Skip to main content

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          

Comments

as long as you're here, why not read more?

fun-raising

no, i am not dead, nor have i been lying incapacitated in a ditch somewhere. i've mostly been preparing for our imminent, epic move, which is actually not so terribly epic, because we found a place quite close to where we are now. in addition, i've been the beneficiary of an inordinately large amount of paying work, which does, sadly, take precedence over blogging, even though you know i'd always rather be with you.

indeed, with moving expenses and medical expenses looming on the horizon, more than can be accounted for even with the deepest cuts in the lipstick budget, dom and i recently did something that we've not done before: we asked for help. last week, we launched a fundraising campaign on go fund me. it can be difficult to admit that you need a helping hand, but what's been overwhelming for both of us is how quick to respond so many people we know have been once we asked. it's also shocking to see how quickly things added up.

most of all, though, the ex…

losers?

just a short time ago, i waxed prosaic about trump supporters who felt betrayed by their candidate pursuing in office the exact things that he said he would. short version: i have no sympathy.

today is a bit different. in the wake of america's bombing of a syrian air strip, in response to a chemical weapons attack by the syrian government, my facebook and twitter feeds were peppered with plaintive shades of "we believed you". these are the people who heard trump say that he wanted the united states to step back and focus on defending its own. indeed, trump did say such things, over and over; america cannot be the policeman of the world. even arch-liberal cynics like me had to admit that this was a refreshing argument to hear from someone outside the paul family, and, could easily have been turned into trump's greatest argument against hillary clinton. [he chose to go another way, which also worked.]

trump also said, repeatedly, that america needed to invest heavily …

long division

after the united states election last year, there were the usual calls for the country to unite behind the new president. that never happens anymore, because, since george w. bush scored a victory in 2004, having launched the country into a war in iraq for no reason, the people on the losing side of a presidential election have been pretty bloody angry about it. democrats hated bush 43. republicans really hated obama. democrats really hate trump.

it didn't help that trump didn't make the typical conciliatory gestures like including a couple of members of the opposite party in his cabinet, or encouraging his party to proceed slowly with contentious legislation. barack obama arguably wasted at least two and as many as six years of his tenure as president trying to play peacemaker before he felt sufficiently safe to just say "screw you guys" and start governing around the ridiculous congress he was forced to deal with. not-giving-a-shit obama was the best president in …