2013 – The August Playlists

The Village of Nyght
Saturday, August 31
Victorian Horror

Captain’s log:  Final August Entry.
We’ve been lost at sea for several weeks, and the food has run out.  We ate one of Mr. Smee’s legs last night.  The galley cook was prescient enough to have stashed away some Mrs. Lawry’s Pork Rub, and once worked into the flesh, it was actually quite tasty.  We also gained news via very worn out mechanical carrier pigeon, alerting us to the fact that there is a serial killer abroad in our beloved London Town.  They’re calling the murderer “Jack the Ripper”, though I can’t see why.  It’s not like he rips anything.  His cuts are precise, as if done by a scalpel.  Could this killer be a surgeon?  Aren’t all doctors in Victorian England really butchers in disguise?  I know I’ve never trusted them. . .

The theme tonight was Victorian Horror, in honor of the anniversary of Jack the Ripper’s first victim.  I’m not sure how many songs held to the theme; it seems people were requesting whatever popped into their heads.  This isn’t a bad thing, exactly, though I did get a request for voodoo jazz (whatever that may be), and some classical music.  I apologize, but I really know nothing about jazz, apart from the fact that it may involve a saxophone.  And I love classical music, but it can be a challenge to work a good fugue into what started off as an electronic and New Wave set.

Ashbury Heights – Heathen Crossing
Syrian – Supernova
Icehouse – Hey Little Girl (Extended Mix)
Camouflage – The Great Commandment
Anne Clark – Sleeper in Metropolis
Alphaville – Dance With Me
*** Request *** Bain Wolfkind – Pimp Stick
*** Request *** Florence + the Machine – The Girl With One Eye
Echo and the Bunnymen – Killing Moon (Florence + the Machine Remix)
*** Request *** Oingo Boingo – Dead Man’s Party (Party Mix)
*** Request *** The Dresden Dolls – Coin Operated Boy
*** Request *** Pulp – Common People
*** Request *** Abney Park – Airship Pirate
*** Request *** Kamelot – The Haunting
*** Request *** The Synthetic Dream Foundation – One Eyed Maiden
Dr. Steel – Fibonacci Sequence
Vernian Process – Behond the Machine (Factory Floor Remix)
Tanzwut – Toccata
*** Request *** The Men Who Shall Not Be Blamed For Nothing – The People’s Common Sense Medical Advice
Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer – More Kissing in Porn Please, We’re British
Professor Elemental – Fighting Trousers
The Pierces – Secret
The Go Go’s – Our Lips Are Sealed
Voice of the Beehive – I Say Nothing
The Primitives – Secrets
*** Request *** Kate Bush – The Red Shoes
*** Request *** Apocalyptica feat. NIna Hagen – Seeman
The Plimsouls – Hush, Hush
The Vapors – Talk Talk
The Cars – Shake it Up
Iggy Pop – The Passenger
New Order – Temptation
Joy Division – She’s Lost Control
The Pixies – Monkey’s Gone to Heaven
*** Request *** Lene Lovich – New Toy
Erasure – Chains of Love (Unfettered Mix)
Love & Rockets – So Alive
The Tubes – Talk to You Later

Thank you, and good night!

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The Village of Nyght
Saturday, August 24
Adult Party

I seem to be getting a bit forgetful in my dottering old age lately, because I have been neglecting these play lists terribly.  Okay, so I have an excuse:  I didn’t really feel like typing this out.  No, really.  It’s pretty difficult to believe, I know, but shiny things keep distracting your humble narrator, O my droogs and only friends.

Besides the usual drudgery of workaday life, I got mired in watching the old Monkees TV series again.  It turned out those four guys weren’t so bad.  In fact, some of them were rather talented song writers, and that Micky guy really had a distinctive voice.  I should really make more of an effort to inflict the songs of the Monkees on my listeners.  To be fair, I did do a bit of it in this play list.

People were horrified when I mentioned I was playing a popular boy band of its day.  Accusations flew.  OH MY GOD, IF YOU PLAY MENUDO I WILL HURT YOU!  Please tell me when it’s on, so I can turn off the stream.  You know, things like that.  So when the Monkees came on, there was a collective sigh of relief from the huddled masses, and phrases like, “I LOVE the Monkees!” wafted through the aether.

