Monday, August 31, 2009

Best House Burning

Friday night there was a little party at 33 Gold to celebrate the emptying out of this long-standing fortress, the former home to Jeff, Stephen, Michael, Ryan, Adam, Adam, Kristian, John, and probably one or two other guys.

For nearly five years these walls were purple.

Ryan, an original tenant.

To the left, me, playing the songs.

To the right, transmissions received?

How many is too many? Trick question.

The party was to be a rockin' rock n roll dance party. During the mulling stage I played some nice old ska songs from the 60s, then a touch of pop, then some heavy hip hop, and then the rock n roll. If you take a close look at the playlist it's not hard to find the point where the rock theme was abandoned or the point where it was returned to.

Harry and Radcliffe, "History"
Andy Capp, "The Law"
Vincent Gordon and the Dynamic, "2,000 Tons of TNT"
Tony Tribe, "Red Red Wine"
Lee Perry, "Pum Pum"
Michael Jackson, "Smooth Criminal"
Public Enemy, "Lost at Birth"
The Beastie Boys, "Jimmy James"
The Sex Pistols, "Holiday in the Sun"
David Bowie, "Suffragette City"
Talking Heads, "Burning Down the House"
Van Halen, "Panama"
The Rolling Stones, "Get Off of My Cloud"
The Ramones, "Blitzkrieg Bop"
The Clash, "White Riot"
The Killers, "Mr. Brightside"
Billy Idol, "Mony Mony"
Queens of the Stone Age, "No One Knows"
Lil Wayne, "A Milli"
Outkast, "Hey Ya"
Chris Brown, "Forever"
Chromeo, "Fancy Footwork"
Wrex N Effex, "Rump Shaker"
Prince, "Let's Go Crazy"
The Ting Tings, "Shut Up and Let Me Go"
The Divine Comedy, "To Die a Virgin"
Junior Senior, "Move Your Feet"
Erasure, "A Little Respect"
Duran Duran, "Hungry Like the Wolf"
M.I.A., "Paper Planes"
The Clash, "London Calling"
Bon Jovi, "Livin on a Prayer"
Talking Heads, "Psycho Killer"
New Order, "Bizarre Love Triangle"
Iggy & the Stooges, "Search and Destroy"
The Clash, "The Guns of Brixton"
Johnny Cash, "Cocaine Blues"
Hardcore Techno Afterparty:
Chemical Brothers, "Hey Boy Hey Girl"

39 Songs, 2.3 Hours

I still remember vividly the 33 Gold housewarming party, Conference weekend October 2004. Rebecca was in town, Karisa was just back from her trip to Italy, B Swiss was the new guy, I think I could even tell back then that I was living in what would one day be my NYC Good Ol' Days.


Side of Jeffrey said...

Search and Destroy. Epic. Also, Jimmy James, a personal favorite.

My hope is that we all continue to live the future "good ol days" for the rest of our lives and we never have a period when the good old days is all we have left, nothing current. Good luck in your future apartment good old days.

Natalie said...

Wow...I hardly recognize the place without it's purple walls! That apartment reminds me of great times in NYC. Now that 2 Gold is defunct too, I must say RIP Gold street.

Anonymous said...

Awwwh, I have a picture of the first sleepover in that apartment, before the furniture arrived. We all slept on the carpet in the living room. The walls weren't purple yet. Memories...