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Step into my dj booth and put the headphones on. Now hip, hop, and don't stop...



Updated: 2014-08-24T19:36:19.906-07:00

 



Back to the 9:30 club for another gigantic dance party!

2011-02-18T07:46:49.778-08:00

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DJ Lemz, the awesome opener I had at Ram's Head Live! in Baltimore will be opening for me again - and the lovely and talented Kylos shall make with the pretty pictures on the screen. SO excited!



Lady Gaga vs. Madonna vs. M.I.A. "the rematch"

2010-10-04T11:56:39.473-07:00

AWWWWW Yeah - it's a rematch, y'all - this time at The National Theatre in Richmond!


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This Saturday - Bizarro Right Round

2010-08-20T10:56:02.728-07:00

This Saturday I'm not thinking about the 80s, not playing the 80s, not doing that. Nope, it'll be Bizarro Right Round - all the best of the 90s and modern alt-pop music for your dancing pleasure!

UPDATE: Bizarro Right Round has been bumped UP to the main stage - you should come out and enjoy!

Black Cat, 9:30-close.



Le Prom

2010-07-30T12:50:35.562-07:00

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Lady Gaga vs. Madonna vs. M.I.A.

2010-06-23T18:16:24.024-07:00

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Right Round - Setlist and Commentary, 5/15/10

2010-05-22T10:25:27.180-07:00

Yahoo! Right Round was packed, yet again. Here's the setlist, with ** by requests!

David Bowie - Let's Dance
Spandau Ballet - Promises, Promises
Ministry - Halloween
INXS - What U Need
Animotion - Obsession
Simple Minds - Don't U Forget About Me
Smiths - Every Day Is Like Sunday
Book of Love - I Touch Roses
Siouxsie - Cities In Dust
** After the Fire - Der Kommissar
Erasure - O' Lamour
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax
New Order - True Faith
Blancmange - Don't Tell Me
** Pet Shop Boys - Heart
Our House of Jealous Lovers (lil'e mashup)
Duran Duran - Girls on Film
** Big Country - Big Country
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
** The Cars - Hello Again
Nena - 99 Luft Balloons
Violent Femmes - Gone Daddy Gone
Psychedelic Furs - Pretty In Pink
Dead or Alive - You Spin Me
U2 - New Year's Day
They Might Be Giants - Ana Ng
The Clash - London Calling
The Smiths - Panic
New Order - Temptation
** Talk Talk - It's My Life
Depeche Mode - Behind the Wheel / Route 66
The Cure - Let's Go To Bed
Alphaville - Forever Young (remix)
OMD - Enola Gay
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Echo and the Bunnymen - Back of Love
James - Laid
Erasure - A Little Respect
** Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
** Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Naked Eyes - Always Something There To Remind Me
** Go Gos - We Got the Beat
Wham - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
Aha - Take On Me
English Beat - Mirror in the Bathroom
** The Cure - Just Like Heaven
Yaz - Don't Go
Kon Kan - I Beg Your Pardon
Pet Shop Boys - Always on My Mind
Madonna - Lucky Star
Information Society - Tell Me What's On Your Mind
Erasure - Chains of Love
Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
** Housemartins - We're not Deep
Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself
Ramones - Blitzkreig Bop
Vapors - Turning Japanese
** Specials - Little Bitch
** Pat Benetar - Love Is A Battlefield
** Flock of Seagulls - I Ran
Cyndi Lauper - She Bop
Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun
Adam Ant - Goody Two Shoes
Depeche Mode - Never Let Me Down Again
The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I go?



