Last weekend I had the opportunity to DJ the Red Bull BC One event in Las Vegas. It was great to be able to DJ outdoors on Freemont Street which gave it a totally different feel and energy from other ones that I've spun. This view is from the DJ booth starting from the left to right side.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
When it comes to old school casino and carnival lights I get into straight big kid mode when I see them. It's something about the design of the letters, the way the bulbs flicker, the vintage and nostalgic appeal that it has. Neon signs are wack and have no appeal or design aesthetic to them what so ever. Las Vegas is the home of these signs which I will make it my mission on the next trip out to go to the Neon Museum which is an outdoor museum that has all of the old giant signs. I've always wanted to start collecting a few of these so maybe in the future when I get some prime space I'll indulge into that hobby.
Before traveling to Las Vegas this past weekend there was a photo exhibit in the Philadelphia airport that I hadn't paid attention to before. The exhibit was called "We The People" and had tons of black & white photography of people that changed things in America including Muhammad Ali and Jackie Robinson.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
I definitely ride out with Action Bronson, this dude is hands down lyrically better than all your favorite rappers out right now and even those trying to make comebacks but falling short. Time to fill the trunk with the Bazooka tubes, Alpine deck and 6 disc changer because this 90's Jeep anthem is just whats needed in the sad state of Hip Hop right now.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
While in Vegas yesterday DJing for the Red Bull BC One event I had a little free time in my schedule to have lunch with two of my favorite Hollywood actresses and my biggest fans, Lana Woods aka Plenty o' Toole from the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever and Ms. Gloria Hendry from the Blaxploitation classics Black Belt Jones, Black Caesar and the James Bond Film Live and Let Die.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
You know when a club is owned by DJ's because the sound system is amazing, the DJ booth is spacious and you see signs like this. Club owners take note!
Last weekend while with Cros1 in D.C. I had the opportunity to eat at the historical landmark known as Ben's Chili Bowl. I gotta say that the service is probably the friendliest that I've ever experienced in any restaurant and maybe even any customer service based retail outlet in general. I wasn't expecting much, after all it's just a Chili, Hot Dog, Burger, Fries type of spot but the food was rather good and the jukebox had a better selection then most of the DJs you hear spinning at the clubs. Everything from A Tribe Called Quest to Archie Bell "Tighten Up" to Easy E, 3 songs for $1.00 sounds like money well spent.