where is the cerebral jester?

where is the cerebral jester?
visit him and his friends at the house of dandridge by clicking above

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

ciccone rewind! 1990!

can you believe that was almost 20 years ago?!

what! what! in the butt?


superblog towleroad.com posted this genius video of a bunch of israeli soldiers 'horsing' around and remaking a dirty classic. check out the full post here

check out the video now!  

special 'daddy' this thursday!

Come Meet Jase Woodruff, Mr. NYC Leather 2009
& Mr. NJ Leather 2009 Johnny Nowak

405 West 39th St. @ 9th Ave
10pm/Free before midnight/$5 after

Torez & Jase will be auctioning the clothes right off their backs (right down to their jocks & cockrings)

RAFFLES & PRIZES all night long including:

Butch Bear Videos & Calendars
Goods from DV8
Photographs by Mike Alago

*Grand prize will be an autographed print from Joe Oppedisano's new book, TESTOSTERONE!

 DJ Chauncey D
Door: Richard

check out the facebook event page here

is 'swine flu' the past tense of 'when pigs fly'?

Monday, April 27, 2009

this wednesday! dance parade exciter!

check out the facebook invite page here

miss piggy detained at the border!

Swine Flu Outbreak: Miss Piggy Detained at U.S./Mexico Border

Noted entertainer Miss Piggy has been refused reentry into the United States as she attempted to return from a two week tour of nightclubs in Mexico City and Guadalajara. Following a deadly outbreak of swine flu in Mexico, border officers are under strict orders to turn away any boars or hogs coming over from the South without exception.

Public health concerns aside, the former Muppet Show star is furious. Through her spokesperson, she issued a formal complaint against the United States Border Patrol on Saturday, noting that beloved film actor Babe had been allowed to cross just the day before after a week-long bender in Tijuana. Fearing a public relations debacle, officials on both sides of the Rio Grande clarified that the order had not come down until shortly before Piggy's arrival. The explanation came with a personal note from Mexican President Felipe Calderon's asking her forgiveness for her continued treatment and to remind her that his proposal of marriage is still on the table.

According to some reports, border agents allowed her long-time boyfriend, a green bug-eyed frog, to cross into the United States, leaving Piggy abandoned at the roadside checkpoint as the lanky amphibian rode off on a remarkably realistic-looking bicycle. The incident, she says, is her most humiliating experience since losing the "best actress" Oscar to Sally Field in 1979.

Piggy will here remain in this holding facility until blood tests prove that she is not infected with, nor a carrier for, swine flu- a process that could take a couple of days or, considering the relative speed of the federal government, a couple of weeks. In the meantime, Piggy has asked her friend Janice and guest star Willie Nelson to water her plants until she gets back.

Piggy's AWOL boyfriend could not be reached for comment.

Sam the Eagle, a regular contributor to Fox News, tore into his former co-worker on the Sean Hannity program. When to comment on Piggy's confinement, Eagle doubted Piggy's patriotism, openly wondering what was she doing in Mexico in the first place when there are perfectly good nightclub venues right here in the U S of A. He went on to argue that, with more than a dozen assault charges on her record resulting from her notorious temper, Piggy should not be allowed to return even after she is medically cleared to do so.

"First they took our jobs," huffed Eagle. "Now with the help of lefty pinkos like Miss Piggy, they're exporting our diseases to Mexico, too! And Obama's CDC is just standing aside and letting it happen!"

undress yourself!

i just had to share that haha

jump on the carousel!

CAROUSEL, A short film

Created entirely by Stink Digital, this new interactive campaign promotes Philips latest entrant into the television market, the CINEMA 21:9. Since the televisions 21:9 frame lends itself so readily to film, our friends at Tribal DDB, Amsterdam commissioned us to create a piece of filmed content that could hold its own with Hollywoods best. Director Adam Berg responded with an idea for an epic frozen moment cops and robbers shootout sequence that included clowns, explosions, a decimated hospital, and plenty of broken glass and bullet casings.

