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dj kali & mr. dna @ the caustic lounge 2011.09.07

a pretty awesome night all-around. thanks to everyone who came out and hopefully, we'll see you next month [october 5th]! this is one of the only times i've ever prepared a set list in advance and done exactly what i'd planned. normally, when i'm that on the ball, something goes wrong... and speaking of prepared, check out mr. dna's little stroll through the alphabet [hint: song titles].

dj kali's peculiarly well-prepared set...

xtc :: travels in nihilon
hula :: at the heart
simple minds :: sweat in bullet
minimal compact :: next one is real
think i'm gonna dance now
pleasure leftists :: nature of feeling
tearist :: a to n
siouxsie & the banshees :: nicotine stain
clockcleaner :: missing dick
shockheaded peters :: blue rosebuds
minimal man :: showtime
ritualzz :: goth bb
sleep museum :: porcelain
cluster :: caramba
john bender :: 35 b1
herz juhning :: anorexia
liaisons dangereuses :: mystère dans la brouillard
divine muzak :: dreams size zero
le syndicat electronique :: on strike
severed heads :: spastic crunch
scum :: ocean of white
dive :: treasure
kiki mimieux :: yetti's revenge
einsturzende neubauten :: ein stuhl in der hoelle
novy svet :: en possession de te

mr. dna's back to school abc's of music...


sing along!
the velvet underground :: all tomorrow’s parties
devo :: bamboo bimbo          
suicide :: cheree          
prince :: darling nikki          
godheadsilo :: echo challenge          
boris :: farewell          
my bloody valentine :: glider          
novy svet :: h          
faust :: i've got my car and my tv          
stereolab :: jenny ondioline (alternate version)          
the jesus & mary chain :: kill surf city          
swell maps :: let's build a car          
future of the left :: manchasm          
soulwax :: ny excuse          
liquid liquid :: optimo          
add n to (x) :: plug me in          
the longcut :: a quiet life          
run-dmc :: raising hell          
public enemy :: she watch channel zero?!          
stunt rock :: tonight, every car is your car          
sonar :: up the wall          
geistform :: vector          
sebastian :: walkman          
afx :: xmd 5a           
lcd soundsystem :: yeah (crass version)          
mira belle :: z          

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