xiane: ([djing])

...in case you're wondering, I'M the DJ. :)
I'll be spinning something a little different - some goth/industrial/dance, plus Yule tunes and some Pagan artists as well. If you're in the area and interested, click on the link. It should be a fun evening!
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Weds Oct 25: Watch Lost. Muy importante. Snuggle with husband and cat. Hit the road after husband goes to bed.
Thurs Oct 26: Get into B'more in the morning. Find coffee and breakfast. Go to Mom's, pass out for a bit, have lunch with her. Try to meet a certain roller-skating monkey around 7p for an all-skate adventure. [must remember to pack knee brace]
Fri Oct 27: Spend time with Mom, meet up with anyone willing to do so for coffee and trekking around Fell's Point in the evening. Trot over to Ascension at some point to check out the DJ stylings of one [livejournal.com profile] shocktrama.
Sat Oct 28: Not sure yet, but I have to accompany my Mom for a bit to a party thing she wants me to go to in the evening. I should be out early enough to meet up with people for foods or hanging out or something.
Sun Oct 29: Leaving B'more in the afternoon. Who in DC would want to meet up with me for dinner? And where would be a good place that's easy to get to from 495 or 66? I'm thinking dinner around 6 or 7pm, because I need to be in C'ville by 10p at the latest to catch SYNTHETIC DIVISION, IN TENEBRIS and THE LAST DANCE at The Outback. Hell yeah.
Mon Oct 30: Open season on Xiane in C'ville. Call me, text me, post here when you're available to meet up.
Tues Oct 31: HALLOWEEN BABY. Daytime is open for meeting/hanging out. Come to UMLAUT that night to catch ME in my last big DJ experience for the foreseeable future, with DJ Right Bastard also layin' down the spooky tunes or whatever he feels like. Dress up! Find out all the info at [livejournal.com profile] cville_umlaut! Also I'm probably going to go to iHop after the fact, 'cause that's how I roll.
Weds Nov 1st: Wow, bet I'll feel like I was ran over by this point. Hang out, get brunch with available folks, leave town by 3pm at latest. Make it home hopefully in time to catch Lost, while snuggled with my much-missed husband and cat.

Any questions? Comments? Additions? Post 'em! :D
xiane: ([djing])
In case you haven't caught on to what I've been hinting about over the past few months, my Halloween gig at [livejournal.com profile] cville_umlaut is marking the end of one era and the beginning of another.

I'd been a bit burned out on DJing at clubs for a while before I moved up to B'more - it was getting increasingly harder for me to get excited about what was going on with The Dawning, and I felt like it showed. Not that The Dawning and the people who make it up aren't awesome, but I wasn't happy with where it was being held, and I felt very hemmed in by the restrictions given to us by Outback Lodge. They have to protect their bottom line, but getting pre-empted by frat parties and not being able to book bands at will was really difficult for me, and I felt like it hurt attendance a lot, too. There were other factors, too - the wind was taken out of my sails when we lost the building bid for Transmission, definitely. And I was feeling sicker and sicker from the smoke I had to inhale every week, to the point that it was taking two to three days to recover from every Saturday.

Cryptkicker was a breath of fresh air for me - a venue where we could spin what we wanted, with no pressure... it was ratty and rough and a lot of fun. I don't think it was destined to last much longer than it did, despite how much I wanted it to continue. It has a special place in my heart, though. The Dawning fulfilled some huge dreams I'd had; Cryptie was another version of that dream.
After years of being a club DJ, though - the ride's over. I LOVE it, you have to know - I love the feeling of hitting the mix just right, of watching people light up as they hear the songs grab hold of them and drag them to the floor. I get high from hearing people cheer when I get the song they all wanted to hear, or when people come up to the booth to thank me for making them dance, or to ask me what that artist was... but I can't breathe afterward, guys. I feel like crap for days after. I can feel the toll that the club takes on me, and it tells me that it's time to retire from regular gigs and let younger people step up to bat.

So what does this mean? Unless you're booking for a smoke-free club, I can tell you with a sad face that I won't be DJing there. I'm pretty much done, it seems. I might do an occasional Dawning gig, because that's my heart home... but honestly, that's it. I can't even GO to clubs much anymore, it kills me to be there. Just catching someone's secondary smoke makes me feel sick these days.

So. If you want to hear me spin one last big hurrah... please come to Umlaut in Charlottesville on Halloween. If you have another non-smoking function where you'd like a DJ [like Witches' Brew], I'm your girl. Other than that... I love you all. Dance for me a couple of times, would you?

