Wednesday, September 30, 2009


My 27-year-old self is all, like, "whatevs," but my 15-year-old self almost cried when I saw they were playing on Jimmy Fallon last night. Unfortunately, my 27-year-old self couldn't stay awake and my 15-year-old self had to watch it on Youtube this morning after waking up on the couch to the 6AM news...Nick

Monday, September 28, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009


nick tipped me to this awesome video clip from "this is it," m.j.'s new film. tickets go on sale sunday....


Thursday, September 24, 2009


On Saturday we're Djing at the afterparty for some young up-and-comers from France who I believe are called "Phoenix" or something like that. Should be fun...Nick

Monday, September 21, 2009


The dude who inspired me to buy turntables after seeing his classic "Rock The Bells" routine in Zoo York's "Mixtape" video circa 1997. I probably watched that video every day for a year, VCR remote in hand so I could rewind and study his section. Unfortunately, all that wiki-wiki, juggling, crab scratch business is very hard so it wasn't long after purchasing a single crap Gemini turntable from a straight-edge kid named Matt that I was forced to let go of my dream of becoming the fifth member of the X-Excutioners. But, I enjoyed making mixes and stuff so I kept buying vinyl, bought another turntable a year or so later (this time a REAL Technics 1200!!!) and somehow, some 11+ years later and still unable to scratch to save myself, here I am; a Professional DJ. Who would have thunk it? So, thanks Roc Raida. I mean it. Real talk.

And, for good measure, Robbie Gangemi's section from the same video, featuring a very young Busta Rhymes on The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show.

Okay, hopefully this will be the last "RIP" post for a while...Nick

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Yeah, I'm a sucker for French Bulldogs. And, a close second...

Ms. Nando, DJing. Is she about to play a Grace Jones record and make your night or punch the photographer in the face? Look at her. All business. Tough as shit. (I tease only because I know that if she sticks with this, we will all be out of our job in a matter of months.)

Monday, September 14, 2009


The man always looks sharp, even when he's about to sit in a dunk tank. I wouldn't look this good in a 3 piece suit...Nick

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Tonight @ Santo's

Hey, we're DJing tonight in the basement at Santo's. Our buddy Matt Cash is gonna play records too. Maybe our other buddy Wolfram from Austria (Discokaine) will join us. MTV's going to be there filming a short little piece on us so it would be sweet if it was packed. But maybe it would be funny if it was empty. No, scratch that - we really want people to come. Tell your friends...Nick

Friday, September 11, 2009

I Will Come Back 12"

Designed by Michael Vadino with a "blind emboss." The pictures don't do it justice, but it looks awesome. We'll be giving them away via Turntable Lab somehow. Stay tuned...Nick


On loan from a great guy named Brandt. We've been getting our Depeche Mode on...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Eddie Locke 1930-2009

A dear, longtime friend, patient teacher and, as Miles Davis might say, absolute "Motherfucker" of a drummer. If you can find any version of "Caravan" on which he played, buy it and prepare to be in awe of his superhuman press roll. He was a true master and a generally amazing guy. He will be sorely missed.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

HG! on VBS

The awesome VBS produced an episode of their new (?) show "Electric Independence" about yours truly and you'll never guess what we talk about...GEAR! Fascinating stuff to fall asleep to or scare girls away with. Watch it here...


Monday, September 7, 2009

Tommy Lee Drum Solo

Jerry pulled this up on the studio computer tonight and had us all in stitches. Awful/Amazing/Hilarious. "Hey Tacoma! I guess dreams do come true, don't they?!!?"

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Chris Glover/Penguin Prison

So, I was surfing the interweb and I found myself on our buddy Chris Glover's (the hunk pictured above) myspace page listening to a remix he did for Marina & The Diamonds. It's super duper good. So, I googled it in an attempt to find an MP3 and found some blog where the dude was all, like, "this dude should work with Holy Ghost!" Well, he has. He sang backup vocals and played guitar on "Hold On," co-wrote "I Will Come Back" and has cowritten and/or played and/or sang on much of our in progress LP. In short, he's our bro. He has been since we were in Mr. Jaffee's math class and he was in Cake Museum and I was in The Laspees and we were playing shows together at The Spiral circa 1997. He's a very talented chap. He has the voice of an angel and is the best guitar player I know. He has a very cool, Morrissey-esque haircut. He can do an amazing Aaron Neville impression. He wears nice clothes. He's funny. In high school, crowds made him nervous. He can play "Bad Town" by Operation Ivy on the saxophone. So, yeah, we know all about Chris Glover. Enjoy...Nick

P.S. Those handclaps sound VERY familiar.
P.P.S. We know, our blogging game is weak. We're going to step it up.