Thursday, December 31, 2009

Reflecting, redefining and reclaiming... Looking forward to MOVING forward... <3
Tonight is the night... my set begins at midnight. Sweet! I get 2 play the first records of the new decade! <3

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Good night/morning to u all... Enjoy the last day of 2009, because the new year is finally coming.. YAY!!!
It's so cool that I'm running into people online; folks from my old neighborhood that I grew up with... :-)
Every time I see that KFC commercial on TV, I smile... That's my BFF singing "FIRE!!!!!" I'm so proud of her!

The Love Continues...

YES!!!

Preservation II -- The Love Continues


This is something that means SO MUCH to me... The first party was wonderful. I can't WAIT until this one!!! Here's 2 revolutionizing the MOVEMENT!!! YES!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

YAY! My BFF is singing in a national commercial for KFC!!! Check it out! http://ping.fm/6orqD CONGRATULATIONS, MICHELLE! <3
...only TWO more days until I play alongside Juan Atkins at "10 Critics..." What a way 2 bring in the new year! :-)

Monday, December 28, 2009

YAY! Finally made an official facebook page for Wallshaker! http://ping.fm/mpFbX
Ahh, getting things organized for Wallshaker, W.A.R.M.T.H. and my own sites. So much 2 be done, but I LOVE it!!!
...when kindness & meekness is mistaken 4 weakness... that's when it's time to go straight Detroit on these b*tches...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

..i don't know why I keep on... (f*cking wit u...)
...after OBSESSING over it forever, I've finally turned in my remix to Fabrice Lig's "Hmong." I hope he likes it! <3
...so I just paid 2 upgrade my podcast account... now u all can continue to download and enjoy the radio show. :-)
I'm welcoming TODAY with open arms...
I just watched a Lady GaGa parody that made me crack up laughing!!! (I admit, I DO like her though!)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Much respect 2 those who actually SUPPORT the artists, so we can continue making the music u love...
...I was just asked to speak at John's funeral next Saturday. I don't know how I'm gonna muster the strength, but I'm gonna do it.
If you can't download the podcast from the other link, here it is... http://ping.fm/vZ3Ji

Friday, December 25, 2009

Download tonight's W.A.R.M.T.H. Session! http://ping.fm/6p1Wd
I swear, I have the best damn radio show audience on EARTH... MUAH!
Y'all know I'm about 2 get on the air at 7PM, right? www.warmth313.com
Brrr.. cuddle weather!!! (line forms 2 the left...)
Some of y'all just hit "merry xmas" one time, and texted it to your entire contact list... Come on... Are we THAT impersonal? LOL!
If u woke up with a funny taste in your mouth, just remember that Santa only comes ONCE a year! :-)
Today is a perfect day to let u know... I love you. Happy Holidays.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

My Christmas Eve -- Bittersoulfulsweet...

Somehow I manage to keep a smile... Waking up this morning, I thought, "wow.. Christmas is tomorrow." I'm more excited for my children, because they have NO IDEA what I got them for Christmas presents -- I bought them cell phones. On one hand, I feel bad because I couldn't fill the entire living room with presents for them. On the other hand, I've managed to provide for them all year -- even during times when I thought I couldn't.

This morning, I received the horrible news that John Hampton (my mom's long-term boyfriend) died in his sleep. At first I was shocked -- and I stopped myself from going through this huge array of emotions. For starters, I didn't know what to feel... John and I weren't exactly the closest -- while he was known throughout Detroit as my "manager," he was really more of a fan. He didn't have any children of his own, and I know that he took to me like his "son." He was very proud of my music career, and when I made an accomplishment, it was like HE made an accomplishment.

I had a bit more respect for him as a result of my mother's death. He was the one who found my mother's body the morning she died -- ironically, she died in HER sleep as well... Now that I think about it, John and my father shared the same birthday... But that's a different story.

Anyway, I went through today feeling rather numb. That is, until I went to my Aunt Michelle's house for a family dinner.

For starters, I was so pissed at my sisters Melva and Angie, for not going... Michelle really wanted us to meet her boyfriend's family -- they'd just moved into their new house together, and in true Leo fashion (LOL), wanted to celebrate. I can relate. LOL!!! So the dinner was going rather smoothly -- just like in the movie Soul Food... The family laughed and joked together. We said a prayer, and dinner was served. I noticed that Stefan (my oldest son) wasn't eating... In fact, he looked quite pissed off. When I asked him why, he said he overheard some of the other people talking about me. They were making fun of the way I talk (something I've gotten all of my life), etc. Of course, when it was time to eat, he'd also overheard them saying "oh, you KNOW that FAT MAN wants some food!"

Seriously, I didn't hear them myself... But then again, I've learned how to just "not notice" these things. It killed me to see my child's feelings hurt. While I told Stefan to "just ignore it," I knew that it wasn't good enough. Stefan wanted to curse those bitches out -- and he had every good damn reason to... Mind you, if it was just ME, I would've just let it roll off my shoulders. (Notice how they didn't DARE say that shit to my face?) But come on... In front of my CHILD? REALLY???

