music mix | marina soul club 001

My first mix of 2020 comes under my MARINA SOUL CLUB LA moniker, which officially kicked off in 2019 although there were some early iterations in 2018. The MSC format includes 70’s soft rock, breezy jazz, lite disco, mellow 80’s, island vibes and coastal grooves. Some people call it ‘yacht rock’. I prefer the term ‘Marina Soul’. In this first ‘episode’ of what I hope turns into a regular radio-style show, listen for music by the likes of familiar artists of the era such as Jimmy Messina, The Doobie Brothers, Daryl Hall & John Oates and Boz Scaggs alongside equally amazing but lesser-known acts like Marc Jordan, Laura Allan, Larsen/Feiten Band, Byrne & Barnes and more. Enjoy!

ARTIST / Tracklist
01. JIMMY MESSINA / “Seeing You For The First Time”
02. MARC JORDAN / “Lost Because You Can’t Be Found”
03. THE DOOBIE BROTHERS / “You Belong To Me”
04. LAURA ALLAN / “Slip & Slide”
05. STEPHEN BISHOP / “On And On”
06. SAMANTHA SANG ft. BEE GEES / “Emotion”
07. ADRIAN GURVITZ / “The Wonder Of It All”
08. BOZ SCAGGS / “Still Falling For You”
09. LARSEN/FEITEN BAND / “Who’ll Be The Fool Tonight”
10. BYRNE & BARNES / “Love You Out Of Your Mind”
11. DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES / “Nothing At All”
12. CHICAGO / “No Tell Lover”
13. ERIC TAGG / “Living Off The Love”
14. JERMAINE JACKSON / “You Like Me Don’t You”
15. DR. HOOK / “Sexy Eyes”

friday october 4 | marina soul club

Marina Soul Club LA is back this Friday evening! The crowd and we deejays have been having a great time these past several months at Melody Wine Bar pairing the great food from various pop up kitchen menus with the selection of natural wines, and of course, the smooth sailin’ music! Come dine and sip to favorites by Ambrosia, Hall & Oates, Player, Rupert Holmes, Michael McDonald, Nicolette Larson, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, Firefall, and Boz Scaggs as well as to Cecilio & Kapono, Kalapana, Alan Parsons Project, Exile, America, CSN and more! Helmed by veteran deejays Glenn Red and Ryan Baysa, Marina Soul Club loves to get into deeper waters too, with all vinyl selections of artists like David Pack, Jim Photoglo, Summer, Byrne and Barnes and other rare gems.

7-11pm | Free Admission
MELODY WINE BAR
751 N. Virgil Ave (at Marathon)
East Hollywood CA

friday september 6 | marina soul club

WHO: Marina Soul Club LA with selectors XO Ryan Baysa aka Blessaid, yours truly, your captain, Glenn Red and you!

WHAT:
An evening of 70s soft rock, breezy jazz, lite disco and tropical rhythms (all vinyl!). Many would call it ‘yacht rock’. Pair it with a delicious dinner entree by FOG pop-up kitchen and the house’s selection of natural wines and wine cocktails. Happy hour specials all night.

WHERE:
MELODY WINE BAR
751 N. Virgil Ave. (at Marathon)
Los Angeles CA 90029
It’s a really beautiful indoor/outdoor bungalow space in LA’s ‘Virgil Village’ neighborhood.

WHEN:
7-11pm
Friday September 6, 2019 (and every first Friday of the month)

Coast/in for a lovely and nostalgic night of music, food, drink and friends!

friday april 5 | melody yacht club

I’m back in East Hollywood CA’s ‘Virgil Village’ enclave on Friday April 5th from 7-11pm for just the third installment of what I’m half-heartedly calling ‘Melody Yacht Club.’ Since my appearances have only begun to have regularity, I haven’t fully decided to brand it with a name that I will forever love and remember with deep feelings of nostalgia. Maybe by my next post.

However, a friend and I have already been bouncing taglines back and forth, so things are getting off the ground. Some are borrowed verbatim from the internet but all are plays on existing band names, song titles, movie phrases and what not. Here are a few of my favorites so far:

“Drop it like it’s yacht” (already in circulation, but thanks @suaverob1 for sharing!)
“Some like it yacht” (courtesy of TMS!)
“Hit me with your best yacht” (courtesy of TMS!)
“Jenny from the yacht” (courtesy of TMS!)
“Talk yachty to me” (courtesy of TMS!)
and my personal fave…
“It’s gettin’ yacht in hurr” (this one’s mine!)

If a great tagline I could use pops into your mind after having read those above, email me if you’re so inclined! I’ll totally give you a shout on any future posts.

Anyway, this event also coincides with Virgil Village’s First Fridays community social night, so I’m looking forward to some great energy around the neighborhood and inside Melody Wine Bar. Along with their Happy Hour wines available all night, it’s a FOG Pop-up kitchen night fogdining.comfeaturing two great chefs creating their own takes on contemporary American dishes.

5pm-11pm | Music at 7pm |Free Admission
MELODY WINE BAR
751 N. Virgil Ave (at Marathon St.)
Los Angeles CA 90029
melodyla.com

Come sail away!