Sunday, February 8, 2009

Just another weekend in SF.

Good weekend once again. I'm just trying to remain unjaded by this amazing city and actually appreciate everything I get to experience rather than simply blow things off as dime-a-dozen.

So Friday night our house guest Jeremy Sole was playing at Poleng Lounge which happens to only be a block from my house. Thought I would show a little support. Good music for sure. Homey closed the night out with some classics outta William DeVaughn and Max Romeo, which will always leave a good impression on MAKossa!

Saturday I went over to Underground SF to check out the Gemini Disco party that goes down every first Saturday of the month. Really liking what those guys are doing. The music is really, really good disco (and yes I can be critical as hell, but I'm never one to hate!) Heard some classics outta Arthur Russell and a lot of the gay NYC disco scene.

They really worked hard on the decór and lighting which shows that they really want to make it be a unique vibe. Gotta respect that.

Underground SF is a cool spot. It has been a little while since I have DJed there but when the new owner took over he dropped a lot of money on the sound system to fill the space. I get the feeling that things are going to be popping over there more often these days, like the monthly Holy Thursday party (which I believe to be an Axelrod reference) put on by some of the Anticon cats.

They've got a cool smoking area out back too that is very unique. I have heard some crazy shit has been known to go down back there.

Another thing I like about the party is that unlike other similar parties, people didn't seem to be too into themselves. I've seen some parties where these kids will just stand there in the middle of the dancefloor and pose for blog photos instead of actually dancing. Last night the music and dancing were the focus, rather than people trying to portray some lame image of being a scenester.

But don't get me wrong, style is cool. Just don't go pretending to be better than others because their style is different. Some of the coolest cats I know, I've seen rocking some shit I would't touch, but I respect them and their individual style. I think what annoys me the most is when people think they can judge you and your taste in music or political views by how you are dressed or where you are from.

Gotta respect the individualism, otherwise shit gets boring as hell. That is one of the things I dig the most in this city. Mixing up the styles, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and cultures to create one dope, never boring, never normal, never predictable, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA!!!

Why else to you think I like to either host or attend all them good parties! I'm talking disco, funk, soul, boogie, reggae, psychedelic, afrobeat, hip-hop, electro, dubstep (sometimes), cumbia, and on and on and on...

Which goes back to what I said earlier, I'm a critic but never a hater! Too many haters.

Love to show some support cuz hopefully that support will come back my way!

Off to Chinatown tonight to peep my homey and Funky Rewind monthly resident b.cause at Sweater Funk, which goes down every Sunday in the basement of Li-Po Lounge.

See you soon good people!


1 comment:

Nakore said...

Thanks for the kind words. Hope to see you at the next one!