2013 – The October Playlists

The Village of Nyght
Saturday, October 26, 2013
HALLOWEEN

Yeah, so Halloween.  Lots of fun, lots of people, great costumes, music, things and junk and stuff.

Depeche Mode – Nothing to Fear
Mesh – What Are you Scared of
Noisuf-X – Toccata Del Terrore
Celldweller – Halloween
Celldweller – Cry Little Sister (Saw Remix)
The Merry Thoughts – Pale Empress
Pretentious, Moi? – Witchhouse
Beborn Beton feat, Cookie Monster – Another World
Magazine – Shot By Both Sides
Wednesday 13 – Till Death Do Us Party
Killing Joke – On All Hallow’s Eve
Bobby Boris Pickett – Monster Mash
*** REQUEST *** Cassandra Complex – Symphony for the Devil
The Cruxshadows – Monster
The Woodbury Governor – La Bibbida Bibba Dum (On Broadway)
*** REQUEST *** Ylvis – What Does the Fox Say
*** REQUEST *** Klangstabil – Schattentanz
The Damned – Grimly Fiendish
*** REQUEST *** The Cramps – Creature from the Black Leather Lagoon
Eddie and the Munsters – Whatever Happened to Eddie
Bobby Boris Pickett – Monster Rap
Richard O’Brien – Time Warp
Scary Bitches – Piss All Over Your Grave
*** REQUEST *** The Cramps – Human Fly
Toto Coelo – Dracula’s Tango
*** REQUEST ***Neuroticfish – They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha Haa
*** REQUEST *** Electric Hellfire Club – Satan’s Little Helpers
Fred Scheider – Monster in my Pants
Vampire Beach Babes – Surfing Swamp Monster
Zombie Ghost Train – Black, White, and Dead
The Ghastly Ones – Spooky Girl
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Peek a Boo
Oingo Boingo – Nothing to Fear (But fear itself)
Danny Elfman – This is Halloween
David Bowie – Diamond Dogs
Shadow Reichenstein – Tombstone Call from the Grave
The Birthday Massacre – Horror Show
Richard Bone – Monster Movie
Broken Bells – The Ghost Inside
Tom Waits – Cemetery Polka
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The LoveFest Pre Opening Party
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Once again, fate threw me into a tailspin, as I accepted two gigs on the same night.  Granted, they were an hour apart, so I theoretically had time to rest in between, but no.  I really shouldn’t do more than one gig in any given day.  It really does wear me out.  Surprising, since I’m really just sitting in a chair, typing and queuing up music for people.  I guess the tired part comes from being “on” for four or five (or six) hours at a stretch; the life of the party, so to speak.

The first playlist is from the pre-opening party of the LoveFest, which is a festival charity fundraiser in Second Life, bringing awareness to Autism.  LoveFest is a Lovecraft theme, so there are many tentacles, old ones, Victorians, and a bit of Horror.  Not me though.  I just play the music and talk up a storm about the music and whatever else meanders into conversation.  As it was close to Halloween, there are necessarily a ton of Halloweeny songs.  Enjoy!

Opera de Nuit – Invitation (12″ mix)
The Cure – Freakshow (Wolves at the Gate Remix)
Barbie and the Kens – I’m Not Your Stepping Stone
The House of Love – Shine On
The Sisters of Mercy – First and Last and Always
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Burn Up
Bauhaus – Dancing
Cocteau Twins – in Our Angelhood
The Screaming Blue Messiahs – I Wanna Be a Flintstone (12″ Mix)
Scary Bitches – I’m the Woman That Killed Jack the Ripper
*** REQUEST *** The Cure – Jumping Someone Else’s Train
*** REQUEST *** Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Rebel Rebel
*** REQUEST *** David Bowie – Love Missile F1-11
Pop Will Eat Itself vs. Danny Elfman – Auslanderween
*** REQUEST *** Peter Murphy – Cuts You Up
Shadow Reichenstein – It’s Halloween
Switchblade Symphony – Gutter Glitter
London After Midnight – Kiss
Ministry – The Land of Rape and Honey
The Revolting Cocks – Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?
*** REQUEST *** DEVO – Head Like a Hole
Gary Numan – The Fall
Blaqk Audio – Stiff Kittens
Depeche Mode – John the Revelator
Danielle Dax – Yummer Yummer Man
Camouflage – The Great Commandment (Explode Remix)
Jona Lewie – Kitchen at Parties
The Bolshoi – T.V.Man
*** REQUEST *** Joy Division – Interzone
John Foxx – He’s a Liquid
Love and Rockets – So Alive
Robert Hazard – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Buck Naked and the Bare Bottom Boys – Hard On From Hell
*** REQUEST *** Robert Hazard – Escalator of Life
Red Flag – Russian Radio (Fresh Radio Mix)
The Jesus and Mary Chain – Head On (the ElemenopeaQ and Joseph Too Remix)
David Bowie – Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

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The Village of Nyght
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Harvest of the Elder Gods

A friend came up with this week’s party theme, and I took it to mean, “Hey, let’s have a horror costume contest”.  After all, we’re ramping up for LoveFest and HorrorFest, and things are getting mighty Halloweeny lately.

I was in a bit of a synthpop mood, which seemed to suit people pretty well.  But, all things being equal, the play list diverged wildly in spots to post punk, Goth, and a smidgen of Celtic Punk.  It would appear one of the Pogues died last week, so someone requested two songs the guy sang lead on:  a Pogues song, and a song by a band called Radiators from Space.