This epic film is the centrepiece of the project. On its own, it clocks in at a (totally coincidental) two minutes and 19 seconds, but Berg conceived it to work as an endless loop. Visitors to the microsite therefore have the option to spin through the films single take shot repeatedly, to stop on a specific frame, or to watch it at the preordained speed. The film also contains embedded hotspots, which, when triggered, transport the viewer seamlessly from the heavily posted film to a behind-the-scenes version of the same shot. This constant moving between two layers of reality proved one of the projects biggest and most ambitious production challenges. Other details of the online execution play off the cinematic theme; the microsites loader doubles as a credit sequence, while rich media takeover banners drive traffic to the site by teasing viewers with an original Carousel trailer. All aspects of the production, from the film shoot to web design and development, were conducted by Stink Digital.

my strange attraction to all things jester like taken to an entirely unexpected level!  how amazing was that?

i don't like my hair neat!

Tiga "Shoes" from AlexandLiane on Vimeo.

oh mylanta!  the video for 'that' song is out and it is frashion honey!
genius!  tiga has done it again!

awesome t-shirt site!

the designs and color choices are brimstone!   check out site and if you feel like buying me one...i'll take a large..

thanks (haha)

la fraise t-shirts!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

enjoy a taste of the dance parade!

Dance Parade is throwing a benefit fundraiser to celebrate International Dance Day. Join us for a unique, three-hour event that kicks off at 7pm with a pre-event cocktail party.

Savor the skills and diversity of 13 performance troupes, including African Fusion, Belly Dance, Bulgarian Folk, Flagging, Korean Contemporary, Indian Fusion, Modern, Tango, and much much more.

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: DanceSport (http://dancesport.com)

$25 Friend
$35 Partner
$50 Choreographer
$100 Soloist
$150 Chair
Donate via Visa, Mastercard, and AMEX.

Silent Auction
Raise your profile with an item in the silent auction. Throughout the night guests will bid on auctioned packages that will raise necessary funds for this year's post-parade Festival. Auction items include Joyce Theatre tickets, $400 gift baskets, dance lessons, historic Dance Parade memorabilia, and more. Dance Parade is looking for five premiere items to include in the silent auction.

Contact Mel (mel@danceparade.org) for more details.
or check out the facebook event page here

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

a letter from indictbushnow.org

Tide turns towards prosecution and investigation
Faced with overwhelming public demand,
Obama now says he is open to prosecution

The government's effort to stop prosecution has backfired. In the last few days the demands from people around the country and the world for the investigation and prosecution of Bush Administration torture officials has caused a dramatic shift in the U.S. political scene. IndictBushNow has mounted a major campaign flooding Congressional representatives with demands for justice and a constituent letter writing campaign to newspapers around the country.Guantanamo

Please click here to make a donation to help us keep up the momentum and support these efforts at this most important moment.

Under growing pressure from the people, President Obama has made a significant departure from the his position of last week that, "nothing will be gained by spending our time and energy laying blame for the past." Just today he stated that the prosecution of those who authorized the sadistic torture tactics "is going to be more of a decision for the attorney general within the parameters of various laws and I don't want to prejudge that."

Events are starting to break quickly:

The New York Times on Sunday issued a major editorial, "The Torturers' Manifesto," that began, "To read the four newly released memos on prisoner interrogation written by George W. Bush’s Justice Department is to take a journey into depravity." The editorial continued:

"Until Americans and their leaders fully understand the rules the Bush administration concocted to justify such abuses and who set the rules and who approved them there is no hope of fixing a profoundly broken system of justice and ensuring that that these acts are never repeated....

"And if the administration will not conduct a thorough investigation of these issues, then Congress has a constitutional duty to hold the executive branch accountable. If that means putting Donald Rumsfeld and Alberto Gonzales on the stand, even Dick Cheney, we are sure Americans can handle it. "

This view is being echoed by both major newspapers and local publications all over the country. There is no stepping back now.

Today's front page of the New York Times has this headline: "Pressure Mounts on President Obama for a More Thorough Investigation." The article goes on to say that the release of the torture memos has "provoked a furor that continued to grow on Monday as critics on various fronts assailed his position."

Congressional officials have called for accountability. Diane Feinstein, chair of Senate Intelligence Committee has issued a letter to the Obama Administration requesting that it withhold decisions on prosecution until the Committee is able to conduct a thorough investigation.

Feeling the heat, Dick Cheney has taken a gamble and gone on television to state that more memos should be released. As New York Magazine wrote this morning, "The more the American public learns and thinks about all of this, the more it's going to ask for someone's head ..."