Stefan was so hurt, as I said before, he wouldn't eat. He didn't want anything to do with them... So on that note, we left. It was a bittersweet moment because I commend Stefan for keeping his cool, as angry as he was. I felt PROUD that my son wanted to protect his father! But during the drive home, I couldn't help but feel BAD... It reminded me of all the teasing I had to endure in High school -- hell, since BIRTH... It took me back to my insecurities -- "oh, you sound like a GIRL..." Just because I wasn't a thug, or whatever... It was the same insecurity that made me ashamed to sing... I HATE that my CHILDREN have to suffer because of society's ignorance!

So here I am... barely after 8PM on Christmas Eve. I'm at home -- the only REAL place I feel safe in this world... I LOVE my sons for sticking up for me. I HATE the fact that after all these years of growing and learning, that I still have to endure this bullshit.

I have to keep it together!! I cannot break down... Even though my heart is aching right now, I MUST be strong for my boys. They WILL have a good Christmas, in spite of...

Okay, I've vented. I'm wiping tears from my eyes because I REFUSE to let them fall... Tomorrow, I'll show my sons the true meaning of Christmas -- the TRUE meaning of family... Or better yet, I'll smile because my sons have shown ME... We may have our ups and downs, but when it all comes down to it, we're STILL FAMILY -- and my children LOVE me. Tonight has proven that... What better Christmas present could I ask for?

Love,
Aaron-Carl
Have a very happy holiday... Much love! <3

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

We laughed, cried, learned worked & grew together (FIVE)... Now she's headed back home. Have a safe flight, BFF! MUAH!
YEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!! <3

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Thank you ALL 4 listening 2 the show tonight.. I especially thank my co-host & BFF, Michelle Weeks! Girl, we had FUN! :-)
Y'all listening? http://ping.fm/mZSur Michelle and I are on the air RIGHT NOW.. :-)
Alright y'all.. 5PM EST. Michelle Weeks and I are doing a special W.A.R.M.T.H. Session... Tune in! http://ping.fm/vM6jq
The voice... the spirit... I hear it. I feel it. Thank YOU for giving me another glimpse of YOUR power!
Tonight, with all its happenings, was well worth it. Spending time with my BFF = PRICELESS! It's gonna be hard 2 say goodbye...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Ahhh... time 2 make the donuts. :-) Michelle and I have some SERIOUS recording to do today!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Michelle and I will be back on the air tomorrow.. I apologize 4 the technical difficulties tonight. Watch 4 the rebroadcast!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

OOOH, I'm waiting -- just waiting... almost time 2 make the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! YAY!!!!!!
OOOH, i can't STAND those harmonies, Michelle!!! LOL!!! (MUAH!)
...LOVIN' that chicken from POPEYES!!!
There are just NOT enough hours in ONE DAY...
It's a bootiful day in the neighborhood.. a bootiful day 4 a neighbor... LOL! (How are you feeling today?)
Work, work, and more work... but it's all WONDERFUL, because I'm doing it all with my fabulous BFF! <3

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

...NOW she wants 2 go 2 the MALL!!! AHHHHH!!!!!!! (We're going 2 the mall...)
...OH NO... she made me eat SUSHI!!! and CALAMARI!!! YIKES!!!
...baby, I produced the F*** outta this tune... "Build That Bridge" by RaShaan Houston. SOMEBODY needs 2 play it, SERIOUSLY!
..i LOVE my BFF... and she'll be here TODAY! YAY!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

...I'm just gonna take all this pain, all this confusion, all this hurt, anger and disappointment... and turn it into a SONG...
I don't wanna hurt anymore... I don't wanna cry anymore... I just can't... I just can't do this anymore...
AAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
(sings along...) "I can't get no satisfaction!" (Y'all think I'm playing, right?! Oh noooo....)
I just have 2 enjoy the day for what it IS, instead of complaining about what it ISN'T..

Monday, December 14, 2009

THANK YOU LORD, 4 the many blessings YOU have given me... THANK YOU 4 opening my eyes and heart so that I can receive YOU!
Thanks 2 everyone who added & rated me on RA... New DJ mix coming soon. http://ping.fm/xrUff

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Winding down from a wonderful day -- a day of healthy eating & taking care of myself. (As CeCe says, "oooh, it feels so good!")
..Who's on Resident Advisor? We should link up, rate each other, etc... http://ping.fm/YniEl
Ahh... the pleasures of homemade Spinach salad -- my SECOND one today. YUM!!!
I woke up today, feeling that dieting & exercise aren't "chores," but ways to show my body some much needed LOVE...