Girl Germs (4/24/10) - Setlist and Commentary

2010-04-25T14:40:49.517-07:00

I did a fun dance night with DJ Smudge called Girl Germs - it focused mainly on Riot Grrrl music from the 90s. Here's the setlist:

Breeders - Cannonball
Jock Off Jill - My Cat
Bikini Kill - New Radio
Casual Dots - ESP for Now
Tracy and the Plastics - Plastics Got the Fashion
Free Kitten - Bouweire Boy
Nina Hagen - Born in XIXAX
Le Tigre - Deceptacon
Julie Ruin - Stay Monkey
Hole - Rock Star
Peaches - Rosa Helicopter
Bikini Kill - I Hate Danger
Nina Hagen - Smack Jack
Sleater-Kinney - You're no RnR Run
Cadallaca - You're My Only One
Excuse 17 - Forever Fired
Bratmobile - Cool Schmool
Bangs - I Want More
Lois - Press Play and Record
L7 - Packing A Rod
Hole - Violet
Slant 6 - Soa Pop Rip Off
Babes In Toyland - Handsome and Gretel
Tracy and the Plastics - Arcade Suicide
Nina Hagen - Future is Now
Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl
Casual Dots - Bumble Bee
Le Tigre - Hot Topic
7 Year Bitch - 8-Ball Deluxe
Julie Ruin - Apt #5
Team Dresch - Seven
X-Ray Specs - Identity
Deep Leist - Mass Teens On the Run
Free Kitten - Proper Band
Sleater-Kinney - Light Rail Coyote
Bratmobile - Punk Rock Dream Come True
Heavens 2 Betsy - Waitress Hell
Cold Cold Hearts - 5 Signs Scorpio
Bikini Kill - Feels Blind
Third Sex - Feed Me
Nina Hagen - Antiworld
Le Tigre - TKO



Right Round - Setlist and Commentary, 4/9/10

2010-04-25T14:29:55.066-07:00

Alrighty! Here you go with the setlist for April's Right Round:

Information Society - A Knife and a Fork
Psychedelic Furs - Until She Comes
Waterboys - Whole of the Moon
Blondie - Rapture
Matthew Wilder - Break My Stride
Alphaville - The Jet Set
Depeche Mode - Enjoy the Silence
Belouis Some - Some People
Gang of Four - I Love A Man In Uniform
An Emotional Fish - Celebrate
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Cities In Dust
Echo and the Bunnymen - Killing Moon
Blancmange - Don't Tell Me
OMD - Goddess of Love
Erasure - Drama
New Order - Sub Culture
Duran Duran - View to a Kill
Lightning Seeds - Pure
Book of Love - Modigliani
Pet Shop Boys - What Have I Done to Deserve This?
Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime
Kon Kan - I Beg Your Pardon
Peter Schilling - The Different Story
Anomotion - Obsession
Sisters of Mercy - First and Last and Always
Human League - Don't You Want Me?
The Cure - Let's Go To Bed
Flock of Seagulls - I Ran
The Cars - Tonight She Comes
Real Life - Send Me An Angel
New Order - Blue Monday
Stacy Q - 2 of Hearts
They Might Be Giants - Ana Ng
Duran Duran - Hungry Like the Wolf
Aha - Sun Always Shines on TV
Alphaville - Forever Young
Dead or Alive - You Spin Me
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
Wang Chung - Everybody Have Fun
Jesus & Mary Chain - Happy When It Rains
INXS - Need U Tonight
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen
Erasure - A Little Respect
New Order - True Faith
Pet Shop Boys - Opportunities
Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
Specials - Little Bitch
Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
The Jam - Town Called Malice
Stray Cats - Rock This Town
Violent Femmes - Blister In the Sun
Blondie - Dreaming
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Modern English - Melt With You
Cure - Just Like Heaven
Madness - One Step Beyond
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
Ramones - Blitzkreig Bop
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
Smiths - This Charming Man

Encore:
Clash - Should I Stay or Should I go?
Nena - 99 Red Balloons
DEVO - Girl U Want

Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
Cure - Boys Don't Cry



Art Whino G40 Summit 80's Themed Closing Party

2010-04-03T15:08:47.097-07:00

I did the closing party for the Art Whino G40 Summit . They asked me to play 80s music - not just alternative, thank goodness (I do that enough at Right Round, thanks very much...) but I could play hip hop, mainstream - just kinda take the ball and run with it.

