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SMELLS LIKE 90’S – AUGUST

August is boring in every city I’ve been to. Barcelona might be packed of crab tanned tourists and the option of going to the beach adds to the list of possible activities which can be performed in the city but friends are out on holidays, there aren’t shows and the life and rhythm in the city get slow.

I’m still accomplishing my date of Smells Like 90’s night at Psycho  R&R Club no matter what, but the attendants were less than in other occasions, even though a couple of guys told me they’d come on purpose, and my friend Veronica who is on holidays stopped by. Whenever someone tells you everything’s fine, there’s motivation.

I’m surprised in the way my sessions flow. They’re quite connected to my mood and depending on the vibes I might turn more aggressive or vibrant. Something like that happened on Thursday. Mild in the beginning, more metal afterwards, and this time songs selected were more extended in time and some of them more twisted and progressive.

Here’s the list.

As usual, Spotify does not allow me to create a complete playlist, as there are some songs missing.

Chanbara by At The Drive-In right after Aenema.

Neurotic OutsidersAngelina after The Wildhearts.

Get The Fuck Out by Skid Row, after Warrior Soul.

Pretty Please Me by Redd Kross after Skid Row.

SMELLS LIKE 90’S – JULY

Good morning y’all!

It’s finally Friday. For me it’s my last official day of this mini summer break though, which has been a pretty good one, even though I haven’t travelled far away or climbed any mountain or, you know, haven’t done anything super significant. I can’t complaint though. Caught up with some friends, went to Nimes for a very special show I will tell you about later, watched some movies and series, sweated like swine thanks to this disgusting humid heat and I spent last night at Psycho R&R Club bringing back the Smells Like 90’s session.

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I wasn’t pretty sure whether I had my set because there are summer fests in the neighborhood with live shows and many other activities on the streets, but since at midnight everything finishes in order people can sleep, the party moved to the bar, and there I was, recovering hits from the past.

It was a very cool session, partly because I was quite relaxed in the sense that I didn’t have the pressure of working the following day, so I could stay till closing, and being the bar so packed with people, always encourages me to play louder and puts me in a party mood.

Nevertheless there was this Italian bunch of youngsters reeaaaaally drunk, who were bombing me with song requests not related to 90s which really pissed me off in the end. On one hand it’s not my fault it’s a theme night held monthly. On the other, I’m not a fuckin’ iPod or Karaoke. I’m not a pro dj either and I use CD’s for my sessions, from my personal collection, so stop questioning about it and please, do not dare to touch my CD case under your responsibility. Likely that will be the last thing you do in your miserable life, fella.  Really, I don’t have any problem if someone asks for a band politely. Sometimes I don’t have what they look for and I even apologize and offer other options. What really pisses me of is people coming to my workstation DEMANDING not a band, but a certain song. Go fuck yourselves! Aaaah! You know I cannot be so straight and say that, but I’m actually boiling inside.

From all the nonstop requests I received the best was from a guy who was looking for something emotional as he was apparently flirting with this girl and was trying to impress her. What he didn’t know was that the girl was a dyke, and second, he asked me for, you’re not going to believe this, FRANCO BATIATTO! I couldn’t stop laughing for 5 minutes. I don’t think he was even 30! WTF?

Anyway. As someone who occasionally tries to amuse people with music, my advise or loud voice wish is that, you who are having beers and enjoy, try to enjoy with what’s happening in that moment at that place. You’ll have plenty of time to play the music you like best at home with no one bothering or ruining your session. Thanks!

And this is what happened last night.

After Pretty Tied Up, Nasty Ho by Neurotic Outsiders followed. Pity it’s not available. I’m talking about their album this week. Stay tuned!

SMELLS LIKE 90’S – JUNE

A very busy agenda has delayed the post about my monthly SMELLS LIKE 90’s session at Psycho R&R Club in Barcelona, but it’s finally here.

To be honest, even though dj’n on Thursday is not the most pleasant and compatible activity with office working hours day, the truth is that I’m feeling more comfortable playing 90’s music gradually, and it’s quite funny to recover old songs everybody had parked in the back of their minds and see their reactions. Usually a mixture of surprise and happiness. No doubt 90s music decade left a legacy which is still very present among us, but considering current times we’re living, enjoying free and easy access to tones of music thanks to internet, this sort of journey through the past is always very welcome.

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Anyway, this is what happened on Thursday 13. If you follow me on Twitter, by now you’re aware I’m tweeting all the songs I’m playing with the hashtag #SmellsLike90s. Reactions from friends and followers are great and they encourage me to go on and improve, so thanks too!

As usual, there were a couple of songs not available on Spotify:

FU MANCHU – Over The Edge

REDD KROSS – Pretty Please Me

SMELLS LIKE 90’S – MAY

On Thursday, I dusted off the time machine and set its destination back to the 1990s, to recover some tunes and play them @ Psycho R&R Club, on my second Smells like 90’s session.

shirley manson

Many people despise this decade, the purists say it was a barren period, but I couldn’t disagree more. This decade marked my growth from a kid to a semi adult, and all my personality was developed and defined. Musically speaking those were the years I started this long journey of musical enlightenment, thus all the styles which impacted and conquered me, did it to settle forever.

I’m definitely a 90s girl, regardless of the discoveries done in the last 15 years. Grunge, stoner, Scandinavian rock, punk rock are my styles, and they’re still being appealing to me. Impossible to quit listening. Nowadays my album purchases can be classified in 90s, new album releases or completion

Thursday nights at Psycho are a good chance to recover albums I hadn’t touched in years, I try myself and follow what my mood says, and I become nostalgic.

 Last night even though the pub wasn’t packed I was quite up to dj’n, and Charly, one of the owners who love 90s, was very enthusiastic about my selection.

So here’s the playlist with almost all the songs I played. Enjoy!

REMARKS

– Actually song #2 was Sins of America, by D-Generation.

I Need by L7 was played right after Rid of Me.

Stoned by Redd Kross came after Traveller’s Tune.

SMELLS LIKE 90’S

Shoes, brick walls and frames by Kate Woods 	http://katewoodsphotography.blogspot.com

Yesterday was a very complete day, quite nonstop. I love this kind of days very much: I finished working for this company I’ve never been too much comfortable in, went to a nutritionist to receive some guidelines fitting my vegetarian condition with the aim of improving the quality of meals because I’m too chaos lately (NO diet), and finally spent 3 hours djn’ 90’s music at Psycho R&R club.

Few months ago, one of the owners, after observing the kind of stuff I’m mostly in, found remarkable my tendency towards more alternative styles, different to hard rock or proper metal, and my 90s music taste, and propose me to perform a 90s music night at his bar. I thought it was great but we never made a final agreement and the idea was left behind.

It was 2 weeks ago when I received a message asking if I was still interested and of course I accepted. Thus, starting from yesterday, I’m in charge of djn’ 90s stuff the second Thursday of every month until further notice. Ace!

Thursdays are quite unpredictable because there are many events and Friday is still a working day after all. Not many could stop by to have some drinks and have a good time, and I know some would have enjoyed the improvised selection, thus because sharing is always caring, here’s the playlist including what you could listen to at Psycho last night. Hope you like it.

***Song #7 right after 3 Colours Red’s Copper Girl was Stoned, by Redd Kross, but wasn’t available on Spotify.