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dj kali & mr. dna @ the caustic lounge [first anniversary] 07.03.12

here they are, the playlists from our first year anniversary extravaganza! well, really, it was more like most other editions of the caustic lounge, in that there were happy, friendly people, pints of potables and undergarments being removed [if you follow me on twitter, you've seen the proof]. thanks to everyone who showed up for making it such a great time and thanks for making our year a very pleasurable one, for at least one night a month. despite how much march hates me, last night was a lot of fun and a well-needed respite from stuff that's been frustrating both of us. we'll see you next month! [although i normally post cute pictures to represent us, the computer problems i'm having mean that i'm not typing this on my computer, so you'll have to just see boring old text. sorry. i have an appointment this afternoon which will hopefully resolve the technical issues.]


mr. dna


mc5 :: rambling rose
heartbreakers :: chinese rocks
iggy & the stooges :: raw power
new york dolls :: looking for a kiss
the sonics :: cinderella
the dik van dykes :: lime green slime
litter :: action woman
the gruesomes :: jack the ripper
the cramps :: surfin' dead
the modern lovers :: roadrunner
richard hell & the voidoids :: love comes in spurts
the jim carroll band :: people who died
buzzcocks :: ever fallen in love?
wire :: mannequin
gang of four :: to hell with poverty
minutemen :: this ain't no picnic
james chance & the contortions :: contort yourself
descendents :: bikeage
hüsker dü :: chartered trips
misfits :: last caress
dead kennedys :: holiday in cambodia
the damned :: I just can't be happy today
future of the left :: manchasm
shellac :: wingwalker
pj harvey :: rid of me
sonic youth :: sunday
fugazi :: cassavetes
superchunk :: 100,000 fireflies
sebadoh :: brand new love
dinosaur jr :: sludgefeast



dj kali


minimal man :: pull back the bolt
crash worship :: wild mountain
d.a.f. :: sato sato
hula :: at the heart
danse society :: my heart [skipped another beat]
novy svet :: camilla
mushroom's patience :: the butterfly bites the hand of the thief
implog :: she creatures
death in june :: europa the gates of heaven
derniere volonte :: nous maintenons notre histoire
current 93 :: the dream of the shadow of smoke
sleep museum :: porcelain
amor fati :: listen, little man
young gods :: si tu gardes
coil :: heartworms
klangstabil :: push yourself
maska genetik :: ocean
muslimgauze :: myths and tyrants
screamin' jay hawkins :: alligator wine


yes, you will notice that my set ended somewhat differently than usual. call it a further effect of march, but for the first time ever, i somehow unpacked my cd with my "end of the night" theme. it actually left everything on a strangely unfinished note... i'm blaming march.



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