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We are the pretty, petty thieves, and you’re standing on our street.

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Okay, this started a couple of weeks ago when this charming man, Wrath, the biggest Morrissey/Smiths freak that ever was, noticed that “Morrisey” was an available SL last name. Someone pointed out that it would be funny if we had a Smiths/Morrissey night at Clockwork and all came with alts with the last name “Morrisey.” Well, hang the dj, that’s a brilliant idea. (And yes, we understand it’s not exactly the spelling of Moz’ last name. Leave the second S off for sorrow. Or something.) We laughed about it and agreed we should. But, as we have brilliant ideas all the time (ha!), we didn’t immediately pursue it.

But last night we started talking about it again and began thinking of first names to go with “Morrisey.” Myg disappeared and then, faster than a hairdresser on fire, this ugly n00b “Myg Morrisey” tp’d into the club. It was on. Soon there was “More,” “KillUncle,” “JellyBean,” “HawksRock,” “Jillian,” and “Suedehead” Morrisey. By the end of the night we had “Sable,” “Nene,” “Piccadilly,” and “Zo.” It won’t stop there.

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Morriseys are against rules. They are anarchic, friendly, and weird.

Morriseys generally travel in packs. Though there are no rules, Morriseys feel more comfortable in the company of other Morriseys. A lone Morrisey is a vulnerable target, and we don’t want to feel more vulnerable than we already do. Also, traveling in packs is a moveable feast, a transient Morrisey mob. While out traveling in packs, Morriseys will be noticed. Don’t panic. Stick together. Ask the people if they like The Smiths or Morrissey. When they say “yes” jubilance ensues. Encourage them to change their last name to Morrisey immediately.

What will come of this? I wouldn’t say, no. But you can bet there will be events, probably parties, sets, and Morrisey Mobs. Eventually, we will outnumber the Lindens. Get your Morrisey now. How soon is now? Today. Join the group -=Morrisey=-. Await instructions.

Update/Morriseys news:
My SLife with the Thrill Kill Morrisey Cult
Wrath Paine in Night of a Thousand Morriseys

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Don’t forget, it’s a Jelly Skankin’ Tuesday

Ska and punk tonight with JellyBean Madison at Clockwork! SLURL: Topgol (225, 143, 54)
6-8pm SL Time!

That’s for starters. For seconds, here’s a stupid picture of me and Alex from Sunday’s SL Blogmeet, hosted by JellyBean Madison and HawksRock Gunawan! Not in the SL Bloggers group? Why the hell not? We have parties, with themes even! IM Mygdala March or Zoe Connolly for an invite.

The Last Mechanic fends off Casanova Frankenstein

And third, but not lastly or leastly, yes, the Tuesday post is coming, although late. Maybe you were hoping to catch Burgess’s (n)eXt set podcast today at work, but due to circumstances – let’s just call them circumstances – the post is coming late. So it’ll be here soon in all it’s indie glory.

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IDM tonight and the E. Lectronic podcast of 9 August 2007

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October made it out last week and kept me company. We had an excellent convo about her circuit bending exploits and the x0xb0x she built.

I’ll be spinning glitchy electronica and ephemera again tonight from 7-8 p.m. SL time at Clockwork in Topgol (225, 143, 54). The past couple of weeks have been great (DesertWolf brought the noise again last night to a growing fan base of hard rockin’ avatars) and the roster of DJs is expanding and more slots are getting filled in the schedule. Tomorrow from 4-6 p.m. SL time, Callie Carr will make her Friday debut spinning a range of danceable rock tracks. Stay tuned for details about other additions and special events.

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DJ keTchUp spins in the beer locker at Clockwork

Track listing and download/purchase links after the jump. Read more

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(n)eXt podcast from 8/13/07

dinee and Veyron

dinee and Veyron are making the mothership connection during Esteban’s set last night, and I’m either shakin’ it or scratchin’ it there in the left background.

Here’s last night’s set, without the skipping and dropouts that were provided courtesy of some evil harddrive/network confluencies. Click the arrow to stream or right click and “save link as” to download:

(n)eXt podcast from 13 August 2007

Trans Am – First Words (4:14)
Bloc Party – Waiting for the 7.18 (4:15)
Raising the Fawn – Gwendolyn (4:28)
Goodbooks – Alice (3:38)
The Mary Timony Band – Sharpshooter (3:00)
White Rabbits – The Plot (3:31)
The Enemy – Had Enough (2:40)
Tokyo Police Club – Cut Cut Paste (1:46)
Pinback – From Nothing to Nowhere (3:27)
Stars – Bitches in Tokyo (2:50)
Art Brut – Nag Nag Nag Nag (3:03)
Revolution Mother – Come On (2:10)
Idiot Pilot – Elephant (3:45)
Rilo Kiley – The Moneymaker (2:52)
God Love You For a Liar – The Guest (4:30)
Okkervil River – No Key No Plan (3:00)
The National – Apartment Story (3:34)
The Real Tuesday Weld – Last Words (4:54)

And some good photos of the action from Esteban’s Flickr stream.

Discussion and links–including new purchase and download options–after the jump.

