The founder of the “diggindeepquartet” DJ collective and lead DJ of the closed Davenport Lounge in San Antonio — and O’Grady’s collaborator on the installation — emails a description of Persistent to his list.
© JAY LOPEZ, 2007
Well, we're back. It's been a while and the diggindeepquartet has been busy! We've been working on solo projects, club nights, YA, Art openings, Art pieces, collaborations, guest spots, and more than anything, we've been enjoying the Music!! We have some great news to announce this week so without a further delay, let's get on with the 411.
Hold up!! Real quick: before we mention all of the good stuff, I wanted to take a moment to say, thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years and the diggindeepquartet. I originally started off the ddq project with high hopes. But one can never foresee the future and one can never foresee the changes that will come one's way. It is with both great sadness and great joy that I announce that as of July 12, 2007, I will be stepping down from the diggindeeqquartet as founder and director. This does not mean that I will not be djing around the city or that you will no longer see me on the dance-floor sweating it, hell has not frozen over. What this means is, just like
the Davenport was handed over to the capable hands of our co-founder DJ Gibb, so will the diggindeepquartet. It is with great joy that I announce our new director, DJ Gibb, Gibby Diaz. This man has been making huge waves in the city since his return from Austin and shows no sign of slowing down. I wish him and the crew the best as I confidently step aside and allow our future to be guided by DJ Gibb. Gibb, keep that mutha rockin'. On with the show.
Since the closing of the Davenport, there have been a few articles, a few radio mentions, lots of talk and most of all lots of treasured memories going around the city of San Antonio. We have this week a very special art opening happening at Artpace (445 N. Main Ave. San Antonio TX 78205). Artist, writer, and all around Hipster, Lady Lorraine O'Grady will be presenting her new installation this Thursday, July 12, 2007 at 6pm. See below for more info.
(from the Artpace brochure)
“about the project: Lorraine O'Grady's Persistent...
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