Happy National DJ Day! The photo above is my head shot from my DJ days, 2002/2003 at NYC’s Pyramid Club, Raven, and Knitting Factory. I was known as DJ Mare Idol.
I lugged cases of vinyl records from New Jersey to NYC — real records, not computerized canned music.
I usually opened my sets with “Plus One” by Coyote Shivers; or The Theme from Mighty Mouse by The Sandpipers, and did a little Andy Kaufman imitation. (Or as Andy would say, as Foreign Man, “emitation.”)
Some of the other groups artists I played included: Iggy Pop, Lords of the New Church, Modern Lovers, Neurotic Outsiders, Generation X, Blondie, Johnny Thunders, Tenpole Tudor, Sylvain Sylvain, Alice Cooper, KISS, The Runaways, The Dead Boys, NY Dolls, Patti Smith, and so much more.
These times were AMAZING! Anyone who was there knows it! I love those who followed me and came to my gigs religiously, even if they are no longer talking to me (because we all drank way too much back then) I still cherish the fun–and always will!