I mainly wanted upbeat stuff, considering the week I’ve had.  So here you go:

MODyssey – Moonlight
Icona Pop – Sun Goes Down
The Chameleons – Swamp Thing
Twitch the Ripper – Rabid
Ultravox – Fear in the Western World
Jon Anderson & Vangelis – Friends of Mr. Cairo
Freur – Devil and the Darkness
TransX – Message on the Radio
Depeche Mode – Dreaming of Me
Uropa Lula – The Sacrifice of Love
Ultravox – We Came to Dance
Wolfsheim – The Sparrows and the Nightinggales
VNV Nation – If I Was
Apoptygma Berzerk – Major Tom (Coming Home) (People Theater Remix)
Blaqk Audio – Semiotic Love
Asmodeus X – Syn
Celebrate the Nun – Ordinary Town
*** Request *** The Pogues – Lorelei
The Echoing Green – Accidentally 4th St. (Gloria)
*** Request *** Visage – In the Year 2525
*** Request *** Sandra – Hiroshima (Razormaid Remix)
Toto Coelo – Dracula’s Tango
Scary Bitches – Theme from the Munsters
The Legendary Pink Dots – Blacklist
*** Request *** Radiators from Space – Under Clery’s Clock
The Cars – Moving in Stereo
*** Request *** Red Flag – If I Ever
Pop Will Eat Itself – Ich Bin Ein Auslander
Candy Stripe – Between the Lines
A Flock of Seagulls – (It’s Not Me) Talking
Lene Lovich – Say When
The Damned – Jet Boy Jet Girl
*** Request *** Mr. Irish Bastard – Temple of Love
*** Request *** The Cramps – Creature from the Black Leather Lagoon
E Nomine – Mitternacht
Ashbury Heights – Christ
Shriekback – Nemesis
The Last Cry – Haunting Me
Crashback Big Orange – Black Whitened Vein
Cinema Bizarre – Bang a Gong (Get it On)
Sneaker Pimps – How Do

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The Village of Nyght
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Weird and Wonderful

October is ramping up, and we’re going to smack right into Halloween in a matter of moments!  But first, there’s HorrorFest to get through, and possibly some other things along the way.  October is too short, and should last about three months, with two of those months being a straight and continuous spooky holiday.  Seriously, more people should wear costumes year round.

Christmas is all well and good, but Halloween is so much more fun.  Particularly if you get to go Trick or Treating on Russel Street in Berkeley as an adult.  Oh yes, it’s tradition, as are the parties in Second Life.

This week’s party had a “Weird and Wonderful” theme.  I’m not quite sure what it means, in spite of coming up with the theme, but we did end up with a plethora of bizarre.  At one point I stood between a collection of magnets, and an old fashioned iron bomb.  You know the kind; spherical, with a burning fuse.  A comedy bomb.  The kind Inspector Clouseau often fumbled once he figured out what he was holding.

“A Bah!?!”
“No,  A bomb.”

There weren’t many requests this time around, but that suits me as much as two hours of nothing but requests.  In a way I’m glad I don’t have Stump the DJ contests, because some folks make a point of requesting utter garbage when they think they can get away with it.  No, those days are long gone, along with the club where they spawned.

So the play list.  It’s weird.  It’s wonderful.  It’s remarkably coherent.  A couple notes before I begin:

1. The Scooter I played is not the Scooter of Happy Hardcore fame.  It’s a band that released about three songs in 1981.  Though they were an electronic synthy band, they bear no relation to the Scooter of today.

2. Professor Fresh was a fluke, sent to me by a friend.  I doubt I’d play it again.

3. New Gary Numan, and NEW NEUROTICFISH!!!

Okay here we go…
Scooter – You
Seven Red Seven – Thinking of You
Celebrate the Nun – Will You Be There (12″ Vinyl)
Jona Lewie – Kitchen at Parties
Peter Schilling – Fehler Im System
Gene Loves Jezebel – Desire (Come and Get It)
Client – Zerox Machine
Ladytron – Sugar
Kraftwerk – Das Modell
Brian Eno – The True Wheel
Gary Numan – I Can’t Breathe
Necessary Response – Spilling Blood
Gary Numan – Love Hurt Bleed (new from upcoming album “Splinter”)
Futon – I Wanna Be Your Dog
The Stooges – T.V. Eye
Depeche Mode – John the Revelator
The Cure – The Walk (Dreamtime Mix)
De/Vision – Your Hands on My Skin
Dave Gahan – Dirty Sticky Floors
Erasure – Fingers & Thumbs (Cold Summer’s Day)
Lene Lovich – Monkey Talk
Neuroticfish – Illusion of Home (Rough Mix) (new single!)
OMD – Call My Name
Yazoo – Goodbye ’70s
Pseudo Echo – A Beat For You
Mesh – Crash
Diorama – Synthesize Me
Icehouse – Hey Little Girl (Extended Version)
This Final Frame – Take No Prisoners (Shortest Day Mix)
*** Request *** Toto Coelo – I Eat Cannibals, Pt. 1
*** Request *** The Ting Tings vs The Knack vs Toni Basil – That’s Not My Name
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – 21st Century Boy
The Pixies – The Thing
Pink Turns Blue – Bounce Up and Down
*** Request *** Professor Fresh – I’m the Eye
The House of Love – Shine On
Monaco – Under the Stars
The Farm – All Together Now
Robert Hazard – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Tame Impala – Elephant

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