GOOD MORNING VIETNAM!!!!
How is everybody feeling on this fine Monday morning on the last day of March. I am personally feeling alive and mobile. Although Iâ€™m exhausted from the past few weeks, months, and years of my life I still feel the fire burning and I am smiling more than I frown. Its been a wild time in the camp lately as we gear up toward the release of the SHWAYZE record. We went on On-Air with Ryan Seacrest a week and a half ago and premiered “Buzzinâ€™” on KIIS FM! That night it hit the Top 9 at 9 and has been in and out of it every night since. I cannot tell you how it feels when you get in your car and turn it on and on comes your song. It is priceless!! I hope you all get the same feeling when you hear it on the radio because after all if youâ€™ve been bumping this for the past year and half it is your song too!!! This week the song starts to get added to other stations around the nation so listen up for it and lets make it the soundtrack to the best summer ever!!!
SXSW was the bomb this year and we played like 5 shows and did a bunch of press and hit every party in town. I saw MGMT live, who we are playing with in a few weeks at USC(check show dates), and they were SICKKKKK! These dudes are young but they are wise. I kicked it with em back stage for a moment before they went on and shot the shit about shait. The last night of the festival we played PEREZ HILTONâ€™S One Night in Austin Party. We were going .. NERD, which was a bit un-nerving, and only became completely scary after they got on stage and tore down the house like a hip-hop LED ZEPPELIN. I was floored by the Pharell, the band, and the sheer volume of their set…they had two drummers and like 5 guitars! Anyway, the show must go on and after they got off it took like 6 hours to strike their gear so when we went on the crowd was ready for more. We rocked that shit at 4am and slid out the back to the hotel and half the crew bounced to the airport immediately. I hopped a plane to Houston to hang for a few days. Houston was chill and I will return in time. What up TOW DOWN!!!!!???
After Houston we were supposed to go to Aculpoco for two Spring Break shows but the night before at 2 am I got a text saying Mexico is cancelled because we couldnt make it back for Seacrest. But I was the only one who got the text and I couldnt get a hold of any of the agents or managers as it was the middle of the frigginâ€™ night!!! So i bbm Skeet, who is DJing in Park City, and tell him to stay on alert and just head to the Airport as planned because his flight was at 6am. I told Warren and Shwayze, who were at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood waiting to be picked up at 4am for their 6am as well, to wait on my word in the mornign and be prepared for a pull out. I woke up at 6am(5am-LA, 6am-UTAH). I get the answer that we cannot go to Aculpoco because of time constraints and everyone should head back to LA. Skeet got the message from his seat on the plane to Mexico and barely got off in time!!! It was classic! All was well and all will be as well…
Well im in NYC still because SKEET and I missed our flight due to a week of raging, a gorgeous woman, and daylight savings time. All good excuses don’t you think!!?? We came out this week for a few gigs on the east side of things. We played at the BORGATA in Atlantic City the first night at the dopest spot in town called Murmur. On the way back to NYC had to stop at WHITEHOUSE, the supposed “BEST CHEESESTEAK” in the land…even though its not in Philly. Our driver however was from Philly and refused to support this fact!! The Philly was good but not the best Ive ever had…although after a joint the leftover hjalf was BOMB being that it had time to marinate and congeal. That night we played a spot called THE SPOTLIGHT in TIME SQUARE. Small little club, cool crowd, and bad sound. We played four songs and bounced out! This is when things got interesting. We jumped in the van and headed downtow(all the way down) to go see our homie Benny Blanco play at some spot. The van was packed and the girls were complaining and yada yada yada when all of a sudden our very loving, mild mannered, DJ SKEET SKEET turns into what we now know as…THE SKEET WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS!!!! SEE BELOW!!
HE SNAPPED ON ALL OF US SCREAMED AT ME AND TOLD ME TO GO WHEREVER “BARBARA” WANTED TO GO AND DITCHED US ON THE CORNER!!!! It was craszynessss!!! Luckily we were all drunk and happy so we laughed it off and headed over to PINK ELEPHANT for some wild times and more boozing! My computer is dying and I cant find my chord so I’ll continue this later! LOVE YOU ALL DEARLY…CLEARLY!
