Monthly Archives: December 2008

DJ Support Group VII

This note was handed to DJ Rowshay at Suite in Charlotte NC: To interpret: Your music is outdated Your skills are overrated Ask if I had to be paid To listen to this shit I could not be compensated Many … Continue reading

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Full Metal Jacket

As the winter solstice nears, even in southern California, we dust off our cold condition habiliment. And when it’s time to step out for an event during the wintertide, this is how Graham and I chose to do it: •• … Continue reading

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Sorry, Not Tonight

In the late 1990s, I assumed a nightlife multi-hyphen; in addition to my DJ residency at 111 Minna in San Francisco CA on Thursdays, I became their doorman on Fridays and Saturdays. At the time, Camel Cigarettes featured a night … Continue reading

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Double Chin

In 1987, many a skateboarder became intrigued by this image: The campaign, highly evident in publications like Thrasher Mag, was a lead-up to the home video release of what became the seminal skateboard film, Powell-Peralta’s The Search For Animal Chin. … Continue reading

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John Frankenheimer

John Frankenheimer directed three movies that I really do enjoy: The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Seven Days in May (1964) and Seconds (1966). A special mention also goes to Black Sunday (1976) because it was produced by one of my role … Continue reading

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Ghost of Christmas Future

As promised, Stonerokk and I present to you The Snow Job, a first offering of many duets to come. My brother Jens Funke produced the EP, played all the instruments, and sang back-up. And Rhasaan Orange lent his poetics. You … Continue reading

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Ghost of Christmas Past

Because the hectic work schedule of the last 5 years has prohibited Stonerokk and I from getting into the Christmas Spirit the way we long to, it has been our practice to unleash upon the world one gift for everybody … Continue reading

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Its Zenith

I don’t know what words I could possibly assemble that would do the following video justice. But I will say that the finished product is everything that myself and Stonerokk had hoped for when we embarked upon the “Band Aid” … Continue reading

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