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Punk to Funk

Hulk have news:

Hulk play punk and rockabilly TONIGHT from 6-8 SLT @ -=CLOCKWORK=-!

Hulk play funk on Friday; get votes in now!

Also funk podcast!
funk for the masses | 1 February 2008: play or right-click here to download.

Set list:

Billy Cardenas & The Village Callers: Hector (Part 1) [Instrumental]
The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band: Twenty-five Miles
Dawn and Sunset: Move in the Room
Willard Burton & The Funky 4: Funky In Here
Was (Not Was): Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone
Sound Providers: Dope Transmission
Uzi$Bros: Nohtin’ But A Ganster
Joy Denalane: Soweto ’76-’06
Fleetwood Mac: You Make Lovin’ Fun (Trailmix Remix)
Ursula 1000: Tigerbeat
2Soundz: Together
Ravi Harris & The Prophets: Thunderbird (Part 1)
Freedom Now Brothers: It’s Our Thing
Various Artists: Che
Nina Simone: I Shall Be Released

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Hulk Poll! Contest!

Hulk change funk to Fridays, remember? Make contest for new name for show! Win big prize like date with Sable or set of kitchen knives!

Friday, all Hulk friends come to Clockwork, say ideas for new name! Now Hulk make poll so all Hulk friends vote on best name! Vote now for favorite! Then Hulk make run-off poll.

Winner one who made up name win runoff poll!

But Hulk say remember! Hulk set funkiest, so must have good name! Listen podcasts before voting, Hulk funk best! And Also Hulk say remember come to ==Clockwork== TONIGHT, hear Burgess play loud music 6-8, then Hulk play funk 8-9! Hulk choose special tasty funk this week!

funk for the masses | 21 January 2008: play or right-click here to download.
[MLK DAY SPECIAL]

funk for the masses | 25 January 2008: play or right-click here to download.

(Hulk say setlists after break!)

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Second Life is good for….music!

So imagine this.

You’re sitting in your room or office or kitchen or wherever you sit and you’re listening to some hip little indie radio program from your local college radion station. An amazing song comes on – you must have it! So you wait, wait, wait for the DJ to break and run through the track listings. You’d better hope you’re not in car, about to drive into the Holland Tunnel where the radio reception cuts out and you miss it. And still, you have to wait to go and get the song, then play it for everyone you know so they can bask in its amazingness as well. Maybe there’s a better way…

Imagine now, you turn on your computer and log into Second Life. You teleport your ass down to -=Clockwork=- or some other bitchin’ little out of the way virtual dive beause you know that on most nights of the week, somebody is going to DJ that hip little indie rock show or the rare funk show or the 80s ska/punk show that you love, right there in SL. You can listen and then, hey, actually interact with the DJ, see the track listing as it comes up or just ask the DJ about it. And – bonus – you can also chat up the other fabulously hip virtual scenesters. (Or you can just plant yourself down and listen quietly.)

And while listening, you can go and download those mp3s you’re hearing, support the musicians you’re listening to, and who knows? Maybe you’re so into music you decide to come up with some of your own playlists and get yourself a DJ gig too (which can earn you $L a lot more painlessly than camping or escorting can, by the way).

Listening to music with friends is one of my favorite things to do, in any life. But it’s certainly become my number one activity in Second Life. In any life, not all clubs are created equal so it’s a good idea to talk to folks to find out the good spots (and hey, hit the comments section here with names and SLURLs of the places you love, please, because being a manager at Clockwork, I don’t get out enough…) You can try events, but to be honest, I get so overwhelmed wading through that list I normally don’t bother. So hey – come to Clockwork tonight at around 6pm SLT to hear Gorgeous Guen or tomorrow night at 6pm SLT for Esteban and Alex’s double header, and the Clockwork regulars can fill you in on the best places to check out.

This post doesn’t even touch the blossoming live music scene – something I’m not all that acquainted with, to be honest. But the more I hear about it, the more interested I am in it. So stay tuned.

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Punk Hulk

All Hulk friends come tonight to hear Hulk spin favorite punk and rockabilly at Clockwork!

Hulk play new songs plus old punk chestnuts!

Hulk say hard to find leather jacket in Hulk size, but Hulk good shopper!

Hulk say 6-9 SLT!

Hulk say “don’t worry!” Hulk still play funk and hip-hop on Fridays!

Hulk say see Burgess post for details.

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Clockwork: (n)eXt podcast, electronica tonight, and new events!

Clockwork is for lovers

(The podcast is at the end, so scroll down if you’re in a hurry for some aural relief.)