We just turned in the SHWAYZE record to the label a few days ago and it is friggin’ sick…in the parliance of our times. You have all probably heard “Buzzin’” once or twice but what you don’t know is that we got an album full of tunes that’ll keep every summertime party goin’ til the beer runs out.
The group SHWAYZE consists of: SHWAYZE – rapper extraordinaire, CISCO ADLER(myself) – producer, beat-miner and hook slinger, and DJ SKEET SKEET – master of the ones and twos and all around crowd pleaser! The record comes out this summer but the single is already up on ITUNES.
The video for “Buzzin,’” shot by VMA Award Winning Director Robert Hales(Gnarles Barkley, Mark ronson), is going to be premiered on our site and MTVU on FEB 25th!!! We are also on the WARPED TOUR all summer long so come and hang in the heat! If you like good music than give it a try…the vibe is all good baby!Love you all…Love the haters more! Â
It is the coolest new show on television. And BIZ-MARKIE teaches kids to beat box!!!! If it is not already a phenomena it will be soon! Am I late or early?? The beats are FRIGGING sick too! CHECK IT!!!
PLEASE FILL IN THE BLANK WITH PEOPLE WHO YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE HAVE THE STICK REMOVED FROM THEIR BUTT! IT WILL BE CATHARDIC FOR THE BOTH OF YOU BECAUSE U ALSO PROBABLY NEED ONE REMOVED ACCORDING TO SOMEONE ELSE. IS THIS THE CYCLE OF LIFE?
So sorry for not being around, but I’ve been really busy with “real life” shit and unable to tend Â to this “digital world” we all live in on the side. I’ve been in the studio with REMI NICOLE for the past week cuz after the first two songs we made together last month, or whatever, her record company decided to send her on back. We just cut 3 more tunes. Ask Skeet about these bangers because they are certifiable dance machines.
I also have been dealing with the “end of the begining” of the SHWAYZE record. Shwayze and Skeet and I are gearing up for some solid touring this summer! We just shot the sickest backyard bbq video for “BUZZIN’” – directed by Robert Hales who has done videos for Gnarles Barkley, Justin Timberlake, and Mark Ronson. Dude is SICKY DICKY!
We also got the sickest remixes of “BUZZIN’” coming at ya soon. We dipped into the vault and got some stinky cheese from the dopest fools around. Gonna be a free mixtape that u all can get ur little paws on…ur purdy little paws.Â Have u all heard of HELLA SWEATY COCK FIGHTS?????????? They are the sickest french-new-wave-rave-disco-backbeat-remixes. I would use more words but I feel like u get the point! These dudes are ruling the clubs from Tel-Aviv to Brussels. Look for em…and if you dont be ready for a big I told u so!
Â BOOK OF THE MOMENT! – 2012 The Return of Quetzalcoatl by Daniel Pinchbeck Recently a few friends of mine had a collective other worldly experience while held up at the Roosevelt Hotel during the Malibu fires. Granted, we were on a bender, but the only substances we were abusing were Marijuana and chilled Patron Silver. Â Throughout the week we all elevated our conciousness and joined in a paradigm switch which resulted in overflowing free thought and uninhibited childlike behavior much like that of a mushroom trip…only we were not on mushrooms. We all dressed up in drag and showed up to the uber-lounge HYDE and ended up running around the place in our underwear while people sneered and cawed but never stopped us. We searched for ghosts in the bowels of the Hotel til 7am one night and it wasnt until 3pm the next day that some of us actually met one in the elevator who asked us to go back to his room for cocktails…only the room number he gave us didnt exist! Eventually we settled into our new state of mind and started thinking about why we have started to think like we have and if their are any like minded souls. Recently my friends and I have been pondering the future. The future of what you might ask? The future of this Big Mac World with Super Size fries that numbs your mind with gossip while the world falls to pieces for a profit. This book is about the proposed “end of days” that is said to be coming in the year 2012 according to the Mayan calandar. The book talks not of an explosion or a worldwide war but of a subtle but supreme switch in the minds of certain humans as we near the end of one of the great cycles of our existence. The world may be heading to complete chaos…but out of chaos comes order. CHECK IT OUT! ITS GREEN!Â
SKEET! I’m with you bro. Shwayze and I also got up, i mean stayed up, to drive down from Park City in a blizzard at 4am to make our possibly snowed in 6am flight to Miami. PROBLEM #1: MIDDLE SEAT!! Ewwwwww! PROBLEM 2: It looks like Fargo outside and nobody at the fucking airport will give me a straight answer about the fate of my travel plans.
