February 11, 2015


Yesterday I saw a few friends sharing an article about how someone had left NYC after living here for a long time. I didn't read it, but plan to. I have my own gripes about how things have changed. Some of them are gripes that older people routinely engage in as a habit, and I'm guilty as charged. But I just found out that tomorrow night, I'll dj at Pacha at a party/video shoot for Nile Rodgers, who is resurrecting his supergroup Chic for a performance of some new and old tunes.

I can't begin to tell you how I worship the sound of Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, how I've marveled over songs like Chic Cheer, Everybody Dance, I'm Coming Out, He's The Greatest Dancer, Le Freak, Good Times and even unknown album cuts of theirs for decades. Many younger folks will know smashes which sampled his music: Love Like This by Faith Evans, Mo' Money, Mo Problems, Lady (Hear Me Tonight) and Rapper's Delight. Or his reemergence on the scene recently with Daft Punk's hit Get Lucky which featured his signature masterful guitar sound. The man is music and it's very telling that songs in so many genres can sample one measure of his music to create entire new songs. There is that much genius and craftsmanship in just one measure. Can't wait to hear the new stuff!

I might not get this gig if I weren't still in NYC. So while I'm keenly aware of it's changes, I'm also celebrating events like this which thrill me. And always looking for more. It's still my favorite city in this country so I might as well make the best of it!

(Lady Bunny will be back with her regularly scheduled bitter diatribes tomorrow.)