Friday, December 11, 2009

AHEM!!! ...making me play all LATE! lol... but I love y'all for it. Glad u had fun. See u next time... MUAH!
Yes!!! Another W.A.R.M.T.H. Sessions.. y'all ready? http://ping.fm/dF0Oj 7PM EST. YAY!
On tonight's W.A.R.M.T.H. Sessions, a tribute to TRESOR: 1991 - 1997, at 7PM EST. http://ping.fm/lxJOg
...how do u plan to spread love & joy today? How will u make someone truly smile?
Alright y'all.. much love 2 u. Good night! (well, good morning 2 you overseas... ) :-)

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

...so they're finally available. The t-shirts, that is.. YAY!!! http://ping.fm/MJBLG
Looking for distributors who are willing to help us sell the W.A.R.M.T.H. compilation CD...
I was thinking... This CD is too important to us, to worry about "exclusivity." It needs 2 be heard. DISTRIBUTORS, where are u?

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Just in... Electronic Directory Japan reviews our PRESERVATION cd... I'm SO happy! http://tinyurl.com/edjp1209
can I address my fans 4 a minute??? I'm REALLY feeling your energy right now... Thanks so much 4 the love... <3
...has learned 2 differentiate between those who claim 2 be your true friends, from those who TRULY ARE...

Sunday, December 06, 2009

only 2 more days until my "secret" release hits Beatport... NO, y'all didn't know it was coming. :-) ...but YES, it is... <3
I feel encouraged today. Time to re-prioritize some things...

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Thankful to wake up with a clear mind, and a world of opportunities... How are YOU today?

Friday, December 04, 2009

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Big hugs and lots of love 2 everyone who reached out 2 me... It's helped me more than u know. I truly appreciate it. <3

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

(sings along...) Please tell me, baby, is there something I can do 4 u? <3

Monday, November 30, 2009

...going underground 4 a while... it's just necessary.
Love PEOPLE and use things... not love THINGS and use people...
...being pulled in a million different directions @ the same time... sacrificing my own happiness, just 2 please them...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

FIVE!!!
If u wanna help Detroit's Electronic Music scene, u can start by visiting http://ping.fm/pvKK1 and order the W.A.R.M.T.H. compilation...
Thanks 2 everyone who called, emailed & gave their take on last night. I think we all know what we have 2 do from now on...
To those @ the Bohemian last night, please e-mail your story to warmth313@gmail.com We will use these collectively to FIGHT 4 OUR SCENE!
I say we all take this energy and experience, and unite... to REVOLUTIONIZE the MOVEMENT of TECHNO & HOUSE!!!
My thoughts and prayers go out 2 everyone who was part of the unfortunate experience at the Bohemian last night...
I'm wishing u all a great Sunday. Wow, I can't believe it's almost DECEMBER! <3

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

PRESERVATION -- the day after...

As I write this, I realize that I am still recovering. The pressure, the happiness, the drama, and of course, the relief -- the events are still fresh in my mind, and as I sip my morning coffee, I prepare to revisit the wildness that I called "PRESERVATION..."

Going into this with high expectations, I was already a nervous wreck. Newspapers wrote stories about the event. We've spent WEEKS planning the party, the CD compilation, the t-shirts, the promotion, etc... It takes a LOT out of you. Well, I know it took a lot out of ME. I realize that I put so much of myself into this. In fact, I can't even call it a party. It was so much more -- it was the start of a MOVEMENT... But as I write this, I think back and realize that it was all worth it...

My night started at 7PM... I'd already spent the day in awe, checking the online sales of the PRESERVATION compilation CD -- it had just been released this morning, which was another soul-consuming process in itself. Thank God for Mel (Winders) and Jason (Jones) being here with me, because I don't think I would've remembered everything -- Camera, DAT player, CDs, etc. My damn phone kept ringing ALL DAY, from people with all sorts of questions. The BIGGEST question of the night: "Can you put me on the GUEST LIST?" (That is one of the most ANNOYING questions you can EVER ASK a promoter! After all of the money, hard work, blood, sweat and tears that went into this -- especially on the biggest bar night of the year -- you KNOW you're gonna come in and drink, but your ass didn't feel like paying a $10 cover charge? WHAT?! Are you SERIOUS?)

I wanted to arrive at the club early, so we could do a proper sound check. Most of the W.A.R.M.T.H. team had arrived early, as we were ALL excited to see this night become a success. Kevin King (and his wife Michelle), John Cline, Shant Kirmizian, Mel, Jason & I were able to have a nice little meal before getting started -- I was so frazzled, I was barely able to eat. Tink Thomas connected the equipment, and before long, the party had begun -- at least for us... It felt really good just to "unwind" a bit before the crowd came. The merchandise table was set up. Seeing the CDs & T-shirts on display gave me an overwhelming feeling of "WOW... this is REALLY HAPPENING!" Like a proud parent on graduation day, I was preparing to watch my "baby" walk across the stage, so to speak...