We have extraordinary momentum on our side right now and we must seize the moment to make indictment and prosecution a reality. We must use all available means including newspaper ads, organizing constituent pressure on Congress, and intensive media and outreach work. Please take action right now to support the efforts of IndictBushNow by clicking here to make a critically needed donation. We need your help.

Action steps:

1. Write Congress
2. Forward this Email
3. Get three friends to sign the indictment referendum by going to IndictBushNow.org
4. Write Your Newspaper
5. Contribute to this Campaign

Keep the pressure growing!

comedy is the best medicine for sure!

Monday, April 20, 2009

i wanna space talk all day long

Asha Puthli - Space talk

dj chauncey d's definite eleven april 2009

the following, in no particular order, are the hottest tracks of my particular moment right now. you can definitely look forward to hearing them at hk lounge for the new 'daddy' party on thursdays as well as various other gigs throughout new york city where i spin. i have selected 8 of the 11 and have dropped them in a box below...feel free to check them out!

  • circlesquare - dancers (russ chimes vs. anoraak remix)
  • fagget fairys - feed the horse (a dub step remix)
  • polly scattergood - please don't touch (the golden filter dub mix)
  • siopis f. mr. brean - penny from the lane
  • roy davis jr. f. erin martin - i have a vision (the juan maclean remix)
  • depeche mode - wrong (trentemoller remix)
  • la roux - quicksand (joe and will ask? remix)
  • bat for lashes - daniel (death metal disco scene remix)
  • john & jehn - looking for you (mighty mouse nyc sensations remix)
  • soko - i kill her (fat and ugly remix)
  • mannequin - take me to the club

Sunday, April 19, 2009

she's not me and she never will be...

they all leak eventually....here's the backdrop video from the sticky and sweet tour for yes...you guessed it...'she's not me'.  some people bitch about the fact that madonna tries to throw away all her old incarnations and disregard the fact that every single one of them helped get her where she is today but i think when you've been in the business for as long as she has and pretty much stayed on top the whole way...you'd be pretty sick of images of your past as well....this was an interesting part of the show climaxing with a 'let it will be' style insane asylum dance as she stripped off her shorts and stuff and went mad like only madonna can!  enjoy!

Madonna - She's Not Me (Official Backdrop Sticky And Sweet HQ)

quick chauncey treat

so i had to upload this track for a friend of mine who heard it on thursday night when i played it so i figured i'd share it with the rest of you as well.  it's a typically nasty track from the martin brothers that is the perfect segue song when the party is about to become a full on party!  check it out!

martin brothers - drum

Friday, April 17, 2009

the most amazing photo ever!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

New York Gay Marriage Bill Introduced By Governor Paterson

New York Gay Marriage Bill Introduced By Governor Paterson

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we love annie

check out this fantastic new super retro video by annie

Annie - Anthonio - Full Version

Friday, April 10, 2009

the newest beetlejuice flyer!

what do you think?  i'm getting more and more photoshop savvy as the months go on (i hope) hehe

chauncey in the city

check out these two new photos of yours truly taken by the tiger. spent the early part of the day helping a friend move and then enjoyed a delicious lunch at the park near the intrepid museum and the circle line cruise center. tiger takes the best pictures of me ever! he also took this one below...yes that is a miniature disco ball in my ear haha

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

dance parade update!

visit the official website here and register for the parade today or just click on the poster below!

Saturday May 16, 2009

“...I think for the time being we need more festivals and picnics." -His Holiness The 14th Dali Lama

this Month!

Genre Buzz

Hip Hop

Party - April 29th

An International Dance Day Celebration

Dance Festival

After the parade join thousands in Tompkins Square Park

'Experience Dance' Tents

Promote and learn about dance

2009 Grand Marshalls

Louis Selgado, Morocco, Danny Krivit, and Don Campbell

Float deadline (April 16)

Celebrate with a float!

STEPS! (backissues)

Read back issues of STEPS!


Tricia Olson

Hip Hop

Last month we wrote about Zydeco in this issue of Genre Buzz we dig deep into the roots of Hip Hop:

Hip Hop has a dynamic history and is an art form that includes deejaying (cuttin’ & scratchin’), emceeing/rappin’, dancing and street art (aka graffiti).

