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From The Digital Sweatshop
The Music, Art and Travels of Alan D. Oldham a.k.a. DJ T-1000.

Back From Detroit.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

I don't know why I'm awake so early.

Went to Detroit to play these gigs during Fuse-In weekend. The first party, TILT, was pretty good, promoter-wise. Matt was very professional. Problem was, no vibe. I mean, the crowd was beyond dead. After a while, I stopped mixing altogether and just played records up there to kill time. I was glad to be done with that set. We hung around for a while to make it look good then we were out.

There were problems with the second party, ENDURANCE. Those guys lost their venue (Masonic Temple) two days before the show so they had to relocate to Eastern Market. I don't know if people were told in time. The turnout wasn't what they expected at all. Half the people on the line-up didn't play. There were people who had travelled a long way to see me, though, so I played anyway. The crowd was very small, but they were true 313 heads. Plenty of vibe and people dancing. Sean Deason was there too, he's playing off a laptop now. He sounded great.

I wish John Patterson and the whole Electric Avenue crew good luck in the future, though. They don't deserve to go down. They are great promoters who push real music; Detroit's finest.

Didn't go to any other parties or even to the fest, though. People kept ringing my cell, wanting to hang out, but I wasn't feeling it. Instead, I visited my mom, went shopping (way cheaper in Detroit) and saw "Revenge of the Sith" with an old friend of mine.

"Sith" was easily the best of the prequel trilogy. What was great about it beyond the sci-fi elements was that it was a thinly-veiled allegory for Republicanism. Yes, Republicans are the Sith.

-AO :: 8:18 AM ::


  • I apologized to you that night and I'll do it again for ya now my man. I felt bad for ya, but that didn't stop me from dancin my ass off!

    By Blogger Brian_48026, on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 2:05:00 PM  
  • Hey Brian, were you the cat who came up to me and apologized for how dead the crowd was at TILT? Glad you had a good time, though, it's people like you that keep it going in the USA. If there were more like you, I wouldn't have to move to Europe!

    By Blogger -AO, on Wednesday, June 01, 2005 3:33:00 PM  
  • Yea, that was me. Glad you remembered. That at least seemed to put a little smile on your face. That night had all the ingredients to make a sweet party: Cool venue. Good sound. Great DJ's lined up. But without good people its all for naught, and its a real pisser.

    Also glad to hear that the Endurance party went off okay considering the circumstances. Wish i could have made it there to support you as well, but had prior commitments that unfotunately didn't invlove dancing and kick ass music :(

    On a side note I checked out some of your comics/artwork from your site, that shit is nice.

    By Blogger Brian_48026, on Thursday, June 02, 2005 7:09:00 AM  
  • Well, I do what I can. Thanks for the compliment!

    By Blogger -AO, on Thursday, June 02, 2005 2:14:00 PM  

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