9PM... Karl Lucas started his set. At this time, NOBODY was in the club besides us. However, Karl played like he was performing in front of a massive crowd -- he was in a zone. I felt sorry for the people who didn't come early to hear him, because he truly BROUGHT THE PAIN! I admit I was nervous... It seemed like everyone in Detroit was throwing their own party -- which pissed me off. AGAIN, I must remind you... So much planning went into W.A.R.M.T.H. Personally, I believe that some people decided to throw their own party just to compete with ME (I do have haters, but whatever...). But as I've ALWAYS said about W.A.R.M.T.H. -- it's NOT about me. It's about OUR MUSIC and OUR SCENE... Some of these close-minded, hateful bitches can't see the "forest for the trees." But I digress... KARL played his heart out, and even if there was no crowd, I appreciated him.

10PM... People finally began showing up. Karl was still DJing, although Eric Johnson was supposed to start. Tink was gone, but told me he'd be back in time for his set at 11pm. By this point, I was like "fuck it. Whatever happens, is gonna happen..." It was out of my hands at this point, and I accepted things as they were.

Mel was working the door, and had issues with "correct change." Our car was parked in the wrong spot, and was almost towed away. My cell phone rang constantly -- when it worked -- from people either trying to find Oslo, wanting to get "on the guest list," or asking me what time my set was... Although I'd had a drink or two by this time, I still wasn't calm!

Eric Johnson arrived at around 10:15, ready to DJ. By this time, Quentin Harris was here, and we were hanging out at the bar. It's always great to talk to Quentin -- I think personally, because we're so much alike. DIVALICIOUS, honey!!! LOL... I love his attitude, and although we don't get to see each other as much as we'd like to (the bitch is ALWAYS gone, in some country SOMEWHERE!), when WE get together, BABY, it's a BLAST!!!

Back to Eric Johnson... when ERIC JOHNSON says he's bringing HEAT, you better believe it. I was starting to "come out of my shell," calm down and actually ENJOY the night. I remember people like Tasha Price -- I know this sounds silly, but I REALLY wanted to make sure that people KNEW how much I appreciated them -- just for walking in the door. Tasha said to me, "I wouldn't miss it for the world." I truly had to fight back tears, because my emotions were so intense. I kept thinking "wow... people are REALLY coming to support W.A.R.M.T.H.!" I wanted them to feel what I felt. Seriously, my heart was filled with so much love and appreciation. I really hope they felt that...

Okay, I keep straying, but... ERIC muthafuckin' JOHNSON... BABY, I don't know WHAT he played, but whatever that tune was, I was sitting down... the BASSLINE ripped right through me, and I ran up to the DJ booth and SCREAMED!!!!! (And I was even more proud to see him rocking it with his W.A.R.M.T.H. T-shirt on!)

11PM came and went... Where the hell was Tink?! I kept getting text messages from him, asking who was playing -- could he play at 12, instead of 11, etc... In hindsight, I understand that this is a "typical DJ trick," to ensure they have a full crowd to play to. Whether HE was doing that or not, I don't know. But again, whatever. It is what it is...

Eric Johnson continued to play, and everyone was satisfied. Karl Lucas asked if he could play until Tink showed up. I didn't mind. As far as I'm concerned, the VIBE was right -- I could give a shit less WHO was on the decks.

Jason, Kevin & Michelle King were taking turns working the merchandise table. I really wish you knew what I was feeling, seeing everyone in W.A.R.M.T.H. T-shirt -- each of them having a look of pride on their faces. This is TRULY a team, y'all... And I swear it was evident. Not a clique, or a crew... but a TEAM.

Shortly after 12 midnight, Tink returns. Mind you, the lineup schedule was COMPLETELY fucked up by now! Quentin and I (who'd decided to do a tag team set together) were supposed to play at 12... BONE was going to play at 1 a.m. -- another story altogether -- and JOHN COLLINS was going to close out the party at 2... I wanted everyone to be happy, so even if I didn't play at all, I didn't care. Tink was going to have his full hour to play, regardless... I know this sounds crazy, but Karl Lucas, Eric Johnson, Tink Thomas & John Collins were REALLY who I wanted to showcase. Why? Well, for starters, they're damn good DJs. DAMN good. And part of W.A.R.M.T.H.'s mission is to show the world that DETROIT DJs can rock a party like NO OTHER -- and I'm not just saying that! There's a reason why Detroit is so special. There's no denying that... And SURE, we had some "more popular folks" on the lineup -- Quentin, Bone & myself -- but I wanted to show people that it wasn't about US... People like Karl Lucas -- someone who most people outside of Detroit might not even know -- can hold their own, and truly kick ass.

So now Tink is playing... He's doing his thing and I KNOW people were into it. I was too busy dealing with OTHER drama at the time. A group of kids (over 18 y/o, but under 21) wanted to get into the club. I didn't realize that it was really for the "21 and over" crowd, so it's my fault for not advertising it that way. Anyway, after going back and forth with the owner, and basically putting MY neck (as well as theirs) on the line, the group was allowed to attend the party -- as LONG AS THEY DIDN'T DRINK! I made it my personal mission to ensure that these folks didn't drink -- I wanted NO drama. Hell... OUR party wasn't getting shut down, all because some underage drinkers!

