It’s difficult to get a handle on what actually motivates humans to action. Social inequity. Injustice. Governmental corruption. The suffering of other humans. Even when glaringly apparent, these are not always sufficient.
While they’re often tentative, at best, to unite and mobilize for what is generally considered universally desirable (e.g. social welfare, universal health care, infrastructure maintenance), they’re more than happy to tell anyone that will listen what they hate (that other religion, those people over there, anything that’s not the way it used to be).
Anyway, check out this tune…
To my surprise and great pleasure, I caught Pope Francis giving me the holy ‘thumbs up’ from a bookstore window on Michigan Avenue today.
Since the cardboard cutout is licensed by the Catholic Church, it undoubtedly represents the Holy Father’s approval of everything that passes by that section of street. I’m not sure if the Pontiff heard my tunes Scorched, The Pious DJ or Vulcan Sex Pinch, but I’ll accept his “Keep up the good work, Mondo.” with all the grace and humility that a secular cyborg DJ from the future can muster.
You’re welcome, Vatican.
Throw the bouquet and rush down the aisle! After the unnatural marriage of Techno and Funk, your whole life is ahead of you now.
Meet the bride.
The temperature was 45°. That’s down from 79° yesterday.
Even in light of that, I got no takers for my Domed City Initiative.
Ok. I guess you people know what you’re doing.
Anyway, I’m trying a new tactic to making tunes. I compose, record and post it to SoundCloud during a 20 minute stretch while I’m at lunch. I call it the DJ Mondo Lunch Rush. Here’s the first of them.
Check it out, comment and show me something you made.
Just like that chimp that escaped in Japan the other day! DJ Mondo will uncage the bass-gorilla live at the Roots Room tonight.
He’ll be backing up and paying great respect to headliners, Roots Rock Society founder and Chicago icon Stann Champion, and guitar sensation and Louisville legend, Johnny D!
5203 N. Kimball in Chicago. Doors open at 8 PM and be sure to have some fantastic Filipino food at Merla’s Kitchen, right next door!