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DJ Chooch

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Above, Chooch at HazyDayz, Summer 2003. Below, Chooch recovers from a grueling set at Drake Ballroom, Winter 2002.

IMAGES: CIA ROMANO 2003

Those retro frames, sometimes a Hawaiian shirt, always a warm smile. Chooch, AKA Bayani, sometimes affectionately called Bunny, is a totally unpretentious soul loved by many. Runs in the family -- he's Jcat's brother. We can tell you that the understated Chooch is possessed of a fine design mind, the kind that sees the future. When he's not smiling, or saying something intelligent, he's spinning his own brand of elegant beats. "I make no pretense of being a 'dj.' I just like to play records, but haven't been doing it for very long. I just dig music. I've played piano since about 1980 and taught myself rudimentary guitar and bass many years ago." He is often spotted in the company of "f**kin' Zebe" and emmfour.

NAME:

"Chooch ."

OCCUPATION:

"DJ."

QUOTE:

"And before i knew it, my shirt was off."

BAND OR MAIN GIG:

"AZsessions, *bling-bling* robots, icecream social, night FX, the differential equations."

OTHER CO-CONSPIRATORS:

"zebe, dj slowhand, emmfour, disparate, indigo, evolve, drake, madrid, metrognome, jcat, lexi, hmfic, surchfour, debbie & the awful nice crew, montrose, vex, elf owl, trg, ye olde LJ, dennis crumble... and the CGQ worldwide."

LIFE STORY IN BRIEF:

"Music saved my life."

BORN IN:

"Tucson, Arizona."

HOW LONG IN TUCSON:

"Since 1974 with a 7 year hiatus in boston."

ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE TUCSON:

"Sunsets."

WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE HAPPEN ON THE LOCAL SCENE:

"Less politics, less hippies, less attitudes, less pretense, and less glow
sticks. More efforts to create, foster, and support positive outlets for
youth and underground culture. and people who actually know how to drive."

CONNECTING POINTS:

"AZSessions events (drake ballroom, hazy dayz (RIP)), rita ranch skatepark, starr
skateboards, bookman's, pdq, the grill, ike's, double dip (RIP), bison witches,
and any place that has a good milkshake"

ARTIFACTS:

"AZSessions http://azsessions.com."

CONTACT:

"AZSessions http://azsessions.com."


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