True to form, shortly after they got into the party, the "games" had begun. The kids knew they were being watched, so after only about 10 minutes, they left. I overheard one of them saying "I'm leaving because I can't get CRUNK!" (I wanted to break a beer bottle over his fucking head when I heard that... HOW DARE YOU disrespect ME and this establishment, just because you wanna get drunk... Get the fuck out!)

Mike Banks, Juan Atkins, Lou Robinson (SCAN 7) & Eddie Fowlkes (to name just a few of Detroit's Finest) were in the house. I hate that I didn't get a chance to actually SPEAK with Eddie -- especially after our recent lengthy phone conversation... Mike was wearing his AFRO, as he said he would. I was just so honored that he was there. You know, after EVERYTHING that Mike Banks and I have been through, believe me when I say that I have such a GREAT love for that man! Like a father to his child, I KNOW that Mike has that same love for me. (The day before, he told me how proud he was of me -- words that will forever remain in my heart. Even today, I find myself wanting to make him proud.) So this party was EXTRA SPECIAL to me -- simply because I wanted MIKE to witness it, look at his "son" with pride and say "wow... he DID it."

My respect has grown so much greater for JUAN ATKINS! He'd been scheduled for a gig the same night as the PRESERVATION party. When he received the flyer and saw the lineup, he turned down his OWN gig, so he wouldn't compete with ours. When I heard this, I cried tears of joy. Later on, Juan told me that people were "pulling his arm" to take the gig, so eventually, he agreed. I understood, but I was STILL impressed by his gesture. Wow.. Juan Atkins, showing love to W.A.R.M.T.H. So when I saw JUAN at the party, I couldn't help but reach out and hug him. I asked, "do you know how much it means to me that you're even HERE?" Then it dawned on me -- wait a minute... Shouldn't HE be playing somewhere else right now??? (The gig got cancelled, he said.)

By this time, it was a little after 1 a.m. and the moment was right for Quentin and I to let the crowd HAVE IT...

Quentin started off with "something!" I don't even know what the damn song was, but let's just say that the magic was in the air... He worked a Martha Wash acapella looped over this track, and MMMMM... it was HEAVEN. Mind you, I'm not used to "tagging" with anyone. But something about this moment was SPECIAL... Spontaneous... Completely unrehearsed... Quentin and I were determined to whip each other's ASSES in the DJ booth -- figuratively speaking, of course! He played his track, then I took the decks... It was time to show and prove, so I dropped the ONE track I'd been saving for this exact moment. "4 TYPES OF PEOPLE" by SCAN 7 feat. AARON-CARL... Baby, the place lit up. The spirit took over, and I swear, people's mouths dropped. Granted, before this moment, MIKE hadn't heard the track. Nor did Quentin, Juan or Eddie. I wanted "4 Types of People" to drop on them like a BOMB... From what I hear, it did. :-)

From that moment, it was ON.. Quentin and I went back and forth, and the crowd was loving every moment of it. I even heard Tink in the background, agging us on. "Whatcha gonna do NOW, Q? Whatcha gonna do NOW, AC?" Quentin dropped "Apologize" -- the track we did together. Okay, I admit... I was amazed. (How dare you whip my ass, with MY OWN vocals?) Our set got cut short, because DJ Bone really wanted to play. Again, I didn't fuss... And when I stepped off the decks, I was exhausted -- in a GOOD way... I did what the fuck I came to do. It was up to Bone to keep that momentum going... From what I heard, he did.

At this time, I sat down to talk with Ric -- a hardcore AC fan. I met him a few times before, but we'd never gotten to sit down and have a REAL conversation until now. So while sat on the outside steps, having our talk, Bone was inside ripping the people to shreds. (Get 'em, Bone!)

From what I heard, John Collins had left. I guess he figured he wasn't gonna get to play, and his personality is so calm, I can just imagine him saying "oh well... it's JUST a PARTY!" I admit, I was a bit disappointed, because I'd hyped HIM up so much. I wanted John Collins to shut it the fuck down... But at around 2:30, the crowd had thinned out, and the club was closing. I haven't spoken to John yet, but I REALLY want to apologize to him. I don't even know why -- it is what it is, right? I could blame OTHER folks for fucking up the lineup, but why? By this time, I felt like our party was a success ANYWAY! In spite of the drama, the mission was accomplished.

Let me also acknowledge Ms. Angela Slate & Dee Jones. Although they left the initial W.A.R.M.T.H. group and started their own collective, "Houseworks," it really warmed my heart to see them walk through the door, and SUPPORT this event. Their presence spoke volumes to me -- whatever our personal differences are, they showed me that THEY ALSO want to keep our scene alive... It's not about US... it's about the MUSIC. And I can't stress that enough. I wasn't being fake when I took pictures with them. While I wished we could ALL work as one, I understand that different people have different visions... I ONLY say this because of the bullshit I keep hearing in the streets. I've NEVER put any value on it, because at the end of the day, none of the drama really matters... I've stepped outside of Detroit -- and all of the fickle attitudes that come along with it -- and looked at the bigger picture. It's like a real family... You've got ALL types of people in this family -- some get along, other's don't. But we're STILL family.

