WEDNESDAY :: PANIC BOMBER KICKED OFF OUR WMC @ THE STANDARD
w/GRACE JONES BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
THURSDAY :: SUNSET CRUISE w/SASHA & DIGWEED
WITH AN OPEN BAR & FREE BUFFET CAN YOU EVER GO WORNG??? NOPE!!
HAD TONS OF FUN, ONLY PROBLEM IS DIDN'T WANT IT TO END!
MORE BATHROOMS WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE, BUT THE CONVERSTATIONS IN LINE WERE PRETTY MEMORABLE AND EASED THE BOREDOM OF WAITING.
NEVER ACTUALLY GOT A PIC OF SASHA OR DIGWEED CAUSE WE HUNG OUT AT THE OTHER END OF THE BOAT IN OUR LITTLE GROUP THE WHOLE TIME, BUT THE MUSIC WAS PRETTY SWEET! PERFECT FOR AN AFTERNOON BOAT RIDE. LOVED A FRANKIE KNUCKLES REMIX THEY PLAYED OF DEPECHE MODE'S NEW SINGLE 'WRONG'!!
ME AND DANNY WERE TRYING TO PUSH FOR SOME YACHT ROCK IN ANOTHER LEVEL OF THE BOAT FOR NEXT YEARS, BUT CARMEL TURNED IT DOWN FLAT :( REGARDLESS WE HAD FUN SINGING MICHAEL MCDONALD TUNES.
'SHOUT SWEET FREEDOM, SHINE A LIGHT ON ME' (MM)
FRIDAY :: THE VAGABOND w/EROL ALKAN & FRIENDS
LATE OF THE PIER (GREAT SET & GUYS!), RYE RYE (TOTALLY MISSED HER SET WHILE I WAS SPINNING), RORY PHILLIPS, EROL ALKAN (THROWING HARD STUFF ALL NIGHT), RITON, ANDY BUTLER (HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR) & JUAN MACLEAN (HANGING OUT) + DANNY ASHE & MYSELF TEARING IT UP LOCAL STYLE LATE IN THE GARDEN!
ULTRA // SATURDAY
Cut/Copy made my WMC!!
Finally got to see my favorite album of 2008 performed LIVE and they did not disappoint! They sounded just as good or better than the record.
It was great to sing along to the lyrics and dance in the sun with a pretty sizeable crowd jumping up and down in unison.
It was also refreshing to see an act actually playing intruments. No laptops here. Only guitars, keyboards, drums, bass & melodies, beautiful melodies! Something sorely missing from many electronic acts.
After their set we got to see Cut/Copy in the artist lounge throwing around oranges like baseballs. (They had a ton set up on a table)
They were tired, but in good spirits after a long 14 month tour!
After Ultra the ONLY thing I wanted to do was go home, take a shower and relax,
which is exactly what I did!!
This guy (who seemed to work there) got a head start on me. Taking a nap right at the Festival!! Ha ha...
Here's a few tracks that remind me of the spirit/sound of WMC.
* Posted the In Flagranti Woolfie Remix a couple of weeks ago, but what the hey.. Andy Butler from Hercules & Love Affair played it about 20 mins after my set when he started his, so I figure it's a hot one!
See You Next Year WMC!