Epic Four Hour DJ Geekout at Meltdown Comics: The Suicide Girls Pre-SDCC Party Set List

Dinnertime doodle by yours truly (Photo: Liz O.)

My friend Michelle, aka ChubbyBunny of Bubblepunch, asked me to DJ at Meltdown Comics for Suicide Girls’ pre-Comic-Con party. Of course, I said yes. This was different from most gigs in that I would be playing for four hours straight and had to bring my own gear. (For club gigs, the gear is there.)

I’m exceptionally grateful to have a boyfriend who also knows how to DJ and actually has a background in sound stuff and was willing to help me out with the gig. We loaded up two turntables, a mixer, a monitor, two crates of vinyl and assorted odds and ends. We set up in record time, giving us enough of a break in the schedule to grab dinner with Michelle at a restaurant where they had crayons on the table. I drew the little guy in the photo above. He’s some sort of weird hybrid of Fido Dido and Robert Smith that started popping up on my binder in 6th grade.

I played for four hours. Carlos gave me a couple song-length breaks (indicated by * in the set list). He also let me borrow some of his nerdiest records for the set, including The Timelords and Meco. It was a really fun night, not a dancing party but a good chance for me to practice the marathon sets. I haven’t done those in years.

Set list is below the jump.

Talking Heads– Girlfriend Is Better

Prince– Controversy

The Clash– Mustapha Dance

The Rapture– House of Jealous Lovers

Franz Ferdinand– Do You Want to?

Siouxsie and the Banshees– Spellbound

The Smiths– Panic

MGMT– Kids

Goldfrapp– Train

Edwyn Collins — Girl Like You (Macrame Mix by Youth)

Hot Chip– Ready for the Floor

Royksopp– What Else Is There? (Thin White Duke Mix)

Book of Love– Boy

New Order– Bizarre Love Triangle

The Cure– Close to Me

Joy Division– Love Will Tear Us Apart

Interpol– PDA

White Lies– Death

Arcade Fire– Rebellion (Lies)

Depeche Mode– Personal Jesus (Holier Than Thou Mix)

Eurythmics– Sweet Dreams (White label remix, artist unknown)

Golden Boy w/Miss Kittin– Rippin Kittin (Ellen Allien Mix)

Crystal Castles– Suffocation

Ladytron– Seventeen

Kraftwerk– The Model

Japan– Quiet Life*

Telex — Moskow Diskow

Trans X– Living on Video

The Presets– Are You the One?

New Order– Blue Monday

Vitalic– La Rock 01

Adult. — Hand to Phone

Basement Jaxx vs. Blancmange– Where’s Your Ceiling?(white label, remix artist unknown)

Queen– Flash (Tomcraft mix)

Yazoo– Don’t Go

Duran Duran– Hungry Like the Wolf*

Style Council– My Ever Changing Moods

ABC– Poison Arrow

M83– Midnight City

Royksopp– Eple

INXS– Mediate

Daft Punk– Da Funk

Tom Tom Club– Genius of Love

Beastie Boys– Hey Ladies

Stone Roses– Fool’s Gold

Specials– Gangsters*

English Beat– Mirror in the Bathroom

The Jam– Precious

The Clash– Train in Vain

The Timelords– Doctorin’ the Tardis

Technotronic– Pump Up the Jam

Bastard Pop– Kylietron

Felix da Housecat– Silver Screen Shower Scene

Green Velvet — La La Land

Queen of Japan– I Was Made for Loving You

Human League– Seconds

Grimes– Oblivion

Meco– Star Wars

 

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