Well, I recently decided to try something completely out of the box from anything else I’ve done: I want to join a band. So as of now, I am the new DJ for a rock band in Atlanta by way of Detroit + Los Angeles. The band is called Detroit Mutant Radio. We basically answer the question, “What would Red Hot Chili Peppers sound like if they did hiphop?”. So yeah. Wrap your head around that. Better still, hook up with the band on your favorite media outlet at iLike, GarageBand, YouTube, FaceBook, MySpace, CDBaby, Amazon.com, and any of the hundreds of Google search entries we have.
I met up with the band a few weeks ago thanks to an ad on Atlanta CraigsList. I played my first live show with them August 30th @ the Apache Cafe in downtown ATL. OMG that was so fun. We ended up being the house band for poets from DefPoetrySlam and rocked out 2 sets in between. I even managed to slip in a quick solo hip hop mix with a bit of Jurassic5, KRS-One, Beastie Boys, and De La Soul.
I even got pics of the band! Check it out!
Lead Singer: Creech
DJ / Turntablist: B-Naut
Rhythm Guitar: Dave O.
Lead Guitar: Whiz
On The Remix Front
Just like Dragon*Con 2008, I worked closely with the TrekTrack director and staff again for Dragon*Con 2009. Eric Watts came up with the idea to give the annual StarTrek Miss Klingon Empire Pageant new theme music. Ordinarily, they loop the Klingon Battle Theme over and over ad nauseum as each contestant is introduced and plunders the stage’s runway. After a dozen contestants, this gets a bit redundant. So, Eric approached me asking for a new mashup between the Klingon Battle Theme and RuPaul’s “Supermodel (You Better Work)”. Granted, I’ve used much stranger and nerdier source material for my remixes, so I accepted the challenge. The result? “I’m Too Klingon For This Supermodel” – DJ B-Naut vs StarTrek vs RuPaul
Speaking of Dragon*Con 2009
As it turns out, Dragon*Con is the unofficial anniversary for my girlfriend and I. We met at D*C 08. More to the point, we were a con hookup that should have never been. I found her by herself poolside at the Hyatt Regency looking extremely cute in her corset and boots as I walked by. I thought to myself, “Hey cutie. How YOU doin’?” She replied, “I’m fine. Where are you going?!” I stopped dead in my tracks and realized I was actually thinking out loud and she heard me when I said it. The more we talked, the better things went. The rest, as they say, is history and I couldn’t be happier.
Just now recovering from Dragon*Con this year. It’s amazing what a handful of Advil and 14 hours of sleep can do. I needed it though. I didn’t get back to my hotel room until at least 3 to 7am from Friday through Sunday night. I got plenty of good networking done. I set some speakers on fire at one of my parties. (Tee hee. I think it’s awesome. But in my defense, I asked one of the sound guys if the sound system was ok before they blew up.) I already have an invite to DJ there again next year in the works. More details yet to come in another post.
Oh yeah. Just joined Twitter. Follow me at: http://twitter.com/DJBNaut