Friday, September 30, 2011

Load your weekend with fun!

Alrighty folks
Heres the update on how to load your weekend full of fun here at the real Jersey Shore.
Tomorrow theres the Duck Derby Starting at 9:30 AM at Centenniel Park in Bay Head behind Boro Hall.
Sunday is the last car cruise till next summer on Arnold Ave Point Pleasant Beach.Ed Austin and DJ Tommmy Lynch will be providing fun tunes from the past.That starts at 12 noon till 4pm
Sunday Night Cafe De Point will Have an Open mic starting around 6pm.Swing by for coffee,awesome food and music.

DJs Maranda

You Have the right to boogie
If you give up the right to boogie
you will miss out on a lot of fun!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Flashback attack

Today a few teachers asked me if we had paper.Alica put in the order 2 days ago and it wasn't there yet we used to order it from Bordens but now order it from Staples for savings.
Our basic skills teacher Diane and I have been there the longest.I said to her remember when we used to get 20 cases and they would last all year?Yep she said.
Back in the late 80s when I started in the office We ordered our supplies from a company called Hammett
We would Order Paper for the whole year.20 cases of Paper went into the bioler room and it pretty much lasted all year.
Shortly after working in the office Jill got an Apple IIe computer.It came with floppy discs.She still used her Big Corona Selectric typewriter too that was about 50 pounds.
Her Monitor of the apple IIe was about 13 inches.One day when our boss was out and things were slow she opened up a blank page and told me to write someone a letter.I didnt know anything about computers."What if I hit the wrong button and delete everything".I asked her.Nope it wont happen go just type a letter.She relplied.Reluctantly I did.I think I typed my aunt Joan a letter.When she came back from lunch she told me how to correct type ohs.This was before we got hooked up to the internet.that happened 10 years later.
Our paper order came right after lunch,right as I snuck into the boiler room for a quick cup of coffee.I filled the printers,fax Machine and copier much my fellow staff members delight.
Today after work I delivered 5 Christmas mixes to All saints Church.A little contribution to their Christmas bizzare.The garage door wouldnt open all the way so instead of risking breaking the garage and MY BACK I decided to walk.Sheila was sitting in the newly renovated office.She showed me around.Its looks great.The pastors office has a view of scow ditch.
She said last years the christmas mixes were a hit.A few days ago I reworked the playlist and renamed it a joyful Christmas.I think they'll like a swingy Jazzy Christmas though.
After Sheila got done with some paper work and a phone call she drove me home.She gave me a few brownies saying that I already walked off the calories so enjoy.
Now its time for a brownie and a cup of Tea!Mmm.Chocolate!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A nice Sunday

Our rockin Joes Group didnt meet up today but I didnt check my email this morning before I left so I went anyway.I ran into Caroline Tell and a friend.I had a large coffee and a bagel and hung out on the couch Gran,Kate and I usually Occupy and listened to the music while eating.I'd love to supply some Jazz and oldies on the weekend but the owner isn't much for DJs.I think customers would welcome mellow music on the weekend.Especially Sundays!Oh well.
From there I wrnt to the Surf swap and there were surfboards everywhere.I would like to provide a little musical backround there too but was declined due to lack of space.
Many people are drawn to music and often inspired to shop by it.Music provides a happier atmospere and sets the tone to upbeat happy enjoyment.
I guess many round these parts fear police callin'blue meanies proventing them from really cutting loose and enjoying life as it should be lived.
OK during the swap I did go to Cental Market and hap a great Tuna Fish Sandwhich.I returned to the swap for a while more and then went home to check my email.
I went to Cafe De Point for the open mic.There was a poet and then a guitarist and Sax Dou were was nice.I wanted to stay later but Didnt have my bikelight and was getting tired.
OK time to sign off.Thetoothpicks holdding my eyelids open just broke.time for bed!Good night!

coming up events

Time 6pm
Open Mic at Cafe De Point.Theres nothing like Good like music on a sunday to help get your week started off to a good vibe!
Saturday October 1st
DJ Trish will be spinning tunes from the past and present at the Bay Head School Foundations Duck derby from9:30am till 11am ..or longer if the fans demand so.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

wow, thank you!

