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Belated Friday DJ Camp Finale wrap-up (and some Barbara Lynn for your weekend)

DJ Bigface with DJ Huck Roch at the DJ Camp finale, 21 July 2012.

DJ Bigface with DJ Freak Face at the DJ Camp finale, 21 July 2012. Photo by Jessica Brassler.

DJ Rainbow, DJ Carl, and DJ Spike at the DJ Camp 2012 finale, 21 July 2012. Photo by Jessica Brassler.

DJ Rainbow, DJ Carl, and DJ Spike at the DJ Camp 2012 finale, 21 July 2012. Photo by Jessica Brassler.

A week late, but just a quick wrap-up of our 2012 DJ Camp finale: pretty fresh. The kids put on an amazing show, and the dance floor was BUMPING. (You can see some of the awkward dance moves below.) Special thanks to all the students and parents, DJs Faith Gay and Bigface, camp organizers Mallory Jones and Reece Brassler, Jessie & Daniel Browning, everyone at the Thunderbird Hotel, and Marfa Recording Company. This year was a super success, and we can’t wait for next year.

DJ Camp dance floor, 21 July 2012. Photo by Jessica Brassler.

DJ Camp dance floor, 21 July 2012. Photo by Jessica Brassler.

DJ Camp finale, 21 July 2012. Photo by Jessica Brassler.

DJ Camp finale, 21 July 2012. Photo by Jessica Brassler.

And for any soul heads, check out this great post about Barbara Lynn over at Aquarium Drunkard. Clifton Weaver writes, “Consider this, in the 50s in the south, Barbara Lynn was a young, African American girl singing and playing guitar in an all female rock and roll/r&b band! Among the blues and r&b covers, they also did Elvis and Brenda Lee songs. Think about that for a minute. In the south with all of its racial tensions, in the 50s with all of its strict gender roles, along comes an African American girl leading an all female band singing songs by a white artist, who made his name singing Black music.” Pretty incredible. Can’t stop/won’t stop listening. –NI