iPod Jukebox: An MP3 DJ Night

"You know what it's like for a friend to pull a few CDs off the shelf and say "Hey, check this out?" Well, the technology [at iPod Jukebox] allowed 13 or so people to do the same favor for a crowd of strangers. Pretty cool."
-- Rob Pegoraro, The Washington Post

Next iPod Jukebox Event: Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at Cafe Saint-Ex, Washington D.C.

Zipcar Recap


Thanks to everyone who came out last night. We'll have setlists up soon. There were two "secret songs" last night that were worth prizes for anyone who put them on their playlist(s). Laura played "Little Red Corvette" and was duly rewarded. Sadly, no one selected "Be Thankful For What You Got" by D.C. native William DeVaughn. That song, the biggest hit for DeVaughn, was covered by Massive Attack and sampled by N.W.A. (If you need a refresher, it's the mid-'70s R&B tune that repeats "Diamond in the back, sunroof top, diggin' the scene with a gangsta lean" in the chorus.)

Because There's Been Some Confusion...


It seems like our happy hour announcement has been buried under the extra-long playlist from July 13-14, and there's some confusion about what's going on this week.

Here's a recap: We're running a special happy hour (6 to 9 p.m.) edition of iPod Jukebox on Thursday, July 28, at Cafe Saint-Ex. It's sponsored by Zipcar. Anyone who plays songs with transportation themes will be eligible to win prizes from Zipcar. We (the Cricklewood Massive) have also chosen two "secret songs" about transportation. Play one (or both) and you win a prize that has nothing to do with Zipcar.

There will also be Yuengling specials.

In the original announcement, you may have noticed we knocked the set times back down to 10 minutes. This is because we have less time than usual and are expecting more people. If you've got a 12-minute list, please consider trimming it back. If you run over 12, you're going to get cut off. Sorry, but those are the rules.

See you Thursday.

Bastille Day Playlist


There are a couple of blanks below. If you can fill in the information, please send us a note. Thanks.

iPod Jukebox: June 13-14, 2005
Movies: Little Caesar; Angels With Dirty Faces; Casablanca

Q And Not U – And The Washington Monument (Blinks Goodnight)
Ian Brown – Billie Jean
Thievery Corporation Feat. Patrick DeSantos – Sol Tapado
Martha Reeves and The Vandellas – (It's Easy To Fall In Love) With A Guy Like You

Plastic Bertrand – Ca Plane Pour Moi
Polecats – Make A Circuit With Me
Dimitri From Paris – Une Very Stylish Fille

Blur – Tender (Cornelius Mix)
Annie – Heartbeat
Beck – Sexx Laws

Bedbug – Take Me To The Earth
Bell XI – Next To You
French Kicks – The Falls

Little Willie John – Fever
Perez Prado – Jose
Mickey Baker – Baja
Richard Berry – Louis Louie

Astaire – L-L-Love
Earlimart – The Hidden Track
The Bravery – Public Service

Broken Social Scene – Almost Cries
Saul Williams – List Of Demands (Radio Edit)
Jackson 5 – I Want You Back (Z-Trip Remix)

Super Furry Animals – Frequency
Kings Of Leon – King Of The Radio
Oasis – Love Like A Bomb
Wheat – No One Ever Told Me

Avril – Be Yourself (Broadcast Remix)
The Buzzcocks – Why Can't I Touch It?
Les Feles – Non Lycée

Seeking Irony
Agent Simple – Make a Right at jordfallsmotet
Housewife Lovers – Natascha
Apartment – Everyone Says I'm Paranoid
Editors – Blood

Nelly – E.I.
DJ Shadow – The Number Song

Count Five – Psychotic Reaction
Art Brut – Bang, Bang, Rock & Roll
Q And Not U – So Many Animal Calls
Sleater-Kinney - Rollercoaster

Dntel – (This Is) The Dream Of Evan And Chan
American Analog Set – The Postman

DJ 86
Van Halen – Jump
New Order – Turn
Billy Idol – Don't You (Forget About Me)

