Friday, June 18, 2010

TVD's The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Idelic’s Desperately Seeking | This week’s Idelic Hour was inspired by one of the many 80’s flashbacks I’ve had of late.

I first met
Madonna at a small gathering of friends at her and then husband Sean Penn’s estate deep in Malibu Canyon. My girlfriend at the time was working for Sean, who upon hearing I was the co-owner of the notorious after-hour club Power Tools, referred to me as “one of those people,” a disapproving reference to Madonna’s then fanatical entourage of club kids.

Looking at back at that era the first thing that comes to mind was just how young we all were. Events had catapulted this cool couple beyond super-stardom into almost incarceration. The atmosphere was hip but awkward. I remember someone passing me a joint of very strong weed and I found myself completely stoned, standing in front of a ridiculously expensive stereo system when Madonna approached me and graciously introduced herself. I think I said something profound like “pretty cool system, dude” lol!

This weekend, per Rosanna Arquette’s request, The LA Film Festival asked me to DJ a 25th anniversary screening of “Desperately Seeking Susan.” So this week I put together two playlists - The Idelic Hour set which features mostly contemporary artists and a DJ set of fun oldies. Some cool artist that made both lists; Fun Boy Three, Konk, Lene Lovich, Bananarama, ESG, Was (Was Not) and Grace Jones.

xosidealer | @sidelic

The Idelic Hour [6/18/2010] (Mp3, 83Mg)

TVD Fresh Track | New from Apples in stereo

The Apples in stereo kick off the first night of the South Street Seaport Music Festival on June 26th. As always, the show is rain or shine and free.

The night will feature The Apples in stereo along with members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra and The Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

The finale of the evening? The Apples in stereo will be joined by a chorus of beautiful voices along with a full string section, all culminating with fireworks from 4 barges on the East River. Um...what's better than that?
Oh - that's be a new track from their latest, Travellers in Space and Time.

Apples in stereo - Hey Elevator (Mp3)

TVD's Four Way Giveaway! Mittenfields, Bellflur, Mariage Blanc, Malin Nilsson, Friday (6/18) at Velvet Lounge

Typically for our ticket giveaway contests, we make you guys do something...y'know...pen an ode, jump through a hoop, an oragami likeness of yours truly—something that takes a bit of effort.

But for Velvet Lounge's Friday night bill with Mittenfields, Bellflur, Mariage Blanc, and Malin Nilsson, we're putting in the effort all week to set you up for one grand time indeed, so we're going to go easy this time out.

Just get at us in the comments to this post or to any one of our Four Way posts this week and simply toss your name into the ring along with some contact info (important!) and that will suffice as an entry.

That's it. No fanfare needed, no origami Jons. ( I have a roomful of 'em.)

We'll choose one winner this Friday (6/18) at noon for a pair of tickets.

Easy, right?