Thursday, August 31, 2006

what's fly this week you ask?

ok. firstly, this week's feature is simone. he lives in remini, IT. he's so perfectly italian! check it:

why i like Simone: He doesn't have a mean bone in his body. He's honest. And he's completely fun :-)

Music: Dubtribe Sound System, Bryant Street (1999)

This album spews love and positive energy. One of my favourite tracks, Wednesday night, features the lyrics... "You are beautiful. You are perfect. Just the way you are. You... are... .beautiful. You are perfect. Just the way you are.

Also haunting is: El Regalo de Amour. This album is wonderful. Check it.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

going to new orleans

i've decided i want to use my credit on either jet blue or southwest to go to new orleans to aid in the reconstruction. does anyone have information on that? i know my buddy went but he's at burning man right now. there's no rush.

let's talk about fly

it's funny that i came up with the name who's fly (as an alternative to who's sexy because my friend's e-mail filters all sex related commentary and i didn't want to get him scolded)... then *very* next day i listen to the commonwealth club's (i know a woman who works there by the way) in forum discussion on hyphy (a combination of hyper and fly). it's a music movement... more on that later.

anyway. here's the why. then there will be the guidelines.

it's not the destination. it's the journey. and the people who share the journey with you make it worthwhile.

i have the good fortune of being surrounded by amazing people. at work, i work with some of the best and brightest in the software architecture business. it's a privilege.

in the DJ scene i DJ with some very cute, very talented, and very sweet guys. they are family. say it with me.... awwwwwwwwwww (yak)

so i thought it would be good to spend a little time each week commending an artist or musician who makes the journey better. sometimes i will feature an album i'm listening to also. i could feature a gem of a music store, or something cool i came across, also. I'm going to tell you exactly what I like about it and why.

the guidelines

1. It has to be someone i know or know of. This eliminates your 2nd cousin twice removed Bobby-Sue in Nebraska. Sorry kidz.

2. I have to have a digital image.

3. You can definitely nominate/submit people that we both know but you have to get me a picture and the why behind it.

4. My friend astutely pointed out that there should be guys *and* girls. There will be. I swear. Again. Get me your freaking pictures!

That's it. Who's fly starts officially next week on a schedule. I'm going to do this week officially today (including my sweet italian friend, Simone). Sometime Sunday night/Monday morning it goes up. This is PST we are talking about. West coast rulz.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

this week's gigs

so this week we return with sticky goodness! it's sugar-time

What: Sugar (8/31) --> Sugar

Where: 377 Hayes @ Gough

When: 7 PM - 12 AM

Who: Rob Crush (Crush Collective, Stompy)
Native Intelligence (Rock It Science, Sleevin Records)
DJ Zenith (Zenomena) (9 PM set time)
Justin Cucciare
DJ Robb Green (Simply Shameless, Seattle)

Monday, August 28, 2006

happy b-day ben aka Harvey's is awesome

Happy b-day Ben!!! We had an awesome time @ Harvey's in the Castro.

And not only because they have some of the *hottest* bar staff in town. But because they have some of the most awesome bar staff in town.

Harvey's is a great place in large part due to the manager's vision. He fosters art, music, and community. Harvey's fosters an environment that welcomes everyone... Gay/straight/inbetween/male/female/transgender... You name it.

Thanks for being awesome Harvey's peeps! You *know* who you are/

PS --> I would totally include them as an addendum to the who's sexy/fly installment but I don't have pictures. I'll be outlining this weekly feature later in the week. Stay tuned.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

who's sexy?

i've decided through my DJing & e-mails that i'm going to do a weekly who's sexy installment. this week we feature my italian friend who lives in remini, IT.

Friday, August 25, 2006


last night was the first Thursday I've done after the new PR lady took over for Sugar. There were a bunch of people there.

This is the first time I've tag-teamed in this manner with three others. Rob Crush started out sounding awesome.... Then it was the four of us in rotation. We each did three tracks.... We vibed off each other so seriously!!! Everyone was on! It was so great!