The Streets – Fit But You Know It

Edith Piaf - La Marseillaise

DJ Cut Killer et NTM – Nique La Police
Supreme NTM – Seine-Saint-Denis Style
La Rumeur – Paris Nous Nourrit, Paris Nous Affame
La Fouine – Quelque Chose De Special

M83 – Teen Angst
Blondie – Sunday Girl (French Version)
Keren Ann – Midi Dans Le Salon …

[Name Missing]
??? - Adieu Paris
DJ Shadow – Autre Introduction
Le Tigre – Tres Bien
MC Solaar – Nouveau Western
Henri Mancini – The Pink Panther Theme

Saint Etienne Daho – X-Amour
The Dears – Heathrow Or Deathrow
M83 – Run Into Flowers

Serge Gainsbourg – Je T'aime … Moi Non Plus
Phoenix – Run Run Run
Brazilian Girls - Sirè Nes de la Fête

Jacques Higelin – L'accordéon Désaccordé
Alizée – Gourmandises
France Gall – Laissez Tomber Les Filles
Etienne Charry – Coeur Brisé

N.E.T. - This is NET, The Public Television Network
Gel-sol - Numby Numbs
Boards of Canada - I Saw Drones
Boards of Canada - Iced Cooly
Boards Of Canada - Sac
Boards Of Canada - Blockbusters
DJ QBert - Movement 2- 6 Fingered Fury
Hell Interface - The Story of Xentrix
P.B.S. - PBS Signature, 1982

Suburbia – Unsatisfaction
Saint Etienne Daho – Accident (He's On The Phone)
Daft Punk – Da Funk

July Update


[Edited to add: Never mind. Setlists will be up soon.]

In the meantime, you can console yourselves with this little piece of news: Zipcar has invited us to host a special happy hour edition of iPod Jukebox at Saint-Ex on July 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. (We've been Zipcar members for a while now, and find the car-sharing service pretty handy.) The event is open to members and non-members alike.

Here's the announcement, courtesy of Zipcar:

You have the best musical taste in the world. Everyone should know that, and if they don't, here's your chance to prove it! Zipcar and the Cricklewood Massive are hosting a special iPod Jukebox event on July 28 at Café Saint-Ex (1847 14th Street, near 14th and U).

Here's how it works: Come to the DJ booth and sign up for a timeslot. (first-come, first-served). When it's your turn, plug your iPod into the bar's sound system and play whatever you want for ten minutes. For more information on iPod Jukebox, or to see previous play lists, visit www.ipodjukebox .com.

As a special treat, car and transportation themed songs will be the order of the night. Anyone playing songs with car or transportation themes will be entered to win driving credit, as well as other prizes. Don't forget, Zipcar members get 20% off their bills at Café Saint-Ex from 11am-5pm daily just by flashing your Zipcard.

We're also going to have our own little giveaway: We've picked two "secret songs" about cars. If you play one (or both) of them, you win a prize.

There's another special event in the works, too, and everyone on our mailing list will get the details shortly. If you aren't on, send us a short message using the e-mail link on the right.

Cheers, and thanks for your patience.

DJ Pour La France


Next week, we celebrate two of our favorite events back to back: iPod Jukebox takes place Wednesday night, and Bastille Day is Thursday. In honor of la Fête Nationale, we're going to try something new.

From 9 p.m. to midnight, everything will run as usual. Beginning at 12:01 (or as close as possible), we're asking DJs to switch to French music. French language is not required, because there are plenty of good bands with English lyrics, or no words at all. (But don't all of you go download La Mome Piaf at once.) Songs sung in French by non-French artists (i.e. Parlez-Vous Freezepop?) are fine, too.

If your Francophone setlist impresses us, there may be a reward.

About iPod Jukebox

  • At iPod Jukebox, anyone with an MP3 player can be the DJ. Show up, sign up and play whatever you want for up to 12 minutes.

    iPod Jukebox takes place on the second Wednesday of the month at Cafe Saint-Ex.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • About Cafe Saint-Ex


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