Expect some promised events with Radio Xiane that have sat on the back burner to come to pass. I need an outlet somehow.
xiane: ([djing])
We got a flyer under here! )

From the post that [livejournal.com profile] wanderyng1 made:

I want to give you all plenty of warning to clear your calendars. We've got our own local DJ Ritebastard joining the lovely DJ Xiane (MrsTigglebottom if you're nasty) on Halloween night for Umlaut. Come forthe costume party, stay for the dancing. There will indeed be a costume contest; I'll announce the intended prizes on the Umlaut website this Friday (http://clubumlaut.org).

If you need details, let me know - this should be a night to remember! And if you're going to be there, I'm taking requests NOW.
xiane: ([djing])
The Dawning, 061706 - DJing with [livejournal.com profile] audiorapture!

[AudioRapture starts the night]
1st Set
ThouShaltNot - walk away
Behind The Scenes - creep [?]
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry - monkeys on juice
Xmal Deutschland - incubus succubus II
Clan Of Xymox - obsession
Book Of Love - boy
Kaiser Chiefs - everyday I love you less and less
Ministry - all day [rmx]
New Order - bizzare love triangle
Camouflage - the great commandment

2nd Set
BT - somnambulist
Pigface - mind your own business [?]
The Birthday Massacre - horror show
Pleasant Fiction - feed the fire [?]
Einsturzende Neubauten - feurio! [rmx]
Skinny Puppy - worlock
Devo - head like a hole [?]
Severed Heads - dead eyes opened [?]
Electric Six - gay bar
Bauhaus - honeymoon croon
Siouxsie And the Banshees - kiss them for me

3rd Set
Deathline Int'l - tainted love
Shriekback - nemesis
Yazoo - situation [12" vers]
Fear Cult - sexbeat [r]
Switchblade Symphony - sweet [apop rmx] [r]
Wolfsheim - sparrows and nightengales ["because I like you" r]
Max Raabe und das Palast Orchester - blue
Dead Or Alive - you spin me round
Siouxsie And The Banshees - happy house [r]
Space Ghost - baby got brak

[?] - inquiry
[r] - request
xiane: ([djing])
In case you weren't paying attention:  )

In case you didn't wanna click - JERK! Naw, but I'm gonna tell you anyway that you NEED to be at The Dawning this Saturday, 061706, to catch me and DJ Audiorapture spinning all night. You'll dance, you'll laugh, you'll sweat, you'll be glad you came out! Ya ya ya.

And in case you can't make it out, I give you an update to Radio Xiane for your own in-home [or work!] enjoyment. It is a bit shorter than usual for now, because I'm working on short time... but this week I *should* be making my first live broadcast, so stay tuned for more details about that! My studio is set up and ready to go!
I added tracks from The Adicts, Holy Cow, Wreckage, Paw Paw, Darvocet, Helium Vola, Todesbonden, Phenomenauts, Torsion, The Sisterhood, plus new tracks from Ego Likeness, ThouShaltNot, Behind The Scenes, The Last Dance, The Feral, and more!

Good gawd, y'all. We'll be on the road in a few hours and on the way. Celly cell is on, laptop will be packed up and with me, and I'm looking forward to seeing LOTS of you Cville/Richmond types, plus some special guests!

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Click on flyer for the original - spread the news!
xiane: ([djing])
Of utmost importance:

NOW is the time to clear your calendar for JUNE 17th! JUNE! SEVENTEENTH!

...wanna know why?

I WILL BE SPINNING AT THE DAWNING. [livejournal.com profile] the_dawning, you know?

Look to the community for who I'll be spinning with - I'm pretty sure I know who but I don't wanna be wrong, hehee. You can be certain that it is a tried-and-true Dance Your Ass Off Combo!

And if that isn't enough. I'll be in town that whole weekend, debuting the exhibition of my darling husband [livejournal.com profile] inefficiency! Expect excursions to coffee shops and the Tea House, and lots of eating and chatting and meeting.

Now would be the time to mention stuff you'd like to do with us, or stuff you want me to spin.
Ra ra ra!

And to top that off, after days of evil electrical storms, I'm finally ripping some more music, and I'll be adding some stuff to the Radio Xiane rotation. And [livejournal.com profile] eure_maum, finally I'll be able to burn those CDs :D

So... spread the word. And I will be seeing some of you so very soon!
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First order: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to [livejournal.com profile] audiorapture and [livejournal.com profile] dj_chewka!!

