Month: February 2006

February 27, 2006

Weird records

Filed under: — Natasha @ 9:09 pm
Canary record

There’s nothing like some silly, harmless entertainment. I used to go to this dusty warehouse in my native Montréal and buy stacks of 45s for a few Canadian dollars. I once read an article about American visual artist/robot maker Mark Pauline in which he said he grabbed a bunch of records at a garage sale and that became his collection. I basically did the same thing, although I never realised what kind of weirdness I owned. This canary record is one of these weird 45s.

I started buying vinyl again, albeit a little more seriously. I find second hand things here in Europe at markets, but I have also bought a few things recently that are more expensive than CDs. Since I started DJing again, it was about time I had a decent vinyl collection and not just stacks of CDs or weird canary records. This record is part of a ‘collection’ of truly odd bits I have lying around. The rest is worse!

February 25, 2006

Busy Frenchy

Filed under: — Natasha @ 3:36 pm
Beat Club Amsterdam - French Night

Time flies by when you’re either having fun or really busy. First, the French night of the Amsterdam Beat Club at the Hotel Winston was a smashing success. I played a set there once back in 2003 to an unsuspecting crowd. But that was then. This weekend I get to DJ as well, although this time it will be French jazz at cafe Festina Lente instead of the usual ye-ye music. As for being busy, well, setting up a new business is very time consuming and energy consuming. Being overworked is something I have to always watch out for, no matter how much I like my work. And DJing on Sunday nights requires a lot of effort come Monday morning.

(Photo: Yuri Vorontsov)

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