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28.2 16:06 
Uh oh, two months without posting anything! Here's what lastfm says we've been enjoying lately...don't know if we believe them although we DO love the "electronic" music the most.
26.2 01:17 
Geez I haven't been home in 12 hours #nowplaying #magicipod
18.2 02:35 
Listened to Montana Orchestra - Ride Like The Wind
18.2 02:32 
Listened to First Choice - Doctor Love
18.2 02:22 
Listened to First Choice - Doctor Love (Disco Mix)
14.2 02:11 
Another night, another "no adapter needed" double set. If you can read my handwriting, here's what I played. Thanks to Dan for the opportunity and not minding too much when I gave up and just started playing for me (see if YOU can figure out when that happened!), thanks to Hideo and Dave for probably saying "no" before I was asked ;-), thanks to Ryan for sticking it out to the end, and thanks to the other people who were around. Dan let me stretch out after the crowd died down but I STILL think he may have played more records cos his were WAY shorter than mine. OH and thanks Mom and Dad Gary for the bitchin' new professional crate they gave me for Christmas which I used for the first time tonight.
14.2 01:22 
Is it a good or bad night when you didn't have to go to the SUPER extended @giorgiomoroder?
13.2 22:40 
There was only one logical opener
13.2 22:32 
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DJ'd with Pittsburgh Dan at "Moonsault Monday" at Grumpy's Downtown
13.2 22:02 
 Hey DJ (it me!) - Grumpy's Bar & Grill (Minneapolis, MN)
13.1 16:25 
I wasn't a teenager when you were a teenager.

Madonna - Madonna
Prince & The Revolution - Around the World in a Day
ABC - How to Be a Zillionaire!
The The - Infected
Run DMC - Raising Hell
Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell
Sting - Bring on the Night
Kraftwerk - Computerworld
The Family - The Family
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
5.1 03:36 
Dubious
31.12 17:32 
OK so one thing I DO want to say before the year is up is how grateful and thankful I am that I was able to realize maybe the one real goal I had set for myself for 2016, which was to finally unpack every single slab of vinyl I boxed up in California back in 2004 and get them mostly sorted and into some IKEA storage (thanks Dan and Julie for letting me borrow the truck!). This was done by February despite a longish interlude/vacation to go to the Super Bowl (HEY Aaron REMEMBER WHEN WE WENT TO THE SUPER BOWL THAT WAS SO COOL) and it wasn't too long before I was given the great privilege of being asked to join KFAI Vinyl Voices to share small parts of my collection with boutique crowds at fine venues such as Turf Club, Harriet Brewing taproom, Day Block Brewing Company, Palmer's Bar and Clubhouse Jäger. I have been very fortunate to spin nine times in 2016 with a lot of fine partners and one Turf brunch where I did four hours solo - and maybe even more incredibly, on multiple separate occasions people have stopped me and asked stuff like "hey, did you DJ the Turf Club brunch?" and say some very kind things about my curation. Of course, I also immediately went back to BUYING a lot of records - shout out to Raoul at Flashlight Vinyl for making it so easy to drop a lot of money on a lot of reasonably priced 12" singles I never knew I needed - but now my thinking is not only "do I want to hear this in my house?" but also "how bad do I want to play this for other people to hear?" which is a really cool feeling. Thanks to the folks I DJ'd with for their patience and support - Sean Hansen, Amanda Moon, Dana Bogema. Thanks to YOU if you put up with my repeated spam invites and especially if you came out to hear some tunes. (Fortunately and unfortunately there are too many folks to tag here, but you know who you are and I hope I see you again!) Above all else I cannot thank enough MISTER Cruise Control on KFAI, Mason Butler for giving me opportunity after opportunity to ruin his and Vinyl Voices' reputation, but not once when we DJ'd together did he ask me to fade out early (although I did do that myself - once - too many kazoos), or to not play another breakdance track, or to not follow up Pop Will Eat Itself with Boris Badenough - and I even managed to (pleasantly!) surprise him a couple times, which gave me an indescribably great feeling. Also, this isn't related but I bought an enormous keyboard from him and Gretch in 2016 as well. ANYWAY. There will be more invites to more nights in 2017, if all goes well, and maybe by the end of THAT year I'll have settled on a DJ name. Thanks as always for readin' this far and for your support of me and The KZiM Archives as they ever expand!
31.12 02:23 
There's only one way I can close out the year, and it's with the 30th New Year's Eve with this song in our lives.

Thanks again for sticking with me through this project. It was a lot of fun to do, but I didn't do much of a job of connecting with you and/or stimulating any discussion or additional sharing. Facebook sure didn't help, of course, but it's mostly on me.