So here you go:

Calling All Astronauts – I Wanna Be Your Dog
B Movie – Nowhere Girl
Red Rockers – China
Balaam and the Angel – Light of the World
Ghost Dance – The Grip of Love (A Cheaper Blues Version)
When in Rome – Wide, Wide Sea
Oingo Boingo – Little Girls
Book of Love – You Make Me Feel So Good (Flutter Mix)
Berlin – Sex (I’m A) (Extended Mix)
Red Flag – Give Me Your Hand
Anything Box – Kiss of Love
Depeche Mode – Photographic (Rex the Dog Faithful Mix)
Erasure – I Love To Hate You (I Will Survive Mix)
Kon Kan – Arts in D Minor/Harry Houdini
Yazoo – Bad Connection
Ric Ocasek – True to You
Missing Persons – Mental Hopscotch
Oingo Boingo – Private Life
Fishbone – Party At Ground Zero
The Monkees – Gonna Buy Me a Dog
DEVO – Peek-a-Boo (Dance Velocity)
Gary Numan – Metal
*** Request *** Adam & the Ants – Strip
Ultravox – The Thin Wall (Work in Progress Mix)
Killing Joke – Eighties (Serious Dance Mix)
New Order – Working Overtime
Garbage – Blood for Poppies
AWOLNation – Sail
Kraftwerk – We Want Models
Ladytron – Playgirl
Air – Sexy Boy
Oingo Boingo – Nasty Habits
The Tiger Lillies – Vagina
The Cult – Big Neon Glitter
Buck Naked and the Bare Bottom Boys – Hard-on From Hell
Rezurex – Everyday is Halloween
Toy Dolls – Cheerio and Toodle-Pip

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The Village of Nyght
Tuesday, August 21
HP Lovecraft Birthday Party, Part 2

Yeah.  HP Lovecraft’s birthday was on August 21, though Google didn’t see fit to give him a doodle.  It’s too bad, since we could have had a creeping horror doodle with tentacles.  You have to love tentacles.  Speaking of which, The Village was full of tentacles during the Party Mark II.

I ended up starting the stream a half hour early because people were already showing up.  By the time the party started for real, we had 34 avatars dancing in the graveyard, and yet the sim managed not to crash, or even lag terribly.  There were unnamed horrors dancing, along with the usual assortment of crazy clothes, tuxedos, gowns, and demons.  At one point I had two Deep Ones flopping around on either side of me.

This set is all over the place, though I tried to keep it focused.  Requests, for the most part, are honored every time.  There are exceptions.  Like Frank Zappa.  Sorry, Zappa fans, but when I have a high-energy set going, the last thing I want to play is Zappa’s particular brand of stoner jazz.  He’s great and all, but rarely fits.  The one time I did play a request for Zappa, I had to cut off the song midway because it was driving people to turn off the stream, and I can’t have that.

This party ran just under three hours.  By the end, there were a half dozen die hards, and I was getting hungry.  So the intense need to devour the blood and haunches of 1000 virgins was just too much, and I had to get offline.  I get bitey and grouchy when faced with No Food.

Here’s the playlist, in all its horrifying glory:

Tears for Fears – Mad World
Erasure – Sometimes (12″ Mix)
Pet Shop Boys – It’s a Sin (Ultra Rare Bootleg)
New Order – True Faith – Maximus Remix
Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy
Yazoo – Don’t Go
Ashbury Heights – Penance
Scary Bitches – Necrofancy
Mystic Knights of OIngo Boingo – Witch’s Egg
Toto Coelo – Dracula’s Tango
Spencer Spencer – Don’t Do This And Don’t Do That
*** Request *** Lovecraft – Medicine PV
Altered Images – Happy Birthday
Devo – Here To Go (Go Mix Version)
Oingo Boingo – Nothing To Fear (But Fear Itself)
Fred Schneider – Monster
*** Request *** Loudon Wainwright III – Good Ship Venus
Wall of Voodoo – Elvis Bought Dora a Cadillac
*** Request *** You Shriek – Adrenochrome
*** Request *** Darkest of the Hillside Thickets – Goin’ Down To Dunwich (DJ song choice)
Gun Club – Sex Beat
The Church – Almost With You
*** Request *** Dead Can Dance (DJ song choice)
*** Request *** Electric Wizard – Dunwich
The Buzzcocks – Promises
The Vapors – Daylight Titans
*** Request *** Star Industry – Nineties
Creature Feature – The Greatest Show Unearthed
*** Request *** Metallica – The Thing That Should Not Be
Tom Waits – I Don’t Wanna Grow Up
*** Request *** The Ramones – I Don’t Wanna Grow Up
Violent Femmes – Jesus Walking on the Water
The Residents – Hello Skinny
Bauhaus – The Passion of Lovers
Pop Will Eat Itself – Bulletproof
The Cars – Gimme Some Slack
Doctor and the Medics – Burning Love
Depeche Mode – Flexible
Gary Numan – We Are So Fragile
Siouxsie & the Banshees – Mirage
David Bowie – Cracked Actor
John Foxx – Underpass
David Bowie – It’s No Game Part 1
David Bowie – Bang Bang
Faster Pussycat – Misty Mountain Hop
Adam and the Ants – Ant Music

