Friday, June 01, 2007

We Shot A Mix: Pretty Vacant

So now that Memorial Day has come and gone, it's safe to say that Summer is officially upon us. Here in Texas, the season can be a little hard to take to say the least, but whether you're looking forward to the heat or dreading it like we are, we figure the concept of "summer" provides us with a nice opportunity to kick off something new on this blog...

So over the next few hot months, we're going to present "We Shot A Mix," a brand new series of posts where we invite one local DJ, band or DJ group to put together an original, party oriented dance mix for your downloading pleasure. There will be no criteria or theme to any of the mixes: they do whatever the hell they want, give it to us, and we give it to you. Pretty simple. We figure with the number of good DJs and tasteful musicians in the area these days, it should be pretty easy to convince people that this is in fact a brilliant idea. You should expect a diverse range of artists to participate over the next couple of months, and I'm sure the mixes will all be full of new music and pleasant surprises.
Anyway, we're happy to kick off the We Shot A Mix series with Pretty Vacant, a new DJ duo who played a big role in getting last weekend's excellent Glass Candy show together. Consisting of Dallas party people Lolita and Justin V (former member of High Society), Pretty Vacant brings a diverse and tasteful palette to the table, focusing on everything from new house (I refuse to call it "Blog House") to disco to punk to synth pop. The mix below consists of original songs and remixes by the likes of Brazilian Girls, The Teenagers, Mstrkrft, New Young Pony Club and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, among others, and the thing builds up, peaks and comes down over the course of just under 30 minutes. The mix is very well put together, by the way, featuring a dark party vibe that's a lot of fun without being too obvious. I honestly enjoy every second of it thanks to the choice remixes and artful execution, and I think once you listen to it, you'll agree that we're likely to see these kids around town a lot more in the coming months.
Download it here


Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh I love Dallas party people!!! fuck yes! Iv'e been waiting for something with Dallas party people!! There is nothing on this fucking earth that blows my fucking mind more than DALLAS PARTY PEOPLE!!


11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we get a tracklisting for this please?

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wish the new disco would become out of fasion

11:47 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

1120 and 1147= the same person.

1120 and 1147 also= one of the people who always talks shit about everything.

But I'm glad you're so excited about it, buddy. And thanks for raising my hit count.

11:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one day......god willing.......I will aspire to the ranks of a genuine, bonafied, DALLAS FUCKING PARTY PERSON!!!!!

12:16 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

I believe this literally the 27th time you've come to this blog today. Are you in love with me or something?

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that Jason Schwartzman?

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think 11:20 is very much looking forward to Dream Theatre coming to Dallas this summer.....

12:40 PM  
Anonymous jwm said...

I have to agree with 1143, a tracklist would be nice!

12:44 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

we'll get on that here in a little bit.

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet 11:20 gets laid a ton........

12:59 PM  
Blogger aaron said...

i feel like a fat chick driving a mitsubishi mirage for liking this.

2:42 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

Post of the day!

2:44 PM  
Blogger Sam Machkovech said...

pretty sweet.

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw Dream Theatre in 1993 and I still can't get the black lace and fog machine smoke out of my Chili Peppers shirt.

4:52 PM  
Blogger Glen said...

This is totally not awful at all.

5:22 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

FYI: blogger is currently not allowing us to post because the "anti-spambots" have come to the conclusion that we are a spam blog. Hopefully this issue will be resolved soon, and when it is, we'll post the weekend list.

Also, if you're a friend of ours on Myspace, we've posted the weekender in a bulletin. Thanks.

5:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those people in the photo for this post look like stuck up pricks.

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those who want to participate in the ongoing crucifixion:

Current Leaves
Brothers and Sisters(Austin)
The Night Game Cult

@Rubber Gloves
Friday, June 1

Bring a weapon.

7:40 PM  
Blogger aaron said...

why do you hate my band? :'(

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think this picture is cute. i am sure that makes me shallow. but i keep looking at it anyway...maybe one day my computer will get a fast enough connection to download large musics. -LB

9:22 PM  
Blogger Brooks said...

They really look like the Handsome Furs to me.

12:15 AM  
Blogger Keith said...

cheers. I'll definitely be checking this out later

5:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you think anon 1120 is really that negative or just that bored. or both? shit dog i am mad puzzled on some brews for a dude at 714 shit

7:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Texas is blind in one eye. If you didn't get that you really are stupid.

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was actually advertising your show, Aaron, but I wouldn't expect you to notice that.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That girl has a little head. She'd probably look pretty without those pretentious 1985 glasses though. I'd deuce 'er.

1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is the track listing from a quick listen, i couldn't identify the 5th track.
- CarnalKnowledge

1. new young pony club - the bomb
2. young love - discotech(Weird Science Remix)
3. the presets - down down down (digitalism remix)
4. the teenagers - homecoming (passions remix)
5. ?
6. yeah yeah yeahs - rich (josh patrick remix)

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Bob White and the F-Electrics

Pasttime Tavern
Dallas, TX

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nevermind. RTX cancelled. Big suck.

3:38 PM  
Blogger aaron said...


sorry, i'm sorry. :'(

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry too. For being mean. I'm a mean person.

4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Saturday, June 2nd
Denton, TX

The grill fires up at 4:00.

