Saturday, December 31, 2011

Smile for the camera baby!

Now that I have a digital Camera I can post my own pictures and videos. Heres the from of a menu from Longboard grill
This Pictures is of My Beach badge checking post.This Pictures was taken my our head lifeguard Chris Li Standby for more fun pictures

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

treasures of the past

The other night I was going through a box of tapes and found a mixtape I gave dad in 1999.I'm guessing it was a birthday present. Its a bunch of swing and pop hits of the 40s and 50s.I'm guessing The source was CDs.they sound clear.OK so I'll share with you the track listing DAD"99" Side A Rag Mop - The Ames Brothers Wheres The Music - Duke Ellington Walking in the Sunshine - Ella Fitzgerald Nice Work if you can get it - Thelonious Monk Minnie The Moocher - Cab Calloway Bird of Paradise - Charlie Parker Satin Doll - Duke Ellington Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom white - Perez Prado Melodie D'amore - The Ames Brothers Catch a Falling Star - Perry Como Jitterbug Waltz - Vince Guaraldi Java Jive - The Ink Spots Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - The Andrew sisters Side B Medley:Everybodys Alright/Coma Odar Solar Rolar - The Carribean Steel Orchestra Evenin - Cab Calloway Azure - Duke Ellington Swing High Swing Low - The Ink Spots On Green Dolphin Street - Vince Guaraldi Rum and Coca Cola - The Andrew Sisters Frenesi - Artie Shaw There Are Such Things - Tommy Dorsey You'd Be So Nice To Come Home to - Dinah Shore Be My Love - Mario Lanza Sing Sing Sing(with a swing) - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra Making Dad mixtapes was a fun education for This DJ.It was also fun and got me more into the great Jazz Sound!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Down on Funky Street

Its been some time since I've posted a mix track list.In the hectic days of the pre Christmas rush I some how managed to make a mix! Here's my newest one Down on Funky Street 1. Wake up - Oliver Mtukudzi 2. If Looks Could Kill - Bootsy Collins Feat.Bela Fleck 3. Trouble - Ray Lamontagne 4. Music Moves my Feet - Liam Finn 5. Hello my Darlings - Charlie Drake 6. Dry Bones - Bill Blacks Combo 7. Funky Street - Arthur Conley 8. Come and Get it - Badfinger 9. Soul Shadows - Bill Withers 10. Groovin' - Booker T & The MGs 11. Enie Minie Mo - The Classics 12. The Mountains High - Dick and Dee Dee 13. Gaita Mestra - DJ Tudo & Gente DE Todo Lugar 14. In The Rain - The Dramatics 15. (I wanna) Testify - Parliament 16. My Boomerang Won't come back - Charlie Drake 17. Better to Be - Liam Finn 18. Open the Door to your Heart - Darrell Banks 19. I Wanna (Shall We Dance) - Gizell Dcole & Pilar Montenegro 20. Ohayoo Ohio - Pink Martini 21. Cyberia - Afro Celts
The Picture is of me and Mom at a cousins house around 1990!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Tis the Season to be blogging

Hello everyone Im glad to report my Christmas went well. My niece Amber is happy with the boombox I got her.She Loves the last mix I gave her..oh and How that inspires me to make her more.Oh yeah.DJ Aunt Trish IS IN the house!!!yuuup! I gave Nancy and Dan a Gift certificate to the Forte,a local Restaurant and they were happy and they were happy about that. I gave all the kids a Certificate to The Longboard Grill. On my end i got a digital camera but it didn't come with a memory card and of course the Bank was closed today but later I found $20.00 tucked away in a secret spot.Arr!Tomorrows another day. The Post office was closed today also.Accepting the fact that almost everything was closed I took a ride by Central Market,Hoping for a cup of coffee.wella!they were opened.I got my usual coffee and blueberry Muffin.I also remembered the library was opened so I returned my Christmas CDs!alrighty so the day was not a total loss! Stay tuned folks,I put a few DVDs on hold and will be posting Movie reviews soon!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

