Saturday, December 19, 2009

Safeway at Waterfront Station in SW DC Closes Due to Snow Blizzard

According to a sign posted at the front entrance the Safeway store in Waterfront Station at 4th and M Streets in SW Washington DC is closed for the rest of day on Saturday, 19 December 2009 due to the Snow-pocalypse.

They plan to reopen tomorrow morning (Sunday, 20 December 2009).

Shot during my Snow Blizzard - SW WDC - 19 December 2009 photo walk click the image to view my December 2009 East Coast Snow Blizzard / Washington DC photo album.

I'll be staying in and mixing a Winter Solstice 'trance mix' that when completed will be posted to my Elvert Barnes Mixology podcast.

Friday, December 18, 2009

18 December 2009 Friday's Photo of the Week

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Reflections of WMATA Yellow Line / Fort Totten Train
Aboard WMATA Green Line / Branch Avenue Train
L'Enfant Plaza Station . SW Washington DC
Friday afternoon, 18 December 2009
2009 Fridays' Photos of the Week

Thursday, December 17, 2009

"My Naked Soul" Year End House Mix

The 5th and final installment of my End of the 2009 / New Year 2010 compilation series entitled MY NAKED SOUL features selected favorite house and progressive house tracks that I purchased during 2009.

Click the cd cover to listen to and/or download the December 2009 "My Naked Soul: End of the Year 2009 / House Mix podcast.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My "An Ending" Year End Trance Mix

Representing installment four (4/5) of my End of the Year / New Year 2010 compilation series, click the cd cover to listen to the AN ENDING: End of the Year 2009 trance mix podcast which features selected favorite ambient, progressive and hard trance tracks that were purchased during 2009.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Year End Group Show 'Benefit Reception' at Gallery Plan b this Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Having opening on 27 November 2009, the Year End Group Show at Gallery Plan b which features a diverse collection of works by current and new gallery artists runs through 24 December.

Plan b will host a reception on December 16 to benefit Culture Capital. A portion of the art sales this evening (as well as throughout the run of the exhibition) will be donated to help support this internet tool that connects users to the arts and culture community in the Greater Washington, DC region.

Gallery Plan b is located at 1530 14th Street in NW Washington DC and the benefit reception will take place from 6 - 8 pm.

Click the image to view my Gallery Plan b photo album.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

My New Year 2010 Electronica Mix "Save Your Love For Me" Spans 3 Decades

The third installment (3/5) of my End of 2009 / New Year 2010 music compilation series click the cd cover for SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME which features electronic dance music spanning more than 30 years.

And this mix is definately amongst my favorite.

My DECADE IN REVIEW dance mix "Everyday" features #1 hits from 1999 - 2009

When preparing for the second installment (2/5) of my End of 2009 / New Year 2010 music compilation series which as a "Decade In Review" mix features selected weekl;y #1 dance hits from 1999 through 2009 ... I checked Wikipedia's List of number-one dance hits (United States).

Click the cd cover to listen to / download EVERYDAY Decade In Review: Weekly #1 Dance Hits (1999 - 2009) mix podcast which features this tracklist.

I really, really like this mix!

My First, Last & Everything Disco Retrospective' Tribute

As the final days of 2009 draws near and we trancemigrate into 2010 and the second decade of the new millennium I can not help but but reflect on my life over the past 3 1/2 deades. It is through this reflection ... and celebration ... that I am currently in the process of mixing at least 5 music compilations that will not only celebrate and reflect on the music over the past 3 1/2 decades but will also shed light on my personal story as an openly gay black man. Though I have always been gay, and black, it was shortly after my first visit to the Pier 9 in SE Washington DC, in the fall of 1972, that I came out to friends at Great Mills High School. And, it was a year later that Frank G and I met, as freshmen, at the University of Maryland's Easton Dorm. Though he passed in the spring of 1989 not only is there seldom a day that goes by that he does not cross my mind but each and every music compilation that I have mixed over the past 3 1/2 decades has had some connection to or reflection of him. And this End of 2009 / New Year 2010 series is no exception! As a special New Year 2010 tribute to Frank Gramarossa the first installment of my "End of 2009 / New Year 2010" series entitled "First, Last & Everything" features this 70's and 80's disco track list. It is at this time that I'd like to send a special 'shout out' to Discoguy of whose interviews with Tom Moulton and various DJs and Remixers served as the very foundation of this tribute. Click the cd cover to listen to and/or download my New Year 2010 Special Tribute to Frank Gramarossa - FIRST, LAST & EVERYTHING - Classic 70's & 80's Disco Retrospective mix podcast. No doubt, when the clock strikes midnight this New Year's Eve I'll be listening and, perhaps, dancing to "First, Last & Everything". Or "Save Your Love For Me" which represents the third mix of the installment. Both, as special tributes to Frank, feature the very music that we and our friends partied and danced to. And #2/5, as a 'Decade In Review' is titled "Everyday".