4:00-6:00 - Wild in the Streets
6:00-6:30 - Emil Rapstine (The Angelus) and friends
6:30-6:50 - Chris Flemmons (Baptist Generals)
6:50-7:10 - Daniel Francis Doyle
7:10-7:30 - Aaron White (Current Leaves) and Chris Garver Song Swap
7:30-8:00 - Jenny Seman (shiny around the edges) and friends
8:00-8:15 - Gigi
8:15-8:45 - Christian! Teenage Runaways
8:45-9:05 - Ashley Cromeens (Record Hop)
9:05-9:35 - 2MAI
9:35-9:50 - Jason Ashbaugh
9:50-10:20 - Deep Snapper
10:20-10:50 - Dana Falconberry
10:50-11:20 - MC Router
11:20-11:50 - Brent Best
11:50-12:20 - Burnt Sienna Trio
12:30-1:00 - Nouns Group

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bob white no go as well at pastime?

6:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the mix

9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

crappy idea. fyi.

9:37 PM  
Anonymous thomas said...

they arent pretentious at all, in fact they are both very nice and generous people.

11:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well they look pretentious and stuck up to me.

11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

they are indeed looking "pretty vacant"

1:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh for fuck's sake. your pictures on myspace probably look exactly like that, admit it!

1:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



9:58 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

I've been on tour for over a week now, and i have to say, I haven't missed much. I got to see The Fucking Champs play at an American Legion building in Wallingford CT. NO STAGE! not really technically DIY since it was put on by a production/booking company.

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't have a my own myspace page as I find that shit quite self-absorbed. Do you enjoy looking at pictures of yourself all day long? Seems a little bit arrogant....and sad, like you need so much attention. "I hope I got lots of messages today. Oh no! Nobody loves me!(slams keyboard)".

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Newsflash. Myspace is for the most part NOT COOL. It is a good marketing tool. It works well for businesses and bands. That's pretty much it.

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually I take that back. It is cool, but having a myspace page will not make you "cool-er". You can meet people from Austria so it is pretty cool in that respect.

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or hate me. Either one.

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who kept farting at shq last night? it smelt german.

2:30 PM  
Blogger Foodie said...


3:50 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

UPDATE: At this point (Sunday afternoon) our blog is still locked as a "spam" blog, meaning that we are unable to make any new posts until they unlock it. I've been told that this can take several days, and even up to a week. Blows.

However, we've been working on switching over to a new blog program recently, and we're going to speed up the process now that we're having this issue. Hopefully, one way or another, we'll be up and running again very soon.

I'll send updates here and on Myspace.

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

boring outdated hipster shite..
cmon let that shite die already..
weak mix..must delete off hard drive!!

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's karma biting you in the ass.

10:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monday Morning Rock suggestion:

8:59 AM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

thats cool.... we're still waiting on blogger though, so it looks like no Monday Morning rock today.

I have filed a complaint with blogger, which is supposed to cut down the time you have to wait, but we'll see...

9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

monday discussion: is scott porter trully a rock god?

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scott Porter is a nice guy he busts his ass for very little payback and acclaim. It's going to freak him out if we start talking about him.

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

monday morning rock for you.

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brent Best.


11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ- Dan Doyle was so fucking good. Some of the most innovative songwriting I've ever heard.

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

blogger shot jr

12:10 PM  
Anonymous AdmiralDV said...

"one day......god willing.......I will aspire to the ranks of a genuine, bonafied, DALLAS FUCKING PARTY PERSON!!!!!"

maybe you should do it in babysteps. Become a Carrollton Party Person and slowly work your way down 35. Tip: get a Virgin Mary hood ornament

12:32 PM  
Anonymous jwm said...

I have to agree about MSP being totally awes. what a swell guy.

If I see any pointless flame aimed in his direction, I will know that there is no hope for you bastards.

12:44 PM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

none of you exist.

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heather, who are you talking about?

2:39 PM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

I am talking about the tone of the mix. The first song is so freaking annoying, the rest weren't as bad but It just sounds very 2002 to me. I <3 We shot jr, take my opinion with a grain of salt, most people dont undestand what that means.

3:49 PM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

The Big DollHouse trailer was great!

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You're a hipster fuckbag! And I heart We Shot J.R., so it's all good."

Um, no, it's not all good. It's really childish and mean. So stop it. And i'll try to do the same.

10:12 PM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

1:43 AM  
Blogger FlappersInNylons said...

What I was saying is, my opinion of the choice of songs seemed a little outdated. But the mix in no way changed the fact that I love this blog and I respect what they are doing. I value their opinions and hard work. Blah Blah I didn't say what I meant and It came out wrong. I on the other hand appreciate all of the time and work it took to do so. Sorry about the bullshit.

1:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brent Best was horrible. How fucking contrived.

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hipster 2007 vs Hipster 2002? I wouldn't pay to see that on pay per view, luckily it's free and stupid here.

1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing Brent Best does is contrived. unlike you, he is not worried about looking cool, he just is cool. That doesn't depend on you liking his bands, either. the dude is just heart and soul.

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

judge for yourself

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think 1120/1147 exists at all. I think the mysterious anon who always comments how much he hates wsjr yet never goes away, proving that WSJR wins and the haters lose, is a straw man of stonedranger's creation. Just a theory. Anyone else suspect the same?

11:09 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

well you would know better than anyone that that isn't true.

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God that girl is sexy...if only I ran into her at the grocery store...

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SR- This is 1109, with the fake anon theory. I honestly am not the anon (straw man or not) that you argue with constantly. If you thought I was, as your last comment suggests, whatever method you used to figure out who that anon is must be flawed. I like the site and don't make those childish comments.

5:31 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

well it's very possible that I misread the IP log. Sorry about that.

4:48 PM  

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