Mer’s Birthday Bash! Today!

Today at 3 PM PST / 6 EST, in 20 minutes, join us at for a birthday celebration for our dear co-editrix Meredith Yayanos.

If you’re not familiar with Turntable, here it is in a nutshell: “being 16 and on acid in a Hello Kitty store.” It’s a new listening service in which a cute avatar DJ version of you either spins music for your friends or boogies down to other DJs spinning. As Mer wrote on Tumblr,

Over the weekend, I created “a semi-official Turntable room for Coilhouse. The party’s been jumpin’ pretty much around the clock, ever since, thanks to the participation of all sorts of lovely people from all different parts of the world: Australia, Canada, England, the U.S.A., Brazil, Czech Republic, New Zealand, you name it. It’s proving to be a wonderful way to listen to music, spin tracks, lounge and chat in real time with far-flung friends, and friends-in-the-making.  I have yet to experience a cozier, or more congenial notional space online.

To give you a sample of the kind of music you’ll hear in the room, check out the Space/Rocket/Cosmos/SciFi playlist. Over the course of 20 hours, the Coilhouse Turntable room’s roster of DJ’s cycled through all things space-related, from Monty Python’s “Galaxy Song” to Bikini Kill’s “Alien She”. Then, we went underwater with an aquatic adventure theme, from “God Walks on the Water” to “Aqua Boogie” to “Wave of Mutilation” (the UK Surf Mix, of course).

Today’s unofficial theme just may be “Birthday Suits”, though it’s Mer’s party and she can change the theme if she wants to.

The party starts in 20 minutes, at 3 PST / 6 EST, and lasts until 6 PST / 9 EST. See you all there!

7 Responses to “Mer’s Birthday Bash! Today!”

  1. rickie Says:

    the coilhouse room on is the funnest thing on the internet.

  2. foxtongue Says:

    I love my little lime birthday hat. Thank you!~

  3. Paul Komoda Says:

    Hey, that’s me spinning! What an unbelievable time!

  4. Tertiary Says:

    That was a fabbo party on the internet. Best party on the internet, maybe.

  5. Meredith Yayanos Says:

    Holy crap, guys. That was so much fun. (Incidentally, I think all that heavy partying broke the Coilhouse Room!)

    Thank you hanging out with me on my birthday. It was one of the best I’ve ever had, and I am floating around on cloud nine right now.

  6. Adriano Says:

    That was a very nice party.Yay for Theremina, Coilhouse and the Internet!

  7. Meredith Yayanos Says:

    ps: Extra thanks to Nadya for making that awesome party hat jpg! Love you, comrade.