Sometimes I forget to give shout outs to my loyal readers and thank you all for being here.Thank you.YOU are AWESOME!
Pardon the recent rant about my faith.sometimes I need to vent but I hope I don't offend anyone.I don't want to sound like Bill O Reilly.egad!
Thank you all forbeing here.I hope you enjoy your stay.I welcome your feedback and can take constructive criticism.Hey I might even learn from it.I value YOUR opinion.
OK I'll be more careful in the future about my rants.
Peace,Love and Music

Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Friday!

it was a muggy rainy day but that didnt stop me from being upbeat.My back was a little stiff.That didnt stop me from moving about..oh but it did slow me down a tad.
Lat night I went about the task of rebuilding my playlist.Super Bad Jams surely was on the rebuild list.
Im not sure if I'll build them all exactly as they were though.There may be a few alterations.Sometimes when I make a playlist and play it backI go Oh I wanted to put that Miles Davis song in too or I think I should have had a few fore slow songs or more rock songs etc.
One friend wanted to know if I knew how to increase or decrease the volume in mix but I dont.some of the older songs were recorded at a lower volume level.I dont know why!Maybe its an anolog to digital thing.
Tonight I went through my CDs in my DJ case and found rubber duckie and Little white duck which I plan to plan next week after the start of the first race or heat as the call it.Being I'll be playing at 9:30 in the morning I'll keep the music mellow like oldies and jazzy.I'll be behind a church too so no ozzy Osborne or!Oh cmon you don't actually think I like those bands you?No way!
Anyway Im all ready.
After getting the music squared away I say listening to the stereo and relaxed.It was pouring.I thought OK mother nature please get it out of your system now so This weekend can be nice.
So far only 2 people gave me a maybe attending on my events page for the Saturday walkers.Maybe more will attend as time goes on.I figure the weather will be permitting untill the end of November and then we can pick up again in April.If I get a dozen committed folks I'll have Sheryl make T Shirts.Oh I know im just rambling on and such but just a few thoughts ya know.
OK well i'll burn Erics playlists and go to bed.
more later gator!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

ghost in the machine

for a few days but curser has been moving aboutwithout me touching it.It was like it was possesed.I kid you not.Ive been running virus scans and spybot checks and nothing came up.Along with this Ive been cleaning out duplicates out of my itunes.all this leave little time for mixmaking.Sugar Honey ice Tea.I was told to unplug my power from the tower for a few hours.So far tonight the ghost is not here.I also set my virus scan to high priority.
If all else this fails my friend told me of a nearby computer place that is reasonable and honest.I went to talk to a man today there and will bring it in Monday if the ghost returns.Maybe Alah got ticked off when I talked up the Lord.
Alright enough about that.
Today I got an unofficial day off.A tranformer fire left Most of Bay Head without electricity.
After learning I had a day off I mailed a mix to a new fan and then from there I went to Cafe De point to have a Large coffee and blueberry muffin
They Have Open mike nights on Saturdays and Sundays at 6PM.Brea has a nice little sound system with Bose Speakers.I hope to check it out this weekend.
Sunday is the board Swap at the Beach House.Im not a surfer but I''ll go check it out just to see what its all about.
I also went to see Sheryl at Special T Graphics today.After that I went to the computer shop to talk to them about my issue.
After that I got a hankering for pizza and I went to Joe Spannos Pizza and got the best slice of Sicillian pizza I've had.
Alright well its getting late and its a school night.
G'night my friends

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Only ONE God

Last week I was channel surfing and saw an advertisement for a book called Chrislam.Its predicts that the christian and islamic religion will be as one?what?
There is only one book of God for me and that is the HOLY BIBLE!
The Muslums hate the christians.anyone knows that.
The Bible tells us there is only one God!All else claiming to be so are frauds.
Don't fall into this chrislam stuff.Beleive in the only one true God.The God our father who created heaven and earth.The Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who died on the cross for our sins and rose on the third I get an Amen.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Murphy strikes again

Tonight While trying to load up itunes I got a weird message saying something about an error.When I uploaded it later there was no music in it.I had to reload my music but oh sugar honey ice Tea..ALL my playlist are frekking gone.whaaat?OK OK do not panic.I have the playlist on my blog..HA!Murphy you punk I will rebuilt them!
The second hit If that wasnt enough.Im channel surfing tonight and some channels have a message I need a box to watch them.I thought once we were cable ready and digital the boxes would go away..forever.
oh just leave me with my A & E tv VH1 and MTV.
Pardon my venting.Hopefully I can still watch DVDs and VHS videos with the box.Hopefully they wont tatally stop making CDs and go totally back to 33rpms.
if thats the case..oh wait I have all the CDs I desire.yay!
whats next are we going back to rotary dial phones?
wait a minute I got it.If we go back to anolog is it so the aliens wont find us?
OK adding a bit of humor helps.Alain please pardon my venting