So we get on the plane and I am sitting in front of the loudest, most obnauxious family ever! I finally had to look back at them and tell them to SHUT IT for five minutes. I am usually not that dude but this was reDICK! So I settle into my miniature seat and flip the little neck supporters into position and pass out after being up since 9am the day before. PROBLEM #3: I fall asleep for two hours only to wake up still on the runway only now we are stuck in the snow and various work mobiles try to free us from the snowbank. ALl I want at this point is to get off the friggin’ plane and head back up to the warmth of our gorgeous lodge and the gorgeous girls that were frequenting it all week. Just as I am dreaming of a shotgun to blow away the family behind m,e and then take my own life the captain comes on and tells us we are freed and ready to take off! Yiipppeee-friiggin-doooo! I wanna go home already. Well, enough of that negativity…lets talk Sundance.
This was my second Sundance experience. I produced an independent feature film called Sweetie Pie, starring Jake Hoffman and get this, Paris Hilton. It was in the edgy NO-DANCE FESTIVAL a few years back. Its a classic believe me. hahahaha! I ams till in a lawsuit with Palm Pictures because they owe me 50,000 dollars!! So chances are you won’t find it on AMAZON.com or at your local video spot.
So basically this was my first real Sundance experience and we packed in so much shit that my three days in lil old PARK CITY felt like a tour of duty in NAM! The first night we got in we checked into our lodge, which was SICK!!!!! 2 bedroom sprawling love den with a gourmet kitchen and a jacuzzi on the porch which was steaming as we walked in. From there we went around to all the “gifting” suites and walked away with 6 pairs of shoes, a couple jackets, a diamond watch, and other things i dont really need. But if they were handing out free cheese on the corner we probably would’ve taken our picture with it and got a lifetime supply of cheddar. That night we headed over to STEREO and played a set with DJ AM, STEVE AOKI and DIRT NASTY. After that we took off up the mountain to the GREEN DOOR MANSION. Skeet described it pretty damn accurately. They had a VIP only “DOM PERIGNON ROOM” loaded with endless bottles of Dom P. Shwayze and I both had a bottle in each hand for the remainder of the night after discovering this. The party was so fucking crowded it was like a 30,000 sq. ft. ant farm full of scenesters and schmoozies. We decided to break out and head to the BUTTER HOUSE. The place was very hard to find and after riding around aimlessly with people who didnt know where we were going I spotted a lone cab on the side of the road and was pleasantly surprised to find the homie NAVIN CHITANI in the back seat on the phone getting the exact directions to butter. BUTTER was actually the most fun we had that night. AM was on the wheels of squeal and everybody was dancin like it was 1999…or in DIRT NASTY’s case 1980! I met up with a tall, blonde beauty and took off out the door back down the hill to the comforts of our lodge. What happened next is what happened next.
