Saturdays experiment turned out to be a mild success. With our new setting, the mood followed suit and resulted in a more laid back, summertime, Guayabera shirt, beer sipping type of event. Not to say this was a bad thing because I packed my record bag accordingly, but it just seemed like the "riot" had taken a Lortab and pounded some Dos Equis (Stay thirsty my friends) this time around. The guest DJ card seems to be filling up with 3 short, but very tasteful, sets from DJ's Natty, Sesqui and Troy. Duffy was pissed he got snubbed on table time, but he was too busy doing blow in the bathroom to really care (I kid, I kid). Nice sunglasses, Sonny Crocket.
Shit, we even added a $1 Bin this time around. Next Level.
Lot's of new faces and even a rumor of some cross pollination from our other two-headed baby, GEMS & GIANTS over at the Jade Lounge. Gives one hope that we might be starting to pull our weight. The pleasant surprise of the night was the table addition of Kahlil Breithaupt, owner and operator of the very impressive label Hammond Beat Records. Kahlil contributed with some really dope 45's and CD's for sale, some privatized shopping ("..I heard what you play and think you might like this...") and a great story about how his love of his music, and more importantly the Hammond sound, turned from a hobby to a full out business. Hopefully he will continue to be a part of our micro-community because lord knows we need help classing up this fucking circus.