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PURPLE CHAMPAGNE

This past Thursday night I was allowed to DJ at The Short Stop in Echo Park. I was beyond honored to be asked.  I didn’t take it lightly. My job is going to be to make sure you have a good time? Start stretching Ricky. Get your face right! The theme of the night was “Good Vibes” so that was the goal of the playlist. I knew this bitch would start with The Jackson’s Can You Feel It and end with Stevie’s As. It’s that journey in between that you gotta get right. My friend/comedian Joe Wagner told me, “It’s like putting together a set.” I told him “It’s like raising a child!”

My goal was to have people with one hand in the air, one hand on their hearts. A sea of rhythmic Redd Foxx’s. The final playlist turned out to be a time traveling dedication to Chicago, Los Angeles, NY Gay Discos, Mí Familia, Mí Genté, Old Black People, F@ckin’!, Sweatin’, Mary J. Blige break ups, The Sexy People, The Ugly People, Not The Pretty People, Soul Clappin’, and Everything That Is On The One. I called it Purple Champagne* just in case you needed that free hand in the air to hold up a little something for yourself and you made sure it’s that good good cause why we bullshittin’? Thanks to everyone who came out that night friends and strangers and all. If you weren’t there to get your shaky groove on with with us go ahead and bump this wherever you may be now in the order the story was intended to be told starting with a simple question, can you feel it?

Can You Feel It by The Jacksons

This is a declaration.  When Michael yells at you in rhythm? You listen.

Disco Nights (Rock Freak) by G.Q.

Exhibit A that the argument against disco is tired.

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Larry Levan’s Garage Mix) by Inner Life feat. Jocelyn Brown

Frankie Knuckles would play this during his sets at one of the first discos in New York, The Gallery. All 10+ minutes of it.  

A Lover’s Holiday by Change

One of the best under appreciated, underrated, uncelebrated holidays.

Dance (Club Mix) by Earth People

Chicago House classic. Sweating should begin here. 

Blow by Beyoncé

A Sex Champagne Retro Funk Taste.

Honey by Erykah Badu

Quick Get Your Composure and Respect given to DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Queen Badu.

You Bring Me Joy by Mary J. Blige

For the fools who question Mary.

F**K All Nite by JAY Z

F**Kin’. All night.

17 Days by Prince

YEAH SO PRINCE DON’T POST HIS MUSIC ONLINE. WE AIN’T MAD AT HIM. GO HOLLER AT THAT TRACK ON ITUNES OR AMAZON. IT’S A FRIEND OF OURS.

As by Stevie Wonder

Religious Gospel Soul Love As We Say Goodbye.

Boom. That’s what’s up y’all.

*On the actual night I might’ve been calling my playlist “Black People Fuck Music” to everyone at The Short Stop and the message spread pretty quickly:

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Was awesome today to come back and get to show “straight up serious pondering the dopeness of season 2 Scully hair” face while recording a new episode of The @XFilesFiles with @kumailn. FYI, Scully’s hair in season 2? Bangin’!  (regram from @dustinmartian)

Was awesome today to come back and get to show “straight up serious pondering the dopeness of season 2 Scully hair” face while recording a new episode of The @XFilesFiles with @kumailn. FYI, Scully’s hair in season 2? Bangin’! (regram from @dustinmartian)

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 69 - Blue Ruin
This week, Sweet Beth Stelling returns to the panel, and Brandie Posey joins us for the first time to discuss Blue Ruin, the 2013 Kickstarter thriller. Plus, we dive into the mailbag for a Wham Bam Power to the People!
Beth is on Twitter at @BethStelling, and Brandie is @Brandazzle. Be sure to check out Lady to Lady!
Next week, we will be watching Homefront, which is currently available on Netflix Watch Instant.
Follow us on Twitter! Cameron is @cameronesposito, Rhea is @rheabutcher and Ricky is @rickycarmona. Discuss the show using the hashtag #WhamBamPow!
Don’t forget about our Facebook and Tumblr pages. You can also email us at whambampow@maximumfun.org.

New #WhamBamPow! We brought back Beth Stelling. We bring in Brandie Posey. We get up and get into it about Blue Ruin! Next week the band starts getting back together with Rhea Butcher back in the house!

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Wham Bam Pow Ep. 69 - Blue Ruin

This week, Sweet Beth Stelling returns to the panel, and Brandie Posey joins us for the first time to discuss Blue Ruin, the 2013 Kickstarter thriller. Plus, we dive into the mailbag for a Wham Bam Power to the People!

Beth is on Twitter at @BethStelling, and Brandie is @Brandazzle. Be sure to check out Lady to Lady!

Next week, we will be watching Homefront, which is currently available on Netflix Watch Instant.

Follow us on Twitter! Cameron is @cameronesposito, Rhea is @rheabutcher and Ricky is @rickycarmona. Discuss the show using the hashtag #WhamBamPow!

Don’t forget about our Facebook and Tumblr pages. You can also email us at whambampow@maximumfun.org.

New #WhamBamPow! We brought back Beth Stelling. We bring in Brandie Posey. We get up and get into it about Blue Ruin! Next week the band starts getting back together with Rhea Butcher back in the house!

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What is poppin’! The theme for today’s fro is “…..you know the whole encyclopedia but’cha’ni**a thinks I’m deeper but I don’t want it…..you got the beans’n’rice’n’hot hoe cakes but’cha’ni**a still over here in my plate I don’t want it……you got a PHD Ni**aCumLaude but’cha’ni**a love me with my GED I don’t want it….” #FridayFro

What is poppin’! The theme for today’s fro is “…..you know the whole encyclopedia but’cha’ni**a thinks I’m deeper but I don’t want it…..you got the beans’n’rice’n’hot hoe cakes but’cha’ni**a still over here in my plate I don’t want it……you got a PHD Ni**aCumLaude but’cha’ni**a love me with my GED I don’t want it….” #FridayFro

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BAM! Look who we got in the studio for your listening pleasure on this week’s #WhamBamPow! It’s Lady To Lady’s @Brandazzle, returning sweet girl fresh off of @ComedyCentral’s @Midnight @bethstelling AND my JB! It was like being surrounded by Diana Ross and the Supremes! We review Blue Ruin! Episode drops tomorrow. #WhatsUpWithYourHairRicky

BAM! Look who we got in the studio for your listening pleasure on this week’s #WhamBamPow! It’s Lady To Lady’s @Brandazzle, returning sweet girl fresh off of @ComedyCentral’s @Midnight @bethstelling AND my JB! It was like being surrounded by Diana Ross and the Supremes! We review Blue Ruin! Episode drops tomorrow. #WhatsUpWithYourHairRicky

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Think we just about got this playlist HANDLED for #GoodVibes tonight at @TheShortStopEchoPark and it’s dedicated to Chicago, Los Angeles, NY Gay Disco Clubs, Mí Familia, Mí Gente, Old Black People, F@ckin’, Sweatin’, Mary J Blige Breakups, The Sexy People, The Ugly People, Not The Pretty People, Soul Clappin’, George Clinton, and Everything That Is On The One. Yep. That’s it. Oh damn and you! That’s what’s up. 10pm.

Think we just about got this playlist HANDLED for #GoodVibes tonight at @TheShortStopEchoPark and it’s dedicated to Chicago, Los Angeles, NY Gay Disco Clubs, Mí Familia, Mí Gente, Old Black People, F@ckin’, Sweatin’, Mary J Blige Breakups, The Sexy People, The Ugly People, Not The Pretty People, Soul Clappin’, George Clinton, and Everything That Is On The One. Yep. That’s it. Oh damn and you! That’s what’s up. 10pm.

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