Okay, so I told you ’bout the walrus and me man? You know we moved our Monday set to Friday nights (6-8 pm SL)? Well, here’s another clue you can mull, the walrus was Hulk. And Esteban/Hulk will be dj’ing Mondays at Clockwork playing a wider range of favorites and plenty o’ rock. Don’t worry, the funk will still happen on Friday nights, it just means there won’t be a hole in the schedule on Monday. Not only that, Clockwork has added KONA radio dj GoSpeed Racer to our Monday lineup from 4-6 pm to warm up the crowd before Esteban (and to provide a happy hour for those of you who have the live music open mic Mondays bug, yeah, you know who you are).

So now there is music at Clockwork six days a week (I’m still holding Saturday night open for special events), and lots of slots open before 6-8 for any djs in a European time zone, or later for those of you out west or on the Pacific Rim. (Hint, hint.) If you’re a dj looking for a gig and think you might fit in at Clockwork, point me toward a podcast or drop a notecard on my profile with a playlist from a recent set. Please don’t ask me to come hear you live; as much as I’d like to, my RL schedule prohibits me from many extracurricular activities.

-=Clockwork=-
Schedule as of 1.27.08

Sunday, 6-8 pm Tonight!
The Mandelbrot Set with dj Xaxoqual
IDM, ambient dance tracks, hooky breakbeats

Monday, 4-6 pm
Do you remember rock n roll radio?
KONA radio w/ GoSpeed Racer

Monday, 6-8 pm
Motor City is Burning
dj Esteban kicks out the jams

Tuesday, 6-8 pm
TMI Tuesdays with JellyBean and HawksRock
Rock music laced with conversation you won’t believe

Wednesday, 6-8 pm
This Ain’t No Trainwreck
dj Garrett gets it in the groove and works it

Thursday, 6-8 pm
Danceteria w/dj Gorgeous Guen
a club mix to start your weekend on the right day

Friday, 6-8 pm
(n)eXt w/ dj keTchUp
two hours of mostly new music–indie rock and club tracks

Friday, 8-9 pm
[a contest-winning name will be here when we figure out who won]
dj Esteban digs deep into funklore and unearths the mothership connection, shake your rump!

In any case, for those of you who want to recap last Monday’s new music set, here’s the podcast. And yeah, there’s some old stuff in there. Sue me. :p Betcha can’t name more than 10 without looking at the track listing. Please remember to support artists you like by seeing them perform live and purchasing their music from great sources like eMusic, AmpCamp, CD Baby and Bleep. Click the arrow to stream or right click and “save link as” to download:

(n)eXt new music podcast of dj keTchUp’s 21 January 2008 set

Spiritualized – Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space
Thom Yorke – Cymbal Rush (The Field Late Night Essen Und Trinken remix)
Burial – Raver
Audrey 3000 ft. – Mr. Hopkinson’s Computer Baby I Got Your Money (ODB & Kelis)
Atlas Sound – River Card
Apparat – You Don’t Know Me
Benzos – Coup d’etat
Chris Walla – Sing Again
KT Tunstall – Get Your Freak On (Missy Elliot cover)
Blonde Redhead – Dr. Strangeluv
Statehood – Save Yourself
Thurston Moore – Fri/End
The Smiths – What Difference Does It Make
Why? – The Hollows
Tall Firs – Hairdo
Artiste inconnu – Piste 9
Electric Light Orchestra – Do Ya
The World On Fire – Not To Knowing
Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
The Hold Steady – You Can Make Him Like You
Cheap Trick – Oh, Candy
The Cars – Just What I Needed
Oasis – Cigarettes & Alcohol
Gang Green – Alcohol
The Chelsea Smiles – Chatterbox
The Wombats – Backfire at the Disco
!!! – Heart Of Hearts (Radio Edit)
Paramore – Misery Business (Miscellaneous Chocolate “Feels So Good” Remix)
Miss Kittin – Barefoot Tonight
Aesop Rock – Citronella
Clipse – Cry Now Freestyle (Malice)
Groove Armada – My Friend

This has been an official Burgess Podcast Advertisement for Clockwork, copyright 2008 Leviathan Enterprises.

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(n)eXt Podcast and keTchUp’s kitchen table rant

Clockwork is for lovers

This is a two hour set and I probably should have broken it up into a couple of sections, but oh well. It should stream fine, and if you’re downloading, I hope your connection is fast and smooth. Some weeks, there is just so much I want to get out because there is that much great new music—and I know there’s a terabyte of even fresher sounds coming down the tubes.

If you like what you hear, please buy some music to help support the artists. I think our entire system of “support” for the arts is fucked, but until some unlikely sweeping changes occur, I am a staunch centrist on the music downloading issue. What this means—and this is by no means a legal argument–is that I think the record companies and artists should stfu and not prosecute people who download music even though they have legal standing. It’s just smart business in the long run. In return, people who listen to music should realize that they are participating in a cultural community and whether or not they also make music themselves, they need to do things to support that community. Really support it. This means if you download even one song for free, I believe you should be putting a lot more than the $0.99 iTunes or $0.33 eMusic value back into the community. How do you do that?

