Sorry, We're Closed

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Hard-Core Porno Idea of the Day

I want to see Dick Chaney, in an ill-fitting baby doll dress, with pieces of bacon wrapped around his wrists, wearing a hairnet and fake eyeglasses with the eyes that bounce around on springs, tap dancing on an American flag while singing the Soviet national anthem.

Then, we can beat him with sticks.

Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Crazy Pressure Playlist 12/18-19

It was cold, damn it was cold.

But some very dear people came out to hear music Sunday 12/18 at Pressure Cafe yesterday. Thank you all for being such great friends, and my love to everyone who has encouraged me in this endeavor.

The 33s, 45s, and 0s & 1s spun themselves from around 8:15 PM until 12:30 A.M.:

Delfonics--La La Means I Love You
Kenny Burrell--Go Where I Send Thee
Googie Rene--Wild Bird
Georgie Fame--Beware of the Dog
Ventures--Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Groove Holmes--Groove's Groove
Horace Silver--Song for My Father
Odell Brown & the Organizers--Mas Que Nada

Rufus Thomas--Walking the Dog
Little Milton--Grits Ain't Groceries (All Around the World)
Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs--Ring Dang Doo
Kingsmen--I'll Go Crazy
Beatles--I'm Looking Through You (Anthology version)
Supremes--Love is Like an Itching in My Heart
Al Green--I Can't Get Next to You
Shangri-La's--Sophisticated Boom Boom
Rodd Keith--Atomic Wise
Two of Clubs--Walk Tall
Freda Payne--Band of Gold
Booker T. & the MGs--Hip Hug-Her
Marvin Gaye--I'll Be Doggone
Bettye Swann--Make Me Yours

Beach Boys--This Whole World
Buckinghams--I'll Go Crazy
Byrds--I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better
Gestures--Run Run Run
Johnny Cash--Get Rhythm
Rinky-Dinks--Hot Potato (Part 1)
Ventures--Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Vince Guaraldi--Linus and Lucy

Bill Withers--Ain't No Sunshine
Martha & the Vandellas--Jimmy Mack
Ray Charles--Mess Around
Chase--Get it On
The Art of Noise, featuring Tom Jones--Kiss
Bear Down, Chicago Bears
Juanes--A Dios Le Pido
dBs--Christmas Time
Big Star--When My Baby's Beside Me
New Colony Six--Cadillac/Rap-a-Tap

Buffalo Springfield--Pretty Girl Why
Peanut Butter Conspiracy--It's a Happening Thing
Spencer Davis Group--I'm a Man
Dora Hall--Satisfaction
Rolling Stones--Jumpin' Jack Flash
Amen Corner--High in the Sky
Jam--Going Underground
XTC--This is Pop!
Selecter--Too Much Pressure
Desmond Dekker and the Aces--Israelites
Supremes--In and Out of Love
James Brown--I'll Go Crazy
Rosana--El Talisman
Zombies--She's Not There

Madonna--Substitute for Love
Modern Jazz Quartet--Dilemma
Vince Guaraldi--Christmas Time is Here
Daft Punk--Something About Us
George Baker Selection--Little Green Bag
Nitin Sawhney--Sunset
Herbie Hancock--the Thief

Love and Joy this Holiday.

next DJ session is January 1 at 8:00 P.M.
Pressure Cafe, 6318 N. Clark

Thursday, December 15, 2005

I Hope the Money's Good Enough, Part I

...because your dignity's in shreds.

Chris Wallace.

Andrea Mitchell.

David Corn.

your suggestions welcome.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Grazing in the Grass: Pressure Playlist, 12/11/05

We were, uh, grazing in the grass at Pressure last night. Here's what listeners heard:

Boris Gardner--What's Happening?
John Lennon--Instant Karma!
Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete--I'm a Loser
Kenny Burrell--Go Where I Send Thee
Bobby Parker--Watch Your Step
Aretha Franklin--Rough Lover
Soul Brothers Six--Some Kind of Wonderful
Supremes--Love is Like an Itching in My Heart
Booker T. & the MGs--Green Onions
Spencer Davis Group--Waltz for Caroline
Freda Payne--Band of Gold
Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose--Treat Her Like a Lady
All the People featuring Robert Moore--Cramp Your Style
Cyril Neville--Gossip
Bill Withers--Who is He and What is He to You?
Odell Brown & the Organizers--Mellow Yellow
Googie Rene Combo--Wild Bird
New Colony Six--At the River's Edge
Sade--By Your Side (reggae mix)
Selecter--Too Much Pressure
Juanes-A Dios Le Pido
Hugh Masakela--Grazing in the Grass
Mana--Mariposa Traicionera
Love--Orange Skies
Arthur Alexander--Anna
Garnet Mimms & the Enchanters--Cry Baby
Marvin Gaye--Can I Get a Witness
Dora Hall--Satisfaction
Boney James--Grazing in the Grass
Packers--Go Head On
Impressions--It's all Right
Flares--Foot Stomping
Martin Denny--Quiet Village
Henry Mancini--Lujon
Block 16--Slow Hot Wind
Boojoo Bazou--Under My Sensi
Southwest FOB--Smell of Incense
Electric Prunes--Get Me to the World on Time
Seeds--Can't Seem to Make You Mine
Monkees--Can You Dig It?
Avant Garde--Naturally Stoned
Peanut Butter Conspiracy--It's a Happening Thing
Rolling Stones--Jumpin' Jack Flash
Amen Corner--High in the Sky
Boney James--Grazing in the Grass (alternate)
Herbie Hancock--Bring Down the Birds
Rodd Keith--I Take a Fancy to Nancy
Who--Run Run Run
Madonna--Ray of Light (William Orbit remix)
Tao of Groove--Brand New Delhi
Kenny Rankin--Groovin'
Bill Withers--The Same Love That Made Me Laugh
Daft Punk--Something About Us
Robert Flack--Feel Like Makin' Love
Sade--Somebody Already Broke My Heart
Seefeel--Time to Find Me
Higher Intelligence Agency--Solid Motion
Henry Mancini--Theme from 'Hatari!'
Nazz--Open My Eyes
Nightmares on Wax--Nights Introlude

