Archive for June, 2013

cause I got sh*t to say

June 16, 2013


Hey, I just remembered there was a birthday girl at the party in Chicago with the last name Pussymagnet. Somehow I have to believe that wasn’t really her last name. But it sure was a blast announcing it on the mic. Instead of crank calling it’s crank bday requests??? “Perfect doesn’t mean flawless. Perfect means it does exactly what I need it to do… Stop polishing and ship instead. Polished perfect isn’t better than perfect, it’s merely shinier. And late.” – Seth Godin. The 12 steps to starting a record label in 2013. Step #1 – don’t do it. Some deejays need to wake up and smell the acetates. Vinyl is great but putting down DJ’s that use Serato or other types of platforms to perform is ridiculous. I don’t care if you use vinyl, cd, cassette or an iPod to play music. You’re either good or not. Afrika Bambattaa, Jazzy Jeff, Z-Trip, Craze and many other deejays use Serato/Traktor on the road. Sure, if you’re doing a pre-planned one hour set you can bring vinyl on the road but if you’re doing a full night good luck hauling 2-4 cases of records around the world. Let’s face it, most of the complainers have never played outside of their hometown and have never been on the road. You might as well ride a horse to your next gig, why you riding in a car? Nothing stays the same, you have to be able to adapt. I love my vinyl collection. I have my office, garage and a storage unit full of records. Those close to me know how large my collection is. I will always buy records, but I’m not hauling them to gigs anymore. If you want to and have the means to, I’m happy for you… but don’t try to diss people that don’t. It shows your ignorance. So I walk into the bank and “I Want You Back” is playing. That song is following me everywhere. Either that or when people see me coming they cue it up. “After Phillips and Jackson signed the paper, the two embraced and the group celebrated with champagne, the executive testified.” – who supplied the champagne should be a question. Okay, I can’t front. I wanted to hate… but this Bob Marley Legend: Remixed album is pretty good. “It takes a long time to get your breakthrough moment. And when you get your opportunity, you’ve got to kill.” – Bob Lefsetz. Dear rappers, if you “leak” your own song it’s not a leak, you’re just putting it out there on the net to try to create a buzz. So the other day I listened to that 911 call that was placed when Paris Jackson had her incident. What I want to know is who made the call and who was the 911 operator? Cause they both sound stupid, stoned… or both. This is still on my mind and bugging me. I guess now everyone and their mother can write press articles. All y’all doing is cutting and pasting other peoples work cause I can trace back all the mistakes that get copied into your work. Don’t think we’re not watching you. When I was in high school I was in JROTC and in PAL Law Enforcement. From that I learned that there was no way I was joining the military or police force… it wasn’t for me. But many great lessons I learned from both have stayed with me over the years and have helped me in life. If you don’t like animals and/or don’t listen to music… I probably don’t trust you. Kate Beckinsale is bad ass in the Total Recall remake. If you just run an acapella over the instrumental of another song that’s not a mashup, it’s a blend.

upcoming PR+MJ party dates

June 4, 2013

The FixUrDanceFloor Tour


06/07 @ Rev Room – Little Rock, AR
06/08 @ Beauty Bar – Chicago, IL
06/22 @ Brazilian Yoga & Pilates – Los Angeles, CA
06/28 @ Nectar Lounge – Seattle, WA
07/06 @ Madrone Art Bar – San Francisco, CA
07/26 @ New Parish w The Purple Ones – Oakland, CA
08/03 @ Madrone Art Bar – San Francisco, CA
08/09 @ Saint Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
08/10 @ Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
08/17 @ Beauty Bar – Chicago, IL
08/23 @ Howard Theatre – Washington, DC
08/24 @ World Cafe – Philadelphia, PA
08/29 @ Highline Ballroom – New York City, NY
08/30 @ Dreamland – Martha’s Vineyard, MA
08/31 @ Shipwreck’d Music Hall – Cape Cod, MA
09/07 @ Madrone Art Bar – San Francisco, CA

This and That

June 4, 2013


To the woman that called me “close minded” because I wouldn’t “play some other kind of music…” if you walk into a Prince and Michael Jackson party – that’s what you’re gonna hear. Maybe you should be aware of what you’re walking into. Whenever Prince plays I Would Die 4 U in concert as soon as the music drops you best believe you’re gonna hear dudes screaming like women. Some djs, they like to drop the bass. When I dj, panties drop. First major record labels try to kill vinyl with CD’s so they can resell all the same albums and now they can’t stop talking about vinyl’s comeback. LOL… get with the times, youtube and soundcloud fools. Adapt or die. I’m sorry, but it’s weird to see/hear the Jackson’s performing Michael’s solo material. Unless it’s pressed on vinyl it’s not a Record Release Party, it’s an Album Release Party. Thank you. You may now go back to buying drinks for your friends. I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with this, this is just my personal preference. But I will never put my name on my laptop and I will never post a photo of my Serato screen showing what song I’m playing. The album Tetra by C2C, best album of the year hands down. On Dec 31st you will agree with me. Nothing will be better than this. The KFC Yum! Center… really? Some of this venue naming is just stupid. I love meeting new people and talking with old friends at my gigs but we have to split our conversions into 2 minute sections. My sets aren’t pre planned so once a song is about 2 minutes in I have to start searching for the next song to beat mix in on the break or to mix in if the song playing is a short song. But if I’m playing the 21 minute version of America by Prince, we can get into a deep convo for sure. Billy Jam always told me when you have lemons, you make lemonade. But some of y’all are putting in too much sugar. When you stretch the truth too far, we can all see how fake it is.