Second order: omg, [livejournal.com profile] the_dawning was amazing. The day went something like this... got up and packed up everything, and got on the road kinda early, figuring that Xmoose traffic would make things tough going. This wasn't a factor by the time I reached [livejournal.com profile] djdayglo's house, so I was there an HOUR early [eep!]... we used the time for her to get ready and for us to chat pleasantly about a million things. Got on the road right about when I thought we would [around 4pm] and almost promptly thereafter got caught in the mother of all traffic jams on 495. Thank the FSM that Wendy knows that side of town, because she directed me to a sooper-seekrit route through Bethesda and around until we circumnavigated the tie-up. Evidently it had BOTH sides of 495 pretty much shut down. That would wreak havoc for the bands who were traveling to the show, namely THE BRIDES and THE NEW MINORITY, as they didn't have the insider navigational info that I did.
With a few pit stops, we made it to Cville by 830pm... not too shabby, considering. The rest of the drive was effortless, despite the crappy BK food. [we couldn't hold out for Sheetz.] Pulled in and unloaded and from that point on it was a blur of hugs and jokes and Good Times. Immediately saw [livejournal.com profile] fiendmorte, [livejournal.com profile] nocturniandeath, [livejournal.com profile] bukakke4justice, [livejournal.com profile] antisocialgirl_, and [livejournal.com profile] newlyrisendead, then [livejournal.com profile] rozzgoth and [livejournal.com profile] orientallilly. After that it becomes almost impossible to name everyone I saw, as it would be a HUGE chunk of my friends list... just let's say that it was *wonderful* and I wish I'd had more time to talk to all of you. So fabulous. Of course all the bands kicked ass, and [livejournal.com profile] djjinxed was kind enough to arrange our DJing schedules so that I could be upstairs to rock out in the front row for The Brides. I was also upstairs for most of The New Minority [and caught part of Dead New Year, too] and they had excellent performances.
It was really gratifying to hear people scream in appreciation when I spun certain tracks... I wasn't breaking too much new ground, but that's okay. That's not the kind of night it was. The floor was comfortably full even on the riskier tracks, and I was pleasantly surprised to see the Kaiser Chiefs' "Everyday I Love You Less And Less" get a full and enthusiastic dancefloor. Wow!
The drive back was easy and pleasant, no real traffic or issues. I came home after dropping off Wendy and passed out.

Then I was awoke a few hours later by a panicked co-worker, revealing that I'd NOT been taken off the schedule as promised, and could I please please come in for a few hours?

Fuck. Sure. Ugh. [hehee, that's about verbatim I think.]

So I went to work for a few hours. That's why there was no update yesterday. I was blasted.
Tonight I'll have a setlist, but NOW? I have to go.... to work. :/
xiane: (music)
Saturday night was filled with goodness. )
The rest of tonight has been spent being quiet, talking to [livejournal.com profile] inefficiency and Mom, and catching up on the news. Thrilling! Tomorrow I plan to knit, write, and leave the house ONLY to go to the grocery store. Tomorrow's a Xiane Day, dammit. Everyone drink a cup of coffee or cocoa in my name. :D
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Full info is here: http://www.livejournal.com/community/dcmidnight/215437.html.

As Scott so wonderfully put it:

Crypkicker's DJ Xiane will be spinning this Saturday, August 6, at Midnight in D.C., along with DJ Flashpoint from Kommencement and DJ Phae. Slyx Fashions (slyx.com), which offers a great line of latex rubber wear, will be on hand to vend and offer vac bed demos. We're also hosting a CD promo for a new Dancing Ferret (www.dancing-ferret.com) release by The Dreamside, "Open Your Eyes"; and we'll be giving away copies of it, the new Project Pitchfork disc, and others in our weekly drawing. So come on down to The Meeting Place in D.C. and join the party! For more info, write midnight@dcmidnight.com, or check out: www.dcmidnight.com, [livejournal.com profile] dcmidnight, or http://groups/myspace.com/DCMidnight.

I've got [livejournal.com profile] nixer on my carpool list... anyone else?
xiane: ([cryptkicker])

That's RIGHT: EVERY Wednesday - except the first one of each month - is OURS.
In fact, to make things super special, we'll be Deathrockin' out throughout the month of July, with DJ Dayglo [formerly of Horrorshow!] on July 6th to kick things off properly. We'll be announcing future guest DJs as we get them.

As usual, expect free admission, drink specials, cool ghouls, and the best creepy music we can dig up. Dance 'til yer dead!

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