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Target Practice 2: Roy Thomas Predicts the Fate of Music Stores Back in 1971

Posted by Charles Reece, April 26, 2008 02:29pm | Post a Comment

From Avengers #91.  Art by Sal Buscema. Ronan the Accuser © Marvel Comics

The Neighborhood Mix Continues

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, April 26, 2008 01:21pm | Post a Comment
Last week at Footsie's was so fun I'm doing it again. This week we will be joined by DJ Kazue (The Standard//Soul People) She is one solid DJ, Deep Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop. I will counter with some African Funk, Cumbia and great Latin Funk I found this week. Together we will produce some great sounds for a Sunday evening. Come by, have a drink and show some love. Starts @ 9:30!

Crystal Force

Posted by phil blankenship, April 26, 2008 11:23am | Post a Comment
 



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In Memory Of DJ Dusk

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, April 26, 2008 11:14am | Post a Comment

Back in 2000, when I used to perform at The Temple Bar on a regular basis, DJ Dusk was the resident DJ. I knew him as one of the Root Down DJ's and I heard him spin funk, hip-hop & reggae. On those Temple Bar nights when East L.A. would invade Santa Monica, he would unload the best Salsa, Cumbia and Latin Funk Jams. I figured with with his dark features, musical tastes and his command of Spanish slang that this his was one of us. Turned out he was born Tarek Habib Captan, son of a Lebanese father and a German/Irish mother. I wasn't the only one fooled. In an article in Los Angeles City Beat Magazine, close friend and Root Down co-founder Carlos "Loslito" Guaico didn't know either:

"For the longest time I was convinced he was a Puerto Rican from New York. Not just because of his smooth-operator and accent status, but for his understanding, love, and education for all types of music from hip-hop to house, funk, soul, reggae, and salsa."

Two years later for those who knew him personally or knew him from the music he played, he is still missed very much. The DJ Dusk Art & Music festival is not as much an anniversary of his death as a celebration of his life. The festival is being held at The Mar Vista Family Center, a place where Dusk mentored hundreds of kids that passed through those doors over thirteen years. Also performing tomorrow will be East L.A.'s very own (and Amoeba employee) Ray Ricky Rivera with a full band.

Mad Money

Posted by phil blankenship, April 25, 2008 11:54pm | Post a Comment
I've seen lots of strange movie tie-ins, Lottery tickets for the
ill conceived heist comedy Mad Money are a good example.




In equally horrifying news, Fangoria's Weekend of Horror
is happening this weekend in Los Angeles.
For more information, click HERE.
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