flamin' tongue

OK I just couldn't stay away!To much to tell! Yesterday was our staff party at BHS.We had it at monalyssa's. the food was good but theit was hot.I bit into what I thought was a regular green pepper and surprise it was a HOT pepper!My eyes haven't teared that much since Dads funeral.aww dayam!I drank lots of water because my tongue felt like it was on fire.Lesson learned! I was extra careful and avoided the peppers.we laughed a lot and caught up on each others lives. The other day my friend Duke gave me a mix have a few genres on a on!Mine starts out with a few instrumental tunes followed my r&b,world and I finished it off with some country and bluegrass! Track list to be added soon. Frank put me on a CD hunt.Eric Burden and the Animals winds of change.I found it on and ordered it.I myself was on a CD hunt for a song called my boomerang won't come back by Charlie Drake.I found that at with all this hunting and challenges im finding it hard to think of a new mix but will think about that after Christmas. Meanwhile a have a stack of Christmas CDs hear with post it nots on the jewel cases reminding me of which songs I want it my itunes. I'm getting excellent feedback from a few folks who said A Joyful Christmas is my best Christmas mix ever.Next years will be more diverse! I have a few more little gifts to get but being its been a busy crazy couple of days today I'm just Chillin'.I'll do the rewst tomorrow after work. MERRY CHRISTMAS,HAPPY HANUKKAH AND HAPPY KWANZAA AND A HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR EVERYONE. Hows that for political correctness.Eat my dust Newt!

Monday, December 19, 2011

a brief break from blogging?

my friend nikon sniper gave me an idea.after Friday is Christmas break.I might take a short breat from posting blogs 1 so you can get a break from me.Hey how will you miss me if I don't go away? 2 so I can write a more interesting and longer blog when I return. 3 you all can get up to speed on the blogs I've already posted.aha! Oh im a leaving on a blog plane.I don't know when I'll be back again.besides absence make the heart grow fonder. May you All Have a Very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New year. and when I come back Id love to see you DJ's and mix makers sharing your more of your music adventures! Trish

Sunday, December 18, 2011

The weekend report.

yesterday I cleaned out my bed room closet as much as I could before my lower back said enough.Last night I went to a Christmas party and when I got home I got a happy email from Darryl Asking if I would DJ at his kids Hockey teams Christmas party.Naturally I said yes!He Picked me up.It was a fun night.I started things of with Christmas music and then proceeded with stuff they like.One kid asked me to play some Beatles.How cool is that.I got another request for Bruce Springsteen to be dedicated to a young boys dad!Some kids even got a little conga line going.I also played some 80s and Reggae.It was a fun night,When I got home I had a glass of while and catching up with email and facebook and then a shower and its off to bed. Good night!

Friday, December 16, 2011

beer, pizza and Carey Grant

Tonight my cousin Molly came over for a pizza and beer night.she was showing me her new driod smartphone and we were watching Pink Martini Videos on you tube. Then we watched an old movie called the bishops wife starring Carey Grant. The Beer of the Night was Longtrail IPA. Today the CD player/AM/FM Radio arrived along with the 2 Reggae Christmas CD's I ordered. This weekend plans are more christmas shopping,a Christmas party and getting stamps and mailing out my cards!


during these last of the above freezing days I like to get out on my bike after work but if I do I must do it right after work. Usually when I come home I let the dog out in the backyard and after she comes back in I check email and my facebook page but now that it starts getting dark out at 4:30 I must wait to boot up the computer till after my bike ride. I love my computer but once I get on it I spend at least an hour on it.Guess I gotta do a little time management? in other news I got more Christmas music out of the library and hope to make another Christmas playlist for next year.World music and obscure lesser know stuff will be included.Do you ever go into a music store and realize everyone has a Christmas CD out and they basically all have the same songs on them?Someone write an new Original Christmas song huh?I think the last person who did that was Paul McCartney.Correct me if Im wrong.Oh maybe its because Paul Holds a special place in my heart. The other day I had a small cavity filled and I wasn't scared or nervous at all butt why is it all have a hard grip on the armrest when he's drilling? So today I mailed out the last of my Christmas mixes to be mail.Gee that feels good! I also got Nancy and Dan's gift.I hope to put a serious dent in the Christ shopping his weekend and mail my cards out.Compared to other years im behind schedule this year.Time just flying. My friend Alicia believes the earth is revolving faster!Hmm perhaps shes right.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

How many days till Christmas

Holy !@#$ Im usually on top of the Game at this point.Yikes not this year.Tonight I wrote out 30 Christmas cards and hope to do another 20 by weeks end.I had a brief moment of a real crazy thought.I was thinking of playing jingle bells of the new Years eve Party I go to every Year on my friends Piano but Id need to do some serious practice to get up such bravery or a few glasses of white wine in me!Hmm think I'll stick to my percussion.yup!There we go makin' good choices!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