Good eats and beats

I went to the 34th Annual Seafood Festival Yesterday.Ive been going to it for about 20 years.
I park my bike behind Corona Plaza to a secure post and fetch some fishn chips.I found a empty table but there was n't any chairs but I didn't mind standing.An acoustic Duo was playing.I kind gentleman walked up to me with a folded chair in hand.I smiled and thanked him.I don't know if he was a worked or a co participant but that was kind of him.
my next stop was the tiki bar where I had a beer and listened to Dr cheeko for a set.They are always fun to listen to.I think I've been going to see them for about 20 years too.perhaps a tad less!
About 2:30 I them headed back to the festival to catch the Sherman Brothers band play.They had a guest singer Alaina Maione join them.Good voice!Before they came on though there was a great jazz band playing.Theres nothing like a live big band and they did an awsome job of "In the Mood".
After the Sherman brother got finished I headed home but first I stopped at the beach house.Eric was assisting a customer and Derek was putting new shirts on hangers.I chatted with Derek andin glancing around I eyeballed his business card.After eric got finished with the customer we chatted.
Next week is the Surfboard swap and they want me to make some mixes for it.Tonight I will start on that special assgnment.Derek give me permission to use go on his website and use his pictures as long as I give him credits.I'm on it!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

super size me a film review

I saw a pic a Michael More argueing with the women on the view and I remembered the film "super size me."
OK it brings up good point about eating junk food but come on we all learned about good eating habits in 8th grade health class right?..and oh really Michael Moore looks like he's the perfect spokes person for good health.NOT!
it should have been directed by Dr Oz or someone who can you can beleive knows what good nutrition is.
Super size me is a film for those who were absent during the good nutrition lesson of health class.
Perhaps he will have Michael Lohan star in a film about anger managememnt.

my walking group and DJ gig dates

Hi Folks
I know a few folks who signed up for the saturday walkers group on my events page on facebook.If the group grows to 10 or 20 perhaps I'll get t Shirts made.Just a thought.
OK so heres what I plan so far
Sept 24
10am in front of the stage
we meet do intros and walk 3 laps then go for coffee
ipods and walkmen are is an awesome motivator.

OK now DJ news
October 1 about 9:30 am at Centennial Park in Bay Head for the Duck Derby.
Planning on featuring cool oldies and classic Rock and yes there will be seafaring tunes and reggae too!I'll be the Eclectic DJ everyone knows me for being.As always dancing is permitted and encouraged.Music is fun and fun is music!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

BP and mixes in the mail I see

Monday night i got a call from nancy at work the my Appointment for Dr Boyan was the next day.
Yesterday I rescheduled my piano lesson for Thursday.
Yesterday I received a mix from my friend Kate or KC as she was refeered to me back in the bookbin days.
When I got home I took a shower and listened to her mix.
I only got halfway through it before heading over to the Drs with Nancy.
My weight is about the same and the BP is was the claritan D was was the reason My BP was high.
he wants to see me again in a month.
with that good news I wanted to go out and get a bottle of wine but Opted for a nap instead.
I got another mix today from my longest running mix pal Al.
I gave a copy of "Hey Kids" to our kindergarden teacher and one to Nancy.
Frank Love the "Super Bad Jams mix"
Im finally in full BHS mode as far as membering all the things I have to do.
life is good.

