Thursday, April 30, 2009
Hey, I'm celebrating my first ten years of DJing with five big nights of rock & roll!
The world-famous legend of DJ Mike C. started at an Irish pub in Hoboken on Friday, May 14, 1999. It was a seasonable spring night. iPods and YouTube didn't exist. Fatboy Slim and Moby were huge, and Len's "Steal My Sunshine" was poised to become the hit of the summer. The Yankees were reigning World Series champs and about to win two more in a row. These were simpler, better times.
The first song I played was The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night," and it went off without a hitch. But I didn't properly cue up the second song I wanted to play, The Kinks' "Till The End Of The Day," so I ended up with "You Really Got Me." First oops. The first request was "She's A Beauty" by The Tubes--an '80s MTV hit I've always dug, but which I didn't even have at the time. Second oops. Nothing terrible resulted, of course, but within the first three minutes I'd learned that, to be a great DJ, I'd always have to stay on my toes. I've lived, I've learned, and what can I say, I think I've rocked.
Ten years and more than 500 gigs later, the beat goes on. Thanks to everyone for your support during this first decade. If you've ever heard me spin, thank you for being there. Even if you never have, or haven't in a long time, it's gratifying to know so many people appreciate the rock & roll I provide for the community. Because, yes, I do this for the community.
In the past six months, I've DJed at the opening night cast party for the new hit Broadway musical "Rock Of Ages" (soon to be a major motion picture from New Line Cinema), singer/songwriter/reality TV star Lisa Loeb's wedding (as seen in People), and Lucky magazine's Lucky Shops event (as seen on Style Network). It's been a good year, and I'm gonna keep it going.
To mark the end of my first decade and the start of my second, there are no places I'd rather celebrate at than two of my favorite local bars. Please join me at one of these five cool nights in May. There's a big Thursday at NYC's Motor City Bar. And there are four fun weekend nights at my local, The Goldhawk in Hoboken--including a 10th Anniversary Show where, yes, we're gonna party like it's 1999. Don't you wanna go?
DJ Mike C.
10 Years Of Rock, 5 Big Nights!
at Motor City Bar
127 Ludlow St.
between Delancey St. & Rivington St.
NEXT Thursday, May 7
10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Featuring bartender Julie Black!
at The Goldhawk
936 Park Ave. at 10th St.
THIS Saturday, May 2
Friday, May 8
Saturday, May 9
10 p.m. to close
DJ Mike C. - The 10th Anniversary Show!
Celebrating 10 Years Of DJ Mike C.
Friday, May 15
9 p.m. to close
Featuring the best bartenders in Hoboken!
All nights are no cover, 21+
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"She's A Beauty" - THE TUBES
"Steal My Sunshine" - LEN