Thursday, March 04, 2010

In Memorium, T.Preston.  

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  • March 4, 2010 at 7:50 AM  

    If you like Nona Hendryx be sure to check out her latest project,
    "The Ballad of Rush Limbaugh"
    to Help the people of Haiti

  • March 4, 2010 at 12:05 PM  

    Yes, that Nona Hendryx song is quite nice.

    BTW, I think this is the most catty blog post I've ever read. Well done.

  • March 5, 2010 at 3:31 PM  

    haha, you cynically described the DJ life perfectly! sad to see another "TP" leave us though. And as always, thanks for sharing the rips and exposing us to that which we would not have discovered.

  • March 5, 2010 at 8:46 PM  

    speaking of nothing: best blog ever, especially appreciate the 320kbps rips. pure quality

  • March 7, 2010 at 1:20 AM  

    The Nona Hendyrx tracks have always been a favourite with me as has Salsa Rapsody/Rappsody(depending on which release you had the spelling was slightly different) which I always thought was well ahead of its time, the track sounding like some groove infested Liquid Liquid/ESG/Bloods loose punk-funk work out...anyway two questions...who was "T Preston" and how does he relate to this particular records and secondly, does anyone have the "Dub" version of Salsa Rapsody, my copy of the 12 Inch has long gone and it would be great to hear the flipside again.

  • March 7, 2010 at 3:31 AM  

    T.Preston was the BeatElectric contributor who recorded these records, a great San Francisco DJ who was known for her deep soulful disco sets. Sadly she has left the blog to do a Los Angeles based lifestyle, interior design, cooking website(!?). She is gone and I don't have the original vinyl to hand that she recorded these mp3's from.

  • March 7, 2010 at 9:19 PM  

    i'm sure it was funny tho.

  • March 9, 2010 at 5:11 PM  

    oh well .... based on this post .... i still don't know what she looked like other than a Synclavier 9200 with beautiful contours :)

  • March 9, 2010 at 5:33 PM  

    Thursday, March 04, 2010
    In Memorium, T.Preston.

    It is with a bitter and heavy heart that I announce the departure of a long time, and somewhat covert, contributor to BeatElectric. Bay Area clothes shopping legend T.Preston has decided to leave the self serving , glitzy and ultimately facile world of writing about dance music records kids don't dance to anymore, in order to dedicate herself to a higher purpose. Yes, as many of you may have read in the news papers over the past weeks, many disasters have struck the planet and it is in these times that those amongst us with real courage and a shred of humanity and character are called to rise up and help rebuild, whilst the rest of us slugs hide in our pits and post on blogger in sad hopes of scoring an opening DJ slot at some bar gig to impress the last remainder of our friends and perhaps a hand full of drink tickets to hand out to our cronies and faded looking bed partners. T. Preston has answered humanity's call to arms and there is no time left to illegally post mp3's now she is propping up Barney's shoe department through one of it's most difficult quarters of the fiscal year. Injecting funds into the San Francisco outlet through her thinning, almost swiped through, Barney's charge card.

    Before jacking in B.E to go shopping full time and start a separate interior design and lifestyle blog with her better looking, plasticky LA friends (, I had the chance to record of few of T.Preston's records that I guess now she is never going to get around to posting. So I'm just going to throw a few of the recordings I found from that day up here on her behalf, I don't have the records personally and they aren't infront of me so I can't tell you much about them other than give a cursory discogs lookup, which I won't. Anyway, its Modern Romance etc etc. Thank you T.P, the bay area's queen of 'mellow disco':

    Modern Romance - Salsa Rapsody
    Nona Hendryx - To The Bone
    Nona Hendryx - To The Bone pt1 & pt2
    Tout Sweet - Another Man Is Twice As Nice (vocal)
    Tout Sweet - Another Man Is Twice As Nice (dub version)

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  • March 14, 2010 at 2:28 PM  

    Agghhh (thats the sound of revelation dawning) I see....well judging by the choice of tracks she left before she went galivanting off to selflessly help the poor & needy in the fashionista world, the girl obviously had a highly developed sense for the groove sublime.
    So who now replaces the mysterious "T.Preston" at Beat Electic Towers and are they tasteful enough to fill her Jimmy Choo's ?

    Or is there an opening? *cough*