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It's been one full week in grown up land and my new role as a Community Housing Worker at a women's shelter has been right up my alley. That doesn't mean I haven't been missing the heck out of dj'ing though, which is why I'm so excited to let loose at this Saturday's, MESS AROUND. Rob & I are doing our promised monthly at my longest running DJ night over at Cloak & Dagger (394 College St.) and we're going to bring you the best soul, rock n' roll & punk from the 50s, 60s & 70s. You can expect to hear some of your favorite hits and we'll be digging out some obscure gems as well. Hooray weekend, let's Mess Around!
I know I've cried wolf before but this time I'm serious, I'm retiring from dj'ing. Not because I don't love it (I do!), but because I just got an awesome "big kid" job and want to give it 110%. Now, that doesn't mean I won't dj, it just means that instead of paying the bills dj'ing 2-4 times a week I'm going to do it for fun once or twice a month. Going forward, you can bank on a good MESS AROUND the second Saturday of the month at Cloak & Dagger and a new summer party at 751 but that's all that's currently up my sleeve. Whew. I'm going to miss the heck out of my residencies at Velvet Underground (though I'll surely be back eventually!) and Disgraceland.
But as my pal Brittney who makes up half of the deadly DJ duo, Bangs&Blush says, "It's not a retirement, it's a break."
That means you'd best come out to Disgraceland (965 Bloor St. W.) tonight for the final edition of Rock n' Soul Sundays where I preach the gospels of the 50's, 60's, 70's and beyond. It's my official retirement/break party and I'm coming armed with a stack of vinyl in addition to my big book of cd's so we can hear all of our favorites.
I'll also keep updating my blog; mixtapes, killer songs, DJ stories, playlists, events and more.
Here's to the dawning of a new era...see you tonight!