Speaking of family... Angie Schwendemann (I spelled it RIGHT this time!), Tom Linder, Bill Stacy & his wife Becky showed up as well. I must've sounded like a broken record when I hugged them all and thanked them for coming -- but I wanted EACH of them to know that I MEANT IT!!!

Diviniti, Pirahnahead -- EVERYBODY really! (Especially my baby, Gary Martin... I STILL melt whenever he speaks to me, and he knows this. LOL.. I don't give a damn who knows it either. LOL!!!)

Everyone at W.A.R.M.T.H. worked so hard, and invested so much of themselves. All of the DJs, everyone who bought a CD or a T-shirt, danced to our music, etc... People who stopped in just for a moment, just to show their love. (Y'all don't understand!)

I'm still in awe of everything so far... From the extensive press coverage, to people spreading the word on the streets -- and that's just DETROIT! I haven't even begun to thank the people from all around the world!!!

As I write this, I received a few emails -- confirmations of orders. People who purchased the W.A.R.M.T.H. compilation CD. ALL of these confirmations (today) came from people in JAPAN... What?! JAPAN? REALLY??? Please know that again, I'm holding back my tears of joy. I am SO HAPPY and grateful to you.

I'm sure that by now, you've heard that W.A.R.M.T.H. is buying a building. I tried to keep it a secret for a while, but now that it's in the press, I guess I can't hide it anymore... This PRESERVATION event, as well as the CD compilation, was (among other things) a fundraiser for this purpose. How many of you actually knew that?

All of the DJs donated their time and talents -- most of them even gave their own money to the cause. Please don't make the mistake of thinking that this was "just another party," as I've said before.

We've received an outpouring of love and support from so many people -- it would be impossible to thank you ALL individually, although I eventually plan to do so. (I'm trying!) I get emails all the time -- ironically from people OUTSIDE OF DETROIT -- asking how they can help support the movement... At the time, I didn't know how to answer them. NOW I DO...

If you haven't, please find it in your hearts to actually SUPPORT our cause. For those of you who bought a T-shirt or a CD, I thank you so much. We even have the MP3s and WAVS of the album, for convenience. Come to our events if you can! Represent W.A.R.M.T.H. within your OWN organizations... Help spread the word -- we're REALLY dedicating ourselves to preserving the soul of Electronic Music. And YES, I'm reaching out to the WORLD... That's my biggest reason for changing it from "W.A.R.M.T.H. 313" (as it initially was) to W.A.R.M.T.H. INTERNATIONAL INC.

This party was the launching pad, and I think we're off to a great start. There's a lot in store for W.A.R.M.T.H., and I look forward to sharing ALL of these wonderful moments with YOU.

If you haven't done so, visit our website. Follow us on twitter (warmth313). Listen to our radio show (Fridays at 7PM EST on www.warmth313.com). Keep up with us, because together WE ARE REVOLUTIONIZING THE MOVEMENT OF TECHNO AND HOUSE!


Much love,
Aaron-Carl

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

On my way 2 the club... See u there. I'm so excited...
Ok, I promise not 2 blow up your inbox today! I'm just so GRATEFUL & HONORED that folks are already buying this CD... Thank u! <3
The new W.A.R.M.T.H. Compilation is now available on MP3, WAV & CD.. Exclusively at http://ping.fm/U33Ys
YOU GUYS are the FIRST to get 2 order this CD... It's out OFFICIALLY RIGHT NOW! http://tinyurl.com/warmthcd1
This article just came out TODAY in the Metro Times... I'm so touched... http://tinyurl.com/warmth25

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

OMG, yes! I have the W.A.R.M.T.H. CD in my hand, str8 from the manufacturar... and it is so beautiful... YES!!!
...wants to plan a tour. I'm ready 2 hit the ROAD!

Monday, November 23, 2009

I want 2 take a moment 2 thank EVERYONE who believes in (and supports) the vision of W.A.R.M.T.H.'s movement. THANK YOU! <3
When it's genuine & sincere, when it's RIGHT, it cannot be stopped -- no matter how hard they try...
Oatmeal & hot tea... does wonders 4 the soul, on this crazy Monday morning..
body = 17 pounds lighter... event = 3 days closer... energy = 10 times greater... faith = SO MUCH stronger... I am SO happy. :-)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanx 4 the feedback, guys! Looks like it'll be available in 320, WAV and of course, the physical CD... MUAH!
If u were 2 download an MP3 album, would u prefer 192kbps, or 320kbps?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

...realizes that while I work like a MACHINE, I'm still HUMAN, and I sometimes make mistakes...

