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Monday, April 23, 2007

April 27th Crosswired Performance

You have to RSVP by phone or you won't get in. Last week they had over 800 RSVP's and it was a chilly night. (but oh so good)
free drinks and free admission, just RSVP to 310 494 0357
visit the site here

Monday, April 16, 2007

Upcoming show dates
April 27th
@ the A + D Museum Los Angeles CA
More info here

April 28th - May 8th Tokyo Japan
May 1st Visualux

check back for updates on the other Tokyo dates.
May 20th
Taurus World Stunt awards
Hollywood CA Paramount Lot
After Party
June 8th, 9th, 10th
June 16th Alcatraz Island SF CA
Scion / Flavorgroup

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Cisco Gig Vegas
I arrived home from SF at about 10:00PM. I had to unpack and then repack all the gear I was taking with me to Vegas. I was driving there in the morning and had a noon crew call. That meant I had to leave LA at 5:30 in the morning. I only got 4 hours of sleep.
This show was at the Vienitian. OMG, their rooms are as big as a San Francisco 1 bedroom apt.
We had two days of rehearsal with Luma.
We had 7 screens all double stacked with 12,000 lumen projectors.

Here is video of the screens.

Here is a pic of the video world backstage. They were making the screens come alive via a Encore system.

and here are a couple of pics of my VJ suite. The blacked out area is a new piece of video sampler hardware under developement so I can't show it to you yet.

Skills Electro Techno Disco POP 07 SF

Yet another amazing event hosted by Skills. I couldn't believe it. 10,000+ kids. The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium sold out. The doors even got bum rushed at one point.
This crowd was different from the usual crowd. It was like going back to 1993. Glowsticks, pacifiers, cuddle puddles and lots of shiny things.

It was another one of those arrive at 11:00AM and work until doors and work straight through the party until 5:00AM only to get up again at 10:30 to finish strike and then hit the road and drive from SF to LA. Yeah, it was a tough one but, I had great help.
Sean Cooper
Kev Lar
All pulled it off with out any problems.
The video is shot off my little digital still camera so the image and sound quality are pretty bad.

Beatport/Remix Hotel Miami poolside parties
Um....yeah, 4 nights poolside during WMC. I'm just happy Edirol helped make this happen. I really didn't want to get stuck doing visuals in some smokey club in Miami, not when I could spend the early evening doing the same thing poolside with amazing talent and warm weather.
Thursday night (The opener) VJ Anyone threw down for the evening.

Friday Devan and Nika from C-trl Labs lit up the evening for the Minus label which included Ritchie Hawtin. Grandmaster Flash showed up to trainspot. MotherF**** was standing on my pelican cases asking dumb questions.. I was like, "who is this guy"?

Saturday is was dumping. That didn't stop the dancefloor, it was like "girls gone wild" in miami. Way too college crowd gone spring break for my taste. Gotta give it to them though. They stuck it out in the rain. Gear was getting soaked and only my one laptop and DVD player were working.

The parties started at 2:00PM every day. I would have to fight my way through the crowds with my large pelican cases and then try and setup off to the side of the stage where everyone was trainspotting. Luckily nothing got damaged or stolen.

Friday afternoon was the VJ Panel at WMC. Moderated by Andrew Borg of Hi-Beam Entertainment. Lots of good information on this one.
Sandra Collins
Vello Virkhaus - VJ v2
Joshua Goldberg - Saccade
X├írene Eskandar - Author of 'vE-"jA’
Grant Davis - VJ Culture
Chris Biggins - United Vision
Justin Kent - EJ Kent

Xarene and I also hosted a presentation at the Crossfader lounge @ Remix Hotel with Justin Kent from EJ.
Later we did an interview which is on the web site.
check it out here. Xarene and I talk about the vj book, "vE-jA" and the state of vj culture.