Friday, August 24, 2012

Song of the Week (Fatboy Slim - Praise You)

Dream of the 90s is alive in...Dallas!

This week brings us something that really embodies a different side of the 90s: Techno. Don't act like you didn't like techno, because you did. I was there, and I saw you liking it.

Love it or hate it, techno was part of the Dallas scene. For a period of time in the 90s, Dallas was an epicenter of international techno. Pioneering the warehouse/underground rave scene, Dallas pulled top DJs from across the planet (mostly Europe, NY and L.A.). One such DJ is Fatboy Slim.

If this song doesn't make you wanna dance, then you are a robot. And if you are a robot that doesn't like to dance, then you're a robot I don't wanna hang with...FACE!

This video is one of my favorites from the 90s. I remember watching it on MTV and then spending the next 3 hours downloading a low-res audio version via Napster on my dial-up AOL-enabled home computer. Back in the 90s when you saw a video on MTV, you had to just keep watching MTV until it came on again. Youtube was but a dream.

Today we've been Tosh.0'd to death with a nouveau version of America's Funniest Home Videos. Except Daniel Tosh is a Nancy'er version of Bob Sagat. And MTV is a shadow of it's former self. Just watch "Guy Code" or "16 and Pregz". Do you think kids today will hearken back with nostalgia about 16 and Pregz via their blog, circa 2030? I really hope not.

Thus concludes our 2-week 90s-exploration. This is your final gentle reminder to purchase your Back to Bayside tickets: Ticket Registration

If anyone can replicate these dance moves tomorrow night...I'll just lose the best possible way.

Hope you Dig,

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Song of the Week (Blackstreet - No Diggity)

Heyo heyo heyo heyooooooo!

When this song comes's not just bizness time. It's a full on bizness conference call with the New York, London and Beijing office. This conference call has been on the calendar for 6 months so don't even think about missing it, Bob. I don't care if you do have a parent/teacher conference, it can wait, BOB! No Diggity, SUN!

In case you don't know, there is a crucial 90s party coming up circa August 25th. I for one cannot wait, not just because it's Saved by the Bell themed, or because it will be open-bar all night (both great reasons to party), but because we have instructed the DJ to play No Diggity no less than 3x. Play on playa.

I've been trying to think of a costume. It's actually much harder than for an 80s / 70s / 60s party. I think it's because we came of age in the 90s. Sh!t I still dress like I did in the least more so than how I dressed in the 2000s (the oughts) a boss.

Now, this isn't exactly true. If I am being intellectually honest with myself, I'm wearing hot pink and purple umbros and rockin' a No Fear shirt. Sure I had a brief grunge phase, but that ended abruptly circa 9th grade when suddenly we "graduated" to become "preps".  How disappointed I am now in how easily I donned a denim Gap shirt in exchange for my Metallica "Master of Puppets" shirt. Real disappointed...

"Curve's the words, spins the verbs, lovers it curves so freak what you heard" - (I don't even know what this means, but it is one of the greatest lines I've ever heard)

In other news: I want everyone to think positively for Friends of SOTW, Pussy Riot. Here is an all-female Russian punk band who were arrested on "hooliganism" charges and sentenced to 2 years in prison. If there is one thing the 90s and SOTW stood/stand for it's sticking it to Putin (re: privatization & hooliganism).

PS: buy your Back to Bayside Tickets here
PPS:  Bday shoutout to my boy Markus.  Being 30 is totally rad...seriously. 

Hope you Dig,