tis the season to be remax

This morning I woke up late.As I was sitting on the edge of my bed mentally planning my day the phone rang.It was Darryl from The Longboard grill asking me If I wanted to spin some tunes tonight at his place.Naturally I said yes! The Remax Realtors had a Christmas party there.Wow what a fun bunch! If you think Realtor are a bunch of yuppies who are full of themselves and don't know how to have a good time,this bunch will prove you wrong. They even want to do it again next year! I also saw my Rockin Joes group today.Wow had a few laughs and coffee too! Thank you to Darryl and the longboard gang for another great night of DJing fun!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Another Christmas mix in the works? I ordered some more ..yes more Christmas music at the library.I'm hoping to make up a Christmas mix or world Christmas and lesser know Christmas songs.I hope I can hold on to the playlist for next years Christmas mix.I mailed out 7 more Mixes for friends and find my cousin Megans address so she and here husband will be getting one! I discovered there is a handful of friends who haven't received this years mix. I didn't put a dent in my Christmas shopping today but I hope to tomorrow.Tonight is DND night.Drinking and!Ill drink a little Put up the tree and drink some more.!Oh yes the Christmas music will be Rockin' Tis the season to be Jolly, Baby!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

remembering the night John Lennon was Killed

It was about 10 or 11pm That night Dec 8 1980. My brother told be John Lennon was shot.I couldn't believe it.I turned on the radio and the DJ on WPLJ was crying anouncing that John Lennon was dead from a gunshot. The man who preaced peace and non violence..Dead?John Lennon wasn't a rapper or a punk rocker.He Loved his Family and music.He didn't carry a gun.Why?Why would anyone want to kill John Lennon?Seems a demented fan killed him. John we will never forget you.Thank you for your music,wisdom and life of peace. All we are saying is Give peace a chance-John Lennon We miss you! Trish

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

end of year write up Part 2

OK so I've had some time to reflect on my year in music. Yeah!I think we have yet another new member in the group.If In correct that brings us up to 27 members!Its was a beautiful year for the mix exchange!Thank you to all the members for your love and support especially my biggest fellow blogger,George.He and I are like rubber.We keep bouncing music ideas off each other and poetry too. DJ gigs have seen a good year too.Many kudos to Chip,Frank ,Eric and Darryl for your herculean strength. I had a short term interruption in making mixes when my computer was in the shop but thanks to APV Electronics for fixing my computer and saving the day!No data was lost! I special shout out to my friend Tommy Lynch who is a great DJ who I'm learning a lot from just by observing.I also want to Thank Ocean County music,Bordans and the USPS for their part in my success.Also thanks to my fellow mix makers,Family and friends and yes my listening audience.I love you all! lastly but MOST Important, God and his Son Jesus Christ for each day I'm given and for keeping me faithful and that everything comes together. May it continue in 2012! Peace,Love and Music Trish

Monday, December 5, 2011

the year in review part 1

Yeah I know,its a tad early to do an end of the year write up but Im inspired.
OK health wise it was not the best but not worse.Turning 50 means high blood pressure.Remembering to take Meds.I hate taking pills.
Work - Im grateful to have a winter job and a summer job.My coworkers are cool and the bosses are too.
Friends - 2 thumbs up!Seriously man!I often think about the ones that dissed me and then I think about the ones who are there for me,stand by me and appreciate me.I truly am blessed and thank God for all he has given me.
Family - we are sometimes are crazy wacky bunch but I love them all.
Music - Oh talk about a rockin year?Hello!I'll save the extensive report on that for part 2 of the year end write up!
Stay tuned!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Groovin' the White Sands

Today I spun tunes at the white sands.It was for a christening.The Electric slide,Casper slide and Macarena are still a hit with the kids.The Parents enjoyed my spin of Dads dinner mix I made him a year befor he died.Theres werte a few songs a started feeling misty hearing but snapped myself out of it thinkin.Focus Girl. Focus!
I got the kids dancing and many positive comments from the adults.There arent any more gigs planned in the near future.I suspect my next gigs will be after Christmas!
Special Shout out to the white sands a great food!Trish

Friday, December 2, 2011

Dreams and Themes

Yes folks as promised Im posting my latest mix.
Dreams and Themes

1. Captain Scarlet - Barry Gray Orch.
2. ParkAvenue Beat (Theme From Perry Mason) - Ray Conniff Orch.
3. In my dreams - Crosby Stills & Nash
4. Wide River - The Steve Miller Band
5. Barbie Girl - Aqua
6. Beat Box - Art of Noise
7. Speed of Sound - Coldplay
8. Everything Counts - Depeche Mode
9. Trouble with Dreams - The Eels
10. Ya Mama - Fatboy Slim
11. Zombie Nation - Kernkraft 400
12. 4 Dimentional Transistion - MGMT
13. How to Bongo - Jack Costanza & his Orch.
14. Bongo Man - Jimmy Cliff
15. Harambe - Rita Marley
16. Evanstar - Shane Mcdonnell
17. Holiday for strings - The voices of Walter Schuman
18. Mashed Poatatoes - Steve Alaimo
19. Five Circles - Vangelis
20. Captain Scarlet (the mysterons rap) - F A B

sending this out to some like minded friends!