Here's the result:

Michael Jackson - Rock with you
Kurtis Blow - The Breaks
De La Soul - Tread Water
Talking Heads - This Must Be the Place
Jody Watley - Looking for a New Love
Sugarhill Gang - The 8th Wonder
Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok
Jimmy Spicer - The Bubble Bunch
Wham! - Wham Rap
Fu Schnickens - Ring the Alarm
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
Tribe Called Quest - I Left My Wallet In El Segundo
Paula Abdul - Straight Up
Taco - Puttin on the Ritz
Run-DMC - My Adidas
Whodini Friends (CLEAN)
Beastie Boys - She's Crafty
Milli Vanilli - Girl You Know It's True
A Tribe Called Quest - Vivrant Thing
Clash - The Guns of Brixton
Toto - Africa
Shinehead - Gimme No Crack
Kool Moe Dee - Go See the Doctor
Ace of Base - The Sign
Newcleus - Jam On It
Madonna - Get into the Groove
Genesis - Land of Confusion
Sheena Easton - Strut
Bobby Brown - My Perogative
Human League - Don't You Want Me
Whitney Houston - How Will I know
Ready for the World - You Got The Look
Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
Eddie Grant - Electric Avenue
Madonna - Lucky Star
Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey
Cameo - Word Up
Blondie - Heart of Glass
New Edition - Cool It Now
The Jets - Crush on You
TLC - Cars That Go Boom
Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait
Jungle Brothers - Because I Got It Like That
Men At Work - Land Down Under
Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
Black Sheep - The Choice Is Yours
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Bel Biv DeVoe - Poison
Run-DMC - Tricky
Corey Hart - Sunglasses At Night
Tag Team - Whoomp! There it Is (Clean)
Michael Jackson - PYT (Pretty Young Thing)
Salt N Pepa - Push It
Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
Outfield - Your Love
Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby
Baltimora - Tarzan Boy
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give U Up
Prince - When Doves Cry
Salt and Pepa - Shoop
Denece Williams - Let's Hear It for the Boy



Right Round's 8th Birfday (3/20/10) Setlist and Commentary!

2010-04-03T12:32:54.855-07:00

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BTW, this photo is courtesy of It's All About the Cake

OKAY - So Right Round's 8th birthday was freaking EPIC, y'all! Super fun, loads of people, very sweaty - I think my little dance party enjoyed itself quite a bit, thank you very much...

Here's the setlist:

Falco - Rock Me Amadaeus
The Clash - Guns of Brixton
The Sugarcubes - Birthday
Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Kajagoogoo - Too Shy
Depeche Mode - People Are People
Blondie - Heart of Glass
Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax
Anything Box - Living In Oblivion
OMD - If You Leave
Erasure - Chains of Love
Madness - Our House
Talk Talk - It's My Life
The Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name
New Order - Temptation
Nena - 99 Luft Balloons
Violent Femmes - Gone Daddy Gone
Replacements - Alex Chilton (R.I.P.)
Aha - Take On Me
Kim Wilde - Kids In America
The Romantics - What I Like About You
The Cure - Just Like Heaven
Morrissey - Last of the Famous International Playboys
New Order - True Faith
Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
The Las - There She Goes
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
Cory Heart - Sunglasses at Night
Proclaimers - (I Would Walk) 500 Miles

Then I did a little mainstream break for all the people who had requested stuff through the years
Madonna - Like a Prayer
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Prince - Kiss
Outfield - Your Love

Pet Shop Boys - Go West
New Order - Blue Monday
Pogues - Streams of Whiskey
Pretenders - Middle of the Road
Tones on Tail - Go
Dead or Alive - You Spin Me
Yaz - Don't Go
English Beat - Sooner or Later
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
Pet Shop Boys - It's A Sin
New Order - Sub Culture
Clash - Should I Stay or Should I go?
Echo And the Bunnymen - Back of Love
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
The Killers vs. Thomas Dolby - Domo Arigato, Mr. Brightside
The Cars - Tonight She Comes
Madness - One Step Beyond
Go Gos - Vacation
Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself
Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop

Encore:
Le Tigre - Deceptacon
MGMT - Kids
Cure - Boys Don't Cry




Fridays In Heaven - Setlist and Commentary - 2/26/10

2010-04-03T07:28:42.097-07:00

Okey Doke - So Fridays In Heaven is a top 40, Dancehall, Hip Hop dance party that I do every few weeks at Club Heaven - it's absolutely different from Right Round, so check it out and see what you think!