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-=Clockwork=- schedule for week of August 5

Elusyve at Clockwork

There are many reasons I like Elusyve, and I’m just getting to know her. Number one is the woman understands the power of orange. Also, she can dance for hours without spilling her vodka tonic. I’m beginning to suspect her secret is that the glass is empty by the time she gets two steps from the bar.

Here is this week’s lineup at Clockwork:

-=Clockwork=-
Mainline, Topgol, (227, 140, 55) [SLurl]

Schedule as of 8/5/07

Monday 6-7 p.m. SL time
DJ keTchUp spins freestyle – old school punk to IDM, if you want to party on a Monday but want to hear tracks that are older and possibly more familiar, get out early before the new music starts.

Monday 7-8 p.m. SL time
(n)eXt with DJ keTchUp
New music Mondays with the latest indie rock, glitchiest idm, electroclash, blog rock, postrock soundscapes, and digital tweaking. This week expect great new sounds from The Editors, The Red Romance, PB&J, MIA, and god Love You For a Liar.

Monday 8-9 p.m. SL time
Esteban turns the Anti-Monday mix up a notch for the fans who went apeshit over last week’s podcast.

Wednesday 8-10 p.m. SL time
DesertWolf brings you a rock soundscape that will make you think the weekend came early.

Thursday 7-8 p.m. SL time
DJ keTchUp spins IDM, downtempo, chill, and other esoteric electronica, and probably sticks around a little longer and cuts loose with some heavier club tracks.

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I am a DJ I am what I play

Anonymous behind my shades, I surveyed the scene: bodies again, bodies in motion.

Funk is the music of determination. What else is there? The mechanistic drill of techno, the chilled beats of trip-hop? Funk is hard work and sweat. The body has to move, full of life, imposing its will upon the world. That’s all there is: what it is is what it is; it’s the beat; it’s being in time because time has come today, my friend. Are you with me?

Clockwork was hopping on Monday night. I’d tell you who was there, but who wasn’t there? — you know what I mean? But we’re there to bust a move, not make the scene, ya dig? Our minds tell us it’s Monday, that our meatpersons are back at work, but truth lies in solidarity: we don’t believe in the meatworld. We believe in life.

Can you feel it?
‘Cause I can feel it.
Can you hear it?
‘Cause I can hear it too.
Can you touch it?
‘Cause I can touch it.

Did you miss it? Do you want it again?

funk for the masses | 30 July 2007: download the podcast [set list after the break]

Yet, even as my head nodded to the funky beat of the Dynamites, I knew something was wrong… Read more

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(n)eXt podcast from 7/30/07

Sable as Glinda as a cheerleader

Sable stylish as always last night, lookin’ hot and soakin’ up the new new newness. I dunno, but I’m digging the argyle here. Kinda like Glinda in high school before she got too goody-goody.

Here’s the podcast and setlist from the 30 July (n)eXt new music hour:

(n)eXt 30 July 2007: Right click here to download the podcast.

The National – Fake Empire 3:27
The Enemy – You’re Not Alone 3:44
Against Me! – White People For Peace 3:36
Tiger Army – Ghosts of Memory 3:22
Made Out of Babies – Ire Fire 3:19
Aesop Rock – Coffee 4:09
Kid Sister – Southside 2:48
Modeselektor –The White Flash 4:49
Metric – Hardwire 4:48
Minus The Bear – Throwin’ Shapes 2:48
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Kiss Kiss 2:47
Tegan and Sara – The Con 3:31
The Moths – Valentine 3:15
Travis Morrison – As We Proceed 3:19
Bottom of the Hudson – Bee Hive 4:20
Great Northern – Home 3:48
The Thrills – This Year 2:56

More commentary and links after the jump.

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Like Clockwork

My resistance to regimen overcome, I’ve gotten a gig spinning wax — every Monday following the incomparable DJ keTchUp at Clockwork. It’s a drag hauling my sides all the way from Section 8, but worth it when the crowd gets pumped.

I must have been pretty buzzed Monday night ’cause I couldn’t get out of bed all day Tuesday — and were Sable and Diane really moonbathing at the hotel as I staggered home?

For the pleasure of your cochlear cavities:

funk for the masses | 23 July 2007: Right click here to download the podcast.

Set list:

Los Amigos Invisibles: Funk Nuevo
The Mighty Imperials: Thunder Chicken
The New Mastersounds: Drop it Down
Marley Marl & MC Shan: Freedom
Ohmega Watts: Move!
Freedom Now Brothers: Sissy Walk
Dieter Reith: No No No
James Brown: Blind Man Can See It
Digital Underground: The D-Flowstrumental
Incognegro: Brand New Cadillac
The X-Ecutioners Featuring DJ Premier: Primo’s X-Ecution
Beastie Boys: Sure Shot
Run DMC VS Stevie Wonder VS Cypress Hill VS Beastie Boys:
My Superstitious Brain
Funk Como Le Gusta: Besame Mamma
Isley Brothers: It’s Your Thing
Linda Lyndell: What A Man
Sound Providers: Get Down
JC Davis: Buttered Popcorn
Chubb Rock: Organizer
Control Machete: Si Señor
Dennis Coffey: Can You Feel It
Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham: Lover and a Friend
The Meters: Ride Your Pony

And if you missed it, last weeks set: Right click here to download the podcast.

(Set list after the break.)

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