Friday, 8 February 2008
3 things about the Seattle gig
photo (c) Damon
1. The Bonkers crew, who put on the party, and 99% of the audience, were super friendly. However, Mace was sprayed in the venue during my set - under what circumstances is unclear, so for the last half an hour there was a weird peppery sensation in the air.
2. After I played, one audience member asked if he could make an equipment donation in person rather than through PayPal. No problem! I accepted without counting, which would have been vulgar and it would have meant the same whether large or small. Of course I checked it later, and was shocked at the amount - thank you kind Sir, you were very generous.
3. This was the second gig I've done performing entirely with my own DJ software, without the use of a safety net, and the first using my recently acquired (last sunday) Monome 128. I barely touched the laptop or mixer - the Monome was used to control track selection, loading and playing, random access, looping, crossfading and tempo, and worked flawlessly (apart from slips of fingers now and again.) A future post will reveal more details. Using SuperCollider, I wrote the DJ prog in 2 weeks, and the Monome interface in 3 1/2 days, so you can take your shitty Max / MSP patch and stick it up your arse!
Posted by cylob at 5:50 pm