Everybody's Making Me Wait
If you went out in New York City on a Saturday night, deep into club territory, you would see barely any civilian cars. You'd see a glimmering battalion of yellow cabs, hungry for drunk dollars. This is fine. Subways, cabs -- these are the tools of the party goers. But I live in Los Angeles. Heading into downtown Hollywood on a Saturday night is an exercise in futility. Street parking is scarce, and cheap paid parking fills up fast. You're left with few options, one of which is getting super frustrated and driving home. I circled around Hollywood for an hour an Saturday night. At first I was in a good mood, having caught a steller performance by Mae Shi at the echo. I was all set to slide right into the Avalon to catch James Murphy do his thing.
Unfortunately, I never did. I drove around and around and around and around and around -- all the side streets, alleys, lots, whatever. Blocks and blocks away. All over the place. Sigh. So that sucked. It even rained a bit, which is funny.
But, what doesn't suck is this Tiga remix of Tribulations off the 12" single. The song has a nice long intro for mixing and strips the song right down to just pumping drums and vocals. It comes off feeling really sinister. Now, I consider Tribulations to be one of the highlights of the record, and it's hard to improve upon -- but Tiga does a nice job of keeping it fresh without fucking things up. I like it. He keeps the same basic ideas, removes the squiggly synth line and treble-heavy drums, soaks in some heavy bass instead.