Another gig and this time 'Pleasure' at Club Hochriegel (last time there wasn't a particularly pleasant one, especially as the promoter gave me less than we had actually agreed-twattock) but it was a night by different promoters so all went fine.
(Except some mates of mine had difficulty getting in. (Something to do with an ‘ex‘. Isn’t it always?)
Just an MC show and was very hard to get them going which is often the case in Vienna.
It‘s as if the crowd need a shit load of booze to give themselves permission to have a good time.
Got the crowd giving it ‘woo’ for short bursts but not long before they returned to shuffling around looking bored.
I can only do what I do the best I can do it and no more.
(Well the venue is now labelling itself as the most exclusive club in town so……)
The guest was Dr Leo from Costa Rica (who I had never heard of before to be honest) and introduced him as 'Dr Rio' as I hadn‘t heard the promoter very clearly (sounds like a Duran Duran super freak).
Was a nice chap and started off playing some very funky Latin house but the crowd were having non of it and ended up playing ‘Call on me’. That was my cue to leave…
Next gig is the F.A.B. charity event for AIDS (http://www.fab-events.at/) where I shall be MCing and DJing (First time to the public in almost two years!!) Doing an exlusive bootleg/mash up set which will be something new for Vienna. If they don't get it-aaaah tuff titty. I should look fabulous too!
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Depeche Mode's "Violator" album was short by most standards, but it was the quality not quantity that made this album a classic. 15 years after it was first released, and as a
celebration of a brand new Depeche Mode album, "Playing The Angel", this is a new spin on an old favourite. A mixture of covers, mashups and remixes for your listening and possibly dancing pleasure.
I feature on the opening track ‘World In My Eyes’ which was produced by the wonderful Game0ver
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Another gig. This time for the opening party for Afterworx at Moulin Rouge (very straight, very crowded, not my cuppa but it’s work…)
The theme was red so I went full out with the colour of choice.
The DJ was a guy I have worked with before who is a bit of a diva (and I should be the only diva in the house thank you very much!).
(Did a gig with him a while ago where he kept complaining about the sound system. That it was unprofessional and he’d played in sooooo many places around the globe and expected better.
Granted, he had a point but I suggested we just do our jobs, get drunk and do the show.
I was on stage and he decided to walk off and turned off the entire sound system.
So I’m stood there with a mic in my hand while a bewildered dancefloor looks at me.
Had a moment of ‘oh fucking hell, what to do?’ but recovered by having a sing song and talked about sex with the crowd before he returned. Twat.)
So when I did my three number (housey bootlegs) instead of just playing the backing tracks, he kept playing with the pitch and levels . He obviously thought he was creating an interesting soundscape to accompany me but it was just annoying and distracting.
Not a bad show but not one of the greatest. Luckily I had some of my mates in the crowd who jumped up and down which kept it ticking on nicely.
The two guys left decide to jump on stage during my show. Now I'm not too fussed if people get on stage with me (sometimes I encourage it) but these two pillocks just stood there waiting to have their photo taken. The look on my face says it all really.
After the show, I was asked to announce a drinks promotion.
Tequila for €2 at the upstairs bar for five minutes. I politely declined.
Wasn’t in the mood to hang around much after (as Heaven is no longer open) and was home by 2am. I’m turning into my Mother.
Also saw two slave chaps recently.
One was over from England and took me out for dinner and drinks before I did some horrible things to him.
Silly boy called me a ’fucking bitch’ at one point. Big mistake when your legs are akimbo and tied up. So I dropped candle wax on his nuts. That’ll teach ‘im.
The second was a nice chap from Northern Ireland over here for the football. He had a thing for wearing aprons, pinnys and tabards. Even came with his very own green and white polka dot number-bless him. Nice guy but didn’t know when to stop talking (and that's coming from me!).
I’m still very definitely leaving Vienna and am looking forward to it.
Many have told me I would be silly to leave Vienna now, now that people are starting to know who I am but that’s not enough.
I think I’ve done all I can here and I don’t want to be doing the same thing forever-I have to evolve.
Had decided to go to Berlin but changed my mind so off to London it is.
Was put off for a long time as I thought there would be too much competition there but fuck it! No one else is doing what I’m doing and I think I’ll have more of an opportunity to do the kind of music and art I want to.
I can but hope...