Saturday, May 29, 2010

Up and Coming Gig

I love NYC


I love New York City. I love the sound of traffic. I love the street art. I love the fact that I can easily walk passed different people from over 100 different cultures in one day. I love subway entertainment: the dancers, the drummers, the singers. I love that I can get a waffle at 4am. I love all the outdoor concerts. I love the stoops, fire escapes and even the window guards. I love how New Yorkers are such genuine people. I love the nightlife, from Jazz to techno. I love the food, oh the food from Ethiopian, to Argentinian to Chinese/Mexican fusion or Japanican (Japanese and Jamaican).

I love you NYC and I promise to never take you for granted again!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Latest Obsession!


I love to snack and I love sweet food.

Those new Dole Real Fruit Bites (mango) are AMAZING!!

There like these little clusters of oats, yogurt and mango. It's healthy, low cal and filling.

I am hooked!! Seriously though, this is the best things since, Ben and Jerry's FroYo!

The Path of The Funky Drummer


The best part of being a music "know it all", is coming across something I DON'T know. Earlier this evening I was in a friend's car and I thought I heard the funky drummer, and I did! I just hadn't heard this particular version of the funky drummer. The song was Sublime's cover of the Grateful Dead's Scarlet Begonias.

Hmmm.

The Funky Drummer has also been used in so many other great tracks. I figured I'd follow the unique rock, funk, and hip-hop path of the funky drummr and see where it takes me. I'm sure I'm missing a few stops. Either way, I like that sublime track, and I love it when I hear something new that is really something old. It doesn't happen that often;)


Thursday, May 13, 2010

What Is 'bad' music?

A reoccurring theme in my blog and my career is my struggle to distinguish the difference between 'good' and 'bad' music. It is very strange for me to feel this way. After all, I have worked as a music director for a NYC FM radio station, I was a music editor for a reputable and edgy lifestyle magazine, not to mention nearly 1000 gigs as a club/ party DJ, and countless clients as a music consultant.

I am a bona fide music professional but the truth is 50% of the work I do in music does not reflect my personal taste in music. I have learned to read crowds, research numbers, study demographics and play, schedule and provide music that is "good" for the project or event. Call me a 'sell out' but I don't enjoy djing when the crowd isn't feeling it. I might not be a huge Lil Wayne fan, but sometimes he can make the room 'light up' with energy and that makes me feel good.

A lot of my "DJ" and "music" friends tend to be elitists. In some cases they will turn a 'deaf ear' to anything that is commercially successful. Some people won't even bother to listen to a song because of the artist, or even the genre. Is it genre discrimination? Why do people feel that they are defined by the music they listen to or like? Why can't we just like the music we like and just not like the music we don't with out all of the freaking stigmas?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Exhausted

I have been such a slacker this month when it comes to my blog. Consulting deadlines, gigs, and other stuff. Oh boy, I am running on a couple hours of sleep!

So many thoughts, so many little stories I don't know where to begin, but I will start soon.

I guess in short, MAY HAS BEEN CRAZY!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Up and Coming Gig


This Wednesday it's Tillman's Live Baby!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

It is hard to


believe that it is a week into May! Maybe it's Mercury retrograde or maybe it's my crazy schedule, but I just haven't had the chance to write. Goodness. Coming soon will be the sounds of May and a recap on the past few gigs.

As for now all I can say is Werther's sugar free caramel candy is my latest obsession!!!