The next day we woke up and went down into town to grab some breakfast. We met up with JORDAN(our manager and label head) and CAT LAKE from Suretone. Did a little gifting before realizing I was too tired to get free stuff! That is so snobby! But really I had been up since 4am the day before in order to catch our usual 6am out of LA. That morning DONOVAN LEITCH hit me up and asked if I wanted to do a song with SUPER-COVER-GROUP “CAMP FREDDY.” I was asked to do Paul Rodgers classic “ALL RIGHT NOW” with Billy Duffy, Billy Morrison, MAtt Sorum, and Chris Chaney. These dudes are all legends and they have asked me to rock it once before with them adn it is always both a trip and an honor. When ur rythm section is from Janes Addiction and Guns n Roses you feel kind of dope! ahahahha So I dipped down to soundcheck and ran through the song a few times. None of us had ever played it but hey…were professionals. Then we went home and took a quick nap. Woke up a bit later and Paris hit me up and invited all of us to her dinner party at the TURNING LEAF lounge. It was a cool little cocktail party with some good conversation and and some pretty women to take my mind off of the fact that tight jeans are not so condusive to the wearing of long underwear. After that we dipped up to TAO at HARRY O’s with Paris and crew to watch 50 cent. He was running late and the place was so stupidly crowded that we headed out and down to HYDE LOUNGE and TENJUNE for the Camp Freddy show. The place was packed and the show went off without a hitch. Ill post some pics as i find them. After that we went next door and listened to the homie FRANKIE spin till about 4am. Again, it was a good dance party with good music so it was the best part of the night. DANCE = FUN! Then I ran into the three sisters SKEET mentioned above and took em back to the crib. What happened next is what happened next.
The next day we woke up and I got a call from the GREEN DOOR peeps that we could rock the after party. I told em the other night that it would be a sick place for a secret show and they worked it out! We were to go on at 2am. Our plane was at 6am.
After waking up and laying around for a bit we headed over to the myspace lounge to meet up with TED and MATTY O. We had a burger and some chili and took off towards the ESPN/ALLIANCE party to watch the football games. Ran into METHOD MAN who came up and said what up before we got up to bounce back to the crib and nap…and HYDRATE! MATTY O invited us to a dope little dinner called “CHEF DANCE” where every night of Sundance they have a different world class chef cook for a select group of industry and entertainment peeps. We hung with Scott Gerber and BRUNO! of the Gerber Group who are bringin us out to play SUPERBOWL WEEKEND in Scottsdale, AZ in a few weeks. We ran into and chatted up Paul Oakenfold who happens to be the coolest dude Ive ever met and one hell of a comedian as well. After the meal it was upstairs to TAO again for the VELVET REVOLVER show. Literally as I walk in I get a call from DONOVAN saying Scott Weiland missed his flight and the guys wanted to know if I could fill in. WHAT??????????? The friggin answer is YES! Next thing I know Im backstage with DUFF, SLASH, MATT SORUM and the boys learnibng some tunes that Im gonna have to rock out for the sold out crowd waiting for VELVET FUCKING REVOLVER. The funny thing is I was never even one bit nervous. The stage is my home and the fact that my heroes just asked me to front the band for the evening(3 songs) was a dream come true but also a chance for me to show these motherfuckers that I can handle-randal. Most people know me for the wrong reasons and have no idea that I have actual talent…let alone the “BALLS” to rock out in front of thousands of people with the greatest rock n rollers of our day after a 10 minute cramming session to learn the tunes. I sang ROCK N ROLL by ZEPELLIN, FEEL LIKE MAKIN LOVE by KID ROCK, and held down the back ups on HONKY TONK WOMAN. Look left and SLASH is ripping hall of fame solos and behind me GUNS N ROSES actual rythm section is rolling and rumbling like thunder through my chest. I may not have made it yet…but I definitely have arrived! hahah I cannot wait to see the pictures!!!! We took a band shot to which is gonna be classic! I finished up the set, said goodbye to my new bandmates, and rushed outside where we had two HUMMERS waiting to take us up to the GREEN DOOR MANSION for our secret performance. The place was rockin as usual and Shwayze and I got up and ran through four or five songs and even had our homie PITTSBURGH SLIM get up and rock his hit “GIRLS KISS GIRLS.” The place had a great vibe and it was hard to leave all the beautiful women knowing that we were probably going to sit in the airport watching the weather while everyone else sipped DOM P and lounged in the high grade park city snow…AND WHAT HAPPENED NEXT IS RIGHT NOW. Ill hit you from MIAMI…if I ever get there.