Check out these pictures. It really didn't take too long for mayhem to ensue :-)

I'll apologize for the low-lights... we didn't want to blind the crowd with flash.


Native Intelligence

Justin Cucciare

and PH Balance

Just tap it already!

I'm watching you man...

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

This week's gig listings......

What: Sugar (8/24) --> Sugar is finger-lickin' good. Remember that.

Where: 377 Hayes @ Gough

When: 7 PM - 12 AM

Who: Rob Crush (Crush Collective, Stompy)
Native Intelligence (Rock It Science, Sleevin Records)
DJ Zenith (Zenomena) (9 PM set time)

labour day weekend

No! i'm not going to burning man! can you believe? I'm taking this year and probably next year off.... although you guys have already started working on me for next year....

fortunately my very sexy, very talented fiddle-playing friend is playing *two* shows 1.5 blocks from my home labour day weekend. one friday night, one sunday afternoon.

isn't he cute! no seriously. the whole band is really talented and good looking, too! check them out.... SF Hounds:

steve's going to play on my first track with my record label.... stay tuned.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


insomnia --> inability to sleep.

this post is about insomnia... people don't get what i'm saying somehow. so let me explain insomnia...

i have insomnia. i'm getting treated for it. it's a serious medical condition. i've suffered for over a year with it. i've had it in the past... it's just been about six years or so since i last had a battle with it. i'm determined to not take pills. i'm doing this hollistic thing.

i go to bed at 10:30 three nights/week or so and wake up at 1:30 or 2 AM just bummed that i woke up again. i either:

a) get up and do stuff until my brain completely shuts off (usually 4 AM) ...
b) toss and turn until 6:30 AM when i get up.

it's awful.

i *am* going to switch my schedule around here soon to facilitate treatment for the insomnia and work and music.

stay tuned.

(end rant)

Friday, August 18, 2006

a blip

it's tough. seeing my friend's obituary hit me hard. how many years on this planet and now what is she? a paragraph. the paragraph mostly speaks to all of her survivors.

our lives are a blip on the space-time continuum... i know this.

but it was hard to read that paragraph and see that picture and know she suffered in such a hurrendous manner.

there's been a tremendous spike in cancer. we all have cancer genes they say... but it's stress that's the catalyst to their reproduction.

the world is stressed out. the conditions around the world has an impact that is unmistakeable.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

tonight @ Sugar (8/17), Saturday @ Anu (8/19)

Tonight I play once again with men who are as absolutely talented as they are cute! Ask Duane about the bikini. That's all I'm sayin....


What: Sugar (8/17) --> All things delectable and sugary sweet. Some of the sexiest bar staff in town. yes indeedy.

Where: 377 Hayes @ Gough

When: 7 PM - 12 AM

Who: Rob Crush (Crush Collective, Stompy)
Native Intelligence (Rock It Science, Sleevin Records)
DJ Zenith (Zenomena)

<---- Saturday 8/19) ----->

Please help us kick off our new night! I know there's tons o' stuff going on but still.....

Reverb @ Anu ---> 3rd Saturdays

Where: Anu Bar, 43 Market Street @ 6th

When: Saturday, 8/19
10 - 2 AM

with special guest: DJ Durben aka Ben Tom (Peach Music)

& Residents: DJ Zenith (Zenomena)
Bryan Bence (Reverb)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

send some happy thoughts to my friends in the east

a friend passed this weekend. my friends, her family, will need all the happy thoughts they can get:


what have i been doing with my insomnia these days??? so glad you asked at this fine hour of 2:32 AM. i'm doing more web-site rearchitecture. making room for the ba-zillion more pictures i have. and taking the photo pages and bringing them in line with everything else.

thx for playing.

at least instead of laying awake stressed out that i won't be able to get everything done tomorrow due to fatigue due to insomnia... i'm actually getting stuff done in advance so there's less to do.

this might work somehow. i wasn't sleeping anywhosit.

