my mom’s cool but not like this

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I know some of you didn’t believe me but I’m f’reals. Zen’s mom is a DJ. I tried to write something clever about ATOMIC NANCY but this is what you need to know:

(via her MYSPACE)
The Atomic Cafe opened in 1946 in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles by Minoru and Ito Matoba. During the late 70’s to mid 80’s their daughter, Nancy, transformed the quiet neighborhood bar/ cafe into one of L.A.’s most popular hang outs for the local punk rock scene, politicians, and the Japanese mafia. On any given night you could see the likes of Blondie, The Go-Go’s, Devo, X, Warhol, David Byrne, Bowie sitting down having a bowl of noodles in the company of old Japanese men with full body tattoos. The legendary jukebox played everything from The Germs to Mori Shinichi until 4 in the morning as crazy waitresses would be jumping on top of tables trying to serve food.

Yep…coolest ever. And she still rocks parties! LOVE YOU NANCY!

This is a mix of 45’s from that same jukebox and originally aired on DUBLAB. Some real historical LA ish. There, enough said.




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8 responses to “my mom’s cool but not like this

  1. motwine

    i’d pay good money for a track list.

  2. mixtapesmixtapes

    me too. those last few cuts at the end of the mix…killin me

  3. J1

    Woah, “Gidget Goes To Hell”?? “Mom, can I borrow your Suburban Lawns 45’s”?


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  7. Nancy was just spinning a couple of weeks ago & I missed it! Sometimes there’s a long gap between her gigs…

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