Thanks to those who came out! Hope to see some of you this coming Sunday, where we'll pick a new song to play in multiple versions.


Monday, December 05, 2005

Playlist, December 4, 2005

Here's what listeners heard at Pressure Cafe, Sunday, 12/4/05, as I spun my 45s, LPs, and CDs.

Tao of Groove--Brand New Delhi
Odell Brown & the Organizers--Mas Que Nada
Boris Gardner--What's Happening?
Richard "Groove" Holmes--Groove's Groove
Booker T. and the MGs--Time is Tight
Supremes--In and Out of Love
Bettye Swann--The Heartache is Gone
Little Milton--Grits Ain't Groceries (All Around the World)
Frank Wilson--Do I Love You?
Packers--Go 'Head On
Rex Garvin--Sock it To 'Em, J.B.
Vontastics--Day Tripper
Teri Summers--City's Hospital Patients
Martha & the Vandellas--Jimmy Mack
Desmond Dekker--It Mek
Beach Boys--Let Him Run Wild
Indian Vibes--Mathar
Alan Moorhouse--Expo in Tokyo
Bobby Hughes--My French Brother
Jackson Five--Who's Lovin' You?
Nina Simone--Since I Fell for You
Bill Withers--Why Must the Same Love That Made Me Laugh Make Me Cry
Daft Punk--Something About Us
Googie Rene--Wild Bird
Roberta Flack--Feel Like Makin' Love
Cyril Neville--Gossip
Madonna--Substitute for Love
Two of Clubs--Walk Tall
MC Honky--What a Bringdown
Dora Hall--(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
All the People featuring Robert Moore--Cramp Your Style
Isley Brothers--It's Your Thing
Meters--Cissy Strut
Bubble Puppy--Hot Smoke & Sassafrass
Juanes--La Camisa Negra
Shadows of Knight--Shake
Os Mutantes--Ando Meio Desligado
Peanut Butter Conspiracy--It's a Happening Thing
Skatalites--Nimble Foot Ska
Cajmere--U Got Me Up (Denny Tenaglia remix)
Jackie Mittoo--Get Up and Get It
Small Faces--Grow Your Own
Can--Don't Turn the Light on, Leave Me Alone
Herbie Hancock--The Thief
Flamingos--I Only Have Eyes for You
Ruby & the Romantics--Our Day Will Come
Erma Franklin--Piece of My Heart
Packers--Hole in the Wall
Miles Davis--In a Silent Way (rehearsal)
Modern Jazz Quartet--Dilemma
Miles Davis--In a Silent Way
Booker T. and the MG's--Hip Hug-Her
Higher Intelligence Agency--Solid Motion
Frances Lai (soundtrack to 'A Man and a Woman')--Samba Saravah

Then, I played a couple of downtempo mix CDs.

I really don't know if it's going to be this weird every week. I'm still trying to figure all of this out. Thanks to those who came--Ceci, Phillip, Ted, Doug, and Francesca. Hope to see some of the rest of you...maybe this coming Sunday.


Thursday, December 01, 2005

New DJ Gig

Howdy, folks.

This Sunday evening, December 4, I'll be starting a new (hopefully permanent) DJ gig at Pressure Billiards & Cafe, 6318 N. Clark Street, in Chicago, just a few doors south of Devon. My gig: playing music every Sunday night!

I'll be playing from 8:00 PM until sometime around midnight, maybe's still kind of fluid, but the good things are:

*No cover.
*Good coffee, tea, and snacky food.
*Hours of interesting music.
*Good company in a nice coffeeshop setting.
*13 Brunswick billiards tables in the back!!

Great way to wind down the weekend. Or, for folks like me on weird schedules, to keep it going!

Hope to see you this Sunday night. I'll post playlists, future plans (hopefully, guest DJs, benefits, etc.), and other stuff concerning this gig in the future.