Fugees - Nappy Heads (Remix)
Mad Kap - Dopest Verse
James Brown - Sex Machine
Jung Tru - Errtime
Jungle Brothers - Because I Got It Like That
Blackalicious - Alphabet Aerobics
Lil Wayne - Da Da Da
War - Cinco de Mayo
Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
Basement Jaxx - Make Me Sweat
Wale - Chillin
will.i.am - Big & Chunky
Soulico & Rye Rye - Exotic on the Speaker
Toni, Toni, Tone - Feels Good
Fat Joe - Lean Back
Lily Allen - LDN
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
A Tribe Called Quest - Check the Rhime
Swizz Beats - Money In the Bank
Snoop Dog - Who Am I
Ceci Bastida - SOS
Sean Paul - We Be Burnin'
Estelle - American Boy
Ke$ha - Tik Tok
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
Enur - Calabria
Pitbull - 1,2,3,4 (I Know U Want)
LMFAO - Shots
Flo Rida - Right Round
David Guetta - Sexy Bitch
Britney Spears - 3
Prince - When Doves Cry
Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
Sir Mix A Lot - Baby Got Back
Iyaz - Replay
Black Eyed Peas - Beautiful People
Savage - Swing
Ludacris - How Low
Rihanna - SOS
Sean Paul - Temperature
Jay Sean - Down
Flo Rida - Low
Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow
Run-DMC - Tricky
Shakira - She Wolf
Usher - Yeah!
Lil John - Get Low
Kanye West - Gold Digger
Lady Gaga - Poker Face
Ke$ha (feat. 3OH!3) - Blah Blah Blah
Cascada - Evacuate the Dancefloor
Chris Brown - Forever
Jay-Z - Empire State of Mind
T.I. - Swing Ya Rag
Fugees - Killing Me Softly
Black Eyed Peas - Imma Be
Eminem - Without Me
Bel Biv DeVoe - Poison
Rihanna - Rude Boy
Stevie Wonder - Superstition
Salt and Pepa - Shoop
Snoop Dog / Dr. Dre - Nuthin' But a G Thang
Timbaland (feat. Justin Timberlake) - Carry Out
Nelly - Ride With Me




Right Round - Setlist and Commentary, 2/20/10

2010-04-03T06:38:59.562-07:00

M'kay - jumping back in - as you know, Right Round is a party of 80s alt-pop - so here you go:

U2 - Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Wang Chung - Dance Hall Days
Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait
Men Without Hats - Safety Dance
Howard Jones -New Song
Depeche Mode - Everything Counts
Erasure - Who Needs Love Like That?
Sisters of Mercy - Dominion/Mother Russia
Duran Duran - Girls on Film
B52s - Channel Z
The Clash - Rock the Casbah
OMD - We Love You
The Go Gos - Our Lips Are Sealed
The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star
New Order - Blue Monday
Dead or Alive - Something In My House
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
Aha - The Sun Always Shines on TV
Pet Shop Boys - I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kid of Thing
Big Country - Big Country
Ultravox - White China
Peter Murphy - Cuts U Up
Erasure - A Little Respect
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen
James - Laid
When In Rome - The Promise
Iggy Pop - The Passenger
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Human League - Sound of the Crowd
The Cars vs. The Ting Tings - That's Just Not What I Needed
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Red Rockers - China
U2 - I Will Follow
The Replacements - Can't Hardly Wait
The Cure - In Between Days
Depeche Mode - Question of Time
They Might Be Giants - Ana Ng
Blondie - Atomic
New Order - Ceremony
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
Information Society - What's On Your Mind?
Human League - Don't You Want Me?
Dead or Alive - Brand New Lover
Madness vs. The Rapture - Our House of Jealous Lover
OMD - If You Leave
Yaz - Situation
The Smiths - You Just Haven't Earned it Yet, Baby
Elvis Costello - Pump It Up
The Cars - You Might Think
The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
The Romantics - Talking in Your Sleep
Flesh For Lulu - I Go Crazy
Pet Shop Boys - Left to My Own Devices
The Housemartins - Get Up Off Our Knees
The Pretenders - Middle of the Road
Aha - Take On Me
Tones on Tail - Go!
Violent Femmes - Prove My Love
Generation X - Ready, Steady, Go
The Smiths - Panic
The Pixies - Here Comes Your Man

Encore - The Cure - Just Like Heaven



Setlists, setlists, SETLISTS!