Friday, November 20, 2009

I came across an old review online, and someone actually referred 2 me as having a singing voice "like honey..." Awww!! <3
Don't forget 2 listen 2 tonight's W.A.R.M.T.H. Sessions, where we're featuring new & exclusive tracks from the upcoming CD compilation!
I love u... ALL of u... :-) (yeah, u 2...)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

...nearly 7 days till the PRESERVATION party... YEAH!!! <3
...DEADLINES... AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am humbled, thankful and grateful... u know who u r... <3 ..now it's back 2 spreading W.A.R.M.T.H. around the world! :-)
God help me through this time... 11/17, the anniversary of my mom's death, 11/25, the day she was buried, & 11/26, her birthday...

Monday, November 16, 2009

NEW interview with myself & DJ Bone on Electronic Directory Japan... Check it! http://bit.ly/F8b3R
Today is a GREAT day 2 reach out 2 an old friend... someone u haven't talked 2 in a while -- just 2 let them know u're thinking about them..

Sunday, November 15, 2009

U know those moments when u realize that you've got SO MUCH 2 be grateful 4? I'm having one of those moments right now... :-)
In the final stages of preparing the W.A.R.M.T.H. Exclusive CD Comp... OOOH, I can't wait 4 u 2 hear it!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Did u all enjoy the show? I sure did... Thanks for listening... MUAH! <3
7pm EST.. it's showtime, babies... <3 http://ping.fm/LXsb9
On tonight's W.A.R.M.T.H. Sessions, a new DJ set by Inbetween DJs (UK) & the debut of SCAN7's "4 Types of People" (produced by Aaron-Carl)
Tonight, I play at a benefit party for a 19 day-old baby who recently passed away... My emotions are all mixed up right now...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tonight I sang my butt off... I mean, SANG, do u hear me??? I'm playing it on the next W.A.R.M.T.H. Sessions. ...OH YEAH!!!
Counting down the days.. only 13 more. Detroit will spread love all around the world... http://tinyurl.com/yapzhwd

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I need a hot tottie... this cold is kicking my BUTT!!!
almost time 4 the new W.A.R.M.T.H. CDs! "Mad" Mike Banks, SCAN 7 & DJ Bone (among others) created new tracks exclusively 4 this!
I'm so happy! "Down" (Resurrected Mixes) are FINALLY released today -- both vinyl AND digital. http://tinyurl.com/yfeu8tj

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tying up loose ends... Finishing tracks (yes, SCAN 7, it's on the way!) Busy, busy, BUSY day today!!!
m..e..tee ara o...p... cs.. i got it. can't take it away. my metro, is here 2 stay... (It's SOOO ghetto, but SOOO catchy! LOL)

Monday, November 09, 2009

Saturday, November 07, 2009

With a newfound sense of direction, and a WONDERFUL team alongside me, W.A.R.M.T.H. moves forward... :-)

Friday, November 06, 2009

The W.A.R.M.T.H. Sessions starts now.. 7pm EST. http://ping.fm/lxQ2I
On tonight's radio show, I'm giving away a couple of free passes 2 the PRESERVATION party. http://ping.fm/ou17x 7PM EST
WHAT is up with kids & CURSING??!! My 9 y/o son just got suspended for TWO DAYS, because of "vulgar language." !!!!!
Sometimes it feels like I'm walking alone, but I know that I'm not... If I was, I would've never gotten this far. Thank u Lord. <3

Thursday, November 05, 2009

2 those who reached out 2 me, THANK U... u know how much this means 2 me...
To those who asked me how u can help support what I'm doing, send me an e-mail. I'll let u know. ...i NEED u... <3

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Spread love... Spread joy... oh, just spread! LOL... (That's what I get 4 hanging out with Michelle!)

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

time 2 transform into Missy Elliott 4 the night.. (it's a COSTUME party, y'all!!!) LOL...
Alright y'all. 7PM EST. W.A.R.M.T.H. Sessions! YAY!!! http://ping.fm/iXuAD
is truly humbled by the amount of love & support we've received so far, for the upcoming W.A.R.M.T.H. party. Thank u SO MUCH! <3

Thursday, October 29, 2009

...8 lbs lighter since the cleanse, which makes it a total of 17 lbs I've lost since I started REALLY dieting... I'm SO motivated now!
I know I said I'd eat after midnight, right? Mel brought me some banana nut bread. I put it in my hand & then... GAVE IT RIGHT BACK! YAY!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

...alright.. i won't give into temptation. I won't eat tonight. I'm just gonna drink water, play Bejeweled, and go 2 bed. ...WILL POWER!
Ok.. Day 3 of this f$^%ing cleanse... I want French Fries... Chicken Nuggets... SOMETHING... AHHHHHH!!!!!
Just a reminder... if you want your promos played on the radio show, u gotta send them 2 me ASAP. <3

