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

Tini.

Friday, January 20, 2006

I did an unbilled set last night at Tini Martini. It was FUN! The most fun I've had spinning in the US in a LONG time.

The crowd was small, as expected. Didn't care, though.

I guess it might have helped if I let Miles (the promoter of the night and my best friend in Chicago) put my name on the flyer, but I just wanted to play some records for those who were there, that's all. No name, no politics, just music. It's like the stories of the Rolling Stones trying out new songs so they just pop up at a bar one night and play, unannounced.

In honor of MLK's birthday, I started the set with Reese and Santonio's "Truth of Self-Evidence." I ended up playing a lot of old Detroit stuff throughout the set. I closed with Bauhaus' version of "Ziggy Stardust." I never played that out before, another reason I like small gigs. You can do crazy shit. I was supposed to have recorded the set, but Miles' fucking laptop crashed. DAMNIT. It's always something when I want to record a set (John, I tried)!

Saw a few old friends there like Ethan from back in Detroit, as well as some Chicago people I hang out with. They don't have anything to do with techno, i.e. normal. Glad they showed up to see me rock out even though they had to go to work the next morning!

Also met this kid Brandon Invergo, the opening DJ. Nice guy. His name sounds so sci-fi. Invergo.

So, yeah, had a great time, got to help out Mr. Miles Christian, drank tooooooo many martinis, and got to play some good music. A good night.

-AO :: 7:39 PM ::

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