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

My Bunk-Ass Summer.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

This has got to be one of the worst summers I ever had. The only time I've ever looked forward to fall. The only thing good about this summer was the weather.

First of all, when I planned to move to Berlin, after the Tresor closing parties, it was late April, early May. I figured back then I'd enjoy the summer in Chicago, and leave at the end of August. I'd looked forward to a lot. As for parties, it'll be summertime, surely somebody will be giving parties I could play at!

Right?

Well, I was supposed to go to VA. Cancelled. Then NYC. Cancelled. Detroit was cool, but it was a charity thing to help out Electric Avenue. I liked the drive, though, it was great to get into the country. And kill me for saying this, but I missed Royal Oak. It felt good to be there again for a couple of days, hanging out like I used to.

My little group of friends here in Chicago didn't get together all summer, either, aside from Henry's little b-day party. We didn't even go out on Henry's boat this year! Also, Mills was gone all summer so we couldn't hang out. The only high points for me were that gig in Providence, the San Diego Comic-Con (itself cut short 'cause of plane ticket hassles), making some good music again, and me working with Emilie, my new best friend.

Gas prices kept me close to home as well.

And now that the summer movie crush has ended, I must say that the winner (among those I've seen), is "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" of all things. Yup, better than "Batman Begins," better than "War of the Worlds."

Anyway, I'm busy between now and the end of the year, and thank God. I can't wait to put this summer far behind me.

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-AO :: 6:11 PM ::

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