One Hundred Sixty-Six.
Wednesday, 2013.03.27, 3:04 PM CST.
Delta Machine, and two NEW retro performances, right around
Current Mood: Hectic but not too
bad. Hanging in there.
Current Scent: Body Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent.
will be performing on MARCH 28TH (TOMORROW!) and APRIL 6TH! Read
below for details...
know that I haven't posted here often (and I really do want to fix that!),
but I have quite a bit to discuss.
hope things are going well for all of you. Life here has been
strange in ways I can't even suitably explain. I've been thinking
a lot about things that happened 20 years ago. 1993 was a magical
year for me; I started attending NSU that year and had all kinds of
crazy adventures there for three semesters. Maybe I'll talk about
those more in detail in the future.
had some surgery. I'm healing well.
in the present day... I've got a few things to talk about before my
big event news. I had surgery on March 14th to correct some longtime
issues with my sinuses. I'm happy to report that the surgery went
wonderfully, and that this will most likely help to resolve some problems
I've had for most of my life.
Yesterday, Depeche Mode released their thirteenth studio album, Delta
Machine. As many of you know, I have been a DM enthusiast
and collector since 1987... and as many of you know, I didn't think
much of their last effort, the dismal and (overall) uninspiring Sounds
of the Universe. I am happy to report that Delta Machine
is a vast improvement over Sounds. Delta Machine
has some major differences from their previous albums.
of the songs ("Slow" and "Goodbye") could easily
be deemed straight-up blues songs with a few electronic elements thrown
in, and the lead single, "Heaven," is a soulful ballad that
stands in stark contrast with most of their previous work. One
particular song, "Alone," may just end up being one of my
favourite Depeche Mode songs of all time, ranking up there alongside
"Never Let Me Down Again," "Walking in My Shoes,"
"Stripped," "Black Celebration," and "Ice Machine."
album is not perfect; "Soft Touch/Raw Nerve" stands out as
an irritatingly poor song which goes for aggression without really showing
much rhythmic backbone, and "The Child Inside" is a weak "Martin
song" (a song sung by songwriter Martin Gore, not the usual Dave
Gahan) which conjures up disturbing images which are less "fascinatingly
disturbing" and more "creepily disturbing."
THURSDAY and 80S PROM!
year, I haven't done any DJ performances. (I have done quite a
bit of production, though!) However, as those of you who follow
Facebook page already know, I am about to perform at TWO major retro
events over the course of the next ten days!
I will be the special guest DJ joining DJ Parasight and DJ Neuro for
the March 28th installment of "Throwback
Thursdays." It's a weekly party at Electric Circus (1st
+ Detroit, Tulsa) which features a blend of pop hits, club hits, and
alternative/goth tracks from back in the 80s and 90s. I've been
gearing up for this event for a while, and I am geeked about it!
There is NO COVER CHARGE for this event... All you have to do
is grab a few friends (if you have friends... really, it's okay if you
don't), come on down, and party!
on SATURDAY, APRIL 6TH... I will be joining Lynn K, Demko, and
the legendary Sean Kibble (who was the DJ at the Beat Club way back
in MY earliest clubbing days!) on the main "pop/club" stage
of the eleventh annual 80S PROM!!! I'm quite thrilled. Tickets
for that one are available at the 80s
Prom website. I recommend buying them well in advance, because
this is the biggest annual party Tulsa has to offer!
if you like great retro music, I highly recommend that you make it out
to both of these events. As usual, I'll be breaking out some super-rare
remixes from my arsenal and doing a lot of my mixing from real vinyl
records. :) It should be fun.
hope to post more soon. Thanks very much for all of your support!