belly to Belly)
07. Prince Buster - Dark Street
08. Johnnie Frierson - Trust In The Lord
09. Kilwa Jazz Band - Vilionitendia
10. Chin’s Calypso Sextet - Depression
11. David Bowie - How Lucky You Are
12. Desmond Dekkar - Beautiful And Dangerous
13. Buddy Holly - Gone (Alt. Take)
14. Hasil Adkins - The Banana Boat Song
15. Patsy Cline - Strange
16. Unknown - Kings of Mali
17. Willie Wilson - Suzanne
18. Bob Dylan - People Get Ready
19. Tim Hardin - It’ll Never Happen Again
20. Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou - Ballad Of The Spirits
Our monthly-ish Podcast with Michael, Phil, & Brian from Sharkpig - Produced By Mike Cruz.
this is episode 009 - Lauren Marks was twenty-seven, singing karaoke in a bar in Scotland with her friends, when an aneurysm ruptured in her brain and left her fighting for her life. She woke up in a hospital soon after with serious deficiencies to her reading, speaking, and writing abilities, and an unfamiliar diagnosis: aphasia. This would be shocking news for anyone, but Lauren was a voracious reader, an actress, director, and dramaturg, and at the time of the event, pursuing her PhD. At any other period of her life, this diagnosis would have been a devastating blow. But she woke up...different. The way she perceived her environment and herself had profoundly changed, her entire identity seemed crafted around a language she could no longer access. She returned to her childhood home to recover, grappling with a muted inner monologue and fractured sense of self. We met Lauren under odd circumstances and she has been blowing our minds and cracking us up ever since. This is a GREAT episode.
My old friend John-Peter Hasson is our guest this week. I have know JP since high school and his journey as a musician / performer / producer has so many amazing twists and turns. He has worked with The Dead Milkmen, Mark Mothersbaugh, Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Eric Andre, Judd Apatow, Sarah Silverman and more... To me though, he is an eccentric, razor sharp nerd with a really unique perspective on the world. It was great to spend some time talking about the old days, creative freedom, and growing up. With Brian, Phil, Laina... As always, produced by Mike Cruz.