2010-04-03T06:20:04.321-07:00

Alrighty you people - mama has been awfully negligent about putting up setlists - before I go a full 6 months, I'm gonna bombard you people - and I'm going to try and be better about putting up non-Right Round setlists, so that peeps who wanna work with me can see my diversiTAY! WHUUUUUUT???!!!

But, I digress...

So yeah - expect to see tons o' setlists coming at you soooooon...



Saturday - DJing the closing party of the G40 summit!

2010-03-26T14:17:10.926-07:00

Alrighty - so there's this awesome Art Gallery/supporter/movement called Art Whino - all month they've been throwing art shows in and around Crystal City, and called it the G40. I'm honored to say that they've asked me to throw their closing party - the theme being the 80s - you know I'm good for THAT one!But, instead of my usual alt-pop, I'm playing some a mix of stuff you love (and love to hate), that's both mainstream AND alternative. The space will be huge, and you will dance. It will be fabulous.Here's the skinny:80's Throw Back Closing Reception 8pm-Midnight Join Art Whino for their closing reception as we swim in the vast glory of all that is 80's with moi on the turntables. 80's Attire mandatory! Prizes for best 80's outfit. Atari 2600 Tournament on a giant projection screen with prizes. Break dance competition Breakers and Thriller Dancers interested in competing email info@artwhino.com Truth Among Liars will be in the house again to customize your clothing and accessories with their many silkscreen designs. Make sure to bring your items to be customized!Here's the dealio with G40:Art Whino teams up with Crystal City BID and Vornado to present G-40: The Summit, a month long exhibition and event series featuring over 500 artists from around the world. The mission of G40: The Summit is to bring the leaders of the New Brow genre together in Crystal City, VA in an effort to explore, discuss and grow this movement. G-40: The Summit will be a culmination of ideas and processes, brought together and highlighted by region and style, creating, for the first time, a full cross examination of this genre. This event will feature 75,000sqft of exhibition space with 4 floors of art! Each floor will represent different hot hubs of the New Brow movement: The DC, New York, and California metro areas, plus one all encompassing floor for international and other regional artists. Visitors of G-40: The Summit will, for the first time, be able to experience entire floors showcasing artists from these regions, and because of this set up, connect the dots of how the different sub-cultures and environs affect the art. From the laid back California Style, to the fast paced New York way of living, the art will bring a fresh visual perspective that words cannot provide. With all the different styles in one place the New Brow movement, now growing and expanding worldwide, will be more comprehensible to the viewer, finally defining the line between the movement’s beginnings to its future. A movement that currently exists without much literature or founding in “traditional” institutions, yet includes some of the most highly recognizable and sought after art in the world, will inevitably become a major player in the intellectual and mainstream art world. Each floor will have 10-30 “Showcased artists” who will activate the space with murals and installations, helping to set the mood for their region. In addition to the showcased artists we will have an additional 50-100 region specific artists exhibited on each floor. The show will run up for a month. During the month there will be musical and visual performances, lectures, and more. Also we will feature various art related groups and non-profits, helping to promote their mission and inspire ongoing conversations about the New Brow art world in DC [...]



Happy 8th Birthday Right Round!!!

2010-03-20T16:17:27.744-07:00


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So, in March Right Round turns 8. Yep, that's right - I've been doing my monthly 80s dance party for 8 years. How that happened, I do not know - but it only seems to get better all the time.

Come on out tonight and celebrate with me!!



New site, new look!

2010-03-14T16:39:12.582-07:00

So, I decided to build myself a web site, after 9 years in business as a DJ. You can find it here.

