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Gotta make sure the right 45 is cued up
I'm always looking for new blog material. I'm sure Mr. Breeze won't mind if I "borrow" one of his ideas. Saturday was our monthly pawpawty to raise money for a wonderful animal charity. The theme for this pawty was Chickfest and it benefitted the Forever Home Feline Ranch in Springfield IL.

Since I can't afford to give money, I donate my time instead. What better way to do that than spin tunes that make anipals dance. Music is in our family's blood and I'm now following in the peeps' giant footsteps.

For those who don't know, my Pop was a DJ on a listener-sponsored NYC radio station in the late '70s-early '80s. Ma was a writer for the alternative music press in the '80s and early 90s. Altho Ma helps me pick my songs and post them, we run everything by Pop for his blessings. I learned from Pop's fundraising days to mention the url to donate after every song I play.

I only found out the Chickfest theme 2 days before the pawty which isn't much time to prepare. My criteria for a playlist is threefold: it has to tie into the theme of the pawty, it has to make my furrends move their paws and dance, and most importantly, it has to be fun to listen to at home. I won't play anything that I wouldn't play otherwise.

There were a couple of ways to go w/Chickfest, the easiest being using my playlist from last year's pawty with the same theme. I nixed that because I really don't like using blip-fm anymore now that I've discovered Grooveshark. Hmmm, I could play songs by chicks or songs written by chicks or songs about chicks. What to do? Ask Pop's opinion, of course. Pop liked a mix of the three with some transgender acts thrown in for good measure. This is what I came up with along with some of my remarks. (You knew I couldn't keep this relatively short, didn't you?)

Right from the start my plans changed when I noted that SanjeetheCat closed her set with a mambo. That gave me the opportunity to start with one of my own:
"Another mambo! Chicks dig the long ball!" Yankee Mambo – NY Yankees' Theme Song
Then my most popular song of the night. I was surprised and delighted that this puts smiles on some of my furrends' faces: "Ladies: take off ur pink! Ur LIBERATED! O BONDAGE UP URS!" Oh Bondage Up Yours! – X-Ray Spex
Next song was dedicated to MariodaCat/Ladycat3 "Ur having a purrsonality crisis!" Personality Crisis – New York Dolls
Then one for my good furrend Herbie_cat "This is 4 @Herbie_cat. He's the cat w/the most cake." Doll Parts – Hole
"Courtney Love's best friend Inger Lorre! Abbys cousin" Sad and Damned – Nymphs
"What would Chickfest be w/o the LunaCHICKS Yard Dog" at which point I tried to start a mosh pit along with my posse Tuna Katt and Jamal Jonez. Yard Dog – Lunachicks
"B4 those chicks there was The Runaways JAILBAIT!" Cherry Bomb – Runaways
"@Pandafur I don't give a damn about my Bad Reputation" Bad Reputation – Joan Jett
"B4 there was Jayne County, there was Wayne County!" Rock & Roll Resurrection – Wayne County & the Electric Chairs
"There r grrls here who I could dedicate this to but I'm not saying" Tell That Girl To Shut Up – Holly & the Italians
"Hey there @crazykittykat1 Enjoying the #pawpawty? U & Herba r a nice couple" Rip Her To Shreds – Blondie
"I'll Tumble 4 Ya by Culture Club 4 the cross-dressers here"
"@Wildboutbirds r u on the dance floor *shakes hips & tush wildly*" Pata Pata – Miriam Makeba
*takes off pleather jacket and thinks about taking off fur* All this dancing is making me hot"
"@Hollieferguson JESUS DIED 4 SOMEBODIES SINS BUT NOT MINE!" (At which point, we were singing and dancing at home.) Gloria In Excelsis Deo – Patti Smith
"Let's slow things down 4 a second" Around and Around – Mo Tucker
"Has everyone see my new tat? Now I can dance w/my Tattooed Love Boys" Tattooed Love Boys – Pretenders
"THANX 4 PUTTING UP W/ME 4 THE PAST HOUR! @Georgetheduck will take over now." Why D'ya Do It? – Marianne Faithfull
My tough chick dj avitar

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  1. Great post Cathy - as usual. You are not only a "stunning cat" but a "stunning" writer as well. I'm so happy you posted your playbill. That way I can play all of the songs at leasure. Alos, thanks for the special song you played for me. he he - M and i were both laughing at dat one.

  2. Thanks for all the great music. Pawpawties wouldn't be nearly as fun without our fantastic DJs.

  3. gotta luv a post by chicks for chicks - and u iz da most stunning chick i noses! xoxo

  4. wow, didn't realize there was so much involved in being a dj. very nice of you to go to all that work for us anipals and the charities.

  5. Pawsome my furriend! Its great dat you has your mom and pop to helps wif da DJing and dat it helps to raises green papers.



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