What's up, my babies? Been awhile since I last wrote. The reason is that summer's been great. I've been eating entirely too much since I've been back in Chicago! New restaurants all the time. Rib specials at Cleo's every Tuesday!!!! 1/2 slab, fries and a Sapporo for $10. Can't beat it! They know who we are there now. And the Taste is this week! I'm gonna be huge again at this rate.
Giaxia and I went to an installation opening last week at Jeff Mills' store, Gamma Player. The artist is named Zoe. Deceptively simple artwork masks a deeper meaning. I may do an art show there as well. We'll see.
We were walking down Armitage the other night when we passed by this guy's place. He was on the porch hanging out with friends. He was having a party and invited us to come up and have some beers. We actually stopped in for a minute! Didn't know anybody there but the guy and his roommates couldn't have been more friendly. We chilled for a bit had some beers and left. Yes, cool people still exist.
I thought I was back in the '80s for a minute. People did stuff like that all the time back then.
My trip-hop album is almost finished for Fall release. Sounding great.
Sent out the first issue of the new Johnny Gambit to publishers. Let's hope I get picked up! Please pray for me.
Bought a new Behringer DJ mixer off eBay. It's the shit and such a cheap deal.
Gigs start back in a couple of weeks, US and Mexico. Haven't been to Mexico since '05, can't wait to make my return.
Finished a podcast but I'm waiting for Giaxia's new computer to arrive (which is why I'm inside instead of out in this day) so we can post it to the websites. It's called Pure Sonik Radio and it features all unreleased tracks by me. I also host it, going back to my old radio roots. Coming soon on all Alan Oldham channels.
Getting Euro dates together for late Sept/Oct/Nov. Flights from my wonderful Berlin. Email us direct at email@example.com if interested.
Oh, the new White Stripes album is rockin'. I've never really been that into them, but they came on Conan last week and Jack rocked the fuck out. They played two songs and both were good. I'll be picking this one up for sure.
And what the fuck is up with these explosions in Glasgow and London? I was just in Glasgow back in May. These MFers won't be satisfied until a Black man can't fly to any gigs! Note to terrorists: I'M NOT YOUR FUCKING PROBLEM. LET ME MAKE A LIVING. QUIT FUCKING WITH THE AIRPORTS. DAMN.
OK, let me finish watching these tramps on Maury find out who they babydaddy is. Talk about a hot ghetto mess.
This is the 200th post!!!! Yay.
Leave some comments, dammit.
-AO :: 3:05 PM ::
yo Alan,,whats good brother!! Good chatting you today about the record stores. Appreciate your help. I defiently wanna get on that podcast and check it out!!! Its good to hear your having a good summer. Be nice to see you come to D.C. and play. Keep doing what you do....keep techno alive,,,,respect!!
By JASON, on
Monday, July 02, 2007 4:53:00 PM
Alan... you da man....now get if you go to mexico, I'll be extremely mad if you come thru Texas and at least send a brotha a message.. later...
By Mr.Gas, on
Tuesday, July 03, 2007 12:30:00 AM
Hey Alan - good to see you stumbled onto Cleos. When I lived in Ukie Village, that was a major score during the week. As for another great place to get a drink (no food), check out Club Foot. Loved that place.
By Ethan, on
Friday, July 06, 2007 9:45:00 PM
By GS, on
Saturday, July 14, 2007 2:01:00 PM
congrats with your 200st post
I always enjoy reading your experiences
When exactly will your triphop album be released?
greetz from NL