It always ends up coming back to the D. I can't go a day in New York without making a Michigan connection. Of course it hit me again when I asked the young Lauren Flax, "So, Where Do You Come From?"
I'll take her word when she said Six Mile and Gratiot. It's a good area. The East Side. Everybody should check it out at some point in their lives. Back in the early 90's I didn't know what techno music was, even though it was blasting on the radio every weekend on 96.3 and WJLB. Not only was Lauren lucky enough to go to "Party/Raves" she also DJayed them as well with the likes of Carl Craig. So when I was at Record Time gazing on the wall about what Guided By Voices 7 inch I should buy she was probably in the Dance Room housing it up to a classic Saunderson track.
Fast forward to 2009 and Lauren is currently working on her own music, remixing, and is the on tour DJ for Fischerspooner. Today's Naked Friday's Pt. 31 is one of the better house mixes we've had on Viva Radio! Just some good ole House Jams to send you out for Summer 09. It features some righteous tracks from the likes of, Shur-I-Kan, Jon Cutler, the exotic Justin Martin and some classic Rosario and Inner City! Also on the mix is Lauren's single entitled, "You've Changed" featuring Sia! It's a win win situation here folks!
If you're in New York this weekend she's DJing!
Tonight Friday August 28th at Glasslands
Saturday August 29th at the NYC Final Jelly Pool Party with Grizzly Bear
You can stay posted on Lauren Flax at her site! http://www.myspace.com/laurenflax
Lauren Flax Naked Friday's Pt. 31 Airs Today at 4pm
The man that holds the 90's torch alive on Viva Radio, Mr. Ryan Creed, recently did an interview with lead singer Chunx (Heather Jewett) of the group Gravy Train for our wonderful friends over at Street Carnage.
Here's a little excerpt from the interview.
Electrotrashers Gravy Train!!!! were in New York this month to perform at the Brooklyn Pool Party with Prince Paul. The night before the show, lead singer Chunx (Heather Jewett) told me about her pre-teen encounter with Courtney Love at the “Miss World” video shoot, and I had to record the account. It is the saddest story of idol disappointment that I’ve ever heard, but like so many stories about Courtney Love, I can’t decide if I like her more or less now.
Check out the full interview at Street Carnage and always get your 90's fix on Ryan's show, "120 Minutes Forever" on Viva Radio!
Before she could even get the dishes done we ended just passing out on the couches. I woke up scarred, frightened, and cold. But it was okay because we were still at Kelly's and then she made us some coffee and we had egg sandwiches from that Mexican Bakery on Bedford and sat down at New York Muffin and took in the sights and smells of a sweet Friday Morning.
Milton wrote a song about it over IM with our friend Paul Conrad Have a great weekend everybody!
I ran into Matthew Radune at Jacob Riis Beach a few weeks back and we had a good oie time talking about Teddy Pendergrass and other assorted disco oddities. In case you haven't already noticed I like to do all my business on the Beach. I decided we needed to make this happen and get Radune on board the Naked Friday's roster. On today's Naked Friday's Pt. 30 you'll hear some of the finer edits of 2009 along with some very classic Chicago House Mental Breakdown tracks!
Matthew Radune is a Brooklyn based DJ, architect, and designer who's been setting up rooftop events and underground loft parties for several years in Brooklyn. In the last year he's DJed at several of the finest art establishments in New York, including MOMA for their Poprally event, the Guggenheim, the Museum of Art and Design, and the Sculpture Center.
You can contact Matthew via his site. http://matthewradune.blogspot.com/
Here's a very fun loving NBA professional basketball player in action during the off season. I can't say much for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but Delonte West is soaring high during his 18 minute wait in line at KFC! Not only does he reference KFC's Rasberry Ice Tea, but I'm also feeling the Chipotle reference as well! Also note the two workers at KFC who are completely stoked by his drive thru appearance!