Monday, September 27, 2010

Saturday Oct 2nd | Soul Report DC @Darnells

This Saturday, get out and get down...

Felipe and I spin the Soul Report groove live on turntables at Darnell's Backroom bar:  one block North of the 930 Club on Florida Ave. Ample parking. Cute 'lil Patio. No Cover. A Stone Groove. Always Fun.

Saturday Oct 2nd | Soul Report DC
@Darnells Backroom
944 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 797-0558

And who exactly is this mysterious Darnell anyway?
"Fashion Tip of the Day: Ladies, if you're wearing a beaded dress or a printed ensemble, keep your shoes plain. Always remember less is more!"
                                                                                           - Darnell via Twitter
...and there you go.  Thank you Darnell for setting it straight for the ladies.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Positano Dinner | Alone

There are clear advantages to the work I do, no doubt about it.  Travel to beautiful places and all that.  But the romantic spots without Liz are really tedious.  Hell, torturous.    --So the movie below is really for Liz, but I am sharing it.

Incidentally, this evening was only topped by a night several years ago in Paris when I came back to a gorgeous hotel suite (again alone), exhausted --only to find that the hotel had lowered the lights, covered my bed in rose petals, and put champagne on ice.

The soundtrack to this film is complements of the Villa Treville just south of Positano in Italy.

Maysie Cellars | California San Giovese Red Wine

Carter Edsall, a long-time friend and dilettante of BBQ, Bluegrass, and humor is taking a serious stab at producing his own label of California red with the advent of his new label, Maysie, named for his grandmother.

We should all be thankful he picked the San Giovese grape as a main focus; I feel obliged to do my part to help promote his pursuits. Check out more about Maysie on either Facebook, or his soon-to-be-populated (hint-hint) site.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Capri | Afternoon

This was a quick shot of some water and the rocks off the Northwest side of Capri. The reputation for beauty here is legendary and not overrated. The property situated above this little spot, the Punta Tragara, is one of the most beautiful, intimate and charming 5-star properties in Italy. This spot is truly special, and unique in the world.

Amalfi Coast | Evening

Went for a swim in the 15 ft deep water off the Amalfi Coast last night just after work. Peaceful.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

DJing | Last Night at Darnells

I have DJ'd live on turntables consistently since I was 22. I turn 38 tomorrow.

Last night at Darnell's during a break, a guy and I were talking about DJing and how it can move people --or make them run away. DJ's need to do several things well: curate music, select the right time to play it, and mix it well. It's harder than it sounds. Reading a crowd of people you have often never met, and getting them to move their bodies in front of a bunch of other strangers takes finesse. I love it.

Last night everyone jammed at Darnells, with smiles all around. Felipe and I rocked it.


Find out more about Darnells on Facebook.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

DJing | At Darnells

Felipe and I are beginning a new DJing gig once per month on Saturdays at Darnell's in DC. The eponymously named joint is something special. Unpretentious, yet fancy. A small place, but it's easy to get down. Friendly and funky.

Here is the link for more information:

Seriously, get out and get down with us.
This. Saturday. Night.

Saturday Sept 11th | Soul Report DC
944 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

(202) 797-0558

Darnell's is one block North of the 930 Club on Florida Ave. Ample parking. Cute 'lil Patio. No Cover. A Stone Groove. Always Fun.