I designed it all by myself, and feel so very proud of it!

Of course, once I looked at my shiny new site, I realized that my blog was now the proverbial "redheadded stepchild", looking like a jacked-up mess with it's bright colors and busy header. SO, I figured it would be a good idea to update the look of my blog to be a bit cleaner - hope you like it as much as I do!

What I'm thinking is that mostly static info will go on my site, and setlists, flyers, and ever-changing info will go here - keep it simple, keep you all abreast of all the news that's fit to print and stuff.

I'm happy to hear any feedback or comments you may have (unless you want to tell me that it looks like poo... don't really want to hear that, m'kay?)

Thanks for playing - and ENJOY!!



Right Round - This Saturday 2/20

2010-02-15T07:09:57.375-08:00

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Really - need I say more?



Valentines day loooooove

2010-02-05T15:27:33.070-08:00

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I shall be DJing with Miss(es) Victory Rose and Vanniety Kills at Jimmy Valentine's Lonely Hearts Club on Saturday, February 13th - you should be there!



I want CANDY! Custom playlists - are they right for you?

2009-12-18T09:38:44.720-08:00

So The Daily Candy was kind enough to put together an article about the custom playlists that I do. You can find that article here.

Here's the more detailed skinny, in case you're looking for it:

Many of the people I work with (brides, companies, event planners) admit to me that they have NO CLUE what kind of music is out there, what their musical taste is, or even how to classify what they already like. They tell me that they often don't even really know where to start. As someone who untangles that complicated musical jumble for folks, and picks the right music for the right events for people for a living, I had one of those epiphany-type lightbulb over the head moments - custom playlists for people.

It's simple - I talk to the person, see what they like and what they don't like, figure out the context of the music, where it's going to be played, and step into my mental record store to get it all sorted out - whether the end result is performing live as a DJ, loading music onto an iPod for a restaurant, or burning a few hours worth of music onto CDs for a party - I can do it for you, and give you the experience that you're looking for!

You didn't ask, but I'll tell you anyway - there are only 2 arenas where I don't believe this would work:
  1. Weddings where dancing is desired.
  2. Any other event where dancing is desired.

Here's why - and I'm hoping my DJ brethren will back me on this one - there is no substitute for the on-the-fly intuition of a good DJ. You can have the most rockin' playlist of all time - if the crowd isn't feeling it, and you don't have someone in control of the decks who can scream "starboard AHOY" (metaphorically speaking, of course), and turn the musical ship in a new direction, your dance party will fall totally flat, and there won't be a thing you can do about it.

That said, custom playlists are AWESOME in the following contexts:
  • Shops, restaurants, or other destinations that require atmosphere and background music to set a specific mood
  • Professional events that require said atmosphere
  • Dinner parties, or any other type of party that - again - needs atmosphere. Spontaneous boogie would not be kicked out of bed for eating crackers, but isn't the primary objective of the night.
Having a knowledgeable person in charge of giving you the vibe you're looking for is invaluable - shoot me a note, and let's talk!



TONIGHT - Opening for Super Diamond at the 9:30 club!

2009-11-06T13:54:12.870-08:00

Tonight I'm opening for Super Diamond (the Ultimate Neil Diamond Tribute Band!) at the 9:30 club - 815 V St NW, Washington, DC!

Super Diamond is a San Francisco-based tribute band for the legendary Neil Diamond. It was formed 10 years ago as a side act, it is headed by Randy Cordeiro, better known as Surreal Neil. Cordeiro is a 38-year-old singer-songwriter whose voice has an uncanny resemblance to that of Mr. Neil Diamond. "The Surreal Neil," Randy Cordeiro has astonished audiences with his live impersonations of the real Neil. Randy. He discovered his talent in 1989 when he discovered he had the ability to capture not only Diamond's voice, but also his mannerisms and performance style. Along with Cordeiro a select group of top stunt musicians bring to life the Neil Diamond concert experience.

I'll be doing a fun, dancey 80s set for about 2 hours, starting at 8:30pm, prior to Super Diamond!