Monday, September 12, 2011


Sure enough after I logged off last night we did indeed get a little thunder lightning and rain.It was getting late anyway so I called it quits on the computer and went to bed.
Today went well for a Monday.busy but well!
After work I took an hour Power nap and then headed out for a bikeride.My first stop was the post office.I mailed out 10 envelopes fulled with copies of super bad Jams to friends and a few family members.I reserved to copies for the girls at Cafe De Point which I delived and had a large coffee while Chatting with Brea,the owner.
my next stop was Rite aid where I bought some ink cartridges.The colors are starting to fade.
Im sure another refill will happen before Christmas.Being I was in that area I might as well get it while time and finances permit.
Traffic was calmer then it was the the summer but folks still barely look at you when they are rolling their carts into the street so extra caution is taken..YOU must slow down for them because THEY won't slow down for you.
On the way home I got the urge for half a sub so I went to Vasuvios and got half of a ham and chees sub and ate it at home while the ipod played. As I type this there is a nice sunset.hmm perhaps a nice cup of tea on the porch is in order.Then it time on the Piano,cleaning the roon and perhaps a few emails,then a shower and that order!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

back at Rockin' Joes

Today I slept in a little but did return the our small lunch gethering at Rockin Joes.I had a bagel with cream cheese and a large coffee.
My next stop was Ocean County Music were I picked up a jazz if I need more!I better be careful or I'll be come a music Horder.Ahh!Oh crap I hear thunder gotta go!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

remembering 9 11 2001

Sept 11 2001 started out like any other.The alarm woke me up.The anouncer on the radio said that one of the twin tower had been hit by a plane.
As I was getting ready for work I turned on the TV.
The news reporter speculated that perhaps the pilot had a heart attack or a stroke.Then I saw a second plane hit the other tower.THIS was no coincidence we were under attack.I was feeling fear as I left for work.On the way to work they said a plane crashed near the white house and another in Pennsyvania.
When I went into work I started to say to Jill did you hear about..she put here finger to her lips shushing me and telling me we can't say anything about it.Our Country was under attack and we had to go about like all was fine.
For days and weeks afterwards I was glued to the TV in my spare time.My mixmaking efforts were put aside.
Being glued to the TV and the news wasn't doing anything to help anyone or anything so eventually I got back to my normal self.
The only good thing that did come out of it is that our police,fire, EMS and Military personal were given new respect and were looked upon as heroes.People were nicer to each other and didnt take things for granted.Many stopped complaining about petty stuff and folks started going to church more and folks flew they're American flags with pride.
Today thanks to our Military evil men like Saddam Hussain and Osama Bin Laden are gone.
Remember those braven men and women who risk their live for us each day and when you see a hero walking down the street thank them for all they do because they do it for me and you!

A beautiful September day

My alarm woke me up at 7am today and I listened to the radio for a bit them drifted back to sleep.
The phone rang at about 9:30.It was hairizons saying my friend and hairdresser was booked for this week so Im getting a cut next week.
I drifted back to sleep for a hour longer then I got up and checked my email.
I got dressed and headed for a bikeride to The Longboard grill on Bay Ave
I had a slider which are 2 mini burgers,fries and a coke.
Then I went to Bordens,Ocean County music and then I went to the green planet and had a coffee and a Blueberry Muffin.I was lucky enough to get my favorite window seat where I sipped my coffee,are my muffin and watched the world outside.
I called a frew friends to see if they wanted to meet for cocktails but all were busy so I'll spend another night on the porch alone watching the sunset and a few glasses of wine.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Oh he knows

It was a bust week
I did alot but didnt ask for praise or glory..hmm do I eveh?I was acused of talking to much today.Once during a fire drill hmm really?I heard another teach talking and I got singled out.All I did was say that I was in the bathroom during the firedrill to our secretary.I wonder whos saying all this stuff about me.
Much as Id like to bet down to the bottom of it I think its best just to do my best and pray that it bless and let the Lord take care of the rest.
I am acused of stuff I think im wrongly acused of and yet I keep my mouth shut knowing I wont get far but know the good Lord knows where my heart is.
En route home I vent verbally and get it all out and the Lord know Im releasing emotional pain.Tonight I sat out on the porch with a glass of whine or 2 and watched the sun set.It calmed my spirits and reminded me whos watching over me.
So the weekend is here.Time for fun in the sun.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Super Bad Jams

Last night Inspiration hit me like a bomb.For a while I've been wantingto make a soul and funk mix and saw a playlist ofsoul and thought Yeah OK.
Years ago I had a compilation called "Super Bad" if my memory serves me right it was a K-tel compilation.It featured Motown and Stax recordings.
If you were around in the 1970s and 80s Im sure you have seen the commersial with the anounces saying K-tel presents...
OK I confess I had a few compilations on records.I mostly got em for a few dollars at a local 5 & 10 or Kmart!Admit it you did too..right?C'mon fess up!
Im sure when you were going though records to sell at a yard sale you saw a few saying "Ah gawd I hope folks don't find out I had these albums"
OK well here is my version of Super Bad called..
Super Bad Jams

