Right after taking an ibuprofen for fighting a slight headache caused by a bit of excess last night, I’m assessing my dj’n performance last night and gotta admit I’m quite proud of myself for several reasons.
On one hand, I hadn’t djd by myself for at least 3 years, and although I missed my friend and partner Dra Feelgood it was great and time passed really quick. I thought I might had problems covering 4 hours of music, and with something as stupid as having a cigarette at some point. I managed doing both successfully. Actually there were technical problems with one of the CD players, but that didn’t stop me from my mission.
On the other hand I hadn’t prepared anything at all as I used to in the past, not a list of songs, but some kind of style guide, nor marking which songs would suit the best for my interests. I basically worked with pre-listening device, thus songs were definitely different than in previous performances. Also I chose some albums I hadn’t played before as for instance Orange Goblin’s Coup de Grace, or played songs I haven’t in ages.
And yes, An American Trilogy ruled for closing the session, and that was absolutely awesome!
I was surrounded by close friends and it pleased me a lot they enjoyed, but what really made me glad was two people came to congratulate me for the music choice, and for asking which band was sounding in that moment. There was this guy, a customer, about to leave with his girlfriend, he told her to wait for a sec, came to me and said:
Nowadays there are very few rock pubs in which good music can be listened. This is definite one of those and you’re really playing very good music.
Cool, ain’t it?
I tried to keep track of what I was playing. At a certain point I missed writing some of the songs due to the problems with the damn CD player, but here is the list, so you can get a clearer picture of what my session was about. Hope you like it, and wish you can join me in the future.
It went like this:
|MY MORNING JACKET||WORDLESS CHORUS|
|WILCO||SHAKE IT OFF|
|BLACK KEYS||PSYCHOTIC GIRL|
|BOB DYLAN||THE MAN IN ME|
|JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE||NO MORE|
|AVETT BROTHERS||DIE, DIE, DIE|
|THE DECEMBERISTS||THE HAZARDS OF LOVE 1 (THE PRETTIEST WHISTLES WON’T WRESTLE THE THISTLES UNDONE)|
|NEKO CASE||THIS TORNEDO LOVES YOU|
|RYAN ADAMS||NATURAL GHOST|
|MY MORNING JACKET||TOUCH ME I’M GOING TO SCREAM PT. 1|
|THE ROLLING STONES||TUMBLING DICE|
|DIAMOND DOGS||ALL STRUNG OUT|
|ROD STEWART||MAGGIE MAY|
|IZZY STRADLIN||SOMEBODY KNOCKIN’|
|RON WOOD||I CAN FEEL THE FIRE|
|CINDERELLA||THE MORE THINGS CHANGE|
|WHITESNAKE||COME N’ GET IT|
|THE DARKNESS||GROWING ON ME|
|BUCKCHERRY||CHECK YOUR HEAD|
|SCREAMING TREES||NEARLY LOST YOU|
|THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM||OLD WHITE LINCOLN|
|SOCIAL DISTORTION||DON’T DRAG ME DOWN|
|DEMOLITION 23||SAME SHIT DIFFERENT DAY|
|THE WILDHEARTS||ROOTING FOR THE BAD GUY|
|SUPERSHIT 666||CRANK IT UP|
|BACKYARD BABIES||BOMBED (OUT OF MY MIND)|
|THE MONARCHS||69 MONARO|
|GLUECIFER||I GOT A WAR|
|TURBONEGRO||THE AGE OF PAMPARIUS|
|MONSTER MAGNET||SPACE LORD|
|CORROSION OF CONFORMITY||CLEAN MY WOUNDS|
|ORANGE GOBLIN||MADE OF RATS|
|FU MANCHU||KING OF THE ROAD|
|QOTSA||FIRST IT GIVETH|
|FUN LOVIN CRIMINALS||TOO HOT|
|MÖTLEY CRÜE||DR. FEELGOOD|
|VELVET REVOLVER||SET ME FREE|
|GUNS N’ ROSES||ESTRANGED|
|LOADED||WRAP MY ARMS|
|D-GENERATION||SINS OF AMERICA|
|DANKO JONES||SOUND OF LOVE|
|THE RUNAWAYS||CHERRY BOMB|
|MC5||BABY WON’T YA|
|THE HELLACOPTERS||IT’S GOOD BUT IT JUST AIN’T RIGHT|
|THE DICTATORS||MASTER RACE ROCK|
|DAVID LEE ROTH||YANKEE ROSE (SP)|
|THE WILDHEARTS||NOTHING EVER CHANGES BUT THE SHOES|
|BLACK CROWES||SOUL SINGING|
|ELVIS||AN AMERICAN TRILOGY|