Saturday, October 3, 2009


Back at Palihouse last night after a two-week hiatus. What a welcome return: a full (or practically full) moon, a great, upbeat, eager crowd, my dear friend Jackson celebrating his birthday and a room full of friends to celebrate with! 

All in all a magical night.

Daisy was out of town so Derek took over the controls and set them for the heart of the sun. A long winding set through Sixties pop and psych, power soul, disco, punk, funk, rap and California seventies classics, including a Neil Young shout out to the b-day boy. 

Special thanks to Gustavo, who took over late-nite and steered us admirably through the end of the (long) evening.

And thanks to Jackson, Jasmine and all our friends who came out for the party, and to Palihouse managers Walter and Christian for showing everyone a good time.

Here's D's set-list for the raucous affair:

Chet Atkins - It Ain't Necessarily So
Johnny Cash - Drums
Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue
The Cheers - Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots
Francoise Hardy - Ca a Rate (It Failed)
Millie Jackson - Child of God (It's Hard to Believe)
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Codine
Soul Survivors - Please, Please, Please
The Brothers and Sisters - All Along the Watchtower
Bill Withers - You
Eddie Harris - The Loneliest Monk
Valerie Simpson - Sinner Man (Don't Let Him Catch You)
The Road Home - Keep It in the Family
Sharon Jones and the Dap-King - This Land is Your Land
The Undisputed Truth - Big John Is My Name
Martha Reeves & the Vandellas - Easily Persuaded
Minnie Riperton - Les Fleur
Sarah Vaughan - I Want You (She's So Heavy)
Judy Cheeks - Mellow Lovin'
The Stranglers - Nice 'N' Sleazy
Iggy and the Stooges - The Scene of the Crime
Mick Jagger - Turn the Girl Loose
Starz - Violation
Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Kill Your Television
The Clash - The Guns of Brixton
Marquis de Sade - Boys-Boys
Blondie - A Shark in Jets Clothing
Whodini - We Are Whodini
West Street Mob - Gotta Give It Up
T-Connection - Do What Ya Wanna Do
Midnight Star - Wet My Whistle
Shalamar - Friends
Ambrosia - Dancin' By Myself
Neil Young - Walk On
Warren Zevon - Lawyers, Guns and Money
George Kranz - Din Daa Daa
The Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin' Beats
Grace Jones - I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Perfect for You)
Shawnie G - No Mission's Impossible
Donna Summer - State of Independence

Good to be back! Fridays are stylin' and profilin' this Fall at Palihouse! See you all next time.

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