How did you come up with the name “Sally Can’t Dance”?
It comes from an album by Lou Reed that came out in 1974. It has the title track and another really good one called “Ride Sally Ride”. I always thought it had a nice ring to it and sort of an ironic name for a DJ to have.
How long have you been living in Los Angeles?
Off and on for about 3 years.
Did you always want to be a DJ?
I started out as a record collector and didn’t ever think about DJing until years later when I went to an art show in Portland. There was this couple there co-DJing and spinning all vinyl. There were two turntables and they each had a plastic crate of records. They would switch back and forth each song and play off each other in a way. But they weren’t playing hip-hop like I would have expected, they were playing songs by people like John Lennon, the Ramones, and Waylon Jennings. I thought that was something I could do. I always enjoy DJing art shows because of that time.
What is the weirdest thing to happen to you at an event you were DJing?
A girl coming up to me and asking me to play Beyoncé while I was spinning “Trash” by the New York Dolls.
What is your favorite record?
That’s a hard one so I’ll compromise and give you my top 5…
- Desire – Bob Dylan
- All Things Must Pass – George Harrison
- Transformer – Lou Reed
- Sandinista! – The Clash
- The Song Remains The Same – Led Zeppelin.
What ingredients would be in your perfect sandwich?
Somehow I know my exact answer to this question. Chicken, bacon, ranch, and avocado.
Do you only spin vinyl?
All vinyl all the time.