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dj kali & mr. dna @ the caustic lounge 01.02.12

i'll admit that before we headed out to cagibi last night, i was mostly interested in sleeping. it wasn't exactly that i wasn't inspired, because i'd made a point of noting things that i'd wanted to play, but i was just so into the idea of having a nap that i didn't think i was going to make it through the night. and it's never good when the dj falls asleep and starts drooling on the mixer.

but once i was fortified with cider and a sammich, i became much more energised and by the time i sat behind the decks, i was raring to go. last night was one of those nights where i decided to play just about anything i felt like. and so i did. well, nothing too frightening, at least by my standards. it was, in general, a sort of "anything goes" kind of event. mr. dna had a lot less time to prepare than i did and so he simply let himself get guided by voices. and stout. luckily for both of us, people were willing to give us a pretty wide berth, which always equates to a fairly broad musical selection as we try to up our ante. and as our blood alcohol goes up.

thanks very much to everyone who showed up. your support over the time we've been doing this night has been nothing short of amazing. next month [march 7th] will be our one year anniversary, which makes me think that we should dream up something special to do, but really, it'll just be a treat to be able to play music we love for all of you. but we might think up something special, like holding a seance. or a dance contest. or having prizes for the best costume. or all of the above.

here's what went down last night:

dj kali "what's the worst that could happen?"

oh astro :: all my favourite
babyslave :: slow death
cosmetics :: black leather gloves [is that an appropriate band name for my set or what?]
november növelet :: glass
severed heads :: spittoon thud
novy svet :: todo por ti
scorn :: bear felt nowt
salem :: sick
lcx999 :: white ring
pete swanson :: remote view
clock dva :: the hacker
front 242 :: aggressiva
digital poodle :: nasty
led er est :: port isabel
t++ :: dig
spk :: twilight of the idols
muslimgauze :: myth and tyrants
chris & cosey :: one minute more [for those who missed my tweet, my iphone autocorrect really wanted to change this to "chris & cosby", which put all sorts of remix ideas in my head]
legendary pink dots :: the pleasure palace
novy svet :: en possession de te

mr. dna "whatevah, i do what i want"

sonic youth :: secret girl
november növelet :: street of broken dreams
wall of voodoo :: me and my dad
the cure :: pornography
harvey milk :: a small turn of human kindness
rapeman :: kim gordon's panties
fugazi :: reclamation
sebadoh :: mind meld
spacemen 3 :: rollercoaster
my bloody valentine :: sometimes
ride :: polar bear
pj harvey :: rub 'til it bleeds
the jesus lizard :: elegy
flipper :: life is cheap
shellac :: prayer to god
torche :: charge of the brown recluse
electric wizard :: wizard in black
nomeansno feat. jello biafra :: sharks in the gene pool
hüsker dü :: from the gut
halo of flies :: ballad of extreme hate
circle jerks :: red tape
minor threat :: filler
bad brains :: pay to cum
my dog popper :: (I lost my job to a guy named) gino
deja voodoo :: cheese & crackers
echo & the bunnymen :: do it clean
the slits :: earthbeat
public image ltd. :: the flowers of romance
pulp :: underwear
stereolab :: blue milk

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jihadvertising?

i keep seeing this ad for tictac candies:



am i the only one who finds the suicide bomber clown at the end a little unnerving? all the nice natural things like the bunny and the [extinct] woolly mammoth and the fruit get devoured by a trying-to-appear-nonthreatening-but-obviously-psychotic clown who then blows himself up. congratulations, tictac, i think this ad has landed you on about a dozen watch lists.

oh and by the way, showing me that your product will somehow cause my stomach to explode in a rainbow of wtf makes me believe that doing consuming tictacs would be a worse dietary decision than the time i ate two raw eggs and a half a bottle of hot sauce on a dare.

making faces :: hot stuff, comin' through

i don't even know what to say about the weather. the end of september saw temperatures at a scalding 36c/ 97f outside. this is especially annoying because we've had a moderate summer. most days it rained a little in the morning, the temperatures didn't creep into the 30s too often and there wasn't the normal stretch of a few weeks when it felt like we were living on the sun. now, we've receded into more normal fall weather, although it's still on the warm side for mid-october. that climate change thing is a bitch.

trying to think of something positive in the situation, it does put me in a perfect frame of mind to write about urban decay's naked heat palette. it's the latest in what appears to be an endless series of warm neutral and red eyeshadow palettes that have followed in the footsteps of anastasia's modern renaissance. [which i ultimately decided i didn't need after doing a thorough search of my considerable stash.] i do think that it'…

i agree, smedley [or, smokers totally saved our planet in 1983]

so this conversation happened [via text, so i have evidence and possibly so does the canadian government and the nsa].

dom and i were trying to settle our mutual nerves about tomorrow night's conversion screening, remembering that we've made a fine little film that people should see. which is just about exactly what dom had said when i responded thusly:

me :: i agree smedley. [pauses for a moment] did you get that here?

dom :: no?

me :: the aliens who were looking at earth and then decided it wasn't worth bothering with because people smoked even though it was bad for them?
come to think of it, that might mean that smokers prevented an alien invasion in the seventies.

dom :: what ?!?!?

me :: i've had wine and very little food. [pause] but the alien thing was real. [pause.] well, real on tv.

dom :: please eat something.

of course, i was wrong. the ad in question ran in 1983. this is the part where i would triumphantly embed the ad from youtube, except that the governmen…