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DJ Nova of Pacha Massive - Live @ Nativo! This Wednesday, October 10th

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, October 8, 2007 02:53am | Post a Comment

This should be a lot of fun! DJ Nova is 1/2 of Nacional Recording artists Pacha Massive. He will do about an hour long set at Nativo! this Wednesday. Also spinning that night will be Mexican Dubweiser, Mando Fever, Sloe Poke and yours truly, Gomez Comes Alive! Also, we will celebrate the birthday of Jennifer Cuevas. So, you ask, "Who is Jennifer Cuevas?" Well, she is responsible for not only bringing Nativo! to you every week, but also Descarga once a month as well as being one of the people responsible for keeping The Root Down up and running. She also happens to be my roommate and anyone who can tolerate me as a roommate is cool in my book. Not only is it her birthday, but she going to get some sort of commemoration from The City of Los Angeles for her services to the city. Maybe she'll be mayor for the day...hmmmm...how can I use this to my favor????

So...join the party! Good music, dancing, good looking people and the Señorita Margarita. What else could you ask for?


No Manu Chao, No Problem - Notes From The Latin Rock And Pop Section #2

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, October 8, 2007 01:19am | Post a Comment
manu chao
Manu Chao’s catalog sells well enough in the Latin Rock & Pop section of Amoeba Music Hollywood that it’s usually in our Top 20 World Music chart every month. In fact, Clandestino, Manu Chao’s first solo album, has been out since 1998 and is usually in our Top Ten every month. Imagine my surprise to find out that three of the four Manu Chao releases, (Clandestino, Proxima Estacion: Esperanza and Radio Bembo Sound System) are currently out of print. It’s a little odd, I must say. It’s like having a Reggae section without Bob Marley or the Rock Section suddenly without Pink Floyd.

Not to fear. Our head buyer, Roxanne, told me that she expects all those titles will be back in print in the future in some form or another. But in the meantime, if you head to the Latin section to find those titles and can’t find them, it’s not on us. Maybe it’s a good time to venture out and find some new music, eh? The new Café Tacvba, Si No, will be out Tuesday, October 9th. Molotov’s supposed last album before they call it quits, Eternamiente, will be out the following Tuesday (10/16).

We also have plenty of Fania Reissues, Hip-Hop & Reggae En Español, 60’s and 70’s Psychedelia from South America, Cumbia, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton and Norteños. We have deep catalog of many Latin Rock classics from Soda Stereo, Heroes Del Silencio, Mana, Aterciopelados and Mano Negra.

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the signs are everywhere ...

Posted by Whitmore, October 7, 2007 11:07pm | Post a Comment

The travails of travel…

Last year after drifting about the Northwest for a while, a new door opened, time came to ramble down the road and drive south to Los Angeles for some gigs … of course I should have flown but somehow I thought I'll just do 'the drive' one more time, a little adventure is good for the soul, besides, I’ll save a little cash on the expense of flying and car rental etc, etc, … in retrospect, it wasn’t my best idea.

Side note: I often feel suspicious in airports; airports regularly bring out my deepest, most paranoid feelings. But it’s not exactly the sensation that  “everybody is out to get me.”  As a matter of fact, my feelings are exactly the opposite.

Anyway, never again am I going to do that drive in one day by myself: 1100 miles from Seattle to Los Angeles, oh so dim-witted, pitifully dim-witted. Never again, I know I've said that before, but … Never. Ever. Again. (Funny how that reads so differently when you put a period after each word … huh?)

I felt like my hands were duct taped to the steering wheel for about thirty brain-snapping hours. Between waiting for the ferry (the only way on and off the island where I was living), taking my wife and son to SeaTac Airport (they were flying to Paris, France and I was driving to LA!?!), the realization I forgot something important at home, again ferry back over and off the island, (of course you might say if you forget something, so what, that's what a credit card is good for, exactly right … I forgot the credit card) stopping at a rest stop, my foiled attempts at sleeping in the car, include my kinder gentler approach to driving (not hammering the last bit of life out of my old Corolla), and I was a witness to, if not infinity, at least a very lengthy torturous wait in eternity.

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The Underachievers

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October 5, 2007

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