Sunday 2004.07.25 5:07 PM CST.
I've got a lot of catching up to do.
sitting here, finishing off the remnants of a real glass bottle (yes,
I'll recycle it) of Orange Crush, fresh from the shower and smelling
like Comptoir Sud Pacifique's Vanille Coco (an amazing unisex coconut
fragrance). It's been a decent weekend, not too hectic but not
too wonderful either. I have a lot of catching up to do here on
the site (as well as elsewhere in my life).
told myself I wasn't going to let the site lapse this much ever, ever
again. Then, after the Mary
Kate + Ashley Turn 18 party (http://www.olsenparty.com)
about a month and a half ago, I just kind of went into a state of site-update
catatonia. Sorry about that.
new single has finally been released!
Yes, on June 12th, at the big party, I finally
released my second single, "Gypsy Drama." I don't have
enough time to go into the details, but I'm very pleased with it and
I think it's some of my best work to date. I will have to tell
more about it in the next update; heck, I haven't even updated the Zonen
Records site with the details about it yet.
twins turned 18.
Did the party go well? Yep. It did. There were tons
of people there, and it's my understanding that the Gypsy Coffee House
made more money that night than any other night in well over a year
- and that includes my friend Captain Chambers' film festival
last November. How cool is that?
I have to say, I was happy with the turnout, and happy with how well
the party went, but not thrilled with my emotional state afterwards.
I had put together the artwork for Gypsy Drama the night before, and
stayed up all night getting music together and whatnot. I had
already driven my bank account into a state of very uncomfortable debt
(which turned out worse than expected) since I'd been the one purchasing
all of the door prizes and party favoures along with five - count 'em,
five new light effect machines. Hardly anyone danced,
but for a few songs. I sold three copies of the new single total.
weeks later, it seems as if almost everyone had completely forgotten
the party ever happened.
that being said, I count the party as somewhat of a success. I
have asked the owner of the Gypsy if we can do it again, and I've been
given the green light. So, the half-my-life party might be coming
soon, i.e. October/November. (Geez, where have we heard that before?)
whom I really expected at the party
but didn't make it:
Captain (thanks, Pal)
whom I didn't really think would make it
but they did, and I was completely thrilled:
car got totalled... did I tell you yet?
Yeah, I'm not sure if I've mentioned it here before, but for some reason
I figured I should hold off on it. Back in April, five years to
the month after I lost my beloved Beretta in an auto accident, my also-beloved
Saturn was totalled while sitting in front of the Gypsy Coffee House.
Luckily, I wasn't in it at the time. Apparently some jackass was
driving down Cincinnatti in the rain, swerved over (hopefully by accident),
smashed into the back of my car, then drove off. This living,
breathing piece of monkey crap proceeded to pull into a parking lot
a couple of blocks down the road, get out of his car (apparently to
check it for damages), get back into his car, and drive off.
police report was filed, but unfortunately the cops haven't found him.
My car was smashed in the back so badly that the trunk was about half-caved-in.
The back right corner was so damaged that the car was completely undrivable.
Plus, as an added bonus, my car was propelled forward into my girlfriend's
car, damaging it badly enough that the back bumper had to be torn off,
but luckily not rendering it as useless as mine (it still works).
been doing some tentative DJ work at a new place.
Okay, here's where things get a little trippy.
A few weeks back, while chillin' at the Gypsy, I had a chance meeting
with DJ Stigmata, the resident DJ at Club OFF, the official members-only
gathering place of the Oklahoma Fetish Factory. Yes, that's right,
the Oklahoma Fetish Factory - a club of people who are into fetishes
and bondage and other such weirdness.
chatted with others who were involved with the Oklahoma Fetish Factory,
I knew a little about it, though I'd never actually been to Club OFF.
I talked a great deal with Stigmata about the place, and then I got
a chance to bring up my equipment and do a DJ set there. It went
well, so I tried it again, and again. In fact, over the last few
weeks, I've actually spun more music there than Stigmata himself.
It's been enjoyable, and the proprietors have really dug my work.
I am not the official resident DJ of Club OFF at this point, so please
don't make that presumption. I just go up and spin tunes from
time to time. :) And, in case you're wondering, yes, I have
seen some very interesting things while spinning. I can't go into
detail here, but yes... very strange, unusual, um, interesting things.
I will post a great deal more information about the club thing as it
develops. For more information about the Oklahoma Fetish Factory,
feel free to check out http://www.oklahomafetishfactory.com.
and in case you're wondering... Do I have any fetishes?
Heh. No comment!
updates very soon... I hope!