I'm sad to announce that today's post will be the final one here on this site. Over the past six months I've found that I wanted to shift my focus onto other new projects which would include a new site called Village Dance Radio dedicated to jazz and Afro-Latin grooves. I hope that many of you will enjoy this new site as much as you've enjoy this one.
I admit that it was a very difficult decision to move on from this blog. Over the past 5+ years that I have been maintaining this site on a daily basis, I have had the priceless opportunity both online and in-person to meet many people from all over the world including many that I now consider friends in places like Paris, London, New York, Vancouver, Seattle, and San Francisco. It's at times acted not only as a place to share some of my favorite music, but as an online journal of my life from my grandmother passing, to me getting married (to my amazing and beautiful wife - I might add), my many cross-state moves , etc., and I just want to say thanks for all the support I've received over the years. I had no idea that a little blog like this one could result in such a wonderful place to share music on a daily basis while in the end, meeting so many new friends. I really hope that many of you continue to stay in touch as I focus on new projects including my new site which I've just added the first post. I will continue to release the Cabana Disco series as well as a new re-edit 12" on Kojak Giant Sounds later this fall/winter. I'm also flirting with the idea of starting a new Tropical-funk/jazz night in possibly either SF or Oakland.
In all, there is not much I can say other than THANK YOU! This site (which will remain up hopefully permanently as an archival site) has played a major part in my life and I'm am absolutely grateful that I had the chance to do it for so many years and share it with all of you.
This is TJ (aka Pat Les Stache) signing off with a final track from Arthur Russell (which I thought would be appropriate). Enjoy!
Arthur Russell - Let's Go Swimming (Coastal Dub version)