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

Beautiful Day.

Friday, April 14, 2006

What a beautiful day in Chicago! Spring is springin', knockers are knockin'. Lotta cute little hipster girls where I live. Me and Giaxia call 'em "Yeah Yeah Yeah" chicks.

I was commissioned by yet another wonderful British woman to do a portrait of her in my style. I'm excited to start it. I'm told that some other people may want some art as well. It's looking like the UK is the hot spot for my little fine art career. The ladies there obviously have good taste ;-)

Don't worry though, Penny, you'll always be first in my heart ;-)

Trying hard at the moment to organize a new show in Europe this year after the success of the opening in Paris. I'll let you know what develops.

Got some gig offers in Europe recently, but the numbers didn't add up. It's a shame, 'cause I wanna get back to my friends in Berlin soon. I owe Alex Kowalski a breakfast!

Finishing up the new album. Just laying down some vocal tracks now. Yes, I'm singing!

I'm yelling at Giaxia to finish alanoldham.com already, damn.

Also, it's looking like I'll be back in Detroit for Paxafest weekend. Playing an after party. New promoter, super-professional. It will probably be the last gig I'll do under the "DJ T-1000" name. Details to be announced.

Might check out Richie's thing the night before just to see my favorite minimal rockstar DJ, Troy Pierce. He completely killed me in Berlin last fall.

Checked my air miles the other day and I have enough to go to San Diego this year for Comic Con...weeeee! This time, I'll take more pics.

For all my activity though I feel frustrated. Everything is so slowwwwwww. People are soooo conservative, nobody's really into anything creative anymore, war, economic uncertainty. I'm fighting the times.

But the only thing to do about it is stay positive, healthy, and outlast the bullshit. Stockpile your art and music and wait for the right time. I've turned my back on all negativity and negative people in 2006. If you've e-mailed me recently, and you haven't gotten a reply, that's probably why =)

-AO :: 7:44 PM ::

Comments:4

  • Glad to hear you'll be back in Detroit for Memorial day weekend.

    Its pretty good stuff that Paxahau is doing the event. Even though I pretty much stay out of all the bullshit politics of the scene around here, I'm happy to say that the festival is in the proper hands now.

    Glad to hear the artwork stuff is going well too!

    By Blogger Brian_48026, on Sunday, April 16, 2006 6:50:00 PM  
  • Yeah, I'll be back to the crib. Pretty surprised I was asked, really. But it's all good. Still don't know what I'll play, though. It's obvious at this point that I can't play techno, not the way I play it, anyway.

    By Blogger -AO, on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 7:34:00 PM  
  • well, there are still a few of us who LOVE techno the way "you play it" (read: the way its supposed to be)

    By Blogger Brian_48026, on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 9:31:00 PM  
  • Brian, thanks for the kind words...*snif*...;-)

    By Blogger -AO, on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 6:25:00 AM  

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