Monk .:Mar 05 09:.
Below is some advice from jazz great Thelonius Monk, in the form of
some notes transcribed by Steve Lacy, who played with Monk in the
'60s. I think there are some valuable nuggets in there for all those
musically-inclined. My favorites: "Just because you're not a drummer
doesn't mean you don't need to keep time" and "A genius is one most
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The Bay in 2 Days .:Mar 04 09:.
Existence 76 and Argonaut came up to the bay last weekend for various reasons, and to kick it with Romali, Daeta, and myself, and to support KIDRAGON at his gig at the "4 One Funktion" at the Elbo Room in the city. First day into the trip, we met me up in Berkeley at Amoeba to pick up some wax. I found this one for Romali...but he didn't seem to be interested. Go figure.
Day 2 - Checked out the "Cut & Paste" digital design tournament. Think of it like a big B-boy battle like Freestyle Session or B-Boy summt...but instead of B-boying...they are doing digital design. 2D, 3D, and motion graphics. It was pretty interesting. That's Existence 76 on the right workin' the "Dough D". The poster was designed by my boy Nam.
Next stop was Elbo Room in the Mission. Elbo Room is my favorite bar in the city (so far). They always have great music playing there. That night KIDRAGON killed it. Check the blog below or on his page for more on the event.
No such thing as a 24 hr. taco shop in Fremont...or carne asada fries...had to settle for Denny's. Recorded a podcast the next day. It's the last one on the player on the podcast section of the site if you want to check it out. (Argonaut, Daeta, Existence 76, Jo_iLL, Romali)
kidragon @ the 4onefunktion .:Mar 03 09:.
ups to 4onefunk: Teeko, Max Kane, B.Cause, & Mista-B for havin me
spin at their monthly SF get down @ the Elbo Room. The joint was
packed! Also big ups to the HGB crew in the spot, Gaslamp Killer &
Free The Robots. An SD presence was also lirking in the midst. If you
find yourself in the bay, check out the 4onefunktion. Nothing but good
vibes and tunes, plus some pioneering music by the 4onefunk band.
Check out how the night ended below with Teeko & Max Kane on the
Vestax Controller 1 + Colin Brown on the Moog. Also big ups to Teeko
for hippin me to John Beez outta North Carolina...This is where it's
DJ Hideo .:Mar 01 09:.
I used to listen to 92.3/100.3 The Beat (KKBT) while in college during the late 90s. DJ Hideo would always catch wreck during his mix show sets. I remember them for having such raw energy with all his dope trick mixing, music selection, and just straight up soul. No doubt one of the few who can truly "speak with his hands." Going clubbing in LA, I would often catch his live mixing at the DMK events where he would always kill it. I can't remember the exact details, but I think it was either DJ Roldan or DJ Goose from Proof Positive who introduced me to HIdeo and Tony Jr. once at a Cue's in Pasadena.
Earlier tonight I was on my homie Buddhabong's blog, and read some news that DJ Hideo is battling cancer that was very recently diagnosed. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his Family. I hope he will stay strong in both mind, body, and spirit so he can continue to bring that energy that I remember him for.
Check out Hideo's website and learn more about him...
technology .:Feb 26 09:.
I understand that many people oppose of serato...well they used
to....and some still do, but im not gona go on some rant about vinyl
this and serato that. call me button pusher all you want. Most know
where i stand. Serato is earned not learned. with that being said has
anyone seen this shit? i know im late.
all in 1 package.....