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Finished

I can’t believe it’s already 2011. So much happened so fast! I feel like I’ve barely had enough time to process it all, much less take the time to write about it. Since I’ve continued on with my blog-fail I have decided to wrap up the 2010 by giving a few highlights from the past few months!

thePeople Turned 3!

This is big for me. It has truly been a blessing to be part of this movement. Much respect to Amy Nabong, BeBrown, Cali, and Heylove for keeping it fresh and helping make this party what it is today. I thank each and every person that has supported the event throughout the years and look forward to many more.

Lust

Over the past few months I’ve been blessed to work with a lot of talented artist. One of those artist is Ms. Maya Songbird. I remixed her song ‘Lust’ and she did me the pleasure of performing it at thePeople. Look forward to more music out of us in 2011!

Check the link below to get your free download!

Maya Songbird – Lust (Cecil’s Beatdown) by DJ Cecil

Tortured Soul

Yup.. strike that off of my list of things to do before I die. Opening for Tortured Soul in the town was some sort of amazing. I’ve been listening to these cats for YEARS. I can’t believe I got the chance to share a stage with them. When I wasn’t DJing I was running around like a little kid on speed trying to capture video.

Here’s a link to what I was able to salvage…

About the Music NYE

Big props to my man Eric Groove and Carlos Jackson for having a ridic house party on New Years! I had a blast DJing to a lovely crowd that night. I’m currently scowering Facebook in an effort to untag myself from any of the unruly photos of me and my homie Zacapa.

Here are a few images I took when I wasn’t preoccupied….

Bad Blogger

So, blogging is hard. I’m finding it amazingly difficult to sit myself down long enough to write or post anything. I always seem to get distracted by everything going on around me. I really wish I could construct some type of hovering droid to capture everything and selectively blog for me.

Since I’ve failed so horribly over the past couple weeks, I’ll try to distill everything down to a few sentences and show a few pictures I took while it was all happening. Unfortunately I’m also having a hard time remembering to pull out my camera whenever I see something that needs to be captured (Cecil jots down another requirement for his robotic assistant).

A)     Boddhi Satva came and threw down a set at Carlos Mena’s birthday celebration. It was plain stupid! We streamed it so you can listen

B)      DJ Spinna came through and lit the room on fire at thePeople party. In the excitement I failed to make sure that we recorded the set,… I also failed to take tons of action shots at the party. We then woke up early the next morning and ate breakfast together at Cockadoodle Café…. the French toast made my face explode with joy. I don’t even like french toast.

C)      Judging from the reactions I’ve gotten from a few of my readers, some have missed the memo,… I’m a video game designer. I work on making them, and I’ve been addicted to playing them ever since I was a small child.  Over the past couple of weeks I’ve leveled up my Dhalsim skills, and beaten Darksiders and Call of Duty 4. I am now working through Lost Planet 2 and trying to stop an addiction to Final Fantasy XIV before it starts.

Here’s a picture of my new girlfriend…

D)     A lot of other random things happened. Hung out with Simbad, built with some local artist, etc. etc…
Here are the few random pictures I took in my various wanderings.

Stay tuned for the next Love and Beats Podcast! Unless I continue to suck it’ll drop sometime this week!

Readjusted

So! This has been a fabulous weekend!

I had a really rough week. Almost everything I hold dear had decided to turn itself upside down. I ended up hopping on the train and going back home to see my family, AND MAN! Was that what I needed.

There’s something about removing yourself from your everyday rat race to go and sit with your family. It reminded me of where I came from, why I am who I am, and where I’m trying to go. It humbled me and reminded me that it’s all a lot bigger than the drama I seem to be obsessing with.

Before I get too far I have to introduce you to my niece and nephew.
… this is my gangster niece Selah,….

… and this is my rough and sweet nephew Cush

I could go on and on about how amazing these two kids are, but you wouldn’t even get the picture. You have to meet them in person to really understand. One of them is BAAAAAD. Like,… “made me threaten to unleash unholy wrath on the buttocks” bad. The other one’s display of ridiculous love and happines had me stupefied. The combination of the two was so simple and beautiful that I couldn’t help but look at my life and all of it’s troubles and laugh.

The awesome left overs from it all are the ridiculous amount of pictures I took and the magnificent track I started for Ms. Valerie Troutt while I was on the train. The combination of her magical voice and the joy my family had unleashed on me resulted in one of my most happy-sappy remixes to date. Here’s a tiny clip!

After making beats on the train I checked out Benji B at my boys Hakobo and BeBrown’s party Ritmos Sin Fronteras @ Som and drenched myself in the sweat only a dancing frenzy can provide. I ended the weekend with a stupendous brunch with some fellow DJ kings and some Street Fighter. After several rounds of whoopin’ proper behind with the skinny man Dhalsim I put on Ice Cube and strutted around the house in my undies singing, “Today was a good day… oooooh aaaah… oooh oooh… ”

That’s it. I figured this blog I started is supposed to be about all the things I love… and … well…