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Thu, Jul. 9th, 2009, 01:50 am
Fahrenheit & all that

I'm trying to be better with saying Hi to you more often, LiveJournal. I really am.

OK, that's a lie. I'm only here when I can't condense the minutiae of life into 140 characters or less...

Anyway, for those who do follow me in the Twitterverse, y'all know today was a big day in that it was my callback/2nd audition for Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge, a really swank spot in downtown San Jose. I tried out for them last week and pretty much knocked the music director on his ass with my short set. Hence I was back to give 'em a bigger dose of my Melvis mojo.

Flash forward to tonight... I was really stoked to see my boys dingyu, fujiwara, rosstirona, azninnovation, and myuze come down for support and some libations. Thanks fellas! My DJ brothers, Mundo & Felix also rolled through. That was clutch. And gotta' give a shout-out to the Tweeps for DM'ing me the ++++ energy! Definitely a 180 from Harry's Bar. And this is a good thing. =)

Management really liked my stuff. They thought I came off proper and liked that it was a change of pace from the usual Top 40 R&B (aka radio BS) heard everywhere. So here's the scoop: Sounds like Wednesday nights are something new that Fahrenheit is trying out. The whole relax/chill vibe is meant to be more like counter-programming to what's currently out there (since Top 40/Dance/Mash-Up is the standard fare no matter where you go). If this thing can catch on, I'll essentially be around to potentially anchor that night. So time will tell what this eventually leads to... but if nothing else, I showed and proved. And I totally kicked the ass of that other DJ who was my competition (made the 10-year-vet look like a rookie). But hey, on a day when LeBron James can get dunked on by a college sophomore, suffice it to say, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE-AHHHHH!

Now that I have recording equipment, I oughtta' reenact that mix and upload it. One of my better efforts I thought. It was mainly a blend of Neosoul/R&B/old school & true school hip-hop... Really epitomized what a Lounge should feel like. Soothing, smooth, puttin' ya in the mood for some sweet lovin'. *heh* I'll keep y'all posted when I pop it up.

Anywho, time to call it a night. Some Schuyler Fisk oughtta' get me to Slumberland. (I'm sure I'll lose 30 points of testosterone for admitting this, but screw it... "Hello" is really hitting the spot for me lately. I blame "The Coffee House" on Sirius XM Radio. That channel is arguably getting the most airtime in my ride lately. Must mean something.)