So the BIG PROJECT has begun, which entails me running around filming and setting up mini video interviews with Chicago’s biggest and most influential DJs/Producers (and there are tons of them, God bless Chicago!)
Monday itinerary: Ron Carroll at Boom Boom Room
Ron Carroll and a whole bunch of people at Boom Boom Room. Ron doesn't drink and I told him to hand over that bottle of Grey Goose to me, but someone beat me to it!
Thursday itinerary: Frankie Knuckles, Deeon, Stacy Kidd and Paul Johnson
Frankie and Deeon had to reschedule last minute, so I head out to Berwyn at this place called Tiger’s where Stacy Kidd plays every week. Sound system is banging and quite a little crowd up in there!
Stacy Kidd at Tiger's.
Next up is Paul Johnson, who is the scheduled guest for our Thursday residency Urban’s House at Betty’s.
Paul Johnson at Urban's House, Betty's
After our party, me Rees and AJ Dubbz head back to my house for some afterparty aerobics. We decide to try out the Obama game I got, but there was so much shit inside the box that in our present state AJ decided to make up his own rules. We didn’t even know what was going on but it was fun spinning the wheel and then spinning it some more when we didn’t like the number that came up.
AJ was also quite the hit with my evil moody bird Julius. He said he used to mate Macaws (how does one do that?) and was picking up Julius in cool sacrificial-bird type ways.
AJ bonding with my evil bird Julius
Friday itinerary: Bad Boy Bill
Friday night we are running late and head over to the labyrinth that is Vision Nightclub. We are led to Bill’s dressing room, which as it turns out was the same dressing room we were in when me and my dancers performed with CeCe Peniston last year. He is cordial and sweet as ever, and we stay for his whole set. It was harder fare than I’m used to, but I enjoyed it a lot and his scratching is just unfuckingbelievable. I want to learn how to scratch! I bet you I’d be good at it too since I’m half Flip, and Filipinos always win the DMC, right?
Bad Boy Bill at Vision