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DJ Riz

Bio:

DJ Riz :
Expansions, Sun. 9PM-Midnight Seattle’s best electronic dance grooves.

Variety Mix, Mon. 9PM-1AM
Time at station:
1989
Real job:
at presnt kexp is the realest job i have. although most weeks i’m privileged to feed the hungry and visit those who are sick and in prison. except for those days when i’m making dinner or getting my toes done. and sometimes i’m dj’ing at the clubs. check around for local appearances and personal blessings
Credentials:
” God made me funky ”

I have no favorite musical styles and will try practically anything. I’m not anti-pop or neo-avant, whatever appeals to me viscerally, spiritually, or bootyfully is worth sharing with whomever listens.

When I was a child I wished that I would be a DJ for a classical station when I grew up. My favorite radio stations were WSDM, a mostly jazz station with all women DJ’s, and WXRT--both in Chicago. I think the first rekkid I owned was ‘The Peppermint Twist’ recorded live in the Peppermint Lounge back in Chicago. Earlier today we went shopping and came back home with King Britt’s Adventures In Lo-Fi, War’s the World is a Ghetto, Mercury Rev’s All Is Dream, ummmmm, ummmm, Cinematic Orchestra’s Everyday, Max Romeo’s War Inna Babylon and some compilations on Soul Jazz. The first concert I saw was a soul review featuring Dionne Warwick, Gene Chandler, and The Temptations. The comedian was Pigmeat Markham and the headliner was Bobby Blue Bland. The last concert I saw was Talib Kweli, Gangs Starr, and the headliner was Common.

My favorite live shows have been Inezz Andrews, Albertina Walker, and Mavis Staples at The Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church Aaron Copland and The Chicago Symphony at Grant Park The Jackson 5 at The International Amphitheater in Chicago Aretha Franklin at Symphony Hall in Chicago Peter Tosh and Black Uhuru at The Seattle Paramount George Clinton at Bumbershoot 1990 The Grateful Dead’s New Year Show at The Oakland Coliseum 1989- 1990 Bruce Springsteen at The Paramount in Portland Public Enemy at The Seattle Paramount and Prince at the Paramount The worst show I ever saw was Sly and The Family Stone at Grant Park Chicago in 1969. Sly didn’t show and a riot truly went on!

My greatest fear is to have to move back and live in Chicago.

I love to eat and to kiss. Music is not my first second, or even 3rd biggest love. When I’m down I pray. When I’m up I pray too.

Words to live by:
A shy ho is a broke ho.
Life is sweet and then you die.
The greatest of these is love!
Thanks for listening and saying so, Love - or something very much like it..
riz

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