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last updated 08/02/11
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My Testimonials

July 11, 2006
I'm such a Skip groupie. I will end up almost anywhere he spins. I'd gush a bit more but I don't want him to get too big of an ego :)
April 4, 2005
We're gathered here to say a few words about our friend, Skip M. We called him Crasher. I'd just like to say that...he was a, uh, a good surfer...and a really great guy. He had a nice cutback...rode the nose real well.

He was kinda screwed up, the way he treated women, but always got the one he wanted. So it doesn't matter anyway 'cause he was just a real good guy all around.

He'd always give people waves....just give 'em a wave. He'd always stick up for his friends in a fight. Wasn't worth a damn but he....always right in there.

I don't remember a big day when Crasher wouldn't go out and ride with his friends. Crasher was our friend. A little part of us. And we're gonna miss him when he's gone. - Matt Johnson -
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Promoting my clubs... - Graphic design by Skip
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and resident DJ gigs...

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The world according to Skip

about me

"They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather
and then they stand in the rain and say, 'Shit, it's raining!' "
-Ruby / Cold Mountain


Top-5 albums - all-time:
Happily Ever After - the cure
Hats - The Blue Nile
Horses - Patti Smith
Idlewild - Everything but the Girl
Script of the Bridge - Chameleons UK

Top-5 New Wave Singles:
Ceremony - New Order
Don't Fall - Chameleons UK
Primary - the cure
Say Hello, Wave Good-bye - Soft Cell
Seconds - The Human League

Top-5 Guilty Pleasures (music):
The Babys
Hall & Oates (early stuff)
John Cougar Mellencamp
Bruce Springsteen (early stuff)
Rod Stewart (early stuff)

Top-5 books:
The Fountainhead
High Fidelity
The Prince of Tides
The Prisoner of Azkaban
The Razor's Edge

Recently read:
Angela's Ashes
A Handbook to Luck
Under the Tuscan Sun
When You Are Engulfed in Flames

Top-5 movies:
Betty Blue
The Big Blue
Blade Runner
Out of Africa

Top-12 recent movies that I loved but need to pass the test-of-time before they can make their way into the Top 5 All-time:
Almost Famous
American Beauty
Cold Mountain
Donnie Darko
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Garden State
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Lost in Translation
Love Actually
Moulin Rouge

Top-5 Directors:
Luc Besson - The Big Blue, Leon: The Professional, The Fifth Element, Angel-A
Jean-Jacques Beineix - Diva, Betty Blue
Baz Luhrmann - Strictly Ballroom, Romeo & Juliet, Moulin Rouge!
Peter Weir - The Year of Living Dangerously, Witness, Dead Poet's Society
Terrence Malick - Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line

Top-5 movies of 2006:
The Fountain
Little Children
The Lives of Others
The Painted Veil
Pan’s Labyrinth

Top-5 movies of 2007:
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men

Top-5 movies of 2008:
The Edge of Heaven
Roman de Gare
A Secret
Tell No One
The Visitor

Top-5 80's movies:
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Pretty in Pink
Times Square

Top-5 Guilty Pleasures (movie):
Encino Man
The Fifth Element
The Jacket
Notting Hill

Top-5 Movies that make me cry (but only when I'm alone 'cause I am a man):
Dead Poets Society-
at the end when Ethan Hawke stands up on his desk and says "Oh Captain, my Captain"

Out of Africa-
toward the end when Karen tries to put dirt on Denys' casket, but her hand shakes and she can't.

Romeo and Juliet (Zeffirelli version)-
"For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo."

Four Weddings and a Funeral-
the funeral scene when the W. H. Auden poem is read.

"...and dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM! "

Top-5 Actresses I'd like to boink :
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Amy Adams
Penelope Cruz
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Mary-Louise Parker

Top-5 Pet Peeves:
1. At the end of a movie on TV-
after you've suffered through two hours of commercials just so you can find out what that song was or who played that part, they squish the credits off to the side and roll them twice-as-fast so you can't possibly read them or hear the soundtrack, just to make room for a fucking promo you've already seen 15 fucking times.
2. People who swear in public.
3. People who spit in public.
4. People who yawn without covering their mouth.
5. People who wear too much cologne / perfume.
Why does every personal hygiene product have to be scented? When someone walks by, you shouldn't be able to smell them. It's like they're crop dusting.

"Beyond this point there be dragons."
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Here are my picks for the Top-10 Concerts of 2009:

Echo & the Bunnymen
Fox Theater

Youth Group
Cafe du Nord

Elizabeth & the Catapult
Cafe Du Nord

The Gaslight Anthem

Little Boots
The Independent

The Ting Tings
The Fillmore

Laura Veirs
Cafe Du Nord

Jenny Lewis
Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz

Duran Duran
The Fillmore

Lykke Li
The Fill... read more
Thu, December 17, 2009 - 10:20 AM permalink - 0 comments
New Wave City
"the cure tribute"
Saturday, December 5, 2009

Voted Best Dance Club - 2009 SF Bay Guardian Readers Poll
DNA Lounge
375 11th Street, San Francisco
2 Dance Rooms / 4 New Wave DJ's
3 Full Bars + Absinthe Bar with Premium & Fancy Drinks

A career spanning tribute to the cure in music & videos
plus dancing to the rest of the best of New Wave
with DJ's Skip & Shindog

WIN! Passes to see...
MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS presents: 
Triple ... read more
Sat, December 5, 2009 - 4:44 PM permalink - 0 comments
Finally rented all the 2008 films I felt I needed to see before coming up with my final Top-5 lists for the year. Usually I start a Top-5 list in Nov and then normally most of those get knocked off the list, one by one, by the late releases. Not this year. My Top-5 from Nov stayed intact. Was it a weak year or did the best films just get released earlier than usual?

The three late release films I did see in a theater in Jan that I thought I should see for sure, Slumdog, The Reader, Wendy &... read more
Mon, April 13, 2009 - 1:43 PM permalink - 4 comments
Why can't all weekends be like that? Seems like it's either feast or famine and last weekend was simply a wealth of riches. It started Thursday night at 84, continued with a fun B'day party (not mine) at Catalyst Friday night with DJ Danny White spinning, and then on to the real highlights.

Saturday was John Cameron Mitchell, writer, director, and star of, "Hedwig & the Angry Inch" in person at the Victoria Theatre. He sang three songs (My Funny Valentine, Wicked Little Town, The Origin o... read more
Tue, February 17, 2009 - 3:05 PM permalink - 3 comments
So, it was recently announced by the members of Led Zeppelin, that they are planing a possible album and tour without Robert Plant. WTF?!? Not that I'm a big Led Zep fan or anything, but that just isn't right. Can't we pass a law or something that prohibits this sort of thing? And while I'm on about it, I think it's even worse when the singer or lead guitarist in a band dies and is then replaced by Joe Shmoe, and they don't change the name of the band!!!

There outta be a law in that case t... read more
Thu, December 18, 2008 - 10:20 AM permalink - 5 comments
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Favorite show from last year!