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The Village of Nyght
Saturday, August 17
HP Lovecraft Birthday Party, Part 1

HP Lovecraft is celebrating a birthday posthumously on Tuesday.  The Village of Nyght, sitting on the Lovecraftian sim of Dunwich, naturally sees this as an excuse to have a party.  They’re celebrating most of the week, in fact, and there will be a party DJd by yours truly on Tuesday at 5pm slt.

Tonight’s weekly party was Part 1 of the Great Lovecraft Birthday Celebration.  We had the usual crowd of misfits and tentacles.  I dressed up as the most horrifying thing I could think of:  half a clown.  Those mesh clown pants really came in handy tonight

Here’s the first half of the Lovecraft playlist.  You’ll get the second half on Tuesday.

Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead
Newclear Waves – The Black Hand
Lebanon Hanover – Die World
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
Nox Arcana – Cthulhu Rising
Abney Park – Tiny Monster
The Cruxshadows – Monsters
David Bowie – Scary Monster (and Super Creeps)
Gary Numan – The Fall
Barbie and the Kens – (I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone
The Cure – A Night Like This
The Bolshoi – T.V. Man
Elton Motello – Jet Boy Jet Girl
Magazine – Shot By Both Sides
Jim Carroll Band – People Who Died
DEVO – Post Post-Modern Man (Sub Post-Modern Mix)
*** Request *** Cassandra Complex – E.O.D.
*** Request *** Utah Saints – Something Good
Red Flag – Once Past Twice Future (Thrice Shy)
*** Request *** Scary Bitches – The Birds and the Bees
Ministry – Land of Rape and Honey
Front 242 – Headhunter (Tempirion Mix)
OMD – Tesla Girls
*** Request *** Carlos Santana – Black Magic Woman (Rudy Retro Dynamic Cool Remix)
Karel Fialka – Hey Matthew
Opera de Nuit – Invitation (12 Inch Mix)
*** Request *** The Merry Thoughts – Pale Empress
The Sisters of Mercy – Vision Thing
Iggy Pop – Cry for Love
The Horrors – Who Can Say
Grouplove – Colours
Gary Numan – When the Sky Bleeds, He Will Come
The Cars – Don’t Tell Me No
You Shriek – Adrenochrome
The Vapors – Spiders
Wall of Voodoo – The Passenger
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Despadir
OMD – Dresden
Depeche Mode – Halo
John Foxx – Systems of Romance

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Chuckmatrix Art Show Opening
Wednesday, August 14
Inner Prisons

A while back, my friend at Gallery Graine needed someone to play a Gothic set for an art show opening.  The artist, Chuckmatrix, is quite an amazing builder in Second Life, and his 3D works are stunning, though he appears to work only in regular prims, rather than sculpt or mesh.  His sculptures are pretty high in prims, but they are simply amazing to behold.  If you have the prim allotment, he’s got a fantastic dragon statue I drooled over the first time I DJ’d for one of his shows.  If I had the prims to spare, that dragon would be sitting proudly at my store, because I love dragons.  A lot.

Chuck was apparently pretty impressed by my mad DJ skills, not to mention my crazy music collection and knowledge of music.  So when his latest show opened, he asked the gallery owner to hire me for the Grand Opening Party.

