Friday, September 30, 2005

Sonic heart online +another copyleftist gig

My first column for Sonic Heart is online now. They are starting to selectively republish back issues..

it might look familiar to those who have been reading my blog for a while. A lot of these columns started out as online musings. But I do tighten up, research a bit more, and focus my arguments that appear here in looser form. Print media is so much more serious, after all. heh.

unless you're Wayne, and capable of writing reams of brilliant, well researched, lively, well organized text (with illustrations) for online consumption two or three times a week. seriously. go read the guy.

and come out Sunday, or later in October -- another gig for this month just popped up last night!

A new gig, as well - October 10th (I think) with Kid Kameleon at 111 Minna in SF, following a talk by Larry Lessig. Djs to the copyleftists, that's us.

Monday, September 26, 2005

A good idea

The panel talk went well.. more on that later. But I've just come across a really nice sounding thing folk can be a part of.

Kimya Dawson of The Moldy Peaches is organizing people to send music to young people who have been evacuated due to the Hurricane(s). I remember being a teenager, and music was so important to me, when I felt low I listened to certain albums until the tapes broke.

I am hoping it's still happening - especially since Rita has come and gone through some of those areas.. You might want to doublecheck with her before sending things in the mail. But they're looking for CD players and walk- uh, -people, (in this post-ipod era, I bet many people have those lying around).. as well as cassettes and CDs for the youth. I think this is a sweet idea.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

even more gigs!

a new addition to this blog is a little link top left to my myspace page which will always have my gig schedule and infos on it, so you don't need to search the archives. Eventually I'll need to update this template to provide that information, but I haven't the time these days.

So I'm also playing this Saturday night at Kingman's Lucky Lounge on Grand st in Oakland. A very chill event, come and keep me company, especially if Kid K can't make it.. he's got other things on his plate this weekend, which means I'll be holding down 4 hours of sound.. email me or write the comments if you want to know WHICH 4 hours (I have to clear that up with Ras Gilbert, the other dj for the night).

AND, in exciting news, on Sunday afternoon I'm speaking on the "Copy Fight" panel at the SF RESFEST with Jason Schultz (of the EFF), filmmaker Bryan Boyce ("America's Biggest Dick"), Jonathan Marlow of GreenCine, and other cool cats, including possibly the ill-ustrious Kid Kameleon. I plan to big up the Bootie peeps, and generally encourage bottom-up copyright mayhem. Sunday the 25th of September, 4:15 pm in the Lounge at the Palace of Fine Arts 3301 Lyon Street at Bay Street (near the onramp to the Golden Gate Bridge) San Francisco. I think it's 15bucks to attend, check the resfest website for details

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

THREE October gigs (updated)!

One smaller and geekier, one larger and raveyer.. both awesome!
1. EFF 15th Anniversary Party!
As in
We will be playing our various bits and pieces of genre-blending style towards the later end of the (relatively early) party, so from 8-10ish. Let me point out the salient points of the announcement below.
1. Us
2. The EFF!!!
3. Free Drinks
4.Free food (from Pancho Villa!)
5. 3D CAKE!!!!! And in the city and early on a Sunday evening. I mean, c'mon, what else are you doing?

When: Sunday, October 2nd, 2005 at 5 p.m.
Where: EFF Headquarters in San Francisco, 454 Shotwell Street
    official invite
Mark your calendars! EFF is 15 years old this year, and we are going to celebrate! We're having an anniversary bash at our San Francisco headquarters on Shotwell Street on Sunday, October 2nd, 2005. The party starts at 5 p.m.

Join us for delicious Mexican food and drinks from Pancho Villa, hear a special address from our founders, John Perry Barlow and John Gilmore, taste our special 3D cake, and enjoy both the grooves of Gypsy Jazz from the Zegnotronic Rocket Society and the hypnotic beats of DJ Ripley and Kid Kameleon.

Our celebration is free of charge and open to anyone, so bring your friends and family. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Please let us know you're coming so we don't run out of food and libations! Send an email to

EFF's office is located at 454 Shotwell Street and is BART accessible. Take BART to 16th and Mission, walk to 19th Street and take a left, and take another left on Shotwell Street, three blocks down. We are located between 18th and 19th on Shotwell.

2. AL HACA Sound System, Dhamaal and more at Breakdown, October 14th @ DNA Lounge, 275 11st, San Francisco

I am just thrilled that these guys are finally coming to the US! I met the MC for this crew in a train station in Berlin 3 years ago, and afterwards ended up playing at the same event as them at 3 different parties in three different cities/locations (including the MS stubnitz off the coast of Sczceszin, Poland, a weird bar in the Universal music building in Berlin, and at a festival in a former military airport in Eastern Germany).. I figured it was fate. Plus the music is totally fucking lovely. The Al Haca vd. Stereotyp albums are staples in my collection, with choons at every speed. This night is going to be lovely, big up to the Dhamaal peeps for holding it down!

3. VEX'D and PLASTICMAN and the rest of us, October 15th, Custer and Rankin Sts.

The last truely great large scale party I went to in this country was a year and a half ago, and Plasticman played at it. It was faith-affirming. See the flyer and dust off the dirty cargo pants for true warehouse, party-like-its-'96 style fun. For $8 dollars if you come in costume!

Make no mistake, it's especially for the late-night crew. ripley goes on around 3:30


Subscience presents:

An Evening of Extreme Electronics
Saturday October 15th
1598 Custer (@ Rankin - San Francisco
9 PM - 6 AM / All Ages Event

Time to get Grimey ! The cutting edge sound of the UK Grime and Dubstep scene invades S.F.
This is a costume party....Come dressed as your sexiest best ...$10 cover / $8 in costume
Hot Tub & Champaign Bar Opens @ 4 AM (Hosted by J-Rea)


Main Room:

PLASTICMAN (Terrorhythm, Rephlex, Rinse FM - UK)
VEX'D (Planet Mu - UK)

RIPPLE (Subscience)
SUBTEK (B.I.G. Crew, Dubliminal)
THE ONE (B.I.G. Crew)
MAEBYN LA FEY (Subscience)
HYPNOTECH (Addictech Records)
AARON JAE (Evil Breaks)
RAYDEUS (Bassworship/Pronoia)



Second room:

THE HITMEN (Subscience)
KID KAMELEON (Shockout, Mashit)

KODA & AARSON (Urban Drums)
LEXXUS (Turntablaze FM)
RIPLEY (Death$ucker, Havocsound)
LUD DUB (Cosmic Vibe Soundsystem/ Pulse Radio)
MISHA (Subscience)


more info:

Thursday, September 08, 2005

there's a reason i wear his words.

O for a voice like thunder and a tongue
To drown the throat of war!—When the senses
Are shaken, and the soul is driven to madness,
Who can stand? When the souls of the oppressed
Fight in the troubled air that rages, who can stand?...
When Sin claps his broad wings over the battle,
And sails rejoicing in the flood of Death;
When souls are torn to everlasting fire,
And fiends of hell rejoice upon the slain,
O who can stand? O who hath caused this?
O who can answer at the throne of God?
The Kings and Nobles of the Land have done it!
Hear it not, Heaven, thy Ministers have done it!
--William Blake

So. this is the kickoff of my entry into a group blog The Riddim Method. I am honored to be among such talents there. Go now, for a slew of amazing sights and sounds, new ideas, familiar things re-mixed, and my first entry, in which I link this 18th century poem with the K-otix remix of Kanye's "Gold Diggers" inspired by Kanye's recent words on NBC. Link to the tune there, as well.