To all the “new” DJ’s out there. If it was just about playing music it would be so easy. The trick is you have to also be a booking agent, travel agent, marketing wiz, promoter, and host. You’ll see. I grew up on rock, new wave, soul, freestyle, dance and rap music. Thank gawd I grew up when I did. There are some shady @ss mutha f**kas featured on American Greed. “Gawt damn they ruthless.” How come the police never slam them down on the concrete and put a foot on their neck. I can’t believe it, the trailer for Taken 2 actually makes it look good. Hmmm. Stop the presses, someone is in line to take over Elektra? I didn’t even know that label was still around. Majors lost years ago, they just don’t know it yet. Why do singers that can sing use autotune? Please stop. Don’t be lazy in the studio. Do fifty takes if you have to. I’ve learned a lot over 28 years of dj’ing. I’m still learning. The great thing about music, is there is so much good music in the world to experience, you can’t hear it all in a lifetime. Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram… gawd, how many places ya gotta promote an event? The answer – everywhere and anywhere! Any rapper that has a “S” in their name and they write it out with a “$” y’all betta be making cash. I’m a VIP, Very Into Prince. That breathing on Kraftwerk’s Tour de France still creeps me out to this day. This has nothing to do with anything in my life right now. It’s just something I have noticed on social media lately (Facebook and Twitter). Some people write rude stuff about other people, I guess thinking they won’t find out or think they can get away with stuff online. This isn’t like the old message boards & forums where no one knew who you were because you hid behind a fake name. So keep in mind, some people don’t forget and some people get even – sometimes without you even knowing it. When I was a child I cracked a tooth eating a potato chip. True story. The school thought I had been in a fight and didn’t believe me. To top it off the dentist pulled only half the tooth and I had to go back the next day cause the dork missed the other half. Just like you gotta let a ho be a ho, you gotta let a hater hate. It’s just who they are. Dear Apple, if you made your own printers again that easily connected/talked with your Macs, iPads and iPhones you would sell tons. Okay, I’m not gonna diss other artists, but this new ZZ Top album just f*cked all of you artists with LP’s up with the first 3 songs. Y’all all betta call Rick Rubin. There is no party without party people. Some dj’s need to check their ego’s. Maybe some people are there to see you but people go out to drink, dance, meet members of the opposite sex (or whoever they’re into), forget their troubles and have fun. To anyone and everyone that has attended one of our events, thank you. Without you, there is no us. I just learned something. If someone has 5 out of 5 stars on Yelp. Don’t trust it. You can’t be that good and not have at least one hater. Reading Pollstar is eye opening. Artists who you think are doing well on the road are only filling venues 50% and bands I’ve never heard of are selling out shows. If record sales are dead and touring is the way to go, then Pollstar is the new Billboard. Thanx Forbes for the free issue of Forbes Life. It’s kinda like they’re teasing you though – here’s all the sh*t you can’t afford. I actually watched a little bit of The Voice the other night. I get it. They’re not selling you on music or the competition… they’re selling dreams and selling you the hope of dreams. Now I understand why people get hooked on the show.
Archive for September, 2012
FUNKYTOWN, disco and funk music with dj Dave Paul and guests on Saturday, October 20th @ Yoshi’s San Francisco. 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115. 10:30pm, $10 adv./$13 door, 21+ with ID.
Kings of Theme present GIRLS RULE featuring live – NO DUH, the best No Doubt tribute band in the world, plus dj Dave Paul. Wed., Oct. 3rd / 9pm / $5 / 21+ more info at http://bit.ly/girls415 What better way to celebrate No Doubt’s new album and of course Gwen Stefani’s birthday! Adv tix
No Duh is the best No Doubt & Gwen Stefani tribute band in the world. Close your eyes or keep them open, you will feel like you are experiencing the real thing. It’s rare to see a tribute act excite an audience like this band. No Duh has been mentioned by Gwen Stefani in interviews. She says, “they’re amazing” and says of our lead singer, ” was almost jealous of her because she [Spen] was just so cute.” And they should know, they have seen & performed with No Duh. No Doubt says, “No Duh rules!”
DJ Dave Paul will also present an all “girl” set, spinning music only by female artists and bands fronted by women. From Madonna and Janet Jackson to Blondie and The Runaways… and everyone in between. Dress as your favorite rock star and party with the girls.
Wednesday, October 3rd
Red Devil Lounge
1695 Polk Street @ Clay
San Francisco, CA 94109
Enjoy music from Klymaxx, Janelle Monae, Pink, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga, Adele, Kid Sister, Blondie, Jody Watley, The Go-Go’s, Destiny’s Child, Joan Jett, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Bangles, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Chaka Khan, Mariah Carey, TLC, Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, No Doubt, Christina Aguilera, Blondie, Aretha Franklin, Nelly Furtado, Rihanna, Amy Winehouse, Britney Spears, M.I.A., Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Alanis Morissette, Grace Jones, Queen Latifah, Cher, Pat Benetar, Olivia Newton John, Sade, The Pointer Sisters, Gloria Estefan, Annie Lennox, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks, Gloria Gaynor, Lauryn Hill and many more.
Thank you Red Devil Lounge, the Prince and MJ party last night was fun. Shouts to Jay, Jenn, Jordan, Brian, Teddy and the rest of the staff. Morgan and Tamier tied for the “best heels,” thank you GiGi for creating it and presenting the winners with drinks. Spotted in the house – Randi, Housequake, Bobby, Tainette, Al, Becca, Jaime, Rick, Ankur, Evol, and EVH. Sorry to the guy I had to kick off the stage, but when you’re dancing wild & you’re drunk and smash into the turntables you gotta go. Glad you were having fun, please don’t take it personal. Cheers homie! Photos from the night are here. The next PR+MJ party at Red Devil Lounge will be December 7th.
I have a funny story from the night, but I’m gonna leave it at this. If you walk into an 80s party, you’re gonna hear 80s music. It’s like that, and that’s the way it is. Photos from the party here. The next That 80s Show takes place Oct. 19th at Madrone Art Bar in San Francisco.
See y’all this Sat., Sept 22nd at Red Devil Lounge.
It was on at Beauty Bar, as usual! Thank you Marcus Scott, Ed Hollis and Robin Power. Photos from the night are here. The Prince and Michael Experience returns to Chitown on November 17th. Cheers!
Special episode – PRMJ vs EDM. Had to flip it for all my “electronic dance music” friends. Enjoy.
Some words of wisdom for those just getting into the entertainment biz. People in your field will be cool with you but once you start to, or they think you are, starting to get bigger than them they might not be as cool. Contemporaries and friends that “make it” will fade away or simply not be in touch. They are mad busy with their business and their circle of contemporaries & friends which has has changed and include people of the same caliber/status that they have elevated to. Don’t take it personal, be happy for them and be inspired by them. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been in this business for one year or twenty years – you’ll always have to pay dues. No one owes you anything, and deserves have nothing to do with it. Rely on yourself, be creative, work hard and try not to burn any bridges and you’ll be alright.
Click here to see all the photos from the party. For those that attended The Prince and Michael Experience on 9/1/12 at Madrone Art Bar I’m sure you can agree with me, the night was BEAUTIFUL. There was so much L.O.V.E. for both artists in the house and love for one another as old friends reunited and fans met and became friends with new people. We hope everyone in the Bay Area will join us at Red Devil Lounge on Sept. 22nd