Friday, December 10, 2010

TVD's Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon!

If someone were to ask me what kind of music I play on The Idelic Hour, my knee-jerk reaction would be, "dope shit."

Dope, this week's Idelic Hour muse, is in every way a loaded word. After all "getting high" has been running through the veins of rock n roll since the very start.

When The Rolling Stones posed the question, "How come it tastes so good?" our collaborative, primal response is "ya ya, ya whoo!" From Laura Nyro's classic Stoned Soul Picnic to The Black Ryder's "Sweet Come Down" the message in this playlist is clear. Cool songs are my drug and "it's so nice to get to stoned."

So get your "gear" sorted, headphones on, and dig on Idelic Doper!

The Idelic Hit of the Week:
Turbo Fruits - Mama's Mad Cos I Fried My Brain

xosidealer | @sidelic

TVD Recommends | Rival Skies, Saturday (12/11) at Velvet Lounge

I first heard this Rival Skies track on Monday. Since then, its welcome, semi-Souixsie slither has made quite the reappearance all week.

Eighteen times, iTunes tells me.

Rival Skies play the Velvet Lounge tomorrow night, 12/11 with Andrew Moreton and our friends, Dangerosa. Doors at 9PM, show at 10PM, 21+/$8.

SUNDAY! TVD Recommends | Funbags, The Official Pharmacy Bar Holiday Party

If there's one thing we're big fans of here at TVD, it's FUNBAGS. (Breasts are pretty cool too.)

Video Credit: Rory Sheridan of Rattler

Official Pharmacy Bar Holiday Party featuring DJ JENNDER + DJ DU JOUR is erupting in Adams Morgan, Sunday, December 12th. If you havn't been to a FUNBAGS party yet, expect a rock and roll beer adventure: Garage/Bubblegum/Punk/Glam is their steez—and it is fun as hell.

Spiked egg nog, raffles, sweets and a photo booth featuring a dirty Santa Claus' lap to sit on. Pharmacy bar has recently revamped their beer list and is now offering delicious food. Entry is free, and event starts at 8pm.

The Vinyl District Holiday Takeover | The Superions

The Superions have the brand new holiday themed 'Destination ...Christmas!' on store shelves this Christmas season, but as we preambled on Monday, they're joining us all week with five additional favorites from their own record collections destined to become holiday favorites of yours.

'Destination...The Vinyl District' continues...and concludes - today!

When we think of Christmas, we think of… Disco! Here’s a Christmas Disco favorite from The Weather Girls, “Dear Santa (Bring Me A Man This Christmas)” from their 1983 album “Success,” which also included their biggest hit “It’s Raining Men.”

Here’s our own Disco song from our Christmas album, “Destination… Christmas!” It’s called “Santa’s Disco." Happy Holidays!