Damn, haven’t written anything here in a while.. That’s gonna change. But for now… I definitely have to share this momentous occasion. Drum roll — Jon Sweaterfunk will be blessing the Monarch turntables this friday. I can’t wait to play some fun records with the man!
I’m proud to be spinning alongside The Funky Cabron tomorrow at Monarch. Slopoke was the first 45 slinger I saw when I first moved to San Francisco and was an instant inspiration for me. Come check us out!
Gonna kick off Obama’s second term by rocking some sweet soul with my man DJ Dew of Lipless. I’m gonna let you know right now: Dew is a collector, and I know he is going to bring some new, new, oldies that I’ve never heard before. Can’t wait to play some records with him that will force you on your feet.
And I know I owe you guys footage from Volume 4 with Reggae Delgado and Slopoke, but it’s a lot of material to go through! Give me a break!
Well it sure has been some time and I do miss this space. Life took a turn for the busy so I took a few weeks off to get my act together and refocus. Nothing like taking a step back from writing to actually take a look at what I have accomplished and what has been roasting on the back burners. I have been investing a lot of energy behind the scenes trying to make sure that The Paybackhas enough legs to stand on its own. And it has been quite the energy sink. Four months running though and the party is jamming. For Volume 4, we have my good friend DJ Reggae Delgado lined up, the very same man who killed it at the reggae edition of The 45 Sessions last month. I am excited to have him spin with us over at our humble starting grounds at The Monarch Lounge!
Here’s the flyer for this month and a video featuring some footage from the September Payback with DJ Beto.
Delgado and I had a collaboration called #45Fridays way back so make sure to check that when you get a chance.
What else can I say? It’s the third round of The Payback. This time I got special guest DJ Beto helping out; Beto is partner of last Payback’s DJ M.Ake and a soul, funk, and RnB guru in his own right. If you’ve been to The Long Long Summer then you know This is one nice dude with some great records. I can’t wait to hear what he will serve up.
And oh what secret footage will appear on the big screen? Find out September 14.
The August 10 party was a great time. Special thanks to Miles, a.k.a. DJ M.Ake, who really made the party! The man has a massive collection of oldies tunes and more than twice the energy to back it up. The crowd loved what they were hearing and they obviously had a great time.
To boot, I played some footage of my favorite detective series, Columbo, which confused and intrigued some people. I also took some photos earlier in the night but once the Columbo footage went up and the lights were dimmed, I decided not to ruin the party with the obnoxious flash. Instead, I danced with the party-goers and enjoyed myself like everyone else! Throwing a party is hard work and I forget to just have fun sometimes.
But near the end, I did manage to capture some of that fun on video.
Stay tuned for next month’s Payback on September 14!