Saturday 27 November 2004

Rockin' it once again!

Well, I rocked it once again at Mojo last night!

When I first got there I was shit - I was in such a bad mood that it effected my mixing to the point where I gave the decks over to Trucker as soon as he arrived. DJs never surrender the decks easily...

I was going to leave, but something made me stay...

Maybe it was all the hot chicks in tight, revealing clothes.

I stayed for and, loath to admit, enjoyed Truckers set... and enjoyed Crispins too but always do... but then Crispin had to go to another gig and Grif still hadn't arrived, so I stepped up.

As soon as I put the first record on, the dance floor filled. I don't know, maybe the people were up for dancing to breaks rather than 2-step, but I started playing funky party breaks - Finger Lickin', Krafty Kuts, Freestylers and the like, and people just filled the floor.

I had the dancefloor more packed than I ever have in the past.


Because I was in a bad mood I took a lot of harder stuff, as well as hiphop, and was starting to think 'what the fuck do I play now?" but then Grif arrived.

He had to bail straight after his set, so I did the closing set by playing a lot of hard nasty breaks and basslines (Aquasky, the Breakfastaz, etc) and left around 3:30 because I was totally stuffed.

Wednesday 24 November 2004

Sample the Future

Fantastic article from wired magazine about copyright and the creative commons.

I normally don't buy magazines, but I'm picking this one up for sure!

Sample the Future

Sunday 21 November 2004

Breakdancing Transformers

This has been online for a while, but it's bloody fantastic!

Breakin Transformers!

Saturday 20 November 2004

Need Advice! Post Comments Please!

Hey there Readers!

I need your advice, so please feel free to add comments on this post...

I'm wondering if I should replicate my reviews here rather than just having links...

Having links makes it easier for me, but do people visit the links?

And do you think it would drive more traffic to this site if I had the full interviews or reviews?

Please add a comment to tell me what you think!

Friday 19 November 2004

Publicising my blog...

Regular visitors will notice a few more buttons and such around the page...

This is so I can get a little more traffic to the site.

If it looks too obtrusive, let me know!

Interview: Tayo

My dB Magazine interview with DJ Tayo is now online.

>Click Here<

DJ Tayo is one of my favourite DJs, has been since I saw him at Vibes on a Summers Day in 2001, and his latest mix CD Beatz and Bobz Vol 3 is an awesome mix!

Review: Fable

My dB Magazine review of Fable is now online

>click here<

Thursday 18 November 2004

Monday 15 November 2004

South Park!

Oh my god, tonight's episode was so funny - and half my friends didn't see it!

Well, thanks to the internet I'm able to get a copy :)

But for those friends of mine who missed it...

>Here's the funniest bit!<

I am so glad I saw this... it turned a blue day bright again...

Saturday 13 November 2004

Hello! I'm back!

Well, that was interesting to say the least. It was fun, but remind me not to ever do that kind of thing again.

I discovered many things about myself when I was away.

Most of them bad from my point of view.

I think I've truely broken something in my head, and it's never going to be right again.

At least I didn't make a fool out of myself... although I've got a feeling that it is yet to come.

Sunday 7 November 2004

Unforgettable Houseboats

I'm about to embark on a week long tour along the Murray River on the most pimpinest houseboat ever.

Unforgettable Houseboats

At first I was a little aprehensive - my ex is going to be on board, but we still get along well and more to the point this isn't about me and her, this is about our friend Maz.

There's going to be 9 others on the boat, all of them close friends, and we're taking lots of fun stuff along, so it's going to be pretty damn riotous!

Wish me luck! ;)

Thursday 4 November 2004

'Computer characters' shot man

'Computer characters' shot man

OK, this isn't funny... much...

But imagine if they dressed up as Mario and Luigi...

Wednesday 3 November 2004

Interview: Steinski

My dB Magazine interview with Steinski is now online


Tuesday 2 November 2004

Crikey - Is Australian Idol murdering pop music?

Crikey - Is Australian Idol murdering pop music?

This drivel was written about Australian Idol.

I'm not a big fan of 'pop' music, but Australian Idol does have a certain charm, and I think it's time for old dogs like Max Factor to learn a new trick, or roll over and die.

Does Max not realise that the Beatles were the first boy band? Their early stuff was pure unadulterated drivel, and mostly covers of other peoples songs.

If there had been a similar contest in the early 1960's, I have no doubt that the Beatles would have won that, because they were so marketable, just like Guy Sebastion.

It was only after a few good years, and an enormous amout of drugs, that they became the least bit interesting.

People have been saying the same crap about music for centuries, and it is, and always has been, elitist and nostalgic nonsense. Adorno said that Jazz was the anthesis of all modern music (or some such) in the 1920s, but how much as Jazz influenced ALL music since?

And music such as the Beatles and Beach Boys so-called longevity is only due to those who liked them in the earlier years still having so much sway on our airways and music press.

My advice to Max, learn to say something NEW about music or STFU.

Learn from your the subject of your latest column, John Peel... He had an open mind about all forms of music, and maybe you should too!