Tickets are $22 - more information at www.930.com



Right Round - 10/17/09 - Setlist and Commentary

2009-10-23T05:18:24.878-07:00

Howdy!

In spite of the fact that I was at the Cat DJing 2 weekends in a row, the turnout was great - YAY, dancing fools! I took a bit of a departure with October's Right Round, and played some of the stuff I never ever play (and some stuff that I play lots, don't get me wrong), and it seemed like people had a blast!

Here's the list, for your viewing pleasure, with an "**" by requests:

The Pretenders - Brass In Pocket
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
Captain Sensible - Wot
Falco - Rock Me Amadeus
Howard Jones - Like to Get to Know You Well
Alphaville - Big In Japan ('88 Remix)
Talking Heads - Psycho Killer
** Book of Love - Modigliani
Big Audio Dynamite - The Medicine Show
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Cities In Dust
** Visage - Fade to Grey
When In Rome - The Promise
Voyou - Germany Calling
** Depeche Mode - Behind the Wheel
** Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning
** Dead or Alive - Brand New Lover
Information Society - What's On Your Mind?
Yaz - Situation (remix)
Camoflage - The Great Commandment
Kon Kan - I Beg Your Pardon
** Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
** Erasure - Chains of Love
New Order - Sub Culture
Smiths - Panic
** James - Sit Down
** U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name
** Duran Duran - Hungry Like the Wolf
** Big Country - Big Country
** New Order - True Faith
Pet Shop Boys - I Wouldn't Normally Do This Kind of Thing
The Fixx - One Thing Leads to Another
Real Life - Send Me An Angel
** Men Without Hats - Safety Dance
They Might Be Giants - Birdhouse In Your Soul
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
The Specials - Little Bitch
** Aha - Take On Me
Blondie - Dreaming
** Wham - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
Depeche Mode - New Life
Violent Femmes - Gone Daddy Gone
Erasure - A Little Respect
Bowie - Let's Dance
REM - Stand
** Men At Work - Land Down Under
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Peek-A-Boo
Human League - Don't You Want Me
** The Clash - Train In Vain
** Baltimora - Tarzan Boy
Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime
The Cars - Hello Again
** New Order - Blue Monday
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
Erasure - Blue Savannah
** Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
** Flock of Seagulls - I Ran
Modern English - Melt With You
** Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me
B52s - Own Private Idaho
** The Vapors - Turning Japanese
Social Distortion - Ball & Chain
The Ramones - I Wanna Be Sedated
Billi Idol - Dancing With Myself
Violent Femmes -Prove My Love
** Fugazi -Waiting Room



This just in!!!

2009-10-03T15:24:50.234-07:00

Just wanted to let you know that Right Round is coming at you TWICE in October - yes, you heard it right:

TWICE in October!!!!

First - on the Mainstage, this coming Friday, 10/9, I will be doing Right Round UP! for EQUALITY - an 80s/90s/00s dance party in support of the Equality Across America, the equal marriage rights march on Washington during the same weekend. I'll be spinning with guest DJ Joshua from the popular queer dance nights Hottboxx and be:XX - and will be spinning queertastic dance hits from the 80s, 90s, and 00s all night long!! Come out and show that you support the fight for equal rights for everyone!

Here's my flyer: (image)


NEXT - on the backstage, on Saturday, 10/17, I will be spinning Right Round, and bringing you the best of 80s alternative pop for your dancing feets!

You should come to both. They will be equal parts good and awesome!



Right Round - 8/8/09 - Setlist and Commentary

2009-08-18T20:08:03.103-07:00

This one was a tribute to the music of John Hughes, which I think needs to be continued next month....

Good turnout, total sweatbox, but fun night overall.

