Feb 23, 2012

One Of My All Time Favourite Girl-Group Songs

Hands down, Egyptian Shumba sung by The Tammys is the best girl group song. Period. Sure, it can't directly compete with classics like, Be My Baby and Da Doo Run Run but there's something about this song that I just can't shake. It could be the catchy "shimmy shimmy shy yai missing this" line or maybe it's the wild shrieks and screams by the girls themselves. Yep, it's definitely the shrieks and screams. Listen!

Needless to say, I desperately want this on 45 but I can't find it ANYWHERE! AAAAGGGHHH!!

If you love girl groups (and guy groups from the 60's) make sure you come out to The Piston (937 Bloor St. W.) on February 24th so you won't miss a very special party. SHINDIG! Girl Groups vs. Guy Groups will make you dance as we match up The Supremes vs. The Temptations, The Shangri-Las vs. The Beatles and The Bobettes vs. The Belmonts to name a few. Fighting it out in the girl's corner will be DJ Nico and myself while DJ's Parkdale Funk and General Eclectic hold it down for the guys. Our host and referee will be none other than DJ Splattermonkey so don't miss this night for a battle where the dance floor is the true winner. Get more info on the Facebook event page, RIGHT HERE.

Feb 20, 2012


This week you get a double shot on Mixtape Monday! Since I got to hang out on CIUT 89.5FM's show, 'Vinyl From The CIUT Crypt' with host DJ Nico and the Shindig! DJ's this past Saturday, I thought I would let you all listen in case you  missed the show when it was live. Tune in for two hours of awesome blues, soul, girl groups & garage on the radio with DJ's Parkdale Funk, General Eclectic, Splattermonkey and myself. DJ Nico was on the controls and very nice to let us come in and take over the show with some of our favourite selections on 45. 

Tune in and don't forget to check us all out in person battling it out, GIRL GROUPS vs. GUY GROUPS from the 60's this Friday, Feb. 24 @ The Piston (937 Bloor St. W.) Expect to hear duels like: The Supremes vs. The Temptations, The Shangri-Las vs. The Beatles, The Ikettes vs. The Contours and so many more. It's gonna get sweaty so we'll be bringing some talcum powder for the floors. ;) You can hear both of my sets around the 18 minute mark on each player though I recommend listening to the whole playlists for funny moments and great sets from all the DJ's. If the player's don't work you can tune in at: www.soundcloud.com/djmistyshindig


Parkdale Funk set: The Spiders - People Deceive / Sole Inspiration - Life / Doris & Kelley - You Don't Have To Worry / Shirley James - I'm A Soldier / Trevor Dandy - Is There Any Love
Misty Rock & Roll set: Shirelles - Soldier Boy / The Kittens - He's My Guy / The Sherry's - Pop Pop Pop Pie / The Orlons - Bon Doo Wah / The Primettes - Pretty Baby
Splattermonkey set: Ruth Brown - I Don't Know / Little Walter - Dead Presidents / Ronnie Hawkins - Mary Lou / Guess Who - Shakin All Over / Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
General Eclectic set: Moving Sidewalks - Every Night A New Surprise /  Half Pint and the Fifths - Orphan Boy / The Cynics - I Can't Get Away From You / Link Wray - Rumble / Lee Hazelwood & Nancy Sinatra - Some Velvet Morning
Parkdale Funk set: Big Maybelle - I've Got A Feeling / Bobby Parker - Watch Your Step / Chubby Checker - Gypsy / Gigi and the Charmaines - I Idolize You / Chocker Campbell & The Super Sounds - Show Me The Love
Misty Rock & Roll set: The Flips - I Just Don't Know Where I Stand / First Base - I Saw Her First /'s - 19th Nervous Breakdown / Fifi & The Mach 3 - Heaven Only Knows / Love - 7&7 Is
Splattermonkey set: Syndicate of Sound - Rumors /  Shadows of Knight - Gloria / Guess Who - American Woman / Ugly Ducklings - Gaslight / Shirley Ellis - Get Out
General Eclectic set: Sugar Bell - Loving A Good Man / Clyde McPhatter - Whatcha Gonna Do / Little Willie John - My Nerves / Jackie Shane - In My Tenament
The Four J's - Will You Be My Love

Feb 18, 2012

Happy Mid February Something or Another

Hello friends, long time no see! I've been a busy girl and DJ and wouldn't have life any other way even if that means neglecting a certain blog. The upside though, is if you do find yourself missing me and the things I have to say you CAN read my much more frequent posts over on the blog, G33KPRON. That website has been BLOWING up and I can barely leave my house these days without overhearing some buzz about the site. It's a good thing too, because we're throwing the official Comicon Toronto Kick Off Party at Tattoo Rock Parlour next month and we have some crazy fun up our superhero sleeves for that one including TWO celebrity guests; Kristanna Loken from Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines and (I can hardly wait) TIA CARRERE from WAYNE'S WORLD. I don't want to lose my shit or anything but she rules. And is a babe. My first thought when I heard she'd be at the party was that I have to DJ Ballroom Blitz AND Dream Weaver just for her. Would that be too cheesy? Maybe, but c'mon. If Tia Carrere was a president, she'd be BABERAHAM LINCOLN. 

What else is new in my DJ life? I'll be co-hosting 'Vinyl From The Ciut Crypt', broadcast on 89.5FM or www.ciut.fm with DJ Nico, Splattermonkey, Parkdale Funk & General Eclectic later on today, between 6pm and 8pm. Tune in to hear us playing our favourite vinyl selections with an emphasis on girl groups vs guy groups while we get ready to go head to head in a girls vs. guys battle next Friday at The Piston. All vinyl, all girl groups and guy groups and it's gonna get messy. I can't wait to wipe the floor with the guys, and show em just how DJ Nico and I do things when you put some 45's in our hands. ;)

So...phew! And this isn't even beginning to mention all that's happening in my big kid job life (all good things!) or anything else for that matter. Yikes. I guess I will have to save all of that for another blog, another day but in the meanwhile, I hope to see you at one of my upcoming DJ nights or at The Spits show (@Silver Dollar Room) on Feb. 25, they are all nights I've taken off from overnight shifts in the shelter so they will be nights that are much needed for fun. Can't wait to see you!