This page will stick around and I'll occasionally share stuff through it...that's the plan, anyway. We'll see what REALLY happens.

"...and a very Happy New Year from BBC One."

CRZ-366
The JaMS
Burn the Bastards
1987

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPCpAKjvXuM
30.12 16:23 
Be safe, everybody. Have a great weekend and a great 2017!

CRZ-365
Tuga
Drunk Driving
1984

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObGIwRrH-3g
29.12 15:23 
You can feel it slipping away...

CRZ-364
Radiohead vs. UNKLE
Everything In Its Right Place (UNKLE Sounds Edit)
2001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZoG6j2gB40
28.12 14:23 
We're all living on Channel Z for at least a little while longer...

CRZ-363
The B-52s
Channel Z
1989

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB4G9WBYMFo
27.12 22:51 
Changed my cover photo
27.12 13:23 
These lyrics appeal to the hoarder in me.

CRZ-362
Soft Cell
Memorabilia
1981

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SclJ4LsQNRM
26.12 12:23 
Wow, it's all over this week. Went by too fast but couldn't come soon enough. Here's a classic from New Order assited by Shep Pettibone. Happy final Monday!

CRZ-361
New Order
True Faith (The Morning Sun Extended Remix)
1987

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUhwv4ZEClg
25.12 17:36 
 
25.12 17:06 
Wow...another Christmas death after thinking about James Brown earlier. And one more to add to the 2016 list. Bummer.

RIP-016
George Michael
A Different Corner
1986

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPWHkK-_a_A
25.12 05:23 
Merry Christmas! James Brown died on Christmas (ten years ago today, in fact). That's sad but also means it'll be hard for me to forget. I hope you get everything you wanted today.

CRZ-360
James Brown
Super Bad (Parts 1, 2 & 3)
1971

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQnTlaflXew
24.12 14:23 
This is my favourite Christmas song - probably because it isn't one, but it really has that FEEL for me. The title translates to "Bells & Whistles" but they probably don't mean sleigh bells. Still...I hope it puts you in the same mood it puts me in whenever I hear it. I love Telex. Telex loves you.

CRZ-359
Telex
Cloches et Sifflets
1988

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkICI8ynQL4
23.12 11:23 
Is it dubstep? I dunno, but I like to listen to it several times in a row. Have a great weekend!

CRZ-358
Magnetic Man featuring Katy B.
Crossover
2010

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2xQV31d7Rc
22.12 10:23 
BAD II's "Kool-Aid" album is kinda weird - not quite "The Globe" but not quite where the original Big Audio Dynamite left off. A lot of tracks were reworked into "The Globe" but a lot of tracks were left in much superior form here. This was the closer and I love that vocoder bit so, so much.

CRZ-357
Big Audio Dynamite II
When the Time Comes (Kool-Aid version)
1990

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOPGIyxI8wk
21.12 09:23 
Remember when Depeche Mode invented ambient music? No, wait

CRZ-356
Depeche Mode
Oberkorn (it's a small town) (Development Mix)
1982

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb3Ye2Q42g8
20.12 08:23 
Greatest non-waffles to come out of Belgian? YOUR CALL. They'll be back this weekend for a Christmas selection! Try to figure out what it could possibly be (unless you've seen me share it previous years, in which case keep it to yourself Mrs. Spoilers)

CRZ-355
Telex
Raised by Snakes
1985

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYExNW-Rr30
19.12 07:23 
It's our last two weeks of the year and nothing but big time faves from me to take us out. We start this week with Kraftwerk's Karl Bartos' after-Kraftwerk project. Don't sleep on the "Esperanto" album - especially this single! B side in the comments later.

Happy Monday!

CRZ-354
Elektric Music
TV
1993

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkIdxBxLmCU
18.12 06:23 
Stuck in the 1980s? Maybe this weekend we are.

FROM THE MUSICAL CHESS

CRZ-353
Murray Head
One Night in Bangkok
1984

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnqj31VPNoE
17.12 14:23 
I gotta admit, I had no idea that there was a "censored" and "uncensored" video. I was more into the audio. Did you know Taco Ockerse released a SECOND album and I own it? Of course I do!

CRZ-352
Taco
Puttin' on the Ritz
1981

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG3PnQ3tgzY
16.12 12:23 
Only three extended Fridays left in 2016. Where did the time go? Where? Where? Wheeeeeere?

Have a great weekend!

CRZ-351
Soft Cell
Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go? (Extended)
1981

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGXpDhNAO1Y
15.12 11:23 
And now, for something completely different...and also not in the karaoke book, much to my dismay...

