Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dusting off those dancin' shoes...

Hello world! I'm up rather early after a fun night of live music...I went to the Dead Weather show with my buddy Lyndsay and we really had a blast. My favorite John C Reilly (Dewey Cox!) was in attendance...but I only was able to admire him from across the room. Lyndsay snuck a pic on her iPhone....can you tell which one he is?!

Anyhooooo - there's another evening of music tonight at the Purple Lounge! That's right, it's my monthly dance party COMPACT DISCO! I'm really excited to get up and select the tunes for the first part of the night. I think I'll do some singing too. It's a free party and we have 2 for 1 well drinks until 11pm! I hope to see you there...any requests??

OH! I almost forgot! We made Flavorpill!;


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Music Really Does Make A Difference

I figure I'll try something a little different and actually write down some thoughts o' mine. Good idea? Yes! Last night was so much fun at Verdugo Bar. I actually had never been there before - even though I lived in Eagle Rock for many years....a long time ago...but perhaps the bar wasn't even there when I was living out East...East being off the 2 FWY. It's a cute space with bartenders who care - can you believe it! They have a huge beer menu and, let's say you order a bottle and step away for a moment...they'll put that bottle back in the fridge for you - because really, who wants a warm beer! Not me!

The whole reason for me being at said fantastic bar was because I was asked by my buddies, El Dopa and Ted Loc, to play some music. They throw a monthly party called Music Makes The Difference and since I love to select tunes and share with the people...of course I said OK! I already host a party each month, so fortunately I had my tunes all ready to go and I was comfortable with what I wanted to play. I'm not necessarily the kind of DJ who maps out the exact songs - I'm more of a "let's see what's moving me in the moment" kind of selector. And of course, I always try to incorporate my original work into the mix. He he he... El Dopa let me know that they never had a live vocalist at MMTD before, so I was very glad to break that seal. I think the most fun is mixing in one of my own tunes, singing it live and people not realizing it's me singing! I'm a trickster!

Also at the party last night were artists Christina M Felice and Francis Poland, sharing their work on the flat screens. Deejay Analog also played a killer set after mine! I just love when people join together in a creative space and set the vibe for what always turns into a lovely evening.

Here are some pics from last night...Hope you enjoy them! Next time I'll figure out how to record my set and then post it up. OF course, you can always find me at the Purple Lounge every last Wednesday of the month for Compact Disco! Besos!!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

August 12th!! Music Makes The Difference!!

You're invited to a very special Art Show / DJ Night Hybrid Event.

For the first time on Wed. August 12th our monthly music shindig will evolve to incorporate some of LA’s finest artists digitally displaying their work on 2 flat screen TVs. And our DJs will be providing the soundtrack live and improvised all night!!!

You'll find all the info, a sample of the art, and links to the guest DJ and artist sites at

Guest DJ/vocalist Anne Montone (Compact Disco,

Guest Deejay Analog (BeatHackerz Kollectiv,

Guest Artist Christina Felice ( showing her unique and inspiring photography.

Guest Artist Francis Poland ( displaying her deeply poetic photographs and canvas paintings.

Resident DJs Ted Loc and El Dopa

Enjoy all this…and the newly expanded outdoor patio, finest selection of beer in the area (but it’s a full bar too), and friendly, ego-less environment ALL FOR FREE.

Whether you've been to our night yet or not, THIS is one not to be missed. We hope to see you there.