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I realize that right now, I'm on the cusp of one of the biggest, most meaningful accomplishments in my life... I'm so thankful!
I STILL can't believe I'm doing this, but I can't wait! LOL... http://ping.fm/WmOpc
(sings along) "I have an annuity and I need cash NOW!!!" ROFLMBO!!
looks forward a successful SECOND day on the Master Cleanse. I really do love this lemon/cayenne/maple syrup drink.. YUM!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Alright.. day 1 of the Master Cleanse is over... YAY, I survived! Hope I don't turn into a str8-up b**ch tomorrow, due to lack of food!
...feels flirty..
"in this life, there are 4 types of people... Adders, Subtracters, Multipliers & Dividers... Which one are u?"
It's one thing 2 KNOW that u are loved... but it's another thing 2 FEEL it... Right now, I'm longing 2 FEEL the love...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Winding down from a wonderful weekend... Time 4 new adventures & new beginnings...
Thank God 4 a beautiful day today, even though it's rainy & cold. My spirit is WARM, and I'm smiling from the inside. :-) Much love 2 u.
Alright, y'all.. tonight was a blast.. Now it's time for some much need booty rest. <3 MUAH to everyone who joined us on the show! :-)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Michelle Weeks and I are having an impromptu W.A.R.M.T.H. Sessions RIGHT NOW... http://ping.fm/NCVZX Come on down!
Photo shoot in a couple hours... Goodness, all these preparations! It's manic, but it'll be SO WORTH IT! I'm excited!
..i don't know WHAT this feeling is, but I know I must FOCUS. There's too much positivity in my life right now 2 be unhappy...

Friday, October 23, 2009

See there? Here I am, telling HER to go to bed.. and I'm up here, online... ADDICTS, I swear. LOL!!! (Good night, y'all..)
Thanks so much my lovely BFF & special guest, Miss Michelle Weeks. Now, 2 start TEARING up Detroit, honey!!! LOL... <3
..see? THIS is why Michelle and I cannot be in the same room together.. let alone ON THE AIR!! http://ping.fm/XTpZt
I'm wishing my BFF a safe flight... See u in a couple of HOURS, honey!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I'm looking forward to a WONDERFUL weekend! The FUN begins tomorrow... YAY!

PRESERVATION -- The time has finally come...


As many of you know, I've been behind the scenes planning, dreaming and working like crazy! There are so many people to thank for this opportunity, and I'm grateful to EVERYONE who is working with me to make this event happen...

Before I continue, let me please take a moment to thank a few folks: Bill Stacy (DJ Seoul) & Bang Tech 12, Angie & Tom from Detroit Techno Militia, Bet Lemos, Mike Petrack, Quentin Harris, Ahnne Araza, "Mad" Mike Banks, and of course, my wonderful team at W.A.R.M.T.H. International Inc. Without you, this couldn't happen. I know this, and believe me when I say, I'm EXTREMELY grateful... Thank you so much.

...now what am I so excited about? I'll paste the flyer details below.

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W.A.R.M.T.H. International Inc. is proud to present "PRESERVATION: A celebration to Honor, Reclaim & Preserve the Soul of Detroit Electronic Music."

Featuring:
QUENTIN HARRIS
AARON-CARL
DJ BONE

and an arsenal of W.A.R.M.T.H. DJs
including
ERIC JOHNSON
TINK THOMAS
KARL LUCAS

Special Closing set by
DJ JOHN COLLINS (Sweat Recordings / UR)

LOCATION: OSLO 1456 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
DATE: Wednesday, November 25, 2009
TIME: 9PM - LATE
COVER: $10 before Midnight, $15 After

Drink Specials, Food and exclusive W.A.R.M.T.H. Merchandise available.

Please bring your cameras! Social networking, blogging & tweeting is encouraged...

VISIT US ON THE WEB: http://warmth313.com

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/warmth313

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Now you know why I'm smiling on the inside... :-)

Much love,
Aaron-Carl
Up early... working it out. (sings along...) "This the kinda beat that goes Bah ta tahhh..."

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tonight, I'm living life thru my song lyrics... Right now, it's where I feel the most brave... I guess why they call it a CRUSH, right?
Today, I truly felt the love from my W.A.R.M.T.H. family... I am so grateful to ALL of them. TOGETHER we are gonna make such a difference!

Monday, October 19, 2009

I can go to sleep HAPPY because I've finally got the PERFECT lineup for our upcoming party... YES!!!
Only 4 MORE DAYS till my BFF arrives... YAY!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Follow W.A.R.M.T.H. on Twitter... http://ping.fm/HLNCB To hear first about upcoming shows, guests, IMPROMPTU appearences, etc.
Today's surprise show got me more listeners than ever before. Wow! Thank u so much... I'll see y'all again next Friday? <3 MUAH!
Surprise... An impromptu W.A.R.M.T.H. Sessions is starting RIGHT NOW.. http://ping.fm/8D251
I will NOT just sit around and let DRAMA separate OUR House/Techno community... The Devil is a LIAR!
Did y'all read THIS? Derrick May? Man... all I can say is WOW... http://ping.fm/h5Dmu

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

It bears repeating... THANK YOU 4 listening tonight.. see u next week, when my special guest is Michelle Weeks. MUAH! (and I won't moan..)