So last night at my gig in NYC everyone was talking about this rad video of Cesar aka DJ Paparazzi on TMZ where he was being pushed around by a cab driver.. he sent me the link.. this is pretty much awesome. I personally would have never thought of doing that.. I’d of just probably punched the guy in the face 2 or 200 times..
Just home from the monthlong MSTRKRFT U.S. tour that rolled into a two week jaunt around Europe. The trip ended with I LOVE TECHNO 2008 in Belgium. The lineup was beyond retarded (some argue this year should have been called I LOVE ELECTRO because there were just as many Electro stages as there were Techno). The room we were in had Boys Noize, Digitalism, Tocadisco, Hot Chip (Live), Booka Shade and more.. The room next to us had Ed Rec All Stars, Crookers, Mehdi, Feadz, Busy P, Justice etc. and the middle room had The Bloody Beetroots, Surkin, and Brodinski. Other rooms featured Underworld (Live), Richie Hawtin, Audion, David Hood, etc. etc. There was something like 45,000 people at the event. Just look at this picture.. this was the room I played in.. and I played the opening set!
you can download LA Riots Live at ILOVETECHNO via the following link.. there are some audio dropouts for seconds at a time and if you listen you can hear the crowd chanting in unison like at a soccer match.. thousands! http://www.zshare.net/audio/513743864535d20f/
Heading to Australia for the Global Gathering Tour on Wednesday for a couple of weeks:
Arabian Business: UK DJ Raymond Bingham, popularly known as ‘Grooverider’ has been released from his Dubai prison cell after being pardoned to mark the holy month of Ramadan, British media have reported.
Bingham, who was sentenced to four years jail in February for possessing cannabis, has flown back to Britain, UK daily The Guardian reported on Saturday.
A spokeswoman for the UK Foreign Office told the newspaper: “We understand he’s one of a number of Brits who are due to be released under an amnesty. This does not mean a quashed conviction. We believe there are around 11 or 12 who will be released imminently and who will then be deported.”
So apparently there’s going to be a blueprint 3. Check out this clip from the “Glow in the Dark Tour” where Kanye debuts a new project “Jockin” with Jay-Z on the assist opening up with another Oasis diss:
I found this on RackLA. It’s pretty funny/sad/ridiculous.
Ecorazzi spied this auction on eBay, which ended yesterday, in which a disgruntled waiter sold Andre 3000′s tip-less receipt for $14.50. The student-waiter worked at a non-vegan restaurant in Atlanta, which he reports went to much trouble to please Mr. 3000 and his wife, both vegans. Bummed out by the lack of gratuity, he hoped to redeem his tip by selling it. His story below:
“A couple months ago, I waited on Andre 3000. Yes, the rapper. He and his wife came into the restaurant where I wait tables. They landed in my section, and I gave all my other tables away, thinking it would behoove me to give undivided service to such high profile customers (my fellow servers also wanted extra talbes [sic] for extra $). After complaining about some of the food (they are vegan and we are a totally non-vegan restaurant), my manager took a big chunk of money off the bill. The chef had tried to please them with original dishes and took time out of the busy dinner to customize a meal for them. Despite the spot-on service and super-catered food, they felt the need to leave me no money. I had nothing to do with the food, yet he stiffed me.
That being said, I don’t want sympathy. I don’t want pity. All I want is the $9 tip I rightfully deserved. I am a student who depends on income to pay rent and continue my education. Servers get paid about $2/hour, and we need tips. Help a brother out since Andre wouldn’t.
Thanks in advance for your generosity.
For eva, For eva eva,
CNET – A New York City police officer was stripped of his gun and badge after a video posted on YouTube showed him body-checking a bicyclist during Friday’s Critical Mass bicycle ride.
The video (see below), which was shot by a tourist and posted on the video-sharing site Sunday, shows bicyclists whizzing past uniformed officers during the Times Square protest. One officer begins to stride across the street, picking up speed and violently tackling a bicyclist into a crowded sidewalk.
The video sparked an immediate public outcry and led the department to place the officer, identified by several news agencies as Patrick Pogan, 22, on desk duty pending the outcome of an internal investigation.
The bicyclist, Christopher Long, 29, was charged with blocking traffic, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and assault, prosecutors said.
Critical Mass is a leaderless mass bicycle ride typically held on the last Friday of each month in cities around the world. The event, which originated in San Francisco in 1992, is alternately referred to as a celebration and a protest against automobile-choked streets.
Here is the set that aired for The Crystal Methods radio show on Indie 103.1 here in Los Angeles. Click on the artwork below (to get the tracklisting you will need to download the mix and check the artwork that accompanies).