Hello gang! It has been a mighty fine few days. This past Saturday night I DJ’d for a packed house at the Half Moon in Hudson, New York. It’s a beautiful bar with wood-paneled walls, a stage draped in red, and the atmosphere of an old Twin Peaks haunt (Julee Cruise was born to perform here) . But as the dancefloor started heating up, all the stomping and thrashing about caused immense record-skipping. So the more enthusiastic the crowd, the more my needle jumped the grooves. There was one rather big-boned boy in combat boots who was practically moshing to the music, and thus the main culprit in the record-skipping quandary. And I must thank Marty Shane for helping me hold down the turntables during my most stomping 45s (and for kindly asking big-stomping boy to stomp less, which unfortunately resulted even harder stomping….ARGGGHHH!). But it was a joy to spin for such a wild crowd on the best sound system I’ve heard in years.
And today I just got home from a full day of mastering reel-to-reel tapes for a new project I’ve just started working on, so I am completely + utterly living the 60s girl-pop dream, on 45 of course 🙂
Brooklyn’s sexiest 60s rock n’ roll party, Sh-Boom is this Friday April 15th and we’ll be celebrating DJ Josh Styles’ birthday with guest spinners William Martin of Radio Heartbeat + Sophie Thunder of Le Crunch playing lotsa garage, girl-pop, glam rock, soul 45s. And of course New York’s sassiest go-go girl, Anna Copa Cabanna. Think the Factory circa 1968, white go-go boots, space-age pop, Brigitte Bardot, Vampyros Lesbos, Mary Quant, mini-skirts, and 60s erotic cult-film projections.
Friday April 15th, 2016 / 10pm – 4am
Our Wicked Lady
153 Morgan Avenue
Sh-Boom FB Event Page
And lastly, here are the links to the last two episodes of Sophisticated Boom Boom on WFMU (featuring the sinfully spectacular masturbation + abortion special!).
DJing at the Half Moon Hudson / photo by Marty Shane