It was a pretty wild mix of avatars.  Unfortunately, I did have to derender one of them completely, because she kept throwing on these wearable items that obscured my view and threatened to crash me.  She was quite a character, and kind of fun to interact with, in spite of it all.  Insane, you might say.  Which was apropos, as the Art Installation is all about Insanity.  The party was in the waiting room of an asylum.  I was glad my friend Madison could come hang out with me, since she was a welcome breath of fresh (and sane) air.  Every DJ needs someone they can talk to in IM in a crazy situation. Really.

The playlist started off kind of oddly, and ended up being an 80s fest when people figured out I not only have every 80s song worth having, but even more 80s songs they didn’t know were worth having and are!

Some of the songs may be out of order.  My history on SAM appears to be all jumbled for some reason.

The Vapors – Galleries for Guns
Siouxsie & the Banshees – Kiss Them For Me (Snapper Mix)
Blaqk Audio – Stiff Kittens
Blancmange – Living on the Ceiling (12″ extended mix)
Apoptygma Berzerk – Burnin’ Heretic
Mesh – Crash
Depeche Mode – Soft Touch/Raw Nerve
Oingo Boingo – Just Another Day
The Spoons – Nova Heart (12″ Mix)
*** Request *** Disturbed – Asylum
Funboy Three – Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum)
Brian Eno & David Byrne – The Jezebel Spirit
*** Request *** Brian Eno & David Byrne – America is Waiting
The Pierces – Secret
The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary (Secret Sun Remix)
Professor Elemental – Fighting Trousers
Ministry – Effigy (I’m not an)
Cruxshadows – Monsters
*** Request *** Tears for Fears – Sowing the Seeds of Love
The Human League – Empire State Human
OMD – Enola Gay (Little Boy Mix)
Sleepthief – The Chaffeur
Shriekback – Nemesis
Pete Shelley – Homosapien
*** Request *** The Normal – Warm Leatherette
John Foxx – Burning Car
Toy Dolls – Cheerio & Toodle-Pip

AB-PreFabFour

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Club Noir
Sunday, August 11
N00b Party

I missed a couple of weeks of DJing recently, due to real life rearing its ugly head at various people.  Though the Village, which is my regular haunt, has been a tad quiet of late, I did DJ a Rezday party for my friend Lewis.  He and Madison threw a fantastic n00b party at Club Noir, complete with particles, various weapons and thing launchers, bling, fullbright, and high prim couches.  I even set down a museum piece:  n00b freenis under glass.  It was quite n00btastic.

I’m happy about one thing:  Only one person requested a n00b DJ song, and it wasn’t one of the Trifecta of Evil™.  I’ve got a nice streak going with no requests for Crazy Bitch, Bodies, and Bilingual.  I’d like to keep it that way for a while longer.

In the aftermath of exploding n00b body parts, exploding Daleks, and sim lagging particles (thankfully no gestures), I managed to get some music played.

Without further ado:
Gene Loves Jezebel – Motion of Love
The Flirts – Jukebox (Don’t Put Another Dime)
The Fixx – Secret Separation
Re-Flex – Politics of Dancing
Big Audio Dynamite – The Bottom Line
Cookie Monster – I Want It (But Me Wait)
Magazine – Shot By Both Sides
Wire – I Am the Fly
The Motors – Dancing the Night Away
Boomtown Rats – Lookin’ After No. 1
Shriekback – Go Bang
Wall of Voodoo – Far Side of Crazy
Planet P Project – Why Me?
Robert Hazard – Escalator of Life
Russ Ballard – Voices
*** Request *** Grace Jones – Love Is The Drug
The Cult – Spiritwalker
U2 – I Fall Down
The Alarm – Rain in the Summertime
INXS – This Time
*** Request *** Bryan Adams – Can’t Stop This Thing We Started
*** Request *** William Shatner – Common People
Altered Images – Happy Birthday
*** Request *** King Missile – Detachable Penis
Tim Curry – I Do The Rock
*** Request *** Richard O’Brien – Time Warp
Adam and the Ants – Stand & Deliver
Blancmange – Living on the Ceiling (12″ Version)
Spizz Energi – Where’s Captain Kirk?
The Smithereens – Only a Memory
The Replacements – I’ll Be You
Lindsey Buckingham – Bang the Drum
*** Request *** The Blanks – Underdog
The Pretenders – Day After Day
The Dickies – If Stuart Could Talk
Kid Creole & the Coconuts – Endicott
Talking Heads – Pulled Up
*** Request *** Louis Armstrong – Wonderful World

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