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The Art Of The Segue

Photo by Dan Stark on Unsplash

Photo by Dan Stark on Unsplash

There’s a popular term in the DJ community called “cauliflower ear.” It’s when you wear big headphones – a.k.a. cans – so frequently that the cartilage in the upper part of your ear begins to knot.

I have a very specific habit of twisting the cartilage between my fingers in private, the way someone might dig into their nose at a red light or scratch at their privates beneath the dinner table.

My gnarled right ear is a souvenir from a past life. It’s a scar, a tattoo, a piercing that never fully healed over. It’s a reminder of the way things were when I was fully immersed into a particular scene, dunked fully into the exquisite cultural tank of all-things music.

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44: Skyfall

This show originally aired on Moheak.com on Saturday, 10/13/12

Lupe Fiasco – Around My Way (Freedom Ain’t Free) – Food & Liquor II
Miguel feat. J Cole – All I Want Is You – All I Want Is You
Washed Out feat. Caroline Polachek – You and I (InterestingSomethings Remix) – single
TLC – Unpretty (Follow Me remix) – single
Frank Ocean – Pyramids (DJ Apt One Disco Dub remix) – robotdancemusic.com
Escort – Starlight [Max Essa Remix] – Caméleon Chameleon & Starlight (Remixes)
Adele – Skyfall – Skyfall single
Electric Guest – Holiday – new single
Tame Impala – Apocalypse Dreams – Lonerism
Imagine Dragons – It’s Time  -Night Visions
no – What’s Your Name – What’s Your Name/Eleven Eleven
Ellie Goulding – High for This (The Weeknd cover) – single
Pictureplane – Real Is A Feeling (Grimes Remix) – Dimensional Rip 7: Thee Physical Remixes
Ultraista – Smalltalk (Four Tet Remix) – Ultraista
Twin Shadow – Five Seconds – Confess

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Show Review: Maximo Park in LA

shot with my iPhone 4GS

A mellow Friday night in Los Angeles, CA assembled a veritable mix to see two very different bands at the El Rey as part of the Moheak and Goldvoice Presents – local newbies The Neighborhood and Mercury Prize-nominated Brit-rock band Maximo Park.

Local teens, college kids, music supervisors, and what appeared to be family members of the band gathered to see The Neighborhood who performed songs from their debut album I’m Sorry…..

Not having heard the entire album prior — outside of considering the single “Sweater Weather” to be a catchy tune — the repertoire sounded surprisingly different from what was previously envisioned in my mind.

Their sound had a harder edge to it, and as the singer bounced around in a do-rag and gold chains, I couldn’t help but admire the new band and their seemingly quick ascent to mainstream popularity. It’ll be interesting to see which direction the band chooses to go in next.

Promptly after The Neighborhood ended their set, the Newcastle, England-based band Maximo Park took the stage. This was their last show as part of a short North American stint in support of their fourth album The National Health.

The band was in top form. Paul Smith, the effervescent frontman of the group, jumped across the stage commanding the show with his presence as he danced, yelped, sang, shouted, and chatted along the way. The show could have easily entertained thousands of people rather than the smaller occupance of the El Rey (not a sold out show). It was a treat. The band performed music from The National Health alongside older, familiar songs to Maximo Park fans – “Girls Who Play Guitars” and “Apply Some Pressure.”

All in all, a good night!