Sunday, November 30, 2008

Weekend of Whoops

Just a note to the people out there who are way smarter than me.... When you have that thought.... hey, that's a little too close to be putting that glass of water to my laptop. Well. You probably shouldn't put that glass of water there.

So my internal hard drive died on my studio computer Thursday and I knocked part of a glass of water into my CD-ROM burner and then another USB external drive just died on me. It appears that knocking it off your coffee table a couple o' times isn't good for it!

Luckily though i went to Fry's and a new Seagate 500 GB external hard drive is only $89.99. And because I'm a paranoid backup freak I still have my primary backup drive.

So if you're going to be an idiot take a lesson from me. You need two backup drives: backup drive number one and the backup of the primary backup drive number one.

CD: Release - Lift Up: 320 kbps Track zip archive

CD Release: Lift Up (Some versions available)

Well Kidz, it's here. Cover impending. Hard copies impending. 320kbps zip archive is STILL uploading as we speak.

but the 128 kbps zip archive as well as the single tracks for both 128kpbs and 320kpbs are now available here:

Lift Up -> 128kbps Track zip archive

Lift Up -> 128kbps Single Track

Lift Up -> 320kbps Single Track

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Where's the Beef?

So my hard drive died. DIED! But. I have the files on two, not one, TWO external hard drives. But. Now I'm installing the software on this other PC. Yadda. yadda. yadda.

You know what I mean. Anyway. Hopefully before I have to leave to go to this party. I need to start packing @ two.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Lift Up, New CD on it's way to you!

Hey, I'm busy tonight doing part of the work chopping this CD into tracks. It's not done yet! Almost there! Am working on cover art with art pad now as I listen and chop it up into tracks.


Thank you so much to the fabulous friends who showed up and Happy B-day Kimmy! It WAS Fun.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Tonight, 22 Nov 08 @ Olive

What: Dirty Beats & Delectable Libations for Kimmy's Burfday
         (Happy B-day Kimmy)

When: 22 Nov 08
          10 PM - 2 AM

Where: Olive, 743 Larkin St

DJs: DJ Zenith (Zenomena, Funkentanzen, Stirty Beats)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

DJing this Saturday night @ Olive

What: Dirty Beats & Delectable Libations for Kimmy's Burfday
         (Happy B-day Kimmy)

When: 22 Nov 08
          10 PM - 2 AM

Where: Olive, 743 Larkin St

DJs: DJ Zenith (Zenomena, Funkentanzen, Stirty Beats)

Monday, November 17, 2008

CD Recorded: Lift Up

Mwahahahah it's alive. I'm about ready to walk to work and in my iPod will be a mix I recorded yesterday, Lift Up. I will be focused on finishing my final exam project in German class and as soon as I turn it in Wednesday night I will be working on slicing said set into tracks and getting it ready for release! You've been warned.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Radio SF

So the fine folks @ Radio SF contacted me recently and asked for some of my music. Now Enter the Borg is posted on Radio SF here:

You guys should go there and check out the other sets. Sights like Radio SF are hugely beneficial to the music scene. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Home Alone

I'm in heavan! I just spent the entire weekend playing with meine Musik and Mein Komputer! And Ballet and Yoga. Serato has changed my life forever.

Me having to think about what music belongs where... and how to classify my music is making a world of difference. It's going to be sooooo much better DJing now. It will be way easier to make a coherent thought and flow in my sets.

Words can't even express how much I love this new computer!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Rad Halloween Costumes and Talented Friends

I love my talented friends. My friend is the joker here. Enjoy!

Here's a link to some more photos:
link to you tube explanation about creation of harley quinn character:

Where Were You When Barack was Elected?

I was with my Brain Pool, of course!

Thank You America

All I can say is thank you for electing Barack Obama as president! Now I don't have to move to another country. Thank you. Thank You! Thank You!

So Cal (and the rest of you who voted the wrong way on Prop 8) Shame on You. Shame. Shame. Shame.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

I'm in Love

I fired up Serato for the first time tonight and fell instantly in love! Instantly. I can't believe how easy it is... How this amazingly huge sound comes from this gizmo of mine (my new Mac Pro). And I'm now completely in love with this Mac Pro.

I don't know if it's because my first exposure to computers was on an Apple when I was 8 y ears old... But for whatever reason I feel so awesome using this laptop. I find the Mac operating system to be extremely intuitive. Part of my comfort level is around the fact that I make heavy use of shortcut keys in windows. A lot of these translate to Mac via the command key and also control key. Once you get that pattern down, you're set.

My next project is definitely going to come from this laptop, without a doubt. Fortunately, several of my favourite new tracks are available in digital format also so I don't feel as if I'm loosing access to many tracks in switching formats.

The universe becomes wide open for me now... Because all of these middle eastern and african dance tracks that are only available digitally now come into my sights and into my sets. And let's not forget my serious collection of 80s, Motown, and disco that I have on CD that I can now put on this lap top.

Getting this laptop was the coolest thing that I've done in years I think. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner! I knew I'd be saying that all along but now I know for sure. Hello, 21st century! I love you man!!!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Pictures from meeting Ros Atkins of the BBC World Have your Say

In The Studio

Ros Atkins and Producer Mark with KALW General Manager Matt Martin during a live question/answer show about BBC World Have Your Say.

Small Photo Gallery From Halloween Boat Party

This is from an actual, authentic, genuine, real live Halloween House party. Only a few pictures here but they are cool.

What is this???

Photo Gallery From the Sunset Halloween Boat Party is Here!!!!


Port of San Francisco

Pretty Rad Video

Somebody posted this on myspace. it's pretty rad but it IS a 2 hour video. be warned!!