Who doesn’t love Diplo? Some people might not know who he is or some people might be entirely apathetic about the guy, but I really like the guy. Between his remixes, mashups and mixtapes and the acts that he is associated with, I feel pretty comfortable standing behind him as an artist and music maker. I’ve never seen the guy DJ live, so I thought spending a relatively large sum of money I didn’t really have to go see him in San Francisco for New Year’s would be the perfect way to ensure I started the New Year broke and happy.
I just want to officially go on record for those who might google the guy’s name and some other choice keywords and say that HE RUINED MY NEW YEAR’S. I was with three other people and we pretty much walked out on the guy. I tried to hang but as soon as he started playing a Crystal Waters track, I knew it was time to go.
Pen and Pad – Blackalicious
World of Vibrations – Blackalicious
A week or so before that I went to the Filmore to see Blackalicious. I am a pretty casual fan of his. I got his album The Craft by chance and it got average play. I guess like any good artist or entertainer, an inanimate recording of their music is no comparison to their live performances. He really did a good job and even though I had to leave before he was finished I thoroughly enjoyed myself. His band was practiced and lively, his background singers were energetic and enthusiastic. It was a pretty good show.