Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Funyuns are not just for stoners goddammit

I am slightly suffering from the Mandarin curse this morning, so advance apologies for...well, everything. The good news is, my hair still smells awesome. In my defense, I haven't gotten even a little drunk since my trainwreck birthday.

Last night we hit up The Saloon in Encinitas for that Dirty Mondays business and I, for one, am pretty pleased. Megan was all stressed out because she hates when there are more than 5 people in there but next week I will DD and she will get down and see the light. Gabe Vega is one of my favorite local DJs because the shit he plays doesn't piss me off, basically. I know nothing about "spinning," I know a lot about creating electronic music and I know a lot about making playlists on my iPod, but this DJing thing appears to be somewhat difficult. I always have a hard time figuring out transitional songs on my demonPod and that is definitely not Vega's weakness. I really like that he eases you into "gettin' down" mode by playing songs that are familiar and crowd-friendly all the way through and slowly mixes in the crazy dancing remix shit. Personally, I want to know how much of the stuff he uses is already remixed and how much of it he does himself. I think I'm the only person in the county, nay, the state, that wants to know that though. MEH.

All in all, I am pleased that I don't have to drive down to the Whistle Stop to feel like I've gotten out of the suburban cougar-infested hellforest I live in (I only get uppity every couple of months, don't think I'm talkin' shit on North County...I'll do that later). Sorry Paul. I'll still come down twice a year to play Rock Band dude.

Speaking of the Whistle Stop not sucking, Vega is doing "Transport" on Saturday. I won't be there because I have to work and I hate fun and stuff but if you want to have some drank and get down, that's your best bet.

My final announcement is about karaoke. Do you like it? Do you think you could win a contest? Let me be the judge of that, son. No, seriously, Penny Lane is having an ongoing karaoke contest that starts tonight at 10 p.m. and I am one of the judges. Not because I know anything about music but because I'm an asshole. So for tonight, hit the lane for a beer and bare your soul so I can be really fucking rude.

oh god I need to lay down again,



megan elizabeth said...

Are you still high?

I think you are right about liking it better when I'm drunk. The only time I have fun at the beauty bar is when I'm drunk when I get there. I heard him play Cansei de Ser Sexy and Ratatat and I wanted to get down a little but I was just too sober.

'stina said...

We can't all get drunk all the time, Megan.

Anonymous said...

Hey, ladiez! Zach speaking. And speaking of the beauty bar, my best friend Blaine, aka Heavy Mellow, is bringin' the Vista there tomorrow night. He's opening for No Go Know. Check his goods, and if ya'll like it, you should go / spread the good word on this here blog. Stay fancy.

'stina said...

@ Zach

If I wasn't too busy being a bitch, I'd go. I am def. into his "goods," though, so I will throw together a post tomorrow.