Celi-Bittsu - Matinda (LS 46, Sacodis, 198?)
One of my very first OG Afro records... following the natural process of selection: Does it have a cool cover? Is it within budget? To which this record answered a resounding yes!
It’s a beautiful Congolese soukous record released in an era when the BPM was going up and up but here they resist the temptation to go too hard, consequently it still swings. Lassissi was a staple of my early DJ sets and should I get back in the game will be back in my bag...
Meet Kirk VanDeMoortel! 🚩
It's National Public Works Week, and we'll be introducing some of our awesome team members to demonstrate The Power of Public Works.
Kirk has worked in our Public Works Records Division for about a year and a half, coming from work at WOW! and Comcast.
In that time, Kirk already has sorted through and digitized one-quarter of the paper records the city keeps -- tap slips for new water and sewer connections, street maps, final construction project drawings, property easements, and more. Maps and tap slips are permanent records, so we'll always keep the paper, along with our digital system.
Kirk handles design tickets -- locating and sharing records with firms handling projects in the city. He also locates utilities ahead of projects -- MISS DIG.
He considers the utility location -- marking all city utilities -- an important job. We don't want anyone to dig blindly and hit a water, sewer, or any utility line.
Here, Kirk was locating the sewer line at the former Toys 'R Us property, on Beckley Road (he's holding his painter and green marker flags). He painted a manhole cover in front of him, to the back of the building, using a bent flag post to help guide him above ground.
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This Saturday, May 26th, at @josephscafe_ in Hollywood I'll be playing some tunes with some good friends from Chicago and some buddies from OC!
I've got a couple special guests dropping in to jam with me in the side room :) There are still a few $10 presales available-- just search "True House" at eventbrite.com