The women's magazine parody The Reductress
) has unleashed the end-all be-all of brand-dropping, pill-popping nightlife columns: Slave To The Night Thoughts by Our Nightlife Editor, Dafna VanClifton
Rolling Stone's 50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now
as voted by 'a panel of writers, industry figures and artists'. [more inside]
Stratus Dance Club mid-80s style
- videos from a club in Spring Valley CA offer hours of dancing voyeurism. [more inside]
Dead men tell some tales
- a visit to the Hellfire Caves
, home of one of the most infamous Hellfire Clubs
There are lots of different approaches to making a juggling video. A purist might explore the limits of 3 ball juggling
, or try interesting movements with 3 clubs
. Others might like to bounce
their balls, although it can get a little noisy
. Personally, I have a weakness for club passing, whether it's compilations of jugglers' favourite patterns
, or jaw-droppingly impressive
technical competitions. Fatboy slim's competition to make a juggling-themed music video
to one of his songs yeilded some good stuff, and for people into juggling as a hobby, there are some great in-jokes
to be found. [more inside]
If you are dancing in a way that could create a baby/fetus/alien -- STOP!
It is not behooving of you and awkward.
No Breasts No Requests
is a tumblr collection of signs found in and around the DJ booth.
"The 9:30 Club became the place in Washington where the misfits could go and nobody would judge them. The scene became bigger as MTV opened the doors to this kind of music. But the 9:30 Club was on the ground floor."
Today's Washington Post magazine features an oral history of the 9:30 Club
, in celebration of its 30th anniversary. (Alternate link to just the text of the article
On Sunday, Karmanoia
, one of Berlin's most interesting underground clubs, closed its doors for the last time. Although not as storied or well-known as Tacheles
- also facing tough times
- and easy to pass without noticing, Karmanoia had a loyal crowd of oddballs frequenting it, and was notable not just for its pirate-ship-like interior, but also for the full Labyrinth built into its upper portions. The club's funeral took place directly after locking the doors at midnight on Sunday, with an orchestra dressed like skeletons leading a parade to a nearby canal to bury the key in a watery grave. [more inside]
Everyone knows hearts, spades, clubs, and diamonds. So how do you extend this to more than four suits? Stars
are a natural choice,
although they sort of ruin the red/black symmetry. You could appeal to gaming history
by making a six-suited deck with crowns and anchors.
Or you could just double everything
and come up with a whole four extra suits.
Will Vinyl Survive?
Is vinyl on its last legs
? Or like Gloria Gaynor, will it survive
? Most home listeners chucked out their turntables years ago, but are DJs finally giving in and following suit? DJs face off in a pair of articles discussing the merits of vinyl vs. digital...
View the Pacific Walrus
community at Alaska's Walrus Island State Game Sanctuary
via their handy webcam
However, do your viewing soon as the camera will be going offline
for several weeks starting tomorrow due to annual hunting
by Alaskan Natives
and their wishes for privacy
. (yes, the animals in the last link are seals, but it illustrates why they don't want this broadcast live)
New York club scene in the 70's
Mingle's America in the 80's
NSFW (first link is a biggish load on dialup)
No time to pick out your own music? Still like the CD format? Live in the UK? Well has The Rough Trade Shop
got a club
for you. Is this outmoded on arrival or an interesting variant on old style "X-Of-the-Month" clubs? I know I sometimes find it overwhelming to keep up with what's new'n'exciting.
“Prescott Bush, George W's grandfather, and a band of Bonesmen, robbed the
grave of Geronimo
." Grandpa Prescott brought the skull of the Apache leader
back to Yale in 1919, where they were kept in a glass case in the Skull
House. Today the Mescalero Apaches are not amused
. Meanwhile, the Skull and Bones initiation ceremonies are finally revealed
! Eating clubs are nothing compared to this...
Does Belonging To A Club Make Sense In The 21st Century?
Why, then, are they proliferating? And with free
membership, already! Will the clubbish mentality
, like the poor, always be with us? Is it still birds of a feather or just "anything goes"; an excuse; a lame post-modern irony taken far too far? Is "exclusive" still acceptable? Does it, in fact, still exist? Come to think of it, is MetaFilter a club of sorts?
Booty Bumping and Disco Dumping
It's not the newest dance craze, but I'd buy stock in the plastic straw and underwear industries if this fad takes off. (4th paragraph - scroll down for reference)
High school Satanism club prompts parental outrage
some kids in a high school start a club called Satanist Thought Society. As expected, everybody gets offended, especially the Christian Society. It can be argued, though, that the the Satanist Society has as much right to exist as the Christian Society. Is this just a 1st ammendment issue or is there a moral question to be thought out? (via Camworld
Ben Franklin was a member of a dinner club that evolved into a sort of secret society, think tank called The Junto
. That group met every Friday from November, 1727 for several decades. Out of those meetings, the group invented the first subscription library in north america, the most advanced volunteer fire department of the time, the first public hospital in Pennsylvania, an insurance company, a constabulary, improved streetlights, paving and what became the University of Pennsylvania. Has anybody ever heard of this? Could something like this work today?
Clubs and fraternal organizations to join today: Kiwanis, Scottish Rite, Rotary, and maybe Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
Now we know why French was required in school : échangisme, libertinism, Cléopâtre
"For the past 18 months Jean-Charles and Sylvie have had a standing date with each other and with a changing cast of instantly made new best friends at a private club in central Paris called Cléopâtre...échangisme, she said, is something more interesting than the movies to do on a Saturday night...nearly 50 restaurants, clubs and saunas in Paris openly cater to heterosexual adventurers. " Time to bring back Plato's Retreat. [NYT reg req]
"We recognise that for many clubbers, taking drugs is an integral part of their night out," said a Home Office spokesman.
The government has produced a booklet advising club owners on how to deal with drug use rather than prevent it. A realistic attitude to (inevitable) drug taking?
This is a long-running community website, starting life as a mailing list way back in 1992. Since becoming a member in 1997, I've found it the liveliest, strongest and sometimes most seditious web site community I know. The main tenets are dance music (from jazz, through dub, reggae but most emphatically house, techno, drum'n'bass and whatever the scene throws up), hedonism, politics and networking. You have to subscribe to take part, but if you're a DJ, producer, music fan, clubber, raver, psychonaut or revolutionary, you'll be made to feel welcome. Check it out, but beware if you're a big fan of trance music.