One of the longer running residencies I've had thus far was a good five year stint of 80's Nights at the Daily Pint. Running from 2003 to 2008, it started on Thursdays and then moved the night to Tuesdays which is where it stayed for years.
The Daily Pint is a Santa Monica dive with a lot of charm and not to mention one of the very best beer selections in LA. With so many amazing beers on tap it was hard to make selections (high class problem) week after week. To match the beer selection I would bring an insane selection of 80's. I would bring 10-12 crates with me every week and play weird 80's movies on a series of ever growing screens at the back of the place.
I had a lot of fun over the years and made some great friends at the Pint. The Bartender and Manager, Robin was always super-awesome to me. I even DJed her wedding.
The following are as many of the flyers as I could find from the residency.
These are examples of a record bag I designed several years ago with my friend Ginger who stitched them together. It's a one strap bag with a flap that flips over the front, closing the bag. Inside the clear flap is a 7inch record which makes the flap rigid. The record can be removed and played as it is help in by a snap. On the back of the bag the color sleeve the record came in is sewn in. There was also a pocket inside. We tried to match the fabrics with the cover art work so each bag, although based on the same pattern looked completely different. Each bag came with a 45rpm adapter!
Here is the front of the Bananarama Bag.
The back of the Bananarama Bag.
Front of the Chaka Khan "Can't Stop The Street" Krush Groove Bag.
Back of the Chaka Khan "Can't Stop The Street" Krush Groove Bag.
The Swamp Zombie Bag has two straps and has fake white leather on the outside and furry green fabric on the inside. This is the front.
This started as a poster for a gig I but as things evolved a bit with the images I was working with I just couldn't bring myself to put some text on what I had created. I printed only a very select few of these as 11x17 posters.
The space image is from the hubble and the girl has some 80's VR gear on. I made her B&W to give it more of a retro feel.
It is needless to say that I've spent most of my life listening to John Denver. A little wacky I know for a DJ but my parents had the folk and bluegrass bug. I spent my childhood around Mandolins, Dulcimers, Banjos and Guitars, both hanging on the walls of my home and in the hands of my father. It was my mother actually who was the really big Denver fan. Since her passing I've collected his complete discography. Occupies half a crate!
After really listening to most of his material I've really developed my own appreciation for this amazing songwriter and singer. He will be missed. He was the first environmental rocker after all!
As my tribute to or just simple fan art of John Denver I designed this T-Shirt Iron-On. If you want a larger version you can print out yourself onto your own t-shirt transfer paper to make your own t-shirt just email me. Reach me at email@example.com. You can get the transfer paper at any of those office/paper store places and I'm cure you can come up with a t-shirt.
Pretty much the best embroidered shirt I've ever seen.
Last month's 80's night was another winner! We're doing it again next week and another great night is anticipated. At one of my 80's nights I bring out a massive amount of 80's vinyl from every genre and mix them all live into a frantic mess of beats, guitars and cheeky vocals. I also play as many of your requests as I can get in throughout the night. I really hope to see you out!
Here's the stuff you need to know-
What: A crazy night of 80's Music creatively
spun by Mixmaster Noah Massey from every genre, Eleven crates of rare 80's
vinyl, two turntables, all your requests, cheap but really good beer, the
coolest bar in the Valley, a great bartender, awesome people, dancing, darts
and a pool table!
When: Saturday, September 26th, 2009. 9pm-2am
Where: The Scotland Yard Pub - 22041 Sherman Way @
Topanga Blvd in Canoga Park, CA 91303
This Saturday I'm playing some very unique music along side my Serious Moonlight DJ compatriots at an art opening near Hollywood. This is a big group show that will be a blast! All are welcome and I strongly encourage you to step out to check it out. I'm always hearing from folks about how they should get out to some more galleries and attend more openings. Well here's your chance and this will be a good one!
We will be playing records from 7pm til Midnight? Maybe longer, we'll see!
The following I pulled from the "From Here To There" Website found at
From Here to There Presents From Here to There
is a group exhibition which runs from September 12 – October 10, 2009
at Synchronicity Space. The show is centered around the theme of
transitory spaces which the collective defines as spaces that represent
pauses between a range of states or being. Their interpretations
include physical locations as well as psychological perceptions or
emotional states, including spaces that change people, physically
changing locations, or places that people pass through. They are
interested in the idea of transitory spaces as symbolic spaces,
referencing cultural, social, or personal transitions in time.
exhibition brings together a variety of interpretations on this theme
through mediums such as photography, drawing, and collage. The
exhibition includes special programming such as an Antonioni film
screening (Saturday, Sept. 19), a performance by Miwa Matreyek of Cloud
Eye Control (Friday, Sept. 25), and various musical performances.
Synchronicity Space is located at 4306 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA
90029. For an extensive list of events or for more information, please
Artists participating include: Ava
Alamshah, Gilda Davidian, Ignacio Genzon, Suzy Goldish, Stefani
Greenwood, Rena Kosnett, Alex Lewin, Sidonie Loiseleux, Jeff McLane,
Marie Mingoia, Tiffany Roohani, and Katie Shapiro.
From Here to There is a collective of artists currently living and working in Los Angeles. Their practices range from photography to collage and include video, sound, and installation. What brings them together is their desire to combine their personal perspectives and various interests to create a greater dialogue through the art that they make. They meet on a bi-weekly basis to discuss ideas both old and new, to hone their practices, and fuel each other through discussions, critiques, and conversations.
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