Here's everything, with an "**" by all of the John Hughes Songs:

** Dr. Calculus - Full of Love
** Paul Young - Love of the Common People
** Big Audio Dynamite - BAD
Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now
** Danny Hutton Hitters - Would It Be Good
Alphaville - Big In Japan
Howard Jones - Things Can Only Get Better
** Echo and the Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses
Spandau Ballet - Promises, Promises
** New Order - Shellshock
** ABC - Look of Love
Yaz - Situation
** OMD - If You Leave
Aha - The Sun Always Shines on TV
** Flesh For Lulu - I Go Crazy
New Order - Temptation
The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
U2 - I Will Follow
** Specials - Little Bitch
The Go Gos - We Got The Beat
** Psychadelic Furs - Pretty In Pink
** INXS - Do Wot You Do
Talk Talk - It's My Life
Duran Duran - Girls on Film
** Oingo Boingo vs. Thomas Dolby - She Blinded Me With Weird Science (DJ lil'e mashup)
Men without Hats - Safety Dance
Violent Femmes - Blister In the Sun
** The Smiths - You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby
OMD - Enola Gay
The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go
Nena - 99 Luft Balloons
Wham - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
The Cure - Just Like Heaven
Pet Shop Boys - Left To My Own Devices
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
** Yello - Oh Yeah
New Order - Blue Monday
The Cars - Hello Again
** Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me
Baltimora - Tarzan Boy
The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian
The Jam - Town Called Malice
Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
Smiths - Girlfriend In A Coma
Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
Erasure - Drama
The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star
** Real Life - Send Me An Angel
INXS - Don't Change
Aha - Take On Me
** Kim Wilde - Kids In America
** Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
Violent Femmes - Gone Daddy Gone

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Dee Lite - Groove Is In The Heart
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
The Smiths - Panic



Right Round UP! - 7/18/09 - Setlist and Commentary

2009-08-18T19:53:08.080-07:00

All I have to say for commentary is - 500 dancing fools came out, beeotches! How cool is that?

Here's the setlist, with an "**" by all of the requests:

Bat for Lashes - Pearl's Dream
** Depeche Mode - Shake the Disease
Love & Rockets - So Alive
Hot Chip - Just Like We Breakdown
Morrissey - Every Day Is Like Sunday
The Cars - Magic
** Pet Shop Boys - Domino Dancing
The Killers - All These Things That I've Done
The Las - There She Goes
** Eurythmics - Love Is A Stranger
** Sisters of Mercy - First and Last and Always
Erasure - Love to Hate You
Information Society - What's On Your Mind
Santogold - L.E.S. Artists
** Dead or Alive - Brand New Lover
Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster
OMD - If You Leave
Stereo MCs - Step It Up
M.I.A. - Bucky Done Gun
The Rapture - Don Gone Do It
** New Order - True Faith
MGMT - Kids
Camoflauge - The Great Commandment
Peter Bjorn and John - Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
** Human League - Don't You Want Me?
** Blur - Girls and Boys
** Lady Gaga - Poker Face
The Cure - Close to Me
Lady Soverign - So Human
Hall and Oates - Maneater
** Violent Femmes - Add it Up
** Ace of Base - The Sign
Salt & Pepa - Shoop
Men at Work - Land Down Under
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
** Erasure - A Little Respect
** Baltimora - Tarzan Boy
** James - Laid
They Might Be Giants - Ana Ng
New Order - Blue Monday
The Rapture - Woo, Alright
Duran Duran - Hungry Like the Wolf
Peter Bjorn and John - Young Folks
Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
Echo And the Bunnymen - Lips Like Sugar
** Dead or Alive - You Spin Me
** The Outfield - Your Love
** Michael Jackson - Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
The Clash - London Calling
** Nena - 99 Luft Balloons
** Le Tigre - Deceptacon
Aha - Take On Me
** Postal Service - Such Great Heights
Violent Femmes - Gone Daddy Gone
Prince - Kiss
New Order - Temptation
The Killers - Human
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Soft Cell - Tainted Love
Belle & Sebastian - Boy With the Arab Strap
The Cure - Killing An Arab

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Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen
Lush - Ladykillers



Please to come to my MAINSTAGE dance party at the Cat on 7/18/09

2009-07-09T19:02:09.521-07:00

(image) This is my flyer for my mainstage night at the black cat.

You should come.

I'm playing all of the best alternative music from the 80s, the 90s, and the 00s.

Any requests???