The first Dance Parade featured DJ Kool Herc, who some refer to as the 'Founder of Hip-Hop.' The history of hip hop dance started with breakdancing, which has its roots as a Jamaican-influenced form, born in the South Bronx (New York City). Breaking complimented the music and was a form of dance that was used by street gangs to settle differences without using violence; a positive form of expression for inner-city youths. From breakdancing to the moonwalk, from krumping to Bboy to plain ‘ol head nodding everyone has their own way of expressing love for this dynamic and popular form of dance dance.

Hip Hop is now global. Owned by the world, hip hop dance continues to evolve on five continents. Influenced by a global medly of Arab, Christian, French, Latino/a, or Southern flavors hip hop thrives because of its inherent contemporary nature. Look for hip hop dancers towards the rear of this year's parade, as groups dance down the streets in the order in which each genre was birthed. There are seven Hip-Hop groups signed up so far: The Riis Settlement, Team Dynasty, YWCA of the City of New York, World Class Dancers, DJ Soul Heaven, DJ Dennis Williams, PDM Performing Arts Corp, and Flo Dance Team .

Sourced from DaveyD edited by Samir Bitar

Silent Auction
Raise your profile with an item in the silent auction. Throughout the night guests will bid on auctioned packages that will raise necessary funds for this year's post-parade Festival. Auction items include Joyce Theatre tickets, $400 gift baskets, dance lessons, historic Dance Parade memorabilia, and more. Dance Parade is looking for five premiere items to include in the silent auction. Contact Mel for details.


Join thousands for a dance party in Tompkins Square Park from 3-7p (post-Parade event)

The dance festival is a free, family fun event.

If you'd like to perform in the festival you must submit your request by April 20th (*note you must be part of the parade to perform in the festival).

Groups may submit the following requests: site specific dance performances (repeatable), dance Lessons (for general public) 30min, or Main Stage performances. Please send your contact info and a brief description (include a web-link to a past performance), if no link available please send video to: Mariana Bekerman 89-35 155th Ave Suite 4L, Howard Beach, NY 11414

ravel virtual studios!

ravel virtual studios!

so i just stumbled upon this website that offers a service that completely blew my mind!  i have a lot of musician friends and am an aspiring musician myself and am so excited to let them know about this site.  i'm sure not many people even knew this was possible.

it is certainly the future of songwriting and an almost magical way of making your composition come to life without the burden of hiring a complete orchestra, renting the equipment and renting the space and studio.  this service does it all for you!  images of a bladerunner future flow through my mind while tucked away in a small studio apartment in one of those grim, gotham monolithic buildings a young musical prodigy scribbles on his notebook the notes to his budding symphony.  later on, he would empty the contents of his creation into the hands of this service and almost magically he or she would get in return his musical dream fulfilled.

i didn't even know this was possible until i read just the opening lines of the website.  check it out here 

they offer free price quotes and have a simple and wonderful mission statement.  they really would like all musicians without access to a live orchestra to have the opportunity to hear their music the way it was meant to be heard.  they also want to promote the use of real instruments if they are accessible and don't want to attempt to pursuade people who have that access to use their service instead.  sounds like this is the real deal and was most likely created by actual musicians to help other members of the musical community rather than a marketing ploy to take advantage of those musicians out there without the funds and connections that other musicians may have.  

if you are a musician or know someone who is, i definitely hope that you will share this site with them!

check out ravel virtual studios!

pass it on!


so i reviewed some of my tweets last night and thought i would share what the pieces of the puzzle created

does not think it is enough

to be in love

does not think it is enough

too scared to find out that it would not matter if i went away or not

i have prayed too much to give up this sacrament so soon

and the last time i prayed

my mother was still alive

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

chauncey predicts ~ the song of spring!

i predict this song will be one the underdog hits of the spring!  it is a gorgeous and eloquently crafted song by fever ray (a side project featuring the lead singer karen from the knife who is most known for her voice featured on royksopp's 'what else is there?') that should be at the forefront of pop music today but it may be much better if it stays in our pocket instead.  i picture myself at the front of a boat listening to this remix by lissvik while the sea salted wind blows in my face and a sandy, rock scorned beach lies up ahead where i can immerse myself in solace. (god..where did that description come from? haha)
 i'll definitely be playing it at my gigs...hopefully you will enjoy it in your digital music player as well...click on the photo and enjoy!

fever ray - when i grow up (lissvik remix)


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