only at the Tranzac

…can you walk in randomly on a Saturday night and see a bassoon quartet. I love this place so much.
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In other non musical or sound news, I ended up at a dance bar last night. and I danced. And it was really fun. The only thing that really bothered me about the place ( besides the fact that it was packed with monkeys who came from an ugly sweater christmas party and “ladies” who only communicate by shrieking at one another) was the way dj’s in these bars play music.

All in all, the songs that he played were generally pretty good, lots of hip hop, soul, and even a good old 80′s set. The problem is that he would play maybe 30 seconds of each song. I totally respect the art of bpm matching and mashing tunes, but it’s gotten to such a point where it’s like listening to an ipod shuffle gone completely crazy with a big loud kick drum happening underneath throughout the night.

I’m not sure if it’s the product of our generations lack of attention and the way we treat music in little bite size forms, or the ease of accessing music in general via downloads/etc. Either way, it’s a little much to handle for a full night, and you know it’s bad when I actually want to hear 2 verses of the latest New Kids on The Block tune.
and ps, when did Smells Like Teen Spirit become a dance floor banger?? It was the only tune all night that didn’t get the techno mix treatment. Awesome.

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3 thoughts on “only at the Tranzac

  1. [...] Either way, it’s a little much to handle for a full night, and you know it’s bad when I actually want to hear 2 verses of the latest New Kids on The Block tune. and ps, when did Smells Like Teen Spirit become a dance floor banger? …[Continue Reading] [...]

  2. Valery says:

    I hate mash-ups. 50′s classics get mashed up at weddings all the time, and they mash a song the second I am just getting into the groove. Come on let’s twist let’s twist (chugga chugga chugga) so keep away from runaround sue oh hhhhhh.
    grrrrrrrrr.

    And it’s weird to think that you went dancing! huh!

  3. thea says:

    a few years ago i was at a club in Trinidad, which was playing mostly soca, until suddenly around 2am the dj busted Smells Like Teen Spirit! me and a couple other white folk were amused, but most of the crowd wasn’t feeling it :P

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