Lots in my head. The DJ project "Featuring the Lights and Sounds..." is doing great and picking up momentum as more people 'get' what we are doing. Next week we kick off our East LA DJ PM Panels, which will be panels of DJs and promoters that were a part of the past, present and future of the DJ scene from the Eastside. The opening night was muy cool.

Enjoyed the concerts I listed below. Sean Kuti was the best, such a great LA night full of color and funk; my homegirl Nina Lares jazzed it smooth in the Pasadena sun, got there in time to hear the house classic 'Days Like This' by Sean Escoffrey; of course Very Be Careful was the bomb, but dancing barefoot in the grass with my girl made it even more especial; The Hollywood Bowl always delivers a great show, Los Amigos Invisibles are my favorite live band. They play music like DJs would, non stop beats, breaks, samples of classics and back into a groove.

Hanging with bloggers at the monthly meeting has made me a little... ummm... more cautious of what I write, and I don't like it. When I started this I wasn't a big blog reader. I didn't know all the players and the rules. I just wanted to spit out my spew not caring or knowing if anyone was even going to read it. Sure I invite my friends to read, but since learning more about blogztlan I now know that I am muy revealing! Many bloggers work hard to keep their anonymity so they can say more, or so they don't say less. My homie R... oooopps Kualyque wrote this very cool blog about what he writes about and included some stuff about anonymity. It made me think more about what I write.

-Whine? YES I do. I need to let it out somehow/somewhere. Didn't Sienfeld make millions just whining?
-'Boo hoo' about my bike's flat tire? YES I did! It sucked!!! Although I saw the karmic connection and learned from it, I think.
-Tell you where to go get this or that? YES! But I don't tell all my secret spots, the lines are long enough.

One thing I know I can improve is having more pics. I don't have a camera other than the one in my phone. The ones above are copies from my girl's camera.

Here is a pic from my phone of what I ate today:

It's left overs from Dim Sum on Sunday morning. I won't tell you where I went, but it is peanut chicken, Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce, home made steamed rice (from last week) and some lime juice. Making my mouth water!

I added a new blog to my 'Sites to Visit' at the bottom of this, it's my homie's Raul Campos' blog. Pinche cool interview with Moby. Check it.

I'm sticking to sticking my neck out and saying what's in my head not caring what others may think. If that's not cool, well I guess I'm a nerd, but I can't be a nerd cuz nerds are now the cool kids and I can't be cool if I take a stand, can I?

Fuck it. It's my world. You are just visiting Pachucoville. You don't like it? Me vale. Sal te guey. Larrrrrgate.

As if...


Summer, summer, summer time, time, time...

It has begun. Besides the heat it's party time in the city.

Today Sean Kuti at Grand Performances and opening night at Hollywood Bowl.

Saturday 'World Music Something or Another Day...' (you didn't come here for accuracy did you?) has music bumpin on Olvera Street with Mex-reggae, rock and ska; Sun Ra (?) at the La Culebra Park; Pasadena has my homegirl doing jazz, and in hot ass San Fer's El Cariso Park we got a Tia Chucha's showcase with my favorites Very Be Careful and Chusma.

Sunday at 2pm the CheeChon Talk, I mean Cheech Marin and Chon Noriega talk at LACMA, should be fun and then Thievery Corp. with my other favorites Los Amigos Invisibles will have me dancing at Hollywood Bowl.

Cinespia has their cemetery movies, although none really are got to see, it's still cool to watch a movie on top of corpses.

Next Saturday the first mega Rave of the summer Electric Daisy Carnival takes over the L.A. Memorial Coliseum & Exposition Park. Many of the usual DJs, but headlining is the soon to be L.A. resident, former poster boy for NYC vegan Ravers: MOBY. Should be tons of fun in the sun.

Stay tuned, it has just begun...


Featuring the Lights and Sounds.... help

We need your help. From the owner of G727 and co-curator:

Hi Everyone:

We are days away from the opening of "Featuring the Lights and Sounds: A 30 year Survey of DJ Culture from East Los Angeles"

We have received a good amount of flyers and they have been placed in archival binders and some have begun to be uploaded onto our data base. We have also edited videos with testimonies and dance parties, like the CSO from 1987.

If you want your old flyers, pics and testimonies to be included please come by any night from this Wednesday on. We will be setting up all the way up to show time on Saturday night. Below is a list of items we NEED:

* 2-3 small color TV Moniters (12"-14" High) preferably WITHOUT any
VHS or DVD built-in components.

** Small Stereo Receivers for the viewing of Video Interviews or archival footage (We need to take an audio feed from the dvd player to the stereo receiver that will eventually be played on small
speakers/headsphones.... A regular house stereo receiver will work).

*** Two-Three truss stands for our 20 ft long dj lighting Truss (see
attached photo) We need them to be about 10 feet high. Worst comes to
worst we might have to make some. Does anyone have time to do some welding?

**** microphones and micstands / dj headphones with mike attached.

*****old lights from your light shows. They don't need to work but it would be cool if they did. Also any light controller that visitors can play with to trigger the lights.

Please be advised that we need these items until September but we
appreciate anything at this moment. We can use them for the opening night and you can get them back while we find others.

If you find some of these items can you please let me, Adrian Rivas, g727.adrian@gmail.com know right away to schedule a drop off time.

The DJ Exhibit is going to be open during the downtown LA artwalk event on Thursday 6/12 (12-9pm) if anyone is interested in spinning a 45 min set please let me
know. If you want to spin please be advise that my equipment is not
best but it does the trick. You can bring your own mixer or laptop thingy. We
have the sound equipment being setup. This is also a goodtime to see the
project before we get to the big party this Saturday.


Archival Folders are ready! We have temporarily setup the area for the
public to come by and drop off Flyers. We have enough folders to
receive pictures and other items like photos of your Promoter Crew or maybe a
picture of your old DJ Equipment Layout or light shows. Original photos
is not advised at this moment, please make either a color copy or output
photos on an 8 1/2" x 11 photo paper.

See you soon,