Monday, August 14, 2006

awesome freaking track

i'm listening to Miss Honey Dijon's mix the new deep. About 10 minutes in she's mixing in this song called super star. It talks about how the woman looks at the person next to her and really she's blessed, head over heels and in love, and has to go with it.

that feeling's so rare. but powerful enough we're all willing to go get our heart run over repeatedly at the possibility.

this woman's voice is beautiful. i woke up with it in my head.

mad props.

east coast trip plans


I'm not coming to DC. Gigs are cancelled. Nada. I'm not in a good place to go there right now... even if I could get my records in the overhead bin. I'm so paranoid about being separated from them on flights. Now I *know* I definitely would be.

Besides that, I don't want to listen to conservative BS.... Not even for one second. I think people in DC would rather believe the BS then have to do something about it. That's one of the reasons I moved here in the first place.

Sorry folks. I love my family, I love the few remaining friends I have there. But I don't like the prevalent conservative attitudes. We are having the best weather we've had in the summer here in a long time. It's time for the DC types to get there arse here.

Anywhosit... I'm shooting for next spring... Depending on other travel plans. There's going to be a trip to Europe or the Caribbean next year, also.


Friday, August 11, 2006

Happy Blur-thday

Meri, Erin!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

weekend gigs

------ Thursday ---------

What: Sugar
377 Hayes @ Gough

When: Thursday, 10 Aug 06 7 PM - 12 AM

Residents: Rob Crush (Crush Collective, Stompy)
Native Intelligence (Rock It Science, Sleevin Records)
Zenith (Zenomena)
Weekly special guests

----- Saturday ----------

Where: Mars Bar (798 Brannan Street)

When: Saturday, 12 August (3 - 8 PM)
5 - 6:30 PM (Set Time)

Who: DJ Zenith (Zenomena)
DJ Robb (Simply Shameless, Seattle)
DJ Rob Crush (Crush Collective, Stompy)

new, shiny, & exciting

I'm playing Saturday @ Mars Bar from 5:30 - 6 along side Robb of Simply Shameless. Happy Birthday Erin!!! Also, happy b-day Meri! (-xoxoxo ladies. and i will
spank both of you)

This week/next week we are unveiling a new party @ sugar. We haven't agreed on a name yet. Sugar hired a PR woman so there's a few details to be ironed out.

Finally, I will have available limited edition copies of my new CD. It has my art work on it. If you'd like a copy, say so (if you haven't already). Special thx
to: DJ Durben aka Ben Tom (Peach Music) for being awesome and connecting me with DJ Von (Levende, Second Sunday), and to Amit Shoham (Tarantic) for getting the ball

We're also starting a party every third Saturdays @ Anu. I've attached our dope *arse* flyer courtesy of Danyol ( Special thx to Bryan Bence.
Get it while it's hot.

You can always catch my gig listings here:

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

pray for C.

someone i care about is dying of cancer in the east. please pray for her peace. i'm sad i'll never see her again.

To S.

Hey. If your name starts with an S. and you're reading this... you *know* who you are. Let's talk soon. My schedule's just crazy right now between my new client and gigs so I won't have time to stop in.

I've been trying to tell you something for weeks now, actually. Zero luck.

on a positive note

so yes, i'm really mad about lebanon. we've covered that topic.

on a positive note, my new CD is done tonight! i said done!

100 copies, cover art and all.... cover art by yours truly, fly add ons by dur-ben, no ben tom.

thank you DJ Durben !

not only is he adoreable, he can rock it.

speaking of him, check our party out on the 19th @ Anu

w@ke the F*ck up. i'm serious.

people are biased against muslims and people of dark skin. this is how it is. wake the f*ck up people. i'm serious. get off your lily white arses and wake the f*ck up. put down your god da*n bon bons, your cushy cozy lives, and wake the F*ck up.

the killing has got to stop. and it's not going to stop while you are too farking lazy to do anything. or you think someone else will do it. or you only care about yourself.