1. Buy some music. Duh. Get an eMusic subscription. Support Bleep. Support CD Baby and AmpCamp. Support your local mom and pop store—those people are music geeks just like the rest of us and they run those places because of love and obsession, not to maximize profits for shareholders.

2. Go see live music, especially small venues. Buy music and t-shirts directly from the bands, even if they were mediocre. Doing this keeps them in peanut butter and socks.

3. Tell all your friends about the great bands you discover.

4. Lather, rinse, repeat.

If you download more than one song, you should think about supporting the music and arts community in the following ways: Booking bands to play local venues (your party at your mom’s house, rent the American Legion Hall, help bring good bands to the local dive bar); when small touring acts come through town, make sure they have a place to sleep (your apartment floor is way better than the van, and partying with the band rules); or start an indie label, a promotions company, or write a music blog—do anything that churns the butter and gets people excited. If you do these things, you’re putting back just a bit of what you owe.

What does this mean for Second Life? Same thing. Do it all in both places. No slacking, we’re all in this together and life is better with art.

Here’s Monday’s set. Click the arrow to stream or right click and “save link as” to download:

(n)eXt podcast from 7 January 2008 (Please pardon the glitch in the first few seconds, argh!)

This week we rocked out to:

Aidan John Moffat – Nothing in Common/Hopelessly Devoted
Caribou – Irene
Maps – Stay Another Day
Rogue Wave – Chicago X 12
Illinois – One on One
Artiste Inconnu – Piste 9
The Bell – Do You Know How to Feel
Shout Out Louds – You are Dreaming
Klaxons – Golden Skans
Bishop Allen – Rain
Tall Firs – Hairdo
Modest Mouse – Dashboard
The Editors – The Racing Rats
Maybe Smith – Open War
British Sea Power – Waving Flags
The New Pornographers – All the Things That Go to Make Heaven and Earth
Charlotte Hatherly – Very Young
The Wombats – Backfire at the Disco
The Fiery Furnaces – Ex-Guru
The Who – Baba O’Riley (RAC Edit)
Calvin Harris – Acceptable in the 80s
Animal Collective – For Reverend Green
Siobhan Donaghy – Ghosts
Burial – Ghost Hardware
Studio – West Side
Block Party vs. The Cure – A Forest Prayer
One Republic vs. Bronski Beat – Small Town Apology
Sally Shapiro – He Keeps Me Alive
Ween – Your Party
Simian Mobile Disco – 3 Pin Dip
Kutiman – Bango Fields

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Christmas Eve at Clockwork!

 

 

Are you ready?

ARE YOU READY?

 

Yo yo yo! Ho ho ho!

We don’t mean to brag;
We don’t mean to boast,
But Christmas Eve’s
Gonna rock the most.

Let’s party, let’s party, let’s party.

Hey now. Get your fine foxy self down to Clockwork (SLurl Topgol 230, 138, 55) this Monday for the hippinest, happenest Christmas Eve music extravaganza and motherfuckin’ party funkdown this side of the Crab Nebula!

From 6-8 pm SL time, dj keTchUp takes you on a trip into the exploding super-nova blindness of your own musical consciousness with n(e)xT. (That means he plays new music, you n00bs.)

and then from from 8-9 pm or so, dj Esteban will hit you so hard with the funk connection, your whole family will get a groove on.

Plus: Morriseys, no doubt.

Damn.

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n(e)xT and the anti-Monday anti-gravity get down!

Gravitational anomaly

Here we go again. Yes, indeed. As 2007 winds down with a slew of excellent parties and sets, the great new music keeps pouring in to the Clockwork offices and do we have some aural gingerbread for you this week. If you show up at Clockwork (SLurl Topgol 230, 138, 55) tonight at 6 pm SL time to get the latest, newest, hottest, bestest, coolest, hippest indie/rock/electrowhat and then stick around for the finest in fresh funck from Clockwork’s own dj Esteban (8-9pm SL time) who will be throwing hot wax like s/he worked in a lips factory.

The schedule at the club is a work-week extravanganza, and if you missed dj Xaxoqual’s set of electronica last night, well, don’t come crying to us when you feel embarassed and shameful at the holiday parties because you don’t know anything about the latest tracks from Samim, Ost & Kjex, and Sneakthief.

Here’s our current lineup:

Sundays, 6-8 pm: Mandelbrot set with dj Xaxoqual

Mondays, 6-8 pm: n(e)xT new music with dj keTchUp

Mondays, 8-9 pm or so: Anti-Monday funk with dj Esteban

Tuesdays, 6-8 pm: Hawks Rocks with HawksRock

Wednesdays, 6-8 pm: Midweek mixup with dj Garrett

Thursdays, 4-6 pm: Start the party early with dj Guen

Thursdays, 6-7 pm: Skankin’ Thursdays (and all kinds of faves) with dj JellyBean

Come out and get your picture taken with Santa’s minions!

Christmas at Clockwork

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