Thursday, February 02, 2006

Mid-Week MP3

Perhaps a mash-up of Destiny’s Child and Fugazi seems a bit sacrilegious, a bit heretical. Well, that’s only because it is. Fortunately for us Party Ben, formally of the San Fran’s “The Sixx Mixx” fame, busts it out real good.

While I’m not going to put Ben dead at the top of my list of favorite djs this track really does showcase the power and passion of a mad genius at work. Who else would’ve heard “Independent Women Pt. 1” and thought it’d sound better over “Waiting Room?”

Party Ben – Independent Room

Monday, January 30, 2006

Farewell Black Table!

As of last Friday, seminal NY crap culture online mag The Black Table has closed its virtual doors. Having written several weekly reviews for their Black List and one legitimate piece for BT, I can honestly say I hate to see it go. In a veritable sea of mindless webjunk, it was one of only a handful of destinations that I could depend on to enlighten and amuse without fail. From Eric Gillin’s journalistic imploration to clean your bathroom to Laura Lang’s warts-and-all look at the life of the functional addict, The Black Table offered something that few other sites do – a damn-near rule free environment in which to be creative and cozy up to your inner journalist. To Will Leitch and company I just have to say good show, and thanks for all the fun. The Black Table will be missed.