*the killing has got to stop*


Tuesday, August 08, 2006

on lebanon and the planet

i listen to NPR every morning for an hour just incredulous. no wonder i'm suffering from such bad insomnia.

go without sleep for a year and see what that does to you. for all those who wonder why i am a loopy girl... right now it's insomnia. no matter what i do or try or think. i can't sleep.

geezus people. stop the killing. please stop. no really. please stop. please stop killing people. stop killing the environment.

oh, and it's great to know that although *everyone* else scrubs their oil pipes weekly, BP bribed the governor of alaska to get out of regulations for cleaning their pipes and therefore they corroded right through and spilled into the alaskan ecosystem.

go fark-h0les.

fark you. welcome to the entertainment biz

i had *one* more of those nights last night. and i forgot to eat.

so now i've got my hands wrapped around some unsweetened soy milk and some coffee and OJ.....

my cover art is ready. Danyol will be doing my flyers. He's better at it than me. *Way* better.

More later.



Sunday, August 06, 2006


my brain is blown this AM. i just had one of my favourite sets in my life. i have that blissful feeling... that same one after Paris.

at the same time, i learned so much. i don't know if our teensy little brains are meant to process so much information. anyway. so there it is.

today, i have the deadlines for a lot of art work that's been outstanding for some time. i have to finish my cover art. it's done. i just have to switch colors. but what is more important is the flyer.

it will be done soon. i'm hoping it won't be hard.... as the brush strokes i'll be doing are ones i've mastered with the art pad. anyway, wish me luck.

so next saturday i will be gigging at the mars bar. more on that later. another day time party. then it's off to the hot tub party.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

stupid stupid stuff

one of the things i hate about the biz is the moronic stuff that goes on with egos. yes,i do have one also.

this magazine is doing a best DJ in america contest. how *dumb* is that? they have trance DJs, house DJs, breaks DJs, hip hop, all in one. most stupid. that's comparing apples to oranges.

and how can you say someone is the best? on what night? everyone's got their own skill set. and some DJs are better at one sound then the other. it's just dumb.

there's no best. i say get the fark over yourself man.

a word on lebanon

please, all keep the innocent victims in your heart & soul. in iraq, afghanistan, lebanon, and israel.

when will the morons learn that fighting and violence is senseless? i cry for them in my heart.

peace in the answer.

peace and love to lebanon.



Wednesday, August 02, 2006

I'll be gigging Saturday for the Duck Pond Crew BM camp... You say. Duck Pond crew??!!!! Let me tell you: In the words of William Shakespeare... if a Rose smelled like a duck.... it would *still* smell as sweet. [Wait a minute. That's not right.]

But in all seriousness... My friends in this camp are some of the people I've known the longest in San Francisco... and they are wonderful people and real friends.... So please come represent. There will be lots of food for cheap. Unlimited rides on a slip & Slide for 5 clams!!! The proceeds go to their camp.

I repeat: $5 for unlimited rides on the slip & slide!!!!!!!!<------

What: Slip N Slide Party in Dolores Park (translation: sunshine & Tasty beats)

flyer here:

Where: Dolores Park (well duh, we just said that)

When: Saturday, 5 August 11 AM - dusk
3:30 - 5 PM (set time)

Who: Native Intelligence (Sleevin' Records)
DJ Zenith (Zenomena Recordings)
DJ Evinrude
DJ Sneke Pete
DJ Robb (Tilted Records, Seattle)

Note: It really means a lot to me that so many of you show up... More than once no less. I'd love to see all of your beautiful faces.



PS --> Save the date for the Still Sexy: Back to your Birthday Suit party Date: 9 September @ Club Six

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

photos from Saturday


So I thought I would make this Saturday's set a little less edgy.... this wasn't a rave, it was a small club in the castro. And of course sexy... i figured everyone likes sexy. well, apparently that's so as you can see from the pictures. mayhem ensued! what fun.

Photos by Danyol