………………SO LONG SUNDANCE!
p.s. a huge thank you to ROB and ALLIANCE LUXURY TRANSPORTATION for running us around the whole weekend. And to the RED STAG LODGE for puttin us up. And to all the party people for having a great time and making SUNDANCE 08 a time to remember. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR YA’LL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's that time of the year folks. When the rich and famous descend on the "snow" capped mountains of Park City, Utah...I mean of-of-of-course the Sundance Film Festival. The films are probably amazing but nobody will see them except for the executives bidding on them. Everyone else will either be asleep becasue they had too many Patron shots at HYDE Park City, or over at the gifting mansions getting moon-boots and massages while sipping premium haute chocolate and watching skiing on one of the 42 mega-flat screens brought in to make the super rich feel at home. Funnily enough, I will also be there...they need entertainment don't they? Shwayze and I and Skeet will be rocking the house at STEREO Park City Friday and Saturday night with DJ AM, STEVE AOKI, and DANNY MASTERSON. I also got a call from my homie DONOVAN LEITCH who asked me to sing a song with CAMP FREDDY on Saturday as well. For those of you who don't know Camp Freddy is a super-group-cover-band with rotating members including Slash, Dave Navarro Donovan, Chris Chaney, Matt Sorum, Scott Weiland, Billy Duffy, and Billy Morrison. Morrison suggested I do FREE "All Right Now" and I gladly accepted. If your gonna be up there you better come find one of us and have a drink or two or ten and get naked in the snow like it was the 1986 Winter Olympics...
or at least party like NONI did this Sundacne somewhere back in time...it looked like it was definitely snowing that day. HAHAHAHAH Shut up...you'll never be as cool as NONI! I know I know...g'bye
I recently hit up Steve and Jason about booking my new artist Lisa D’amato on one of their nights. They said they would have to check her out and get back to me if they thought it was dope and would work. They got back and said yeah and she is booked for the 15th. I hit up Jason to get a hold of the flyer and he never got back to me. So I emailed Steve and asked him if he could send me a flyer and he said Jason handles all the flyers. So I hit up Jason again and he still didnt hit me back yet. I was losing promotion time and the night was nearing so I whipped up a shitty flyer and posted it on the myspace and on here where I blog regularly now. Innocent enough? Well I get this comment from a certain someone named Sarah Morrison, who mind you I do not know…I have heard the name but have forgotten the acclaim…here is what she said and I quote…Â
“its sorta of retarded you made your own flyer and arent using jasonâ€™s. actually its fucked. this girl aint running tuesday. she has her 30 minute midnight set like every tuesday act booked im presuming.Â you cant just make flyers for other peopleâ€™s nights calling them something else, pretending they are yours dude.have you been to la? do you have the internet yet?Â ”………………………………. …………………………………………………………………..WOW?
This was almost borderline crazy I thought. Yes this is their night and I never claimed it to be anything else nor would I want to considering I wanted my act to play “THEIR” night. It doesnt say Lisa is “RUNNING” the Tuesday as Sarah said. It just states the place, time, and artist websites in hopes that people come out and have a good time and enjoy the music. Steve and Jason booked her!!! I dont know what I did to become the stick in this girls ass but I hope we can one day meet in person, maybe even this tuesday, and remove it so u can smile again. Love you…Cisco. STEVE or JASON, send me the dang flyer homies!!! And also the mediator of this site, SKEET SKEET, let my flyer go up without hesitation so why all the fuss…calm the puss babydoll. That kind of flirting should be left on the playground. Bye all…Â P.S. I HOPE U HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR AND PUT THAT ON A SHIRT AND WEAR IT SARAH…it took me a minute…way longer than it did to make the LISA flyer in question…truce?