Cool Grooves CD creations presents Super Bad Jams.Yes folks get the hottest 24 track CD mix brought to you by DJ Trish!
Super Bad Jams

1. Ain't it funky now - James Brown
2. Inner City Blues - Marvin Gaye
3. (your my)Soul and inspiration - The Righteous Brothers
4. Life - Sly & the Family Stone
5. Lets put it all together - The stylistics
6. Together lets find Love - The 5th Dimention
7. Funky Broadway - Wilson Picket
8. Ball of Confusion - The Temptations
9. Where did our love go - The Supremes
10. Maybe tonight - The Shirelles
11. Be Easy - Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
12. Shout Bamalama - Otis Redding
13. Soul Investigators theme - Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators
14. Chicken Shack Boogie - Amos Milburn
15. Happy music - The Backbyrds
16. Flash light - Parliament
17. Diddy wah Diddy - Bo Diddley
18. Somethin' Deep - Chaka Khan
19. Stax Jams - Galactic
20. Express Yourself - Chatles Wright & the Watts 103rd Rhthem Band
21. Scorpio - Dennis Coffey & the Detroit Guitar Band
22. Day Dreaming - Aretha Franklin
23. Gimme Some(good soul music) - The Dramatics
24. Sea & Sky - The fifth Dimention

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Hitting the ground running

Wow..What a day.
Last night I had a relaxing night and only had 2 beers and although I could have had more I didn't and im glad I didnt go into end of the summer party mode.Today was busy.
I wasnt sorting mail most of the day and when I got done I delivered it to the classrooms.trying to remember all the little extra things was hard so I looked at my "Duties" list.
Just then a teacher came up wanting copies so I did them and them something happened.the green button was flashing but nothing was happening.Then I saw the screen flashing "add Paper" so I opened the paper tray and both sides were empty,so off for 2 packs of paper I went.Problem solved.
After things calmed down I checked the hallway printer, and the principals Printer and fax machine to see if that machines need paper.
On the way home I rembered I forgot to ask the Board office how they were in the paper supply department.Tomorrows another day and an early one too.
When I got home I checked the mail and sat down in the green chair.2 hours later I woke up.Woh now THAT was a nap!
OK time to add a little show polish to the work shoes,just in the shower and perhaps crank out a few mixes before bed.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Goodbye summer

The Book closes on another summer.Gone are the crazy bennies and the insane traffic,Folks can bring dogs,food and drinks on the beach free of badge checkers and lifeguards.Summer 2011 is now a memory.I hope your memories of this summer are good.Mine are for the most part.
The beach uniform is in the hamper ready to be washed and hung up for next year.The pants and shirts and knee high will return Wednesday morning.
leaning back in my beach chair will be faded out my sitting up straight full on strictly business office mode!
It will be good to see the teachers and kids.Gosh I hope I still bemember how to work the time to go.I must get my copier button finger back in shape.OK and bend 1,2 press 1,2..Phew what a work out!

Friday, September 2, 2011

End of Summer report Part 1

Wow just a few more days till summmer.It was a good one.Movie and music nights at the beach House,The Clam Bake & The Mankoloking Yacht club were the Hightlights musically.I couldn't do it without the help of the Following"Chip and Joyce,George Nicholas,my friends at the Beach House and Kay Tell!Thank you for your love and support.
Thankfully all my patrons at the beach were back this year safe and Sound.I am sad this summer is ending but I look forward to next summer.
My coworkers at the BHIA.Awesome.truly awesome.The wind killed 3 of my umbrellas this year.Doh!My platform escaped serious damage from Irene.Phew.
Sundays at Joyces and Chips were excellant.
I discovered 2 new places to eat and I missed Going to Rockin Joes but more frequent visits there will resume soon.
A new fridge was another adventure.
My Mix exchange group has a few new members and my love of making mixes is still alive.Friends and family continue to turn me on to new bands and I finally beleive I have all the music I want in my itunes player including christmas tunes.speaking of which this years theme will be "A swingy jazzy Christmas "Dont worry I'll wait at least till Novenber to post the playlist.
OK its a work night.Time for bed.