CRZ-350
Le Tigre
Deceptacon
1999

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0BuJQbTh3Y
14.12 10:23 
Mr. T may love you even more than I do, if that's possible. DAMN THIS IS SMOOTH

CRZ-349
Mr. T
Don't Talk to Strangers
1984

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lax_XFW_a7I
13.12 09:23 
If you heard yesterday's, don't worry...this is slightly different.

CRZ-348
Power Pill
Pac Man (Power-Pill Mix)
1992

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjEDX-2M7Qk
12.12 08:23 Oh man, this week we got a lotta....well....we got a lot. Happy Monday!

CRZ-347
Buckner & Garcia
Pac-Man Fever
1982
11.12 05:23 Did we really make it this far without sharing this awesomeness? I bet I heard this last night at Red Sea (he said in advance, knowing nobody who'd read this would be able to confirm or deny)

CRZ-346
Gary Numan
Cars
1979
10.12 18:34 
RT @masonbutler: The best part about DJing with @CRZ is that he brings the records I forgot or never owned but should. @ClubJager
10.12 17:17 
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DJ'd at Clubhouse Jäger with Mason and Moon
10.12 10:40 
I woke up to find that both Moon AND Mason have already dutifully plugged tonight's event at Clubhouse Jäger, so I'm really slacking...

Hey have you heard about this thing we're doing, well, it's TODAY. It's 6½ hours away, in fact. WE START AT 5!

New for me, I've asked Mason to bring a mic so I can do at least one Jake Rudh impersonation during the night. You will NOT want to miss that!

We have been asked to keep it dancey, which seems to be a reasonable request given we did categorize the event as a "dance," so I'll see what I can do.

FINALLY, we hope to help the TCAHD give a bigly amount of money to the folks maintaining their presence at Standing Rock - now more than ever we need to stay vigilant and help. So be ready to buy some nachos! "SEE YOU THERE"
(TCAHD's event: No DAPL: Dance to Benefit Standing Rock)
10.12 06:23 
I WANT TO

(Listen for that Art of Noise "dum" - once you hear it, you'll never miss it again)

CRZ-345
Yes
Leave It
1983

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-hJFoSgXfM
9.12 12:23 
Good song, good video, hope you have a good weekend.

CRZ-344
Beth Orton
Central Reservation
1999

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th3gkE_sP9k
8.12 15:30 
Mom really liked/likes this song.

Can't believe we're down two of EL&P in the same year. (Keith Emerson was RIP-006 back in March.)

RIP-015
"Emerson, Lake & Palmer" (but really just Greg Lake)
C'est La Vie
1977

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaehBfyaDGo
8.12 11:23 
Great freestyle and we can only hope 2016 really is...

CRZ-343
Will to Power
Fading Away
1988

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-a2y0-2GSk
7.12 23:02 
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DJ'd with Mason at Palmer's for a disco/funk set
7.12 10:27 
TONIGHT there's a rare CLAPS show at Commune, a CABS show at Reverie, Transmission at Clubhouse Jäger AND Mason and I go back to back for an all/mostly disco/funk three hours (give or take) at Palmer's Bar if none of that sounds terribly interesting.

OK, I would love it if you'd like to come out, even if just for an hour on your way to somewhere else. Come bob your head and/or butt and, optionally, partake in some moderately priced libations. My greatest hope is that you will hear something you've NEVER heard before, turn to us and say "man, I dig that thing you're playing." And then we'll smile.
7.12 10:23 
Because of the way my musical tastes (or lack thereof) fluorished and flowered, I actually learned about AC/DC from this track and soundtrack album and had to work my way backwards. Still, this one holds a special place in my heart.

On a totally unrelated note, I believe I'm spinning some disco tonight at Palmer's with Mason. Come see me play....not this!

CRZ-342
AC/DC
Who Made Who
1986

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiZHNw1MtzI
7.12 10:09 
If you haven't heard, I'll be spinning disco and funk with @masonbutler at Palmer's Bar tonight from 10PM!
6.12 09:23 
This one finally stuck with me after hearing it in the grocery store, of all places. My grocery store actually carries a pretty hip soundtrack much of the time - maybe you've seen my occasional Facebook status about it? No? Well....I've done it

CRZ-341
Grover Washington Jr.
Just the Two of Us
1980

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njwasr1OOuc
5.12 08:23 
It LOOKS like there's a pattern....but I'm looking ahead, and all I can see is that it's stuff I haven't shared yet. But...

Happy Monday!

CRZ-340
Asia
Only Time Will Tell
1982

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lza2H-fj5Es
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