Saturday, October 24, 2009


Here's a tip: If you're renting out a restaurant for a wedding party, rent the whole space. 

Last night the patrons of Palihouse's lounge got the shaft (not to mention yours truly, who spent a good portion of the day pulling records) when the mother of the bride kept insisting we turn down the music for their courtyard wedding speeches.

Major bummer. For a large portion of the early evening there was no sound save for the monitors--the equivalent of rocking to an old school jambox.

Here's another tip: No bride and groom require 28 @#($* speeches!! 

We endured the best we could, but it was frustrating. By the time the reception cleared out things got back to normal and Gustavo ably rocked a late-night crowd. 

We expect much better luck next Friday for our Halloween pre-party. Walter has authorized $5 Stellas at the bar for the occasion, so come out and rock with us! We'll be spinning special scary/groovy Halloween-themed jams all night long! 

Derek's (maligned) set list:

Quincy Jones - Blues For Trumpet & Koto
Rodriguez - Sugar Man
Dinah Washington - Me & My Gin
Julie Driscoll & The Brian Auger Trinity - Isola Natale
Jose Feliciano - Light My Fire
Buffy Sainte-Marie - He's a Keeper of the Fire
Carrie Nations - Look On Up At The Bottom
Edwin Starr - Twenty-five Miles
Rotary Connection - The Weight
Dorothy Ashby - The Moving Finger
Quincy Jones - Hummin'
Argent - Schoolgirl
Sandy Coast - Sorry
The Road Home - Keep It In the Family
H.P. Lovecraft - Country Boy & Bleeker Street
Crow - Something In Your Blood
Soul Survivors - Please, Please, Please
Chuck Jackson - Can You Feel It
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Fresh Air
The Ventures - Sea of Grass
Sylvie Vartan - Le Train Sans Retour
Judy Cheeks - Livin' Easy in the City
Ambrosia - Life Beyond L.A.
Supertramp - Dreamer
Berlin - Sex (I'm A...)
Rudy Love and the Love Family - Disco Queen
Halloween - Come See What It's All About
GQ - Make My Dream A Reality
Ramsey Lewis - Sun Goddess
Donna Summer - Breakdown
Eddie Harris - The Loneliest Monk
Brick - Happy
Deniece Williams - Free
Gabor Szabo - Keep Smilin'

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