Here’s What I Played at Dolce Vita on March 5, 2024

Jalapeño and pineapple wontons at The Mermaid in Little Tokyo Los Angeles (Photo: Liz Ohanesian)
Jalapeño and pineapple wontons at The Mermaid. (Pic: Liz O.)

It was a little unexpected, but I did turn up at The Mermaid on Tuesday night to provide the music for the first half of Dolce Vita. I also didn’t have a chance to eat dinner beforehand, which led to another unexpected delight. The jalapeño and pineapple wontons at The Mermaid are amazing. I hadn’t had them before last night and loved them. Even with the chili sauce, they won’t set your mouth on fire. It’s more of a subtle sweet-and-spicy hybrid. Plus, they are shaped like starfish, which I find endearing. 

Anyhow, here’s what you may have heard if you were at The Mermaid between 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday night. 

Gazebo “I Like Chopin”

Savage “Only You”

Radiorama “Chance to Desire”

Valerie Dore “Get Closer”

German Cowboys “My Lonely Heart”

Spagna “Easy Lady”

(Missing artist info) “No Escape”

Baby’s Gang “Challenger”

Patrick Cowley “Tech-No-Logical World”

Q “The Voice of Q (Reflex Revision)”

Skatt Brothers “Walk the Night”

Kano “Another Life”

Ken Laszlo “Don’t Cry”

Fancy “Angel Eyes”

Pet Shop Boys “Loneliness”

Mr. Moscow “Your Eyes”

Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Alma Jodorowsky “Palace in My Head (Fred Falke Club Edit)”

Max Him “Lady Fantasy”

Fun Fun “Happy Station”

My Mine “Hypnotic Tango”

Cyber People “Void Vision”

Wolfram, Peaches “Automatic (Rex the Dog Vocal remix)”

Giorgio Moroder “Chase (1985 Remix by Brian Reeves)”

Bobby O. “Whisper to a Scream”

Romina Cohn “The Night”

Sally Shapiro “Rent”

Clio “Faces”

Claudio Mingardi “Star”

Boy Harsher “Machina”

Kontravoid “Losing Game”

Sabrina “Sexy girl”

Bananarama “Robert De Niro’s Waiting (Reflex Revision)”

Righeira “Vamos a la Playa”

Miguel Bosé “Amante Bandido”

Peter Richard “Walking in the Neon”

Marc Almond “Tears Run Rings”

Divine “You Think You’re a Man”

Tiga & Zyntherius “Sunglasses at Night”

Donna Summer “Our Love”

Kano “IT’S A WAR (Purple Disco Machine & Lorenz Rhode Remix)”

Hipnosis “Pulstar”

Paul Parker “Right on Target”