Thursday, October 8, 2009

The By-gone Days of Lipgloss

When I was living in Denver, dating my then girlfriend, and being even more picky of music, there was a place called Lipgloss where all the then indie hipster kids would hang out. They even had a deal that if you drove your Vespa to the club you would get in for free. It was, and still is, located in La Rhumba at 9th and Broadway. DJ's Michael Trundle (whom my ex went to high school with apparently) Tim Cook, and Tyler Jacobson would totally kick everybody's ass with sweet dance music and there was cheap booze and there were ridiculously hot girls (coat check girl on the right) that I would never talk to and it was always a fantastic time. They frequently were giving away shit and always between 11-1130 at which point the music would stop and they would make an announcement, which was my cue to immediately book it to the DJ booth and get whatever CD they were giving away that day. (That's how I discovered Bloc Party.) When we first started going there, they had 2 boxes in the middle of the dance floor. People would put their drinks on them, but they were meant to be danced on and there wasn't some bouncer shooing you off because you were a dude. Rocking out and posing with Larry across the room was pure delight. After I returned to Chicago I vowed to find the Lipgloss equivalent, but it was too unique. The closest I found was Darkwave Disco in 2005 and then my love turned to electro...

But back to Lipgloss. My iTunes fell haphazardly on Moving Units and I remember that they were one of the frequenters of the tracks to hear there. So, here's my little tribute to the days of yore:

Moving Units - Anyone
Moving Units - Between Us and Them
Bloc Party - Helicopter
Enon - Disposable Parts
Ms. John Soda - Go Check
Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
The Faint - I Disappear
Annie - Anniemal
David Bowie - Rebel Rebel

Oh the reminiscence... "Drinking alcohol without the olives, is like making love to a woman without a breasts." - old guy to me before trying to get me to introduce him to Christi and Rachel.

UPDATE: How could I miss this song?? This is probably the quintessential track of Michael Trundle's..

The Stills - Still In Love Song

1 comment:

Larry said...

Shrooms + Lipgloss=bad idea haha

Lipgloss was pretty good. Thinking back, I can't believe they let people smoke indoors...