Halloween Weekend Recap

For those not in the know, which is everyone if they are relying on my website, I DJ’d the Miss Kitty’s Halloween event last week.

That shit was so much fun, that I’ve made it a goal of mine to start a club. I’m not going to rush out and do it TODAY or anything, but by the end of 2010 I’m going to have at least thrown one party of my own.  I don’t care if 10 people show up of 1,000. I just wanna do it.

I’m sick of using my music to make other peoples crowds happy. I can totally make an entire club full of people dance, and scream and have a blast, and at the end I’m not the one getting credit. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE DJing for other promoters, but I wanna do my own shit too.

I said before finding a good venue was hard, and it is, but I’m going to actually look this time. I sent out a few emails, and made a few calls before. This time I’m going to actually put forth effort.

Highlights of the Halloween night? My costume (pictured below) and the fact that the OLDEST song I played all night, got more than a few people to leave the floor and a few to come up to me and tell me they LOVED the song. The song you ask? Bucci Bag.

My costume:

Halloween 2009 - Leslie Vernon fTW

Missing! Some DJ guy!

It’s been awhile since I posted.  Mostly I’ve been obsessing over the NIN Wave Goodbye tour.

I went to the show @ the Fonda last night and was blown away. Nearly 3 hours of NIN. More guests there then in the We are the World song. It was fucking brilliant. Before that was the show at the Palladium where they played The Downward Spiral in its entirety.

I’ve been having lots of NIN time recently so I’ve been kinda forgetting to DJ, or even attempt to DJ.  That said I DID break out my shit over the weekend and do a little practice set.  Two months since I’ve DJ’d and I still haven’t lost anything. I think I need to expand my DJ sets to include something MORE than just mixing. Make it more like a show than a set. Something entertaining.

Or I need to get off my ass and make a club. And some music.  I have a NIN inspired song written in my head. If only I could convert it to something audible as easily as my head can make it.

Links to threads about the shows I’ve attended recently:

Henry Fonda

Hollywood Palladium

Where else do I get music?

Chrome Girl does a lot of searching for herself, and I’ll skim her folders for stuff.  Beatport we both check, but she also checks the Electro House charts on Juno.  You can find good stuff there, but it’s fewer and further between.  Also a nice DJ repository for music is Digital Eargasm which is my best worst kept secret.

While I’m at work I also stream music from various places.  Digitally Imported for electro house, Last FM for a good mix of everything as well as Shoutcast.

All that said, having the places I listen to and/or acquire music isn’t enough for you to re-assemble my sets.  It’ll give you some nice places to start… however, as both Chrome Girl and I can tell you for every good song you hear there’ll be another thousand that suck.

Good luck 😉

Bitch Suck My 12 Inch

Co-worker sent me this song.  It’s… uh… dirty… and VERY ravey.  But it makes me laugh.

DJ Inphinity – Inch

I mean seriously. I need to sample it 😉

As a side note: I’m still unclear if he is saying “suck my 12 inch cock” or “suck my 12 inch vinyl record” … If this was hip hop I’d say cock, but since its rave music and he IS a DJ… I am leaning towards vinyl.

Weird iPod Randomness

Ever put your iPhone/iPod on random and realize you are listening to a song you don’t remember downloading?  That’s happening to me right now… and I totally dig the track that came up.

First State – Falling (first state mix)

It’s a little trancier than I normally go for, but the electro bass is pretty sweet.  I’m also a sucker for good short female vocals.  Woo!  The track right after that is one I expect everyone to already own.

BSOD – Better Sounding on Drugs

I love having my iPhone on random. 4,000 songs of pure sex.