Happy early Thanksgiving everyone. This will be my 1st week not DJing in about a year. Definitely going to enjoy my time off from both my real world job and on the decks.
Drinks on me this weekend if you see me! Not bad for a guy that’s a zombie during the work week with no sleep due to the beats I play. It’s definitely time to party like Rick James and Eddie Murphy. All the time.
Dope, my old stomping grounds put together what the kids call a ‘lip dub’ involving the entire campus/800+ students. My lil sis is at 3:06-3:30. She’s holding the piano on the left. We were waaay too lazy and into boozin’ and partyin’ to put something like this together when I was in high school.
I could have went a step further with this since I was born in Japan and lived in the U.S. most of my life but since I’m a Mexipino (Mexican/Filipino) by blood and am super-stoked for the Pacquiao-Marquez fight tomorrow (though I DJ in LoDO/Downtown Denver tomorrow night during the fight) I was motivated to put together a logo relaying my heritage. The Filipino stars make up the background along with the Mexico Eagle symbols. I was also trying to pull off something similar to Pacquiao’s ‘MP’ logo but this’ll do with my limited design skills. This might actually be a dope shirt or poster.
USA is dope because of the vet’s and I definitely want to give a shout out thanks to all of them. I will be bumping Hulk Hogan’s ‘Real American’ all day.
While activating some of my playlists on Spotify I noticed my Top Artists and Tracks lists look pretty dope. Now if I could only play some of this in the clubs without most of the club dying down or demanding I go back to mainstream music or having to hear the dreaded ‘music I can dance to’ line. I’m not going to lie though, I do sneak some of this in at the beginning and end of the night when I DJ. I even rock t-shirts of some of these artists when I spin to not only let people know I listen to good music but as ammo when overzealous club peeps come up to the booth asking for ‘real music’.
Anyways if you’re on Spotify and I’m friends with you check out some of my playlists, especially the ones I listen to while at the office for my day job. If you’re not Facebook friends with me go ahead and check out my Fan Page and I’ll shoot over some tracks.
It’s pretty hilarious that I’ve haven’t spun at Blake Street Tavern since July but I’m still front and center on their homepage and even have a dedicated section on the site still (see image below). Any club pub is good club pub, especially in competitive Denver.
Home Page: BlakestreetTavern.com
Dedicated Club DJs Section: http://blakestreettavern.com/Dance-Club-Denver.php