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You know what wakes me up in the middle of the night covered in a cold sweat? Knowing that you aren’t any worse than anyone else in your whole screwed up generation. In the old days, you know how you got to the top? Huh? By being better than the guy ahead of you. How do you people get to the top? By being so fucking incompetent, that the guy ahead of you can’t do his job, so he falls on his ass and congratulations, you are now on top. And now the top is down here, it used to be up here… and you don’t even know the fucking difference.

In 1999 Doug Liman made “GO”, a movie about scoring hits and going to raves on New Year’s and shooting bouncers and having sex with not one, but two women in Vegas. For some reason No Doubt AND Len were involved but nonetheless, I loved it and I still own it and since we’re about to go neck-deep into rave mania this weekend, we may as well dedicate these best weekend bets to it.
Cool?
Cool.
Just don’t ask me for any favors.
Even if we were (really good) friends, chances are slim I’d do you one.

Off we go from top:
First, check out what:
Winston suggested doing in the couch sessions hip-hop and beyond guide
Marcus suggested in his humpday hysteria electronic guide
and all the free movies on offer.

THURSDAY

As I type this at 8am on a Thursday in my bed-the weather outside my 7th floor apartment looks pretty dismal.
Here’s hoping it clears up because Fort Reno tonight should be amazing. Not only is Benjy Ferree playing, but so is Mary Timony’s Soft Power (check out our awesome Mary interview here) and some other people.
I’ve never wanted to picnic more in my life. Or at least this summer.
Alternatively-Flashpoint is hosting an awesome exhibit opening entitled M3: MCs, Mics and Metaphors which looks totally visit-worthy.

Plus, Greg Proops is back in town and if you want to get your electro dance on early this weekend, Green Velvet is at Muse.


FRIDAY
I like to rest on Fridays mainly because I have very many inflatables to inflate very early on Saturday mornings but don’t let that stop YOU.
Hirshhorn after hours is super predictably sold out but if you crave art and a party, Honfleur Gallery’s Summer Jamboree may be the answer.
In addition to that:Mass Shivers are @ The DC mini gallery (go and support local creative economy) and Carol Bui is being a delight at Comet and the Affair with Ed Dudes and Deep Sang @ RNR Hotel upstairs is both free and awesome.

BONUS if you’re on H Street: PALACE OF WONDERS TURNS 3 YEARS OLD.

Everyone wins.

SATURDAY
I am having dreams about RAVE Camp at this point.
It is going to be both so amazing and so scary that I have no other words to describe it.
Just come.
Will give you a glow stick which will be pointless during daytime but you’ll still love it.
K?
K.

Dip out a little early and see Lou Reed’s exhibit opening @ Adamson Gallery and….Then: the solid options of Nouveau Riche and BLISS are still as solid as ever but if you know what’s good for you, you’ll go see BlueBrain (for free!) at COMET. K? Just trust me on this one.

SUNDAY
“Mad men” season 2 is on-demand on AMC. You may as well never leave your home.
If you do leave it –The Coolout remains a Sunday staple and a really, really solid bill of Crystal Stilts/Cotton Candy and LadyBug Transistor are at the Black Cat and Black Moth Super Rainbow at The Hotel.
Go to that.

NOW-TELL ME WHAT I MISSED.
(and not just the fact that “life begins at 3am”)

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