This past sunday I got to do a radio remote at La Roche College. These remotes are fun because you get to indulge with college kids. And it reminds me how far removed I am from college… Boy I miss you PITT. I’ve never been to La Roche and I must say its a beautiful campus!
I don’t get to play on the outskirts of the city of PGH often. So I got a chance to rock the LOOSE GOOSE in Uniontown, PA. http://www.myspace.com/loosegoosebarandgrille Uniontown is about an hour away from the Burgh. I was a little mislead pulling into the parking lot of the place. It’s in this shopping center so it looked kinda small from the outside but inside the place was huge a bangin’ DJ Booth and sound system that beats some of the bigger clubs in PGH. Our radio station reaches Uniontown so it’s also fun to meet some of our listener’s who are out that far. hahah i even got to sign some boob’s… People in Uniontown get it in. I hope I can rock sometime again soon. Thank You Loose Goose –
So people really don’t know this but when I went to PITT me and a bunch of crazy mofo’s started a Fraternity called ZBT. Ten years later they still rock the campus and this particular saturday and I got to rock with DJ Mcfly, J-Spin, and B-TIPs. It was your classic Frat party but in the middle of the day. I did a couple beer bongs and…. That’s for me to know… BIG UP to the ZBT cats at pitt for showing love!!!
I got a chance to hang with Kevin Shea all week long. Who’s Kevin Shea: One of the ORIGINAL KIMS OF COMEDY! http://www.myspace.com/kimsofcomedy He’s currently on HBO and Comedy Central. We don’t get much celebrity traffic in PGH so it’s nice to be able to show someone around town and give them a feel for PGH. He definitely had his fair share of jagermeister and smokey filled bar and clubs. I even got to check him out and the Improv with comedian Pittsburgher Matt Molchen. Dude tore it up and even showed me some love.
Kevin Shea said : “There’s no asians in PGH. Except do you know that one guy Bonics’ from the radio, he’s Asian” Someone in the crowd said “He’s Filipino!” And Kevin Said “Yes Filipino’s are the Mexicans of Asians” LOL
Kevin also said that next time he comes to do the Improv again he want’s me to open up!!! HOLY SH!T… I just might do it….
Nugget invited me to rock Indiana University of Pennsylvania with him at a place called Boomerangs. I’ve had a good number of friends go to IUP and all i’ve ever heard from the school that it is an insane party school. I’ve dj’d once before during homecoming for a fraternity party in a garage in the middle of the day and it was pretty rediculous. But a tuesday night? Yes, a tuesday night. The students at IUP party on a tuesday. 35 cent drafts plus Dj Nugget and I equal a hell of a good time. Yes, I got hammered. I got to chat with a bunch of students. And boy I feel old. But sh!t, I’m 28 years old and partying with a bunch of college kids on a Tuesday night! Mama raised a good boy. Later that night Nugget and I picked up hitchhikers. I’ve never picked up a hitchhiker ever so I was drunk enough to convince DJ Nugget. Watch the drunken mess below…
So yesh.. and mean Yesh… Another successful Bigelow Bash. If you don’t know the Pitt Program Council puts together a concert and fun activities every year on Bigelow Blvd. @ Pitt. I’ve been lucky enough to rock Bigelow Bash on several occasions. I’ve gotten to open up for the Wailer’s along with some other random bands. This year my man DJ B-tips rock the spot. Secondhand Serenade and The Acadamey were the headliners. I took a bunch of pics of Tall Cathy, McFly, and I having fun and PICS of Secondhand Serenade…. HOLLER….
Yes, The Annual ASA boat Cruise. Once the Asian Student Association and now the Asian Student Alliance. This is a tradition as far as I’m concerned in the Pitt world. Believe it or not I was at the very first Pitt ASA boat cruise even before I lived in Pitt. In fact i was still in high school. I had a couple friends who went to Pitt at the time. Just to see it come so far made me feel proud. In fact Fri probably was the 6 or so time djing that particular event. And almost the irony of me not djing at the time in ’98 and being able to rock the boat 10 years later to me is amazing. There are obviously a few differences from then and now. Number 1, I’m older. Number 2, the numbers weren’t as overwhelming as I remembered them in the past. But I’m glad to have been apart of the event. Here’s what hasn’t changed though. And I dont mean to burst any bubbles, people’s ignorance to something like this. When telling poeple I’m doing an Asian Students Party I get alot of crazy reactions! Like – “Really people really go to that?” – Or if I ask anyone to go with me they’ll be like = “Am I gonna be the only Non-Asian on the boat?” – What’s wrong with you people? mmm…. i could really go on a tear but… I’ll stop here. Just remember sometimes the best thing for someone is to be uncomfortable. Why? Cause you learn and adapt. Alright enough of the lessons.
Hand’s down ASA parties were the shit during my name at Pitt. They had the best music (House and Hip-Hop). Best diverse crowd’s. And people loved to dance.
And still today it keep’s going. Still diverse. People still dancing (drunk or not). And the people are still beautiful. I’m happy that these students are proud of their heritage. I’m proud that “Non-Asians” still come and have the best time. Thank you ASA for having me.
And yes I played i’m on a boat.
I try to fool my mom every April’s Fool’s Day listen to my attempt this year…
Yes mama…. Nicole from the Pussycat Dolls Shared some time with me before the Britney Spears show here in PGH at the Mellon Arena. We did a little role playing where I asked her to pretend she was breaking up with me. Thank you Nicole for being so great,,,
Yo… Every Wed you can catch me @ Dolce with 96.1 Kiss. Usually I definitely spin some hot ish as well as guest DJ’s. Light my dood J-Spin (www.myspace.com/leojimp) blessed the deck’s as well. We’ve been there for 4 weeks now and so far so good. Its where the cool kids hang out…