Finishing off August

A remnant of when life was measured by the school year calendar, I still consider August to be the end of summer.  It always feels like the latter weeks of August are a last hurrah.  So DDPP has felt extra ‘last day of vacation’-y these past 2 weeks.  It’s been so much fun spending the summer sweating it out at Brass Ovaries.  Especially appreciated is the abundance of adorable animals hanging around.  A couple weeks ago we proved how “no judgment” DDPP really is when Olive the pig joined us:

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On 8/19 we had the pleasure of DJ Schweet Tea’s first (and hopefully not last) mix.  She’s a mother of twins, and still finds time to make it to DDPP most Tuesdays.  She rocked the house with a no-breaks playlist.  ‘Super Freak’ seemed to be the crowd favorite, not far ahead of the made-for-pole-swinging ‘Pour Some Sugar on Me’.  Full mix:

Video: India Arie
So What: P!nk
Bad Girl: Donna Summer
Pour Some Sugar on Me: Def Leppard
Shut Up and Let me Go: The Tings Tings
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KISS: Prince
Blame it on the Boogie: Michael Jackson
Bamboleo: Gipsy Kings
Super Freak: Rick James
Funkytown (remix) : Lipps Inc
She’s A Rebel: Green Day
Black or White: Michael Jackson
Sir Duke: Stevie Wonder
Oh Mickey: Toni Basil
I ain’t Movin: Des’ree

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This past Tuesday, 8/26, we had a special farewell mix from DJ IAIA (aka Casey Bee) who is moving to LA.  She has also been a faithful DDPP-er for some time now.  Sometimes saying goodbye is tough, and the best expression of the sentiment is punk rock kicking across the dance floor.  Truly, it does a better job than words.  Here is the full playlist:

Head Over Heels – Tears for Fears 
Forever – Haim
Into the Groove – Madonna 
Midnight City – M83 
Fell in Love with a Girl – The White Stripes
Gimme Shelter – The Rolling Stones
Let’s Go Crazy – Prince & The Revolution
Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes
Disco 2000 – Pulp
Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt – We Are Scientists
Bank Holiday – Blur
La Camisa Negra – Juanes
Welcome to the Working Week – Elvis Costello
Just Like Heaven – The Cure
Kids in America – The Muffs
More Than This – Roxy Music

 

…See you in September!

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DJ KBNoyz deafened critics

This past Tuesday was a hot summer night perfect for turning out the lights and getting sticky with sweat.  DJ KBNoyz tore up the sound system and the dance floor, to all of our delights.  I haven’t gotten “All About that Bass” out of my head since then.  Seriously, I’ve been singing it to myself for 3 days and wishing I could move my body like the guy in the music video.  The second highlight was when everyone danced like menacing spiders to “Murder in the Big Top”, the memory of this makes me smile so big.  Here’s the playlist:

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The week before that, a substitute set from DJ DJ from Roseanne left a black-and-blue knee from a Tina Turner guitar slide on this dancer (me), but I have no regrets:

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And the week before that (7/22), DJ IAIA gave us a run for our money, including the totally unexpected last song, Bruce Springsteen’s “Hungry Heart” that poured everyone’s souls out onto the floor just in time for cool-down.  DJ IAIA also revealed that “iaia” means “grandma” in Catalan, because Casey likes playing old music, as she explained.  Here’s the playlist:

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