On a similar note, last weekend I participated in a variety show that commemorated the Armenian Genocide. It was incredible collaborating with the other artists, I definitely felt unworthy but was happy and proud of my work by the end of it. Check these links below to listen to the project I presented and to watch the variety show itself:
The wait is over! Was anybody waiting? Either way, Purely Circumstantial returned with music and mumbling. I was in Austin for my sister’s bachelorette party on 2/22, so I had to miss the show. It did feel good to be back. I felt good about the songs I picked. I felt especially good because I gave myself time to find and research the songs instead of throwing it all together last minute. There’s always more to be done, we’ll see how I stack up in 2 weeks.
Favorite song played on saturday has to be Additief by Dojoji. I talk about this on the show, but I wanted to give a shout out to the passionate and dedicated work being done by this blog Archaic Inventions. It’s where I found all the information I could about the song and band. I encourage you to browse around the site! It seems like they post the songs they talk about on their Youtube channel, which you can find by clicking the link to the Dojoji song.
I will make a separate post about the Armenian Dance Night. I’m waiting on some photos to be developed. However, I am proud to announce we were able to raise $300 to Femlibrary Armenia! Thanks to all who donated and all who came by. More information to follow.
As mentioned before, here are the sets from our most recent live show. I’m extremely sorry to Mimz The Magnificent, who had an insanely great set, but due to my irresponsibility and lack of professionalism, only had dead batteries left in my recorder. I strongly encourage you to check out their music. They performed with a full band known as Fib9. It was an incredible, electric set. The people wanted more so they ended up improvising for the last few minutes of the night. Check out their soundcloud here and please stay up to date with their whereabouts if you like it! Please enjoy what I recorded below with a Zoom H4n recorder. I didn’t plug it into the mixer because I enjoy the atmosphere of the show. There are pros and cons to both, but I guess it ultimately comes down to personal preference and what you’ll be doing with the audio. The only editing I did through Audacity was trying to get the audio as loud as I could by normalizing the maximum amplitude to 0 decibels. I also cut out the applause and any technical mistakes.
Hi all, I wanted to thank you for coming to the show at Cafe Erzulie last Tuesday. I really appreciate everyone who came. It was great seeing faces old and new. I was able to record Free Money and mango dreamgirl’s set before my batteries died in my zoom recorder. Sorry to unintentionally do the other musicians dirty. I will upload these sets to the blog and to mixcloud this week so look out for that. Speaking of mixcloud, here is our latest episode:
First hour is talking and music, second half is an interview with mango dreamgirl. I felt pretty good about how the interview went, and I got my dads seal of approval.
Our Next Event:
Last spring/summer I fell into this local group of Queer Armenians in NYC. After a couple of hangouts and messaging via Instagram, someone had suggested we host a DJ Night featuring Armenian music. A few months later, here we are. I’m really excited for this. All are welcome and encouraged to attend! Really this night is to celebrate Armenian music along with shared cultures, and to bond over said music, and to dance! The after party will be at Post No Bills.
Last weeks episode, 1/11, I split time between playing songs off my nook and on the turntables. I went into the show thinking about how I don’t want to talk as much. I’m not convinced it’s my strong suit in radio. Of course, when I saw my dad later that day, he asked me what happened with the show. He thought something was wrong because I didn’t talk as much. Figuring it out! What else is new.
On Tuesday, 1/21, Purely Circumstantial is hosting a show at Cafe Erzulie. Check below for the info: