Welcome to another episode of the Savage Love podcast—your one-stop for all the gritty, skanky sex column advice you could ever want. On today’s show: An ex-lesbian worries about how to tell her family that she’s straight.
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Dave Allen went to the Sasquatch Festival this year, and he brought back with him some video clips and commentary. Check it out…
The Beastie Boys played a very cool set Saturday night on the Wookie Stage. Drum kits, guitars, stand up bass, the works and not a sampler in sight. Here’s a video clip of the guys waiting to go on.
Photos by Renee McMahon
This year’s fest was a little muted compared to last year when Beck and The Flaming Lips headlined. Day 1 was strong though especially with the Beastie Boys on the second stage, all pimped out in suits like the Blues Brothers. I have some footage of that to come. Meanwhile mainstage action included Arcade Fire followed by headliner Bjork, quite an amazing combination. Arcade Fire were amazingly consistent in terms of performance and technicality but their passion is what drills this puppy home - completely awesome performance all around. After that particular high it wasn’t easy to switch gears for Bjork who’s symphonic atmospheres and electronic mid tempo beats left the audience wanting more but the faithful stayed put and were rewarded with musical riches, she is after all beyond compare. Enjoy the clips. Also the Seattle Weekly has some great visuals too.
So I have to get a little, irritable thing off my chest. There we were, bands and musicians, sharing an amphitheatre with at least 20,000 people per day for 2 days, and not until Manu Chao hit the stage did I hear anyone speak out about the current incumbents at the White House and their/our(?) ‘War on Terror.’ Here’s a clip of Manu’s peformance and what he had to say about things. Later the Beastie’s Ad Rock spoke about his views on the same subject but otherwise I heard nothing from anyone else. Have a look and a listen then we’ll resume normal programming. Click the image to play and stay tuned for more clips…
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This week on Easier Than Reading, hear Ezra ramble and play tunes from Mirah (pictured above), CSS , Hot Chip, Rosebuds and more.
E-40 was once quoted saying something like, “To survive in this business, you’ve got to stay hungry, and you’ve got to stay humble”. So true, so true. But, he left out the part about how you need to be really, really talented at what you do. Luckily for us, San Ysidro’s Sleazy V reads between the lines, and cranks out nothing but solid gold shit—remixing, producing, DJ-ing, you name it. So, you know we had to hit him up for a mix for So Hot Right Now. Being the hungry, humble, and talented man he is, he broke us off a proper, proper mix that he recorded live at a party. Sleazy V is one of the most exciting DJs around right now, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for him. Don’t forget us when you blow up, holmes!
Quick interview, and tracklisting after the jump!
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PORTLAND MERCURY: Where you from?
SLEAZY V: I was born and raised in San Ysidro, CA just two exits from the Tijuana border.
Where you at?
I'm at home now working on more music and sippin' on a 40 of OE.
Where you goin'?
I'm going to Guadalajara, Mexico mid-June to do a little three-day tour and then come back and DJ in a couple of SD spots.
What have you been up to lately?
Just working on music and trying to get my shit straight and trying to find a job. [laughs]
What are your career highlights so far?
Well, that Bigstereo thing was pretty "big", I guess. Hah--it was weird to see my mix on that shit. DJ-ing in Tijuana, Mexico. I loved the crowd there! They fuckin' stay dancing 'till 7 am! (Well, that was the time I left and people were still partying so who knows how much longer they partied.)
If you had to give this mix a "theme" what would it be?
I just want people to dance or enjoy it.
Hell yeah, thanks, and any last shout-outs you want to give?
Mad props to you. Bigstereo, friends, new friends, fans, new fans, Tony Tee 'n' Family.
Sleazy V - This Shit Was Live at a Party
1. ghetto ass intro
2. naive new beaters - bang bang (yuksek remix)
3. yelle - a cause des garcons (sta remix)
4. spektrum - don't be shy (speaker junk remix)
5. infusion - the careless kind (switch remix)
6. sleazy v - on your knees
7. justice - let there be light
8. depeche mode - never let me down again (digitalism remix)
9. daft punk - crescendolls
10. 2 live crew - pop that pussy
11. digitalism - jupiter room (erol alkan edit)
12. mr. oizo - patrick 122
13. roy davis jr. - rock shock (thomas bangalter's start-stop mix)
14. bobmo - to the bobmobile
15. robbie williams - lovelight (soulwax raveslight vocal mix)
Matt and Magenta have unkind words for both the suits and Jiffy Lube. Matt once again professes his “man crush” on Ben Folds, and the duo try to get into the Guinness Book of World Records. Music by the Pixies, the Jam, Graham Parker, and Spaceman 3. Surfer Rosa or Doolittle